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February 6, 2018 > High school girls turn young women into ?She?EOs

High school girls turn young women into ?She?EOs

Submitted By Tara Bhatia

When someone says ?CEO? today, you might immediately think of Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or Bill Gates. Whomever you envisioned, it probably wasn?t a woman. That?s likely because, of the Fortune 500 companies, only 24 have female CEOs. Women in top key roles, such as Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg, are still a minority in the tech world.

To help bridge the gender gap, Tara Bhatia, Almitra Dabholkar, and Mihira Patel of Washington High School in Fremont started SheEO in 2015 to educate young women in the skills and strategies needed to be successful tech entrepreneurs. SheEO focuses on five key entrepreneurial phases:
1. Finding an opportunity
2. Developing a plan
3. Obtaining resources
4. Implementing the plan
5. Expanding the business

This year, AI4ALL, a nonprofit organization aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in the field of artificial intelligence, awarded $1000 to SheEO to help fund workshops and events.

More than 200 people attended SheEO?s three 2015 workshops, and a separate Speakers Panel featured women entrepreneurs from the Bay Area. Additionally, the organization worked with Girl Scouts to create a SheEO merit badge.

Visit www.sheeo.info for more information and to register for one of their events.

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