County Prep Senior Sole Stewart was invited by Black Girls Code to attend SXSW in Austin, Texas as an ambassador for a weekend in March. Since 2012, Sole has been a member of Black Girls Code, an organization that works to empower girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. Sole and other members of BGC spoke on many panels including, “Becoming a Future Tech Boxx,” “Behind the Click: Securing the Future for Black Women and Girls in Tech,” and a Tech Diva BGC Alumnae Panel. Sole had the opportunity to speak on the panel about her experience within the organization, her plans for the future, and how she sees herself within the field.
Along with speaking at events, Sole and the BGC listened to various STEM professionals and had many opportunities to network with them. “The experience is something I will never forget as it showed me many different perspectives from women in tech and how I want to be a part of that,” expressed Sole.