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She++’s Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni Inspire Girls To Go Geek

Ellora Israni and Ayna Agarwal, founders of she++

Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, founders of she++

By Patricia Caso/August 21, 2013
Photos Courtesy she++

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Self-professed “good girls gone geek” Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni are on a mission to inspire young women to join the ranks of technology engineers. In January 2012, then both 19, they founded she++ to do just that!

“By 2020, the United States will only be producing about a third of the computer scientists it needs. Women are our greatest untapped bench of potential.”  Ellora Israni

What started out as a Women In Technology Conference at Stanford University has produced a community of proactive women engaged in e-mentoring, discussions, social media initiatives and even a documentary released worldwide.

I was so intrigued after seeing an interview Ayna gave Bloomberg News that I had to find out more from her and Ellora on their goals, motivation and successes. Through e-mail I was able to catch up with these intensely busy femgineers as they begin their senior year at Stanford…  [Read more…]