Ms. Sakallah encouraged young girls like myself, to try different programming clubs and broaden our scope. She created clubs Girls Who Code and Linkbot robotics, to help prepare girls for a career as a software engineer by teaching them how to code. She would take time out of her own day and invest it in these clubs - some days she would stay in school till 5-6 pm. She would invite engineers to help us learn of the various career paths available to us. She was a true inspiration who made girls aware that STEM program was not just for boys and in fact girls could not just compete but excel at it.