A world in which empowered girls and women can confidently study, use and shape technology - and in which their doing so is both highly visible and totally unsurprising.
PRANATI BAGCHI, FOUNDER
I am a mother of a girl and a passionate educator with 15 years of teaching experience across The United States, India, and Singapore.
I founded The Lavender Spaceship Project because I want to give every little girl a chance to learn to code and develop computer literacy in an environment where they feel a sense of belonging. We have designed a program that is specially curated for girls - keeping their learning styles and interests in mind while exposing them to strong female role models in STEM fields.
I want to see that for the girls, making a meaningful impact through technology isn’t just possible, it’s to be expected. Will every Lavender Spaceship girl go on to a career in tech? Maybe not. But understanding the value of technology – how it works, and how to make it work for them -- means they (and the women they’ll become) won’t ever fear it.
Grace is the Co-Founder and President of DocDoc, the world's first patient intelligence company, which harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to provide patients with information to make optimal healthcare decisions. Prior to DocDoc, Grace has held leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies like Medtronic and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Grace is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School alongside an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Grace supports the idea of exposing girls to STEM at an early age. She believes that high STEM literacy is needed to build a strong and sustainable society which will help alleviate the problem of the gender gap in STEM fields. Grace believes in Lavender Spaceship's vision and is excited to share her experience and expertise to propel the mission of the company to greater heights.
Alixe is an economist who has been associated with the European commission in Brussels and prestigious MNCs in Asia. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Hong Kong University and a Bachelor’s degree from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
Alixe wanted to apply her experience for social impact. The gender gap in STEM and the difference in readiness of boys and girls in 21st century skills is particularly close to her heart. After noticing the existing differences in tech-related fields and realizing how this gap may widen in the future economy, Alixe came on board with The Lavender Spaceship Project. She is passionate about fostering problem-solving mindset and grit in girls. Alixe believes in Lavender Spaceship’s vision and its philosophy to prepare future ready girls.
MEET THE TEAM
Aadilah Mohamed Ali
Currently pursuing her degree in Molecular Biology and Applied Chemistry, Nadiah wants to develop the love for coding and game design among girls. When not studying or interning, Nadiah loves to explore the world of Minecraft.
Marie is an engineer who has worked in Norway, Singapore and the United Kingdom. She holds a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London and a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. Marie hopes that her work can inspire young girls to engineer a sustainable future for all of us.
Aadilah has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's degree in the same field from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is an ardent believer of instilling a passion for science and technology in young girls.
Aries is an undergraduate student at Nanyang Technological University, pursuing accountancy with a minor in digitalization and data analytics. She also holds a diploma in Web Programming. Aries aims to create a fun and engaging environment for young girls to learn and to find out how fun coding can be.
Zubaidah is studying at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Creative Writing. She is passionate about writing and medical science. Zubaidah hopes that more young women will be inspired to pursue STEM by sharing the plethora of opportunities they can explore, and how fun and engaging it can be!
Liew Shi Hui
Shi Hui is currently an undergraduate student at National University Singapore, studying information systems and business administration. She believes that technology can truly empower people to create and make a positive impact on society. Shi Hui has been teaching children programming and robotics for the past three years.
Renee is a graduate of the National University of Singapore with a major in Data Science and Analytics. She is currently working as a Data Analyst at a multi-national company. Outside work, she enjoys sports and adventure! Through Lavender Spaceship, she hopes that girls will become bolder in taking on opportunities in the tech world.