Project Description

Lella Violet Halloum

Age 17, England

I believe that no decision about my generation — the digital generation — should be made without us. That’s why I’m passionate about Tech for Good and closing the digital divide. This year, I was named the youngest ever IBM Z Champion in the programme’s history for my efforts to demystify the tech industry. This was due to my work of using webinars and events to inspire thousands of fellow young technologists globally to use technology as a catalyst to achieve social good, all alongside my A-Level studies. Through my work, I strive to diversify the industry by creating more opportunities for young people, particularly underserved & underrepresented communities and those with non-traditional academic backgrounds.

As an IBM Z Ambassador, Champion, and Student Senator, I am a frequent UN & IBM speaker and advocate for young people. Moreover, I have received the Diana Award and am a finalist in the Women of the Future Young Star category for my efforts to help achieve several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Find out more: www.lellaviolet.com