Break the cycle of poverty through education


ALL GIRLS February

The Details







US States


SSF Volunteers and employees


Tech Mentors



Recap Of Pre-Event Workshops


Inspired Girls to stand up for themselves and take up STEM Careers

Keynote Speaker

Jo Bertram

Former Managing Director of Uber UK

Bertram truly inspired our participants with her – YOU CAN DO IT attitude and encouraged all girls to follow their passion!

Thank You to Our Judges!

Female professionals from various technology areas 

Some of Our Amazing Projects

Some Exceptional Projects Included:


The aim of this project is to empower female scholars by giving them the resources necessary to further their education (particularly in STEM). The platform includes self-paced lessons and accessible content in audio and video format, making it easier for those with lower literacy rates to participate. (A first place winner) 

Wonder Women

This website is an interactive and informal platform which provides Ted Talks from women in various career fields. It contains an interactive map highlighting international organizations that assist women in finding stable careers in STEM. They also added a ChatBot feature and graphs depicting statistics on female representation in different career fields. (A first place winner) 

Prizes and Awards

First & Second Place Winners of each category – Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced

Women in Tech Panel Raffle & Hackathon Feedback Survey


Best Team Photo Contest

All participants were awarded certificates of completion

Advisor & Board Observer

Uma Meyyappan

SVP, Head of Digital Innovation, LPL Financial

“Uma is an Innovation Technology Executive with over 20 years of experience in the Financial services industry where she accelerates business value with the use of emerging technology.

Uma’s extensive research in financial technologies such as digital payments, biometrics, augmented reality, and Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in over 35 issued US patents to her name.

Uma is a Founding LP in Neythri Futures Fund and Founding circle member in Neythri, an organization that promotes south asian women. Being a strong believer of child literacy and education Uma is delighted to assist Shooting Stars Foundation eradicate generational poverty through STEM education.”

Board Member

Kevin Lee

Program Manager at NVIDIA

“Kevin has over 10 years experience in leadership roles in the Finance and Technology sectors. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Kevin taught at University of California, Berkeley and helped the school transition from in-person learning to online learning.

Kevin is passionate about learning, teaching, and fostering innovation from future generations. Having witnessed first-hand the positive impact education can have on his students’ career prospects, Kevin is excited to contribute to Shooting Stars Foundation and its mission to break the cycle of poverty through STEM education. “

Advisor & Board Observer

Brian McCann

President, Security Solutions at Neustar, Inc.

“High-energy business leader with passion for driving growth in organizations and cyber security technologies – and education foundations!

SSF’s founder and mission are rooted in empowering others to take control to improve their future. STEM education is a proven and scalable path to break generational poverty.”

Board Member

Dawna Taylor

Regional Director with the Global Services Department for Cognia,

“Dawna L. Taylor is the Regional Director with the Global Services Department for Cognia, the largest School Improvement organization globally. Before joining Cognia, Ms. Taylor served as the Assistant Vice President of K-12 programs for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. She also led, designed, and oversaw an out-of-school STEM program for middle and high school students in Baltimore, MD, and Vicksburg, MS. She has been an elementary teacher, reading specialist, assistant principal, and principal in traditional public schools and charter schools.

Ms. Taylor served as Director of Blended Learning Programs for one of the nation’s largest public cyber schools. Her professional expertise is in developing, managing, and consulting for charter schools and STEM Outreach programs across the country. Ms. Taylor has a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida A&M University in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Supervision, and Administration from Jones International University. She is the proud mother of two adult children, Raleigh and Morgan.”