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Megan Smith, CTO of the United States, visits The Ipsos Girls’ Lounge

By Ashtyn Douglas on Jan 23, 2015

It’s not often that you have the chance to see a prosthetic hand being made by nine 16-year old girls and meet the Chief Technology Officer of the United States all in the same day. But at events like The Girls’ Lounge @ CES 2015, the extraordinary is possible. Megan Smith, tapped to be the nation’s CTO by President Barack Obama in 2014, and the high school girls of the Genesis Helping Hand Project were invited to The Ipsos Girls’ Lounge to be apart of a discussion on empowering women in the field of technology. Founded by Ipsos OTX CEO and online market research pioneer Shelley Zalis, The Ipsos Girls’ Lounge has become the go-to destination at every major tech, marketing, market research, advertising and media convention. It provides attendees with a place – a glamorous suite, in fact – t

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