We have an incredible line-up of speakers joining us for Girls Write Now’s QWERTY Digital Exhibition at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab May 2! Our mentees, mentors, and attendees are sure to be inspired by the words of wisdom from Nisha Dua, Heben Nigatu, and Ashley Ford. Get to know a little more about these accomplished women below.
Ashley Ford is a writer living in Brooklyn by way of Indianapolis. She is a staff writer for BuzzFeed.com, and her writing has been featured in Crossed Genres, Indianapolis Monthly, Scratch Magazine, BuzzFeed, and BuzzFeed LGBT. Ashley Ford was featured as one of Brooklyn Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Follow her at @iSmashFizzle! />
Heben Nigatu is a senior editor at BuzzFeed where she writes about race, gender, pop culture and random vines she likes. She is the co-host of BuzzFeed’s podcast Another Round and can be found live-tweeting her shows at @heavenrants. The only thing she loves more than her shows are mangoes.
Nisha Dua is the General Manager at Cambio, an entertainment site for girls based in New York City (where our mentees will soon be contributors!) She was the principal of BBG Ventures, which was built out of AOL’s #BUILTBYGIRLS initiative. Nisha has extensive experience with young women’s empowerment in technology. Follow her at @nish67!