Priyanka, 17, is a junior at University Prep in Seattle, Washington as well as a social entrepreneur. She is the founder of iCAREweCARE (www.icarewecare.org), a global network of high school and college students who recognize the need to get involved, believe in our abilities to make a difference, and take action to show the world that we care. She believes that her generation has the opportunity to change the world by organizing themselves through the power of social networking, but for social good.
She is a strong believer in women’s education; she is the founder of the first high school chapter of Circle of Women, an organization building schools for girls in developing countries. She helped raise money and awareness to build a school in Afghanistan that caters to over 500 girls.
Priyanka is currently a member of her school’s National Honor Society, the varsity tennis team, the Seattle Youth Grantmaking Board, copy editor of the nationally recognized school newspaper, as well as an award winning attorney on the district champion mock trial team.
Over the summer, Priyanka was selected to speak at the iEARN global conference, where she led a workshop for over 60 students from almost 40 different countries. She encouraged students to take action in their communities and start a global conversation about world issues.
In the fall, she was selected as the youngest invitee to the 2010 Global Women’s Forum for Society and the Economy held in Deuville, France. She participated alongside today’s world leaders for women, many successful CEOs, and incredible NGOs to come up with solutions for the disparity facing women in the global market.
Priyanka is extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Girl Up to help her peers channel their energy as a force to change the lives for girls all around the world