Youth Action for Sustainable Development Goals
Tomorrow's Leaders Gender Scholars (TLS) student Heidi Omar and her team, Aliaa Moussa, Yara Yousry, and Mariam El Halabi, have been selected as one of 15 international teams in the Under the Starry Sky Competition: Youth Action for SDGs held by the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).
Women in Data Science Alexandria
Masa Tantawy, a TLS student, was one of the speakers at Women in Data Science Alexandria (WiDS- A), presenting Disrupting Industries with Data Science: A look at sports, healthcare, e-commerce, and more. Tantawy showcased the wide-ranging applications of data science and inspired attendees to think creatively about how to use data to drive innovation and solve important problems in their own fields.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education
TLS student Mostafa Sherif with his team members Farah Alaa, Mona Mahmoud and Salma Aly, worked together on creating a program that introduces adolescent orphan girls to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. With a vision to address the gender gap in STEM majors in the Middle East and Africa, the project aims to inspire a small group of individuals to explore opportunities in the STEM field. By organizing visits to orphanages and understanding the needs of underprivileged girls, the project seeks to tackle the barriers that hinder women's participation in STEM.
Their objective is to create a positive impact by widening the perspectives of these girls and empowering them to consider STEM as a viable career option. Sherif not only leads the civic engagement project but also serves as the chairperson of the Tomorrow's; reader (TL) Symposium, a student-led conference aiming to enhance intellectual growth, personal development, and civic engagement. With a focus on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the symposium provides a platform for showcasing works, raising awareness about vulnerable communities, and initiating TL-led projects for achieving the SDGs.
Women Professionals Summit
TLS students Claire Shady and Mariam Moussa represented The American University in Cairo (AUC) at the Women Professionals Summit powered by the Top 50 Women Forum at the Nile Ritz Carlton. The summit tackled many topics that pertain to women's empowerment in various fields, such as financial inclusion, unpaid labor, and entrepreneurship.