Tara Chklovski

Tara Chklovski is CEO of Technovation, a nonprofit that has empowered 300,000 participants from underserved communities in 100+ countries to tackle local problems using cutting-edge technologies (mobile and AI). She has been featured in the award-winning documentary Codegirl, and named “the pioneer empowering the incredible tech girls of the future” by Forbes. She recently led the Global Online Education Taskforce to address education needs during COVID, the 2019 education track at the UN’s AI for Good Global Summit, presented at the International Joint Conference on AI, and

the Global Partnership on AI for Humanity convened by the

French Government.

Poonam Gill

Poonam Gill is an electrical engineer and current graduate student at Purdue in Learning Design & Technology. She is a founding board member for the first all girls STEM school in Indiana. Most recently, she worked for a global non-profit that was focused on closing the gender gap in technology. Poonam has spent the last decade working to improve engagement for youth in STEM education.

Tiffany White

As the Head of Engineering Operations for Rolls-Royce, Tiffany manages Defense’s engineering capacity including permanent employees, contractors, and outsource. She leads a global team developing and reporting engineering performance metrics to support robust business decisions.

Tiffany is a fierce champion for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM). She invests her expertise to increasing the number of women who study and work in STEM through executing programs that expose girls to a STEM career, role modeling through speaking engagements, mentoring, and influencing positive change by relentless engagement of business and community leaders. As a member of the Women & Hi Tech board, she has the opportunity make a significant impact in the community.


We invited two students and an instructor from the Pike Township School District to moderate this event. These students are involved in the Codelicious curriculum and have a particular interest in technology and computer science. Their enthusiasm combined with the expertise of our panel will make for a fascinating event!



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