At XYZ, we’re dedicated to helping the next generation of internet users get online. As long-time supporters of Generation Girl, a non-profit organization in Indonesia that aims to inspire young women to become leaders in the historically male-dominated STEM fields, we’re enthusiastic about providing .xyz domains to help further education in tech for growing groups such as woman-identified developers and website owners.
This week’s #WebsiteWednesday highlights the standout XYZ Grad Program recipients whose websites can serve as an inspiration for establishing you or your organization online.
GenZGirls.xyz is the online home of Gen Z Girls, a non-profit organization that sheds light on the underrepresented population of young women of color, particularly those pursuing and achieving feats in activism and STEM. GenZGirls.xyz use their website and social media to seek out unheard stories from young, inspiring WOC. They collect these stories in small batches and release them on GenZGirls.xyz in waves. In sharing the stories and bios about these changemakers, GenZGirls.xyz hope that young women in underserved communities everywhere may gain true role models and aspire to great things.
This mission-driven organization is the brainchild of four ambitious teenagers who have taken their ideas for increased representation of POC and turned them into action. Akhila Boda, Layla Hussein, Meghana Boda, and Rachel Yuan met while participating in Kode With Klossy, a coding camp for teenaged women and non-binary individuals founded by Karlie Kloss. “Our final project idea was a website that would share stories of inspirational girls from all around the world, especially in marginalized communities,” Rachel explains. “We felt so inspired by each other and the girls in the Kode With Klossy community and we wanted to somehow allow other girls from around the world to feel inspired and empowered. Most girls look up to big celebrities, but it is hard to find role models that achieve real, tangible change within their respective communities. As a result, we have developed a model of storytellers who share their stories and are able to inspire young girls all around the world.”
GenZGirls.xyz’s on-brand .xyz domain will house their growing collection of inspiring stories and allow them to expand their community of role models for young women nationwide. And it can help them attract new members and subscribers through their subscribe link, increasing the reach of their message. You can connect further with GenZGirls.xyz on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Sinta utilizes Sintatr.xyz as a personal portfolio website to demonstrate her skills, foster connections with collaborators, and to welcome connections. She invites interested parties to check out her resume. You can also connect with Sinta on Facebook or Linkedin, or use her contact link to send her a message.
Jody Sunray is another young woman making her software engineering skills known online. Jody attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, and is working towards a double major in Computer Science and Information Technology & Web Science (ITWS). JodySunray.xyz is where Jody shares her interests and academic achievements, and even specifies her current objective: “I am currently looking to obtain an internship or co-op in software engineering or data science during fall 2021 or spring 2022.”
Jody also uses her website to share her programming certifications and coding projects. JodySunray.xyz expresses Jody’s interest in taking part in coding projects that can have an impact. Jody declares on her website, “As a student in computer science, I believe that it’s important to put new skills to practice, and getting involved allows me to do just that—whether it’s through research, hackathons, or personal interest.”
Using a FirstNameLastName.xyz domain like JodySunray.xyz for your personal website can be beneficial, because when people are looking you up online, they are likely to search for your full name. With a professional website using a domain name that matches your full name, you are more likely to have your professional work show up in relevant results. Jody’s personal website sets her up for successfully reaching her goal of making her software engineering skills known online. You can reach out to Jody on Facebook or Linkedin.
Exhibiting your skills, achievements, passions, and objectives on your .xyz website allows you to connect with your desired audience and share the contributions you can make to the world. We are proud that the XYZ Grad Program helped to support the next generation of trailblazing young women interested in STEM and improving the world. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for them as they make connections, launch their careers, and follow their dreams.