Hi Preflight, fascinating work! I am particularly interested in the potential application of your model to a different kind of classroom - youth detention centers/prisons. Incarcerated youths often lack these kinds of role models to inspire them to succeed. Your approach could really help build better employment opportunities and pathways for young people released from jail.
Sohpia, I am glad that you've brought technology into the conversation. I believe the tech industry has the potential to have a significant impact on the empowerment of women/girls - both as a driver of education (e.g., Zuckerberg's contribution to SF schools) and as a tool for women/girls. "Girls Who Code" (http://girlswhocode.com/) comes to mind as an example of one such measure to empower girls by equipping them with the skills needed for the tech jobs of the future.