I decided to embrace a new nickname I acquired at the 2015 Skoll World Forum – “The Coding Pyjama Girl.” Before I got the email inviting me to join the 2015 Young Leaders Initiative, I didn’t know about the program. By the end, I was known as the girl who is helping young women learn new skills from home by teaching them to code. I looked at the invitation, and being true to my strength, which is OPTIMISM, I accepted the challenge.
Some would say my journey to the Skoll World Forum was doomed from the start. From a delayed flight that made me miss my connection, to spending a day in Dubai, to my very interesting arrival in Oxford the next day. Despite the bumpy beginning, I wanted to be true to my strongest instinct, so I made a decision to leave those ...more