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4 hour session, at least 2 hours of hands-on experience
20 girls in each session, maximum number of girls in working group is 4 (without computers) or 2 (if using computers).
One girl/team selected as “Best of the Session”
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Tripoli and North Lebanon - May 13, 2017

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In its third edition, "Girls Got IT" is going to Tripoli to gather 450 Lebanese and Syrian Refugee girls aged 15-16 coming from public and private schools located in the North governorate.  The event takes place on 13 May 2017 at Beirut Arab University Tripoli campus.

GGIT is sponsored by UNICEF through a generous funding by the Netherlands.

The objective of the initiative is to encourage girls from public and private schools and from marginalized communities to experience the capabilities of IT (Information Technology) and STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering, and Mathematic) in order to select them as career choices; to promote essential technology skills for today's global economy; to improve girls self-esteem through learning by using hands-on activities; to bridge the gender gap in technology-related fields by bringing awareness to girl students on the importance of ICT and the opportunities it can offer. Our aim is also to break the cultural stereotypes of women in STEM by exposing young girls to inspiring role models and success stories from Lebanon and last but not least, to strengthen the bonds within society through fostering volunteering and the spirit of giving back to the society.

Agenda

8:00 am Registration and breakfast
9:00 am Opening remarks by Ms. Asmahan Zein President of LLWB
9:10 am Welcoming remarks by Beirut Arab University representative
9:20 am Key note speech by UNICEF representative
9:30 am Key note speech by Mrs. Nahla Hamaty Director of the North Education Region
9:40 am Guest speaker - Ms. Zeina Daccache, Founder of Catharsis-Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy
9:50 am All students join their workshops
14:30 pm Lunch break
15:30 pm Guest speaker - Ms. Hala Fadel, Co-Founder of LEAP Ventures
15:40 pm Guest Speaker - Ms. Layal Jubran, CEO and founder of Moubarmij
15:50 pm Awards Ceremony
16:30 pm Closing remarks and group photo

 

Code of Conduct

Girls Got IT wishes to create and maintain an event where attendees are safe and happy.

We wish to maintain the principles of equality and treat each others with dignity, integrity and respect.  Everyone’s contribution, commitment, and diversity are valued and welcome.  It requires keeping the venue free of intimidation, offensive acts and materials.

We wish to promote respect and dignity at the event.   It requires organizers, volunteers, and student attendees to take responsibility for eliminating unacceptable behavior such as abusive language, harassment and bullying.  Inappropriate comments about dress or appearance, race, disability, religion, or politics will not be tolerated.

We wish to maintain a safe environment by respecting the rules communicated by the organizers and handle the equipment with care.

Any complaints concerning breaches of this code should be reported to the organizers.

Sponsors / Donors

 

Participating Schools / NGOs

Schools



AZM School

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

AZM Institute

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Lwis Koura USL

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Koura

Rawdat Al Fayhaa Secondary School

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Tripoli Evangelical School

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

الهيشة الرسمية

Province: Aakkar

Kaza: Aakkar

Offical Secondary School of Aydamoun

Province: Aakkar

Kaza: Aakkar

Mrah el siraj

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Minieh-Danniyeh

Zgharta Public Secondary

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Zgharta

Assaad Sebaali high school

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Lycee officiel kfartoun

Province: Aakkar

Kaza: Aakkar

ثانوية طرابلس الرسمية للبنات - الغرباء

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Lycee Kobbe 2

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Al Baddawi High School

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

ثانوية مشتى حسن الرسمية

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Lycee officiel de Martyr Walid Eido

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

American Lebanese School

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

International School - Al Koura

Province: Aakkar

Kaza: Aakkar


NGOs



Malaak

Province: Aakkar

Kaza: Aakkar

Basmet Amal

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Basmeh & Zeitooneh

Province: Beirut

Kaza: Beirut

Alawite Islamic Charity-Association

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Shift Lebanon

Province: North Lebanon

Kaza: Tripoli

Akkar Network For Development

Province: Aakkar

Kaza: Aakkar

Speakers

Hala Fadel
Hala Fadel

Co-Founder of Leap Ventures

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Hala is a co-founder of Leap ventures, a Venture Capital firm focusing on global technology companies. She has 20 years of experience in finance and entrepreneurship as a portfolio manager for 12 years in European Equities at Comgest, a €20bn growth equity fund focused on investing in growth companies and as a founder and chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the pan-Arab region, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship and organises, among other things, the MIT Arab start-up competition since 2006. 

Layal Jubran
Layal Jubran

CEO & Co-Founder at Mobarmij, Inc.

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Layal is cofounder & CEO at Moubarmij.com an an e-learning platform that teaches programming via Arabic video tutorials. Layal also works, advises and mentors many local and international startups and is active in the entrepreneurship scene in Lebanon. She is also the community leader for Techstars programs from Startup Weekend Beirut and Startup Digest Beirut, a volunteer based global initiative that is aimed at startup creation and entrepreneur education. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Internet Society (ISOC) Lebanon Chapter as Head of the Fundraising Committee. 

 

She is a natural leader with the ability to motivate both individuals and teams, and has extensive experience of handling people with considerable empathy. She has developed a profound ability to turn objectives into sales and marketing driven activities to achieve results.


She is passionate about innovations and sustainable project that can make a difference to the world and enable other people to better quality of life with better solutions. She strongly supports entrepreneurship and women in business.

Zeina Daccache
Zeina Daccache

Founder of Catharsis-Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy

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Zeina Daccache, BA in Theater Studies, MA in Clinical Psychology, Registered Drama Therapist / Board Certified Trainer with the North American Drama Therapy Association - NADTA, USA.

She is the founder and Executive Director of Catharsis - Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy and works as a drama therapist, play director and documentary film maker in different settings. She believes in the liberating and healing powers of therapy through theater. She has been implementing Drama Therapy processes in Lebanon and the Middle East since 2006. She is recipient of many awards given for her distinguished contributions to the field of social initiatives and services. 

Nahla Hamati
Nahla Hamati

Director of North Education Region

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Director of North Education Region

Asmahan Zein
Asmahan Zein

President of LLWB (Lebanese League of Women in Business)

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Asmahan comes with long years of experience in all kinds of services, from Airlines to Hotel Management Transportation & Logistics (27 years with Aramex), Mrs. Asmahan Zein started a new company in 2014 Crypta sal that signed for the franchise of (InfoFort LLC) –

 

Today, in addition to being Partner/General Manager of InfoFort Lebanon, Mrs. Zein is the President of LLWB (Lebanese League of Women in Business), Vice Chair of Ruwwad Altanmiya in Tripoli, Vice Chair of Amideast Advisory Board Lebanon, member of the Steering Committee of UNGCL (United Nations Global Compact), and member of the American Chamber of Commerce - AMCHAM - Chapter Lebanon. Through the years and personally did participate in major social activities, in addition to different CSR projects (under Aramex/InfoFort)

 

Mrs. Zein was chosen by the Department of State in 2007 among other five Lebanese Business Women to participate in the Women Business Leaders’ Summit. She never misses a chance to be among any group that is working to make the change in the community and for the good of the country.

Dr. Wassim Itani
Dr. Wassim Itani

Director of the Center for Continuing & Professional Education & the Center for Entrepreneurship at BAU

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Dr. Wassim Itani is the director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Beirut Arab University. He is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BAU. Dr. Itani holds a PhD in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut. He is an active researcher in the fields of Cloud computing and Big Data security and privacy, body sensor networks, and cryptographic protocol design.

Shop Talkers

Lara El Khoury
Lara El Khoury

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I have more than 10 years of experience in the IT sector, I have worked in big corporates: Microsoft and Cisco, as well as startup companies, I gained deep knowledge in IT sector, I was exposed to the latest technology, and I was aware of details and stayed on top of the latest software to provide tailor made solutions to customers and partners, and build strong relationship with C Level executives. I co-founded an e-commerce business in 2013, where we have reached more than 2000 customers in more than 40 countries around the globe.

After Having worked in 3 different regions: Middle East, Europe and North America, interacted with people from different cultures and backgrounds, I am back in Lebanon, to work in a renewable energy company that I helped co-founding in 2010. We are now focusing on developing solutions to link the renewable energy to the IOT world.

I hold a Master’s degree in Computer and Communication Engineering from Lebanese University and a MBA from Vlerick Business School in Belgium a top European Business School.

I am passionate about entrepreneurship, travel, exploring new challenges

Pamela El Khoury
Pamela El Khoury

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Pamela is a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading management and technology consulting firm in the MENA. She has 3 years of experience in IT, data analytics and cyber security among others, as part of Booz Allen’s Digital Life practice. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut, with special focus on Telecommunications and Networking. Pamela is a member of the Lebanese League of Women in Business, and is a strong advocate of women empowerment in business and technology

Nada Korchid
Nada Korchid

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Over 20 years of experience in the technology domain in the MENA region with core competencies in strategy, leading people, enabling change, managing innovative environments, building alliances, operations and business development. Driven by a passion for building sustainable and profitable businesses that inspire people to grow and excel, I am today the CEO of ArabiaGIS. ArabiaGIS is a pioneer in the MENA region in providing spatial enterprise solutions and online platforms for the public and private sectors in the region. I led the company since it was a startup as I was the COO through its establishment in 2001 and have been since managing it through growth, diversifying its services and expanding the geographical territory of its operations.

Believing in the importance of economic enablement to change people’s destinies in our region especially youth, I volunteer to mentor young Arab entrepreneurs with several NGOs and participate in initiatives focused on encouraging entrepreneurship mindset within underprivileged communities. I am an MIT-IM Capital mentor and a Mowgli mentor.

I am an active member of Lebanese League for Women in Business and serve on the peer-peer coaching committee.

I am also a founding member of ISACA Lebanon chapter and served on the board for several years.

I hold a BS in computer science form The American University of Beirut and currently undertaking an MBA at Strathclyde University in UK.

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