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Eisenhower Fellowships

Eisenhower Fellowships

A passionate advocate for the tech sector as a transformative economic tool, Stephanie Caragos uses IT mentoring and business development to deliver a higher standard of living to college graduates from low income Mindanao families. Her efforts have helped make Mindanao a tech center, increased the pool of IT talent, and enhanced prosperity and quality of life. After founding her own tech outsourcing company, Syntactics, in 2005, Caragos launched, a social enterprise that pairs local tech college graduates with Syntactics career mentors. While on her fellowship Caragos will explore mentoring and business models that can inform her expansion of the LetITHelp program to other regional sites. Through her visits to innovation centers and IT training institutes in the U.S., Caragos researched how teaching IT skills increases economic opportunity, and studied software trends that could positively impact the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) culture in the Philippines.

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About The Author


Stephanie Caragos is the President & CEO of the 19 year running IT Company, Syntactics, Inc. and is the founder of, a program and initiative that envisions in helping young Filipinos hone their skills in IT and increase their chances of getting stable and profitable jobs. She is also the founder of Syntactics PINK (Promoting Innovation Networking and Knowledge) for women to encourage and empower more women in IT and to encourage the younger generation of women take up STEM. She is a speaker and mentor in various Startup, Online Marketing, Web, ICT and ICT businesses related seminars and talks and works tirelessly in finding innovative ways of marketing online for clients. She is also a staunch supporter of Filipino Small and Medium Enterprises as she continues to develop products and services that would benefit SMEs as well as help them increase their success rate in using technology in business. Stephanie is currently the president of the CDO ICT Business Council and works with the members and stakeholders in the city in promoting ICT to support more startups and create more jobs in the city. She also currently serves as a director for the Eisenhower Fellowship Association of the Philippines. She has completed her Eisenhower Fellowship and was awarded as the Douglas Dillon Named Fellow for the year 2016 and recently completed her term as National President for the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines last 2017.

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