A greater and brighter future. A world that accepts folks for who they’re. Voicing opinions for individuals who could not have the ability to.

These are just some components of a future envisioned by 5 particular teenage women. Along with Snap Inc., we created the #MyFutureMe contest to problem teenagers to design a geofilter primarily based on the long run they think about for themselves. More than 22,000 teenagers entered the competition, and 5 finalists—chosen by Snap—are attending TEDWomen in New Orleans this week, the place they’ll hear from entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and activists. They’ll obtain mentoring classes from three Google engineers, and every woman will work with the Snap Design workforce to create her personal, distinctive Snapchat Lens.

These finalists have been chosen from 22,000 teenagers who entered the competition. Here are the geofilters they created, in addition to their imaginative and prescient for the long run they not solely think about, however are decided to create.

Anna Nesbitt
Pittsburgh, PA

My dream is to deliver pc science and robotics to 3rd world nations. I am taking coding courses proper now and I’m part of a FIRST Robotics Team (Girls of Steel 3504) to study as a lot as I can about coding and robotics so I can apply it to my aspirations. I began and ran a robotics workforce at my elementary college final 12 months in eighth grade for a gaggle of third graders. I taught them fundamental engineering and CS ideas. I hope to increase my program to 2 extra groups this 12 months, specializing in inspiring women!


Zoe Lynch
South Orange, NJ

7.5 billion folks make up the world’s inhabitants; every with their very own distinctive set of expertise and skills. My imaginative and prescient for the long run is one the place innovation is accessible to all. As a multiracial woman, I imagine it’s necessary for everybody to be included. Whether it is tutoring math, volunteering, creating problem-solving functions, or doing one thing so simple as spreading positivity; I’m doing as a lot as I can to make my imaginative and prescient for the long run a actuality. Together the probabilities are countless. 7.5 billion folks—that’ s numerous brainpower!


Aishwarya Rane
Diamond Bar, CA

My imaginative and prescient for the long run is to have larger gender, racial, and social equality and improve illustration for minorities. I hope to develop interpersonal expertise in addition to public talking expertise. I imagine these expertise will permit me to voice my opinions for individuals who could not have the ability to. I’m part of Girl Up, a marketing campaign by the UN to empower women world wide, and Society of Women Engineers at my highschool. I actively work to deliver consciousness about modern points (i.e., human trafficking) and improve feminine illustration in STEM.


Maria Wangamez
San Francisco, CA

An educated world. A world that accepts folks for who they’re. A world with out limitations to training, whether or not these be monetary, geographical, or social. I need to develop a complete training system that may be instituted throughout the globe; one that’s not standardized, however may be modified and suited to various ranges of various kinds of intelligence (mathematical, scientific, linguistic, creative, athletic…). To accomplish this, I’ll begin an organization, and collect artistic, forward-thinking folks round me; ones with distinctive and implausible expertise in coding, educating, animating, promoting and calculating. Together, we are going to educate the world.


Sasha Williams
Danville, CA

The future I envision is a greater and brighter one. A future the place everybody is equal, and assured in who they’re, and never judged or mistreated for that. I’m presently attempting to make this doable by my ability set round gaming and coding. I advocate for younger African American women and encourage them to grow to be creators of their very own future, by know-how. I’ve additionally made a social justice video sport about Black History, that received me a visit to the White House! My future me needs to make a distinction. I am form of an enormous deal.


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