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Tara Chklovski

Founder & CEO
Tara Chklovski is the Founder and CEO of Technovation, a global engineering and technology education nonprofit. Technovation supports low-income community members (especially girls and mothers) to solve local problems using engineering and technology tools. Over the past 13 years, Iridescent has grown to a community of over 120,000 participants across 100+ countries through its flagship programs Technovation and the AI Family Challenge. Forbes highlighted Tara in 2016 as “the pioneer empowering the incredible tech girls of the future,” and she was prominently featured in the award-winning documentary Codegirl. Also in 2016, Tara was honored by Discovery’s Science Channel as the first inaugural CEO Science Super Star Hero for igniting passion for science and encouraging the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and game changers. Much in demand for her thought leadership in STEM education, she recently presented Technovatio's work at UNESCO and will be chairing the upcoming education track at the UN AI for Good Summit. Tara earned a BS in physics from St. Stephen’s College and an MS in aerospace engineering from Boston University.