Virtual World Summit

August 12 and 13, 2021


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A virtual celebration

Why you should attend World Summit

Technovation’s World Summit is where girls, technology, entrepreneurship, and social good intersect. Join us online on August 12-13, 2021 for a global celebration of girls changing the world with tech.

  • Connect with the global Technovation community
  • Watch students pitch their tech ideas live
  • Join technology workshops, career panels, and hear from inspiring speakers
  • Support young people ready to solve the world’s most pressing problems


Schedule

Sessions & Speakers

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And explore our World Summit Guide to help you figure out which sessions you want to attend the most.

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Heather Knight, General Manager at Baxter International Inc.

Heather currently serves as the General Manger for Baxter International. She and her team are responsible for all aspects of US commercialization including sales/national accounts, marketing, commercial operations and acquisition integration. Heather has nearly 25 years of Medtech industry experience having worked for a number of businesses within the Tyco Healthcare, Covidien and Medtronic organizations. Heather graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She also successfully completed Executive courses at the University of Chicago Booth School of Management as well as the Aspire Global Executive Leadership Program.

Mari Copeny, "Little Miss Flint", Activist & Philanthropist

13-year-old activist, philanthropist, and “future president” Mari Copeny is on the front lines helping kids to embrace their power through equal opportunity. When the Flint Water Crisis began in Flint instead of feeling helpless Mari decided to use her voice to help out her community and to fight for the kids in Flint and she has not stopped since. Since then she has expanded her effort to help communities across the nation dealing with toxic water.

“My generation will fix this mess of a government. Watch us.”

Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education

Ms Stefania Giannini was appointed UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education in May 2018, becoming the top UN official in the field. In this position, she provides strategic vision and leadership for UNESCO in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the Education 2030 Agenda, encapsulated in Sustainable Development Goal 4 “to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
She has also been closely involved in an advisory capacity with the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation.

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Season Results

Meet the Teams!

Learn about the top apps from the 2021 season and the girls who built them!
These young women are tackling problems like access to clean drinking water, domestic violence, gender equality, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic—watch their pitch videos and get ready to meet them during the Technology Showcase Demo

Meet the teams

2021 World Summit Sponsors + Partners

We are so grateful for the support of our World Summit sponsors and partners

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Attend our Benefit

Help us Celebrate 15 Years of empowering girls in STEM

Over the past 15 years, Technovation has empowered~300,000 young people to develop coding skills so they can solve real-world problems like poverty, climate change, and access to education.

But we need your help to make sure we can spend the next 15 years supporting even more girls to become leaders and innovators.

We've set a goal to raise $100,000 to support the local ambassadors who run our programs in their communities every year. We're hoping to raise these funds by Technovation’s 15 Year Anniversary Benefit on August 12 at 4:00 PM PDT.

Join us at the benefit, and donate today to enable Technovation’s local heroes volunteering in communities around the world to serve more girls and protect the hard-won gains of the past 15 years!

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Help us raise $100,000 to support our local program leaders to engage girls in STEM education

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Event Recap

World Summit 2020

Curious about how we celebrated in 2020 — or looking for an idea of what 2021 might hold?

In 2020 nearly 2,000 people joined us from 56 countries for our first-ever virtual World Summit! People woke up early, stayed up late, joined us on lunch hours and over dinner to experience workshops and talks hosted by Transcend, HSBC, Google DialogFlow, Nuance, Autodesk, and Sparkfun and to connect in breakout rooms for parents, ambassadors, and mentors.


World Summit 2020: A Recap

Curious about how we celebrated in 2020 — or looking for an idea of what 2021 might hold?

In 2020 nearly 2,000 people joined us from 56 countries for our first-ever virtual World Summit! People woke up early, stayed up late, joined us on lunch hours and over dinner to experience workshops and talks hosted by Transcend, HSBC, Google DialogFlow, Nuance, Autodesk, and Sparkfun and to connect in breakout rooms for parents, ambassadors, and mentors.

We heard from incredible speakers including NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, 5-time Olympian Natalie Cook, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka — the Executive Director of UN Women, Marian Croak — Vice President, Site Reliability Engineering at Google Inc., Kate Parker, Head of Global Marketing at Transcend and Technovation Board Member and Technovation founder and CEO Tara Chklovski.

Explore our recap posts and event playlist to learn more.

World Summit 2020 Recap: Resilience and Community

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World Summit 2020 Speakers: Inspiring Resilience

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Technovation awards nearly $30,000 USD in cash and prizes at World Summit

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Technovation teams are making waves around the world

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Check out our 2020 Event Playlist

Relive the Workshops and Speeches

Whether you missed the event last August or just want to re-watch a favorite speech, explore the 2020 Technovation World Summit Playlist and get ready to be informed and inspired.