Taylor Fang – Women Deliver

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2020

Taylor Fang

  • Age: 21
  •    |   She/her/hers

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The voices of girls and women are poised to change the world. We are strong, visionary, and creative leaders tackling the greatest problems of our world together. Will you join us?

- Taylor Fang

Bio

Taylor Fang is a second-generation Chinese-American student attending Harvard University. She is originally from Logan, Utah. Taylor believes in the power of stories and technology to create empathy and human connection, and to tackle our world’s most pressing inequalities. She served as National Student Poet of the West in 2019, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets. She also co-founded Allgirlithm, a global blog for women in technology with club chapters in 9 countries. Taylor hopes to work in international development and entrepreneurship.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

Growing up, I was inspired by writers like Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. When reading their stories and poems with my mom, I learned about the struggles that women face around the world. I wanted to step up to make a difference.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I started a global blog and organization called Allgirlithm with two of my close friends, Anne and Joanna, to share computing and artificial intelligence with more girls of diverse backgrounds. We've since reached over 50,000 views and started club chapters in 62 locations across eight countries.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Hiking, cooking, making origami, and reading.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Mandarin Chinese (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • youth and teen activism for gender equity
  • women in STEM and computer science education
  • poetry and creative writing as advocacy

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • National Student Poet of the West
  • Ashoka Young Changemaker
  • Coca-Cola Scholar
  • US Presidential Scholar
  • International Hippocrates Young Poets Prize