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Marking International Women’s Day 8 March 2019, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, partnered by the Swedish Institute, arranged a two-day workshop for girls at Sweden’s Washington embassy.

Tekla Workshop

The Tekla Festival in Washington had two thematic parts. One of these, Tekla Workshop, was for girls aged 11 – 15. It gave them the opportunity to build, test and create technologically in an environment where all roles were open to them.

Held by Tekla veteran Caroline Dahl, Technology Innovator at RISE , the workshop enabled girls to use sensors and lasers to create an installation that mixed music and technology.

The Tekla veteran Caroline Dahl, Technology Innovator på RISE and the logotype fore RISE.

Tekla Dialogue

The other part was Tekla Dialogue, a panel debate focused on highlighting problems and solutions regarding equal opportunities in technology industries. Females are often underrepresented here. Taking part in the debate were: Robyn, world-famous musical artist; Leslie Cruz, CEO of STEMconnector; Yamilée Toussaint Beach, founder and CEO of STEM From Dance; and, Kate Rabinowitz, graphics reporter at the Washington Post. The moderator was Natalia Brzezinsky, CEO at Brilliant Minds Foundation and host of the Brilliant Minds podcast on Spotify.

Decision-makers, company representatives and delegates from the education sector ensured that the auditorium was soon full.

Take part of the Tekla Dialogue

Meet Robyn in a video introduction to Tekla:

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Last changed: Sep 09, 2020