Google WomenTechmakers Ambassador - Vietnam
Program Lead - Women Meet Tech at U.S. Consulate General HCMC, Vietnam
A college professor in Boston turned tech advocate in Vietnam. Lea Truc has inspired many young professionals in multiple community events and seminars by TEDx, Google Developer Group Vietnam, Women in STEM program at the U.S. Consulate General - Ho Chi Minh City, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative … around tech and women empowerment. At GDG DEVFEST VIETNAM, Lea is the female presenter / coding instructor alongside engineers and Google developer experts.
Lea’s mission is to make coding and tech more accessible for everyone especially women and minorities in Vietnam and around the region. She builds the first STEM program for Diversity and Inclusion in Vietnam. The program has received Public Diplomacy Federal Awards by the U.S. Department of State.
Lea's team have recently received one of the top prizes for Regional Pitching for Advancing Gender Equality (sponsored by Department of State and is funded through a grant from U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei). With this, Women Meet Tech / STEM program is expanded to other countries around SEA (Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia and Myanmar).
With a broad experience at international, governmental and NGOs institutions, Lea aims to foster social and economic impacts through technology and education.