This is the story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary vision, a vision to empower women, a vision to diversify the tech community and a firm believer of togetherness. This is the story of Maryam Salawu, a rising senior at Temple University, Philadelphia, and a recipient of various renowned scholarships and internships including the Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship and Google Women Techmakers Program.

What are you waiting for? Grab some snacks, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy the journey as if it’s happening right in front of your eyes…

Included in the interview


Scholarship Track: Being a part of so many scholarship programs is not a cakewalk, we congratulate you for the same.
Maryam Salawu: “Thank You”

Behind every success story, there are many stepping stones towards success, sometimes even a dark phase. Do you have one which you would like to share with us?
“During my early days, a lot of my scholarships and internships were rejected. I believe that’s one of the main reasons for my success.”

That’s a fabulous idea, creating a community for women, and it won’t be an easy task. So how are you planning to achieve this goal?
“As you mentioned, it’s not at all an easy task (sighs). I have started working with a group of people in an organization called Association for Computing Machinery on Women, where we organize workshops and events for female students who have an interest in technology.”

You are doing a great job for society and your working days seem packed. How do you spend your weekends?
“Generally, I don’t get much of a free time but, whenever I get some, I love going to fitness classes- yoga, cycling and Zumba, and even traveling and researching”

Thank you for sparing your valuable time with us. We hope the future aspirants will get benefitted from your advice and suggestions. They will be motivated and inspired by your journey. We wish you all the best for your future endeavors.

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