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GLAM: London 2019
This was the first ever UK GLAM event! I was so inspired by the girls' innovative business ideas to change the world regarding prominent issues such as climate change, support for minorities and disabled communities, saving wildlife, and so much more. I'm so grateful to have been the opening keynote speaker and a mentor, and learned so much from every person there. Seeing my team transform from shy, quiet girls to powerful, confident leaders and speakers was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Thank you so much to GLAM for spreading the message that anyone can do anything regardless of gender, and for always having such a positive environment!
GLAM: Silicon Valley 2019
GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Meetup), founded by iTalent Digital’s CEO Renée La Londe, is a Silicon Valley based nonprofit that brings together women leaders from the tech industry to inspire girls to find their voice, take on leadership positions, and create positive change in the world.
At this wonderful event, I spoke to the girls about confidence, taking risks, examples of inspirational people, and my own personal experiences in STEAM. It was an event I’ll never forget; I got to witness firsthand these girls opening up and realizing their immense potential. During my speech, they shared their individual passions, thoughts about worldwide issues, and ideas to make a positive difference in the world.
If you want to watch the speech, click here!
eBay International Women's Day
Speaking at eBay's International Women's Day Event was such an incredible experience. Thank you so much, eBay for providing such a wonderful platform for me to sell my paintings for charity and for being so supportive of young girls and women around the world.
I am honored to have met the CEO of eBay, Devin Wenig, and the Chief Diversity Officer, Damien Hooper-Campbell. I'm very thankful to Ishita and all the eWIT team members for inviting me to this great event. I'm so proud of all the work women have accomplished in the past few years, and can't wait for what's to come.
Happy International Women's Day!
TIE Inflect 2018
"Why are you here? Girls aren’t good at math; you’re not even going to come close to winning,” I heard a boy say. I was in 3rd grade at my first math competition, when I encountered the global issue of gender bias. Right then, I decided I wouldn’t let anyone ever tell me what I couldn’t accomplish. I apply that same can-do mindset to my academics and art, so that I can advocate for those who can’t and inspire others to do the same.
In this talk, I respond to that 3rd grade boy's question and share what I have been able to achieve as a motivated teenager.
eBay Women in Technology - Future Leaders Speaker series
Apoorva Panidapu is the founder of Apoorva Panidapu’s Art Gallery, an online venue to share her artwork and raise funds for charity. All the proceeds go directly to her charity, “Help Starving African Children" (administered through Save the Children).
During my talk and chat with eWIT president Ishita Majumdar, I shared with the audience my passion for math and art, and how I use what I've been given to give back to the community.
Speaker session highlights - video
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I am honored and grateful to have received a commendation from the City of San Jose and Mayor Sam Liccardo. Thank you to Councilwoman Syxlvia Arenas for vouching for me!