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The tech world of tomorrow will look different. There will be more diversity: in gender, in background, in ways of thinking. It will be that way because of the important work we are doing here today.

Amita Shetty
Director, Break Through Tech Chicago

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Break Through Voices: In Conversation with Nimmi Arunachalam, Site Director at Break Through Tech Miami at FIU

The best way to understand the shape and power of Break Through Tech’s work is to hear from the people who are part of it — from the young women participating in our innovative programs, to the leaders who host those programs inside their organizations and the team members who run our programs in cities around the country and online.

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A roller coaster worth waiting for

Tomi Okunola has found challenge and joy in her decision to minor in computer science at UIC. In this HOW ("Her Own Words") column, she talks about how the ups and downs have led to a recognition of her place in the tech world.

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Allie K. Miller Energizes our Student Community

This August, we were thrilled to welcome more than 500 exceptional women and non-binary college students from 36 universities nationwide to our Bridge to AI Studio event at Cornell Tech in NYC. Their experience was enriched by the presence and keynote address of an extraordinary voice and a foremost authority on Artificial Intelligence: Allie K. Miller.

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