Art of the App

Naama Barnea-Goraly on Girl Empowerment with Girltelligence

June 29, 2021 Michelle Cherian Episode 16
Art of the App
Naama Barnea-Goraly on Girl Empowerment with Girltelligence
Show Notes

Social media is not set up to drive thoughtful and meaningful discussions and there is a gap for girls and young women to have a space to call their own. 

In episode 16 of Art of the App Podcast, Naama Barnea-Gorly shares the importance of building a community of girls and young women to talk peer to peer or seek advice for generations ahead of themselves. 

Naama Barnea-Goraly M.D. received her medical degree from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel, and her clinical training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as a postdoctoral neuroimaging research fellowship at Stanford University. She then went on to work as an instructor and brain researcher at Stanford. Her research on brain structure in disorders affecting social cognition was published extensively in leading psychiatric and neuroscience journals,and presented in international conferences.  

In the course of her work she became interested in gender equality and the importance of supportive authentic communities, especially for girls and women. This led her out of the lab and into the real world to found “Girltelligence”, an empowerment app for teen girls and young women to find a supportive community, and resources to support their mental health and to help them reach their full potential. 

Some of the things Naama and I discuss: 

  • The new things that our younger generations have to overcome with the rapid change and growth in technology. 
  • Teaching young men to be allies from a young age. 
  • How Girltelligence keeps its users safe and provides inclusivity for all. 
  • Applying for grants and the hurdles a startup must overcome. 

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