Google, Girl Power, and Globalizing the American Dream

One of my classes at Google's Hyderabad office, India; January 2011

One of my earliest excursions in Hyderabad, India was to Hi-Tec City. Destination: Google Hyderabad. “I hear it’s kind of magical,” my co-fellow said. We had just arrived in India to teach six-month digital storytelling courses at low-income high schools, and one of our tasks was to arrange a field trip and career panel at Google for an all-girls class. In the midst of a city that was at once enchanting, aggravating, and frenetic as a hummingbird on caffeine pills, I had a hard time not replacing the idea of “Hi-Tec City” with a vision of the Emerald City in my mind.

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