Meet 2011 Cultural Mentor, Fabiola Addamo

Fabiola AddamoFabiola Addamo, a 2011 Cultural Mentor, is profiled in the post below originally published in the Yahoo! Developer Network blog. It’s great insight into her experience at Yahoo! and working to empower women in technology.

Are you interested in mentoring women and passionate about bridging cultures together? Apply to be a TechWomen Mentor by May 15, 2012 to be included in the first round of Mentor application review. Applications received after May 15 will be considered on a rolling basis. Continue reading

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Yahoo! Change Your World – Cairo 2012: Revolutionary Minds in Action

Guest Post by Fabiola Addamo

TechWomen Mentor at Cairo Conference

Fabiola preparing for her panel at the "Change your World Cairo 2012" conference.

Ebele Okobi opened up the Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit on Women and Social /Digital Media in Cairo with a powerful statement – “A determined woman is a force of nature”.  Simple words (but so eloquently said) have the ability to touch people’s core feelings deeply; and yes, if you did not know, feelings do matter especially when you pair them with facts, that are lived realities for the global women I had the honor to meet in Cairo.

The summit displayed a carousel of progressive voices. Women from across the globe (Egypt, Middle East, North Africa, the U.S., Europe) gathered and spoke about human rights/social justice activism, blogging, journalism, entrepreneurship, safety online, and shared views on how to use technology and media platforms to support virtual communication without borders. Continue reading