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Kelty Davis, WeTech Program Officer

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  • WeTech Qualcomm Global Scholars: Empowering the Next Generation of Female STEM Leaders

    By: Kelty Davis on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Kelty Davis with two WeTech Qualcomm Global Scholars from Kerala, India

    This August, 36 young women pursuing undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from universities across India and China completed the first year of the WeTech Qualcomm Global Scholars Program, an exciting new initiative made possible through Qualcomm’s support.

    During the program, each Scholar received financial assistance through a US$5,000 scholarship and also had the unique opportunity to be mentored for a six-month period by a Qualcomm professional to further enhance her professional development and leadership skills.

    As the Program Officer for Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech), administered by the Institute of International Education, I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in this program since its inception in 2015 and see the transformation of these young women throughout the course of their mentorships.


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Kelty Davis is WeTech's Program Officer and is responsible for managing the WeTech Qualcomm Global Scholars Program. This program is part of Qualcomm's larger commitment to combating the issue of gender disparity in tech through its partnerships with the Institute of International Education, and WeTech, a global initiative that provides innovative opportunities for women to become involved in tech-related trainings, scholarships, mentorships, and networks.



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