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Ted Talk Speaker Shares Inspiration at ITWomen Robotics Camp for Girls

Michelle-BazarganMichelle Bazargan, who has presented at Ted Talk Boca Raton on the “The Value of Deep Human Connection in a High Tech World,” will be sharing her story and her key to success Wednesday with girls 10 to16 years of age at ITWomen’s Summer Robotics Camp for Girls.

Michelle will talk to the girls on the skills they will need to keep their edge and the human touch in a technology-driven world.

The all-girl ITWomen Robotics Camp, funded by Florida Power & Light (FPL) foundation, is designed to spark students’ love for technology, offering a creative learning experience in coding, robotics design and more. The two-week camp will wrap Thursday with an Awards Ceremony and display of the girls’ robotic works. The camp is part of the ITWomen mission to bring more girls into Information Technology and Engineering careers and greater representation in STEM degrees in higher education.

Michelle Bazargan, Innovation and Transformation Leader
Michelle Bazargan partners with businesses to develop vision and strategy to shape the future and achieve successful transformations that drive innovation, reduce complexities and increase agility. Her track record for overseeing and delivering multi-million dollar programs and initiatives include areas in digital, consumer engagement and customer experience, innovation strategies and programs. She is experienced in enterprise architecture, product development, product management, and program/project management.

Michelle has a unique ability to blend strategy, vision, ideation, storytelling, business case development and rapid application development to prove out concepts and inspire change. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She is also PMP, CSM, and CSPO certified and holds other numerous technical and management certifications.

As an avid athlete she is also passionate about health and fitness. She believes athleticism teaches you to set a vision, strategy, goals, then execute and constantly learn and improve even in the midst of failure. Combining her passions for Sports, Fitness, Innovation and Giving, Michelle also founded FitConnect360, a foundation to connect youth and communities to online, grass roots, health/fitness programs and events.

Michelle currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. She immigrated from Iran with her family when she was three years old, escaping from the country’s war and revolution. The experience built a foundation of drive, perseverance, and dedication.

She has presented at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit on the topic of “Driving Innovation in a Large Diverse Enterprise” and numerous other events. She is also a member and content contributor to Women Technology International and Forbes Technology

— Christine Zambrano 
ITWomen VP Digital Content