Meet Daria! Daria (also known as Dasha) is a Student Ambassador from Ukraine. Although Daria faced a number of challenges in getting girls interested in the program and noted a general lack of engagement from the young people in her community, she ultimately persevered to recruit 20 girls to participate in the program this season. Daria also worked closely with her Regional Ambassador, Nadiia to host online learning sessions and coordinate events and webinars for the girls. All of her hard work paid off at the end of the season when 30 teams attended the Regional Pitch Event – twice the number of teams who attended in 2017.
We asked Daria what she had learned as a Student Ambassador this year, and she was very honest, telling us that she learned how difficult it can be to become a leader and that she learned that “you must be really keen on your work to be a leader. You should have a strong belief in what you do” but also that a leader “is the one who creates other leaders.”
It was so rewarding to see Daria step into her role as a community leader this year, and we’ve been so proud to work alongside her in Ukraine to bring Technovation to more girls.