Dell Technologies recently sponsored Haitian post-college professional Nahomie Auguste’s trip to One Young World, a global forum that gathers young leaders from around the world to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. This year’s forum was held in London.
Nahomie had twice applied for sponsorships to attend One Young World; however, she was rejected both times. But Nahomie refused to give up. She shared with me that she remembered the advice of her father who told her to “never be ashamed to ask for information.” After attending a Dell Technolgies workshop at a Haiti Tech Summit led by Patricia Floriss, Nahomie contacted Patricia about Dell sponsoring her to come to One Young World…and the rest was history. During One Young World, Nahomie was also lucky enough to meet speakers like Caroline Casey of Valuable 500 and Oscar Anderson who is doing work in Vietnam with people who have cerebral palsy.
She also met various Dell Technologies team members; namely, Thomas Leplatre, Sarah Loveridge, and David Coughlan. They all shared insights on what the organization is doing to transform people’s lives and in the area of sustainability. Nahomie was impressed by the “just be you” culture that Dell Technologies encourages as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and what they stand for, particularly the Women in Action ERG, as Nahomie shared that she has frequently been the only woman in a room full of men. When asked if she would consider a career at Dell Technologies in the future, with great enthusiasm she said, “ Yes, now all I have to do is convince them to open an office in Port-au-Prince, work remotely, or move to Texas!”
Nahomie’s story is an example of how at Dell Technologies, we are committed to driving human progress. Through our reach, technology and people we strive to create a positive and lasting impact on humankind and the planet. We hope that those who attended One Young World carry this message forward into the future.