Farah Brunache

Tell us your story.

Farah Brunache discovered the importance of investing in the environment following her experience demolishing and building homes affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. Being raised by Haitian parents who wanted to provide a better life for their children, Farah felt a strong drive to pursue her dream of starting her own business that makes a social impact. Farah started Electric Feel when she discovered that there was a limited number of reliable charging stations for her electric vehicle. After heavy research of the industry, government regulations and incentives, and markets, she realized this was a wide-scale issue with great potential. Farah created her business to provide electric vehicle charging stations to the general public in Washington, D.C., by leasing parking spaces of businesses and retail/commercial property and then installing the charging stations. With the drive instilled in me from my father’s struggle to bring his family the United States and the leadership skills learned from the last 10 years, I hope to create projects that continually impact our community and nation in positive and sustainable ways.

What do you most want other women and young girls to know about being a woman in our digital culture?

We can be our worst supporters especially when were are in a field that is amplified due to the successes of companies being acquired and reaching IPO. My advice, focus on what you want to accomplish and determine your own successes – not anyone else’s. Discover solutions to problems you see through creative funding and resources and have fun while you do it. Innovation is born from doing more with less.

Pass it on!

I would like to inspire individuals who are in marginalized communities and ethnicities. I want to inspire them to find themselves through finding what makes them happy and determine their own successes.

The Women in Tech campaign exists to help redefine what women in technology means in the 21st century. Started independently by a group of professional women who, after many impassioned discussions about women in tech knew we wanted to expand this definition beyond ‘traditional’ technology skills. To us, it includes most every current, emerging or evolving role within an organization. By featuring leaders and emerging leaders across industries who embody this we hope to collectively ‘stand up’, be proud of our place in the digital world and inspire young women or those new to the ‘tech space’ to get involved.

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