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Ten Milton students participated in the Harvard WECode virtual conference last weekend. Caroline Wilson ’21 and Dina-Sara Custo ’22 served as Milton’s student ambassadors, and were two of the 21 (out of 80) student ambassadors who received  WECode Leadership Awards. Prior to the event, they connected virtually with the Harvard WECode board, as well as other ambassadors from around the world to spread information and help organize. 

At the conference, “We had the opportunity to listen to discussions surrounding STEM majors, internships, college admissions, college life, and other opportunities for women in technology,” said Wilson. “Even after the conference, we continued to connect with women in tech from the conference via channels on the platform Slack.” 

Other Milton students attending included Samantha Buonato ’24, Sofia Reid ‘’23, Audrey Howley ’23, Ella Walsmith ’23, Emma Petherick ‘’23, Sara Kalra ’23, Karol Querido ’22, and Isabelle Fitzgibbon ’23.

Wilson said Jen Easterly, Managing Director for Morgan Stanley, and Elena Glassman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University “inspired our students to be fearless leaders not only in their computer science classes, but also in their future paths.” 

 Wilson said she hopes to share future opportunities to spread awareness surrounding gender inequality in STEM. Up next is BUILTBYGIRLS, which is hosting a free, virtual conference with live-streamed talks and workshops from female leaders on October 17. 

 

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