Pass It On Award Winners

Pass It On Awards Program

The Systers Pass It On Awards Program honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping one another. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. We encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from the award, creating a movement of women helping women.

Meet the Pass It On 2022 Award Winners:

Faiza Yousuf


Faiza Yousuf is a software engineer with over 12 years of experience in Product Development and has been a serial founder focusing on initiatives related to gender inclusion and access to tech education.

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Grace Gong

Western Women in Computer Science Committee

Grace is a 3rd year computer science and business student at western university. She is the founder of the Women in Computer Science Committee at her university, which is starting this year. She aims to ensure that all women at her university feel heard and have a safe space where they can also have access to resources and opportunities. 

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Cecilin Sudha

Train and equip the academic school dropout girls of the quarry workers with the computer skills to transform their lives

At Present: Working as a Socialist namely Campaign Mobilizer for Women and Children at Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Nadia Al-Aboody

Support the next digital makers in Maysan

Nadia is working as a the head of computer system department at the Southern Technical University in Iraq. She finished her PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Brunel University London, while studying in the UK she was volunteering with Code Club.

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Ashima Sharma

Mentorship for Women in Tech

Ashima is the founder and CEO of Dreami, a mentorship platform dedicated to making mentorship and sponsorship scalable and accessible. Ashima started her career in chemical engineering where she experienced a lack of career support in a male dominated industry.

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Ila Adhikari

Nepali Women in Computing - CELEBRATE!

Ila Adhikari is an Engineer, Writer, and Educator. She is also the Manager at Nepali Women in Computing (NWiC) - CELEBRATE. She has worked as a Software Developer and is interested in Human-Computer Interaction, Behavioral Technology, and Data Visualization.

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Patricia Letaru

Let the Girls Shine in STEM

Patricia Letaru is the founder  of ""Let the girls shine in STEM"" program, which she started after receiving GHC18 students scholarship. She is a full stack software Engineer providing a solid understanding of Object oriented programming, Solid web and mobile systems development, .NET and SQL for Database management.

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Ana Veroneze Solórzano

Brazilians in Tech

 Ana Veroneze Solórzano is a Brazilian Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, in Boston, USA. Ana received her MS and BS in Computer Science (UFRGS and UFSM) in Brazil. She has been researching in the field of High-Performance Computing for five years.

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Beatriz Oliveira

Comunidade SysAdminas

Beatriz currently works as an IT Infrastructure Consultant focused on Cloud at Telefonica Brasil, where she is also leader of the diversity subcommittee focusing on the equity and gender inclusion pillar.

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On Ngan

Biomedical Engineering Summer School Wilhelmshaven 2022

She is now a student at An Giang University. She used to study at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology. During her time at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, she was involved in the science project of first aid medical products synthesized from biological components.

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Ime Linua


Brown Ofonime is a STEM Educator who creates a STEM curriculum to advance STEM subjects for upper grade students at public School. Ofonime believes that analytical skills are not only a fundamental part of academic excellence, but are also the building blocks of critical thinking in high school and beyond.

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Dana Škorvánková

Presentation at DSAI Conference

Dana Škorvánková is currently a PhD student in the field of Computer Vision and Artificial intelligence at the Comenius University in Bratislava where she obtained her bachelor and master degree. Her research is focused on the human body, movement analysis, and related tasks. In the past, her theses have been awarded by both the head of the department and the head of the University.

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Aachal Thapa

NWiC Educate

Aachal Thapa is a Software Engineer. She earned a master’s degree in Software Engineering from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from St.Xavier’s College, Kathmandu, Nepal. She is currently working as an Application Engineer at GSTV, Michigan, USA. Aachal is the Vice President of NWiC and thoroughly enjoys leading NWiC Educate sessions every month as well as designing contents for social media. Aachal was a part of Girls in Technology when she was back in Nepal.

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Nkwangtech Foundation

NDEMANOU is a founder of NKWANGTECH, computer sciences teacher and also Teacher assistant. Besides managing her classes, she also coordinates computer sciences activities, manages her NGO and design empowering and Professional orientation sessions for students.

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Selma Ndi

DataGirl Bootcamp

Selma Ndi is the CEO and founder of Data Girl Technologies, an edu-tech startUp that empowers women with digital skills and teaches them how to monetize these skills. She is a full-stack Web developer, a tech mentor of the CareerFoundry institute, and is the holder of an MBA degree in Business Administration from the ICT University, Yaounde-Cameroon.

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Mai Nguyen

Embedded machine learning for girls 16+ in Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta

 Mai is an interdisciplinary designer, and creative social entrepreneur, with a background in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore. Mai enjoys working at the intersection between arts, technology and social innovation, taking inspiration from nature, craftsmanship, indigenous materials and processes to create sustainable developments.

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Jaya Rajwani

GetHired by Pakistani Women in Computing

 Pakistani Women in Computing (PWiC) is a global community of women from Pakistan & their global allies. Since its foundation in 2015, PWiC has been focused to collaborate, inspire, celebrate, mentor and create opportunities for women across the world. This vision is shared by all the 65+ volunteers from about 12 global chapters of PWiC.

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Lea Ndi Britha Ateh

Empower a woman, Better her community

Lea Ndi Britha Ateh is a detailed software engineer and entrepreneur with 7+ years of professional experience in full-stack web development, application development and information technology. Highly familiar with analysis, Design, Digital Marketing, computational thinking, testing, and operating system software.

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