All Previous Winners. Rojina is an incredibly motivated Python developer, entrepreneur, and mentor. She is also the co-founder of Girls in Technology, a rapidly growing community of aspiring female engineers in the Kathmandu area.
Oluwatoyin Yetunde Sanni is a Nigerian software developer with aspirations to become a machine learning research scientist. Oluwatoyin is a co-founder of Tech In Pink, an organization catered to diversifying the tech workforce and making university-aged women successful in programming. She volunteers with the worldwide 3D printing initiative E-nabling the Future.
Anastasia Kuznetsova is a Russian junior data scientist with plans to become a leader in the data science community. An up-and-comer in the Stockholm female technology community, Anastasia will put the scholarship toward classes in programming and data analysis. Gabriela is a freelance designer and former primary school teacher.
She aspires to build an educational platform to help students across Argentina learn to read and write online. Yasett takes every chance she can to improve her engineering skills while mentoring other aspiring female engineers. Committed to bringing more diversity into technology and open source, Laura will put part of the scholarship grant towards online classes that can help her improve her programming skills, as well as saving for a Masters Degree in Software Architecture.
Giorgia Di Tommaso is a University of Rome PhD student studying Computer Science who aspires to build a growing community of experts and spread the culture of innovation technology. In her free time, she serves as a volunteer coach where she teaches basic principles of coding to children, as well as families.
View More Previous Winners. Frequently Asked Questions Who is eligible for this program? All women, 16 and older, who have not previously been awarded a Toptal scholarship or grant. Please note that Toptal employees and freelancers, and their immediate families and households, are not eligible for the program. Please see the Official Rules for more detail.
What professions or fields of study are you looking for? We are looking for leadership potential, no matter your experience or background.
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You should publish your post on your personal blog. You can use a site, like Medium, or set up your own using a free hosting provider — there are plenty to choose from. Toptal Scholarships for Women is focused on individual women. You are more than welcome to continue collaborating with your team, but the scholarship will be awarded to a single person.
We can do things both large and small, for others and ourselves, every day if we choose to. With that in mind, I recently asked on the Tiny Buddha Facebook page. Some of my favorite responses include:.
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Make a difference in yourself, for the better. Such an inward difference always has rippling outward benefits. Remember there are three poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. Do not deny their existence but turn them around and you have generosity, compassion, and wisdom. Consider the people you see each day. Sometimes I get wrapped up in things I am working on— fundraisers etc.
But the coworker, family member, pet right next to you are the people you can truly reach and touch. Be kind to others. In this busy world people become self consumed and forget that kindness goes a long way. Acknowledge the light within myself and in others. Not always easy to do but feels so powerful when I am able to do so.
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Talk to someone that you think might be in distress. You may make the difference of a lifetime. Simply show up. Just put your soul into it. If you show up physically with the soles of your feet, the heart, mind, and soul will have a chance to follow or catch up. You may not want to be there in the beginning, but showing up allows a committed chance at making a difference everyday for the people you love, the people you will meet, and the eventual person you will become.
Show up. Be more involved in the world. Be the change you wish to see in the world! Be gentle and practice sympathetic joy. Start really listening to the people around you. Young people from immigrant families who grow up in the U. As community workers, we need to support and respect minority and immigrant families and their values. It may already be a huge concession on the part of a family to allow a teenager to participate in extracurricular activities at all. We need to make allowances for the cultural differences and try to help young people feel that they can have both worlds--instead of having to reject one set of values for another.
As community builders, it helps to develop relationships with parents. If a young person sees her parents have relationships with people from the mainstream culture, it can help her feel that their family is accepted. It supports the teen in being more connected to her family and her community--and also, both relationships are critical protective factors for drug and alcohol abuse and other dangerous behaviors. In addition, in building relationships with parents, we develop lines of communication, so when conflicts arise, they can be more easily resolved.
As you are building relationships with people who have different cultural backgrounds than your own, you will probably make mistakes at some point. That happens. Don't let making mistakes of making mistakes keep you from going ahead and building relationships.
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If you say or do something that is insensitive, you can learn something from it. Ask the affected person what you bothered or offended them, apologize, and then go on in building the relationship. Don't let guilt bog you down. One of the best ways to help you build relationships with people of different cultures is to demonstrate that you are willing to take a stand against discrimination when it occurs.