Celebrating International Day of the Girl: FEMTalk with Adara Hagman and Riya Mehta
The world is home to more than 1.1 billion girls under age 18, who are poised to become the largest generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers the world has ever seen.
This month, we celebrate International Day of the Girl 2020 with the theme “My Voice, Our Equal Future”.
Join us on Instagram Live on Wednesday, Oct 14:
FEMTalk with Adara Hagman and Riya Mehta, co-founders of Futureshot Factory
Progress for adolescent girls has not kept pace with the realities they face today, and COVID-19 has reinforced many of these gaps. Together, let’s seize the opportunity to be inspired by the solutions led by adolescent girls and the change they are leading and demanding across the globe.
About the Speakers
Adara Hagman is a 17 y/o with a passion for the environment and exploration (marine, space, and terrestrial). Adara is on a mission to help create a more sustainable future through circular systems research and SDG action. She's the co-founder of Futureshot Factory a project working on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adara is currently focused on SDG #13 with her project Klimate Kelp to rehabilitate sea kelp to increase blue carbon sinks and Carbovore a deep dive into climate with the goal of creating an implementable climate action framework and plan. In the past, Adara worked on Photome Labs and insect alternative protein research.
Riya is a 17-year-old woman in STEM, social entrepreneur, technology developer, and researcher. Her journey started off a little over 1 year ago when she became a researcher at The Hospital for Sick Children where she was researching the fields of AR/VR. Right now, she is developing ways of reinventing telemedicine through VR, a way for VR Hospitals to be integrated into the medical world. She always thought to herself she wanted to do more during that time, as the UN put out a list of the SDG goals that they wanted to see progress in by 2030. She co-founded a company working with leading partners on solving the sustainability goals, Futureshot Factory.