Sahar Yadegari appointed as new director of VHTO
VHTO aims to increase the participation of women and girls in STEM. With their projects and methodology, VHTO contributes to breaking (implicit) stereotypes concerning gender & STEM, and to increasing the growth mindset and self-confidence of girls and young women regarding STEM subjects.
Sahar will be succeeding current director Cocky Booij who has led VHTO for the past 25 years.
About Sahar Yadegari
Sahar Yadegari is currently a Programme manager at the Adessium Foundation where she is responsible for financing social initiatives focused on protecting digital rights. Prior to that she worked as a senior advisor and manager at EY and PwC. She studied Business Studies at Leiden University and Business Administration at Nyenrode Business University.
“Technology is allowing us to have great impact on our society, but we have to ensure that the people making this impact are reflective of that society. This requires more diversity in beta, technology and IT, and I am really looking forward to working collaboratively with the VHTO members of staff and partners to achieve this.” – Sahar Yadegari
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