Monday, July 15, 2013

’01 Sweet Briar Alumnae Named in Article: The Women In Technology Generating The Most Buzz In 2013

Meet Leah Busque, 2001 graduate of Sweet Briar College, a women’s college located in Sweet Briar, VA. Receiving her B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, she is now Founder and CEO of TaskRabbit.

Once you understand how challenging it is for women to succeed in the world of technology, you’ll share my excitement about her accomplishments. In addition to being top tech talent, she also is the founder of a successful technology company. Check it out for yourself on the TaskRabbit Web site or read the HuffPost article, “The Women In Technology Generating The Most Buzz In 2013

I’m impressed . . .

From Wikipedia, “Sweet Briar College is a liberal arts women's college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, United States, about 12 miles north of Lynchburg, Virginia. The school's Latin motto translates as: "She who has earned the rose may bear it."”

Below is additional information about Sweet Briar from their Web site:

Sweet Briar College

The life of the mind

"The term liberal arts and sciences comes up a lot during a college search. Typically, this educational tradition is based upon a broad, interdisciplinary curriculum, small, discussion-centered classes with approachable professors, and opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom. Even some of the largest universities’ undergraduate programs draw upon these customs.

At Sweet Briar, this philosophy might be better described as limitless advantages. Here, the resources available to each member of the student body — for scholarship, individualization, leadership, competition, friendship, service and interaction on campus, in nearby academic and civic communities, and abroad — are as significant as the futures ahead of them.

Est. 1901
Since our founding in 1901, Sweet Briar has specialized in educating women. It’s an approach that brings personal relevance to every discipline studied here, and opens up insights and understanding between students and faculty that might not be explored in a co-educational environment. Our single-gender tradition also extends leadership opportunities to every student who seeks them out, and cultivates connection, confidence and community, from first-year, day one, through graduation, reunion and beyond.

The Sweet Briar College mission
Sweet Briar College empowers and educates young women to build and reshape their world however their passions lead them.

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