Young Czech IT Specialist Attends Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

Prague, June 21 – The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce that Dita Prikrylova will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California, the United States. She will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space.

These innovative entrepreneurs will be joined by high-level U.S. Government officials, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Administrator of the Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of USAID Gayle Smith, Ambassador at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.

This Summit will be the 7th installment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya. In bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama highlights his commitment to building bridges that help us tackle global challenges together.

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Dita Prikrylova, founder of Czechitas, a volunteer group with a mission to promote careers in information technologies for girls and young women in the Czech Republic, participated in a State Department-funded study program in the U.S. where she was exploring the roles of women in IT technologies and business. A graduate of the Applied Informatics program at Masaryk University in Brno, Dita was selected as the only Czech participant in the worldwide 2016 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Palo Alto, California.

You can follow Dita on Twitter here. More on YTILI here.