WAKE took Tech2Empower to Guatemala first in 2017 and provided training and support to nonprofits working for women and girls. In November 2019, WAKE led a team of volunteer Advisors from top tech companies to Guatemala to continue our work with local partners. Our focus areas in Guatemala include advancing girls’ education and the work of women social entrepreneurs. In November, Tech2Empower Advisors collaborated with teams of local women-led social enterprises and hosted a Tech2Empower Day for Girls with 60+ indigenous girls at the MAIA Impact School. ↪ Tech2Empower Advisors collaborate with local women social entrepreneurs who are tackling issues like sanitation accessibility, women's economic empowerment, gender equality and environmental protections. Together, these powerful teams of women undertook projects that developed a digital strategy, streamlined operations for scaling, rebuilt a website and improved SEO, and created a business plan to take a prototype from R+D to market. ↪ During the Tech2Empower Day for Girls we work with and mentor young women and girls and deliver interactive workshops covering a range of topics such as resilience, critical thinking, and leadership development. Students learn about safely navigating social media, how to build a webpage using Google Sites, use their problem solving skills to tackle number puzzles and teamwork to build the tallest marshmallow and pasta structure! ↪ Advisors lead Google’s #IAmRemarkable, a program designed to empower women and underrepresented communities to proudly celebrate their achievements, as well as created dream boards to visualize their future successes and accomplishments with the Girl Pioneers (students) of MAIA. ↪ Home visits with the students build meaningful connections and develop a deeper understanding of the local community and traditions. Together, families and Advisors preparee and share a meal, participate in activities, and connect over the shared value of the importance of girls' education. ↪ Learn about local history, visit landmarks and participate in cultural enrichment activities with local women-led organizations that invest in social programs to help their communities and work for the sustainability of valuable Mayan traditions.