The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in technology fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments. Zonta International offered a new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship in 2019 to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.
For the launch of this pilot program, the Zonta International Foundation awarded US$108,000 in scholarships: 30 district/region scholarships of US$2,000 each and six international scholarships of US$8,000 each.
The future of the program will be decided by vote of the Zonta membership in July 2020. If the Scholarship does continue, we anticipate that the next round of scholarships will be awarded in 2021.
Thank you to everyone who applied for our pilot Women in Technology Scholarship. Below is a list of the 2019 Women in Technology Scholars. Read more about the 2019 international recipients.
Lindsey Tulloch, District 4, Canada
Lucy Pei, District 9, USA
Sedinam Worlanyo, District 18, Ghana
Jessica McBroom, District 24, Australia
Amal Tawakuli, District 27, Luxembourg
Giorgia Di Tommasso, District 28, Italy
Misha Fotovati, District 2, Canada
Serpil Sarioglu Alpay, District 3, Turkey
Lee Marletto, District 5, USA
Pegah Farshadmanesh, District 6, Iran
Saffron Jensen, District 7, USA
Natella Jafarova, District 8, Canada
Lina Habazi, District 10, USA
Dakshitha Bashettyhalli Anandakumar, District 11, India
Amy Dixon, District 12, USA
Kristina Dūdonytė, District 13, Lithuania
Medina Hamidovic, District 14, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gabriella Kelsch Bledsoe, District 15, USA
Angela Zuba, District 16, New Zealand
Audrey Isabel Pe, District 17, Philippines
Katherine Oyarzo, Region South America, Chile
Irene Björklund, District 20, Finland
Helena Lundvall, District 21, Sweden
Gabriella Behr, District 22, South Africa
Nigar Rashida, District 23, Bangladesh
Hansika Weerasinghe, District 25, Sri Lanka
Zheng Zhaomin, District 26, Japan
Anouk Hubrechsen, District 29, The Netherlands
Irene Rechichi, District 30, Italy
Chiungtze Wang, District 31, Taiwan, ROC
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