Last month on International Women’s Day (March 8), HARMAN joined forces with U.S. based nonprofit 1,000 Dreams Fund to encourage the next generation of female leaders to share why they are #NewFaceofTech. We received 125 inspirational stories of passion, dedication, intelligence and amazing achievements from talent across the country. So many, in fact, that today we are announcing 11 finalists, instead of our anticipated 10!

The #NewFaceofTech finalists include:

  • Shuya Gong

  • Sharlena Luyen

  • Nina Erwin

  • Brenda Estrada

  • Quinn Krenzel

  • Kazia Draganowski

  • Lily Oberman

  • Sophia Hu

  • Alexandra Chambers

  • Sherin Shaji

  • Chinasa Okolo

And now it’s up to you! Please take a moment to view these incredible stories and place your vote. Voting is open through Thursday, April 13 and there is a one-per-day voting limit. On Friday, April 14, the two finalists with the most votes will be announced. Each will receive a $3,000 grant from HARMAN that will help support their career goals plus the opportunity to connect with one of our top female leaders for career advice. And as a special thank you to all our finalists for sharing their stories they will all receive a free pair of JBL headphones, courtesy of HARMAN.

UPDATE: Brenda Estrada and Chinasa Okolo were finally named as winners of the #NewFaceofTech challenge. Our congratulations to both Brenda & Chinasa!

We are incredibly grateful to all of the bright and intelligent applicants, and encourage you to keep dreaming!