About Lella Violet
"I believe that no decision about my generation — the digital generation — should be made without us."
Lella Violet is an 18 year old, Lebanese British, Digital Changemaker and Power of Youth Champion. Since 2020, she has connected thousands of young people and lifelong learners globally to industry leaders and policymakers. Lella uses technology as a catalyst to drive the UN Sustainable Development Goals & ensures young people are at the fore of the ongoing digital transformation.
Through her work, Lella strives to diversify the industry by creating unique opportunities for young people, particularly underserved & underrepresented groups and those with non-traditional academic backgrounds, highlighting the important role young people play in industry and wider society. She does so across sectors, notably, with IBM, global government, UN entities and grassroots digital inclusion charities.
Her efforts towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work & Economic Growth & Reduced Inequalities have been recognised as a recipient of the 2021 Diana Award, Harvard Society Prize, a finalist in the Women of the Future Young Star category & Northern Power Women 'One to Watch'.
Awards & Accolades
Princess Diana Award Recipient - Lella has been recognised with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for her social action and humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex.
Northern Power Women: One to Watch - The Northern Power Women Awards encapsulate remarkable, innovative, determined and talented young women in the UK who work tirelessly to create a fairer and more equal community. Lella was shortlisted in the One to Watch category, having demonstrated significant talent and promise.
Women of the Future Awards 2021: Young Star — As a Young Star finalist, Lella has been acknowledged as a high achiever aged between 16-21 who shows exceptional promise within their industry, university or school. The network was founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006 to provide a platform for the remarkable female talent in the UK.
Recipient of the Harvard Book Prize 2022 — Every year, the Harvard Club of the UK awards a selected book to an outstanding student at each of over 100 secondary schools. The Harvard Prize Book is awarded to “an outstanding student in the penultimate year who is academically excellent, exhibits exceptional personal qualities and makes a significant contribution to the school or community.”
As Featured in
07/12/22 | Business Insider | This woman taught herself to code when she was eight. Now she's helping students around the world gain skills in tech.
18/04/22 | IBM Let's Create | Lella Halloum — Helping students everywhere use technology to change the world
12/01/22 | Yorkshire Business Woman | Yorkshire's Got Talent
02/10/21 | The Times Weekend | The green energy experts of tomorrow
01/09/21 | Stemettes | Super Stemette Case Study
07/07/21 | York Press | Harrogate teen's online classes bag award from Prince Harry
07/04/21 | Thrive Global | What can we learn from the 'Resilience Generation'
02/02/21 | The Yorkshire Post | Harrogate teenager honoured with Diana Award recognising her efforts to help students in pandemic
12/11/21 | TechChannel | Meet the TechChannel Rising Stars on IBM Z