Throughout Fall, the TECHNOLOchicas have been on the road from California to Florida, spreading the word about the campaign. We may be nearing the end of of the year, but we still have plenty of ground to cover before ringing in 2018! Read on for a look back and a look ahead.
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“If you have the willingness to achieve amazing things and be creative, you are the perfect person for technology.” // Get to know TECHNOLOchica Karina Canales in this video.
This month’s tip comes from Girls in IT: The Facts:
• Talk with your aspiring TECHNOLOchica about unconscious biases like stereotype threat, its effects, and what can be done about it. Make her aware of this phenomenon; recognizing it is the first step to overcoming it. Also, remind her that intelligence and technical ability are not innate but that they are like muscles that can be developed over time.
Want more tips? Follow along on Facebook and Twitter, and browse the complete set of NCWIT resources online. And, be sure to share them with your networks.
• "I wanted to bring Latina girls here to inspire them into the world of tech." // TECHNOLOchica and Microsoft Engineering Program Manager Beatris Mendez Gandica helped to welcome 49 Latina students from Gray Middle School to Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond for hands-on learning and a candid Q&A session with Microsoft employees: http://bit.ly/2y5u5Ih.
• “Latina engineers only represent 2 percent of the computer science and engineering workforce in the U.S. It is critical that we empower our young Latina students to consider STEM. Thus, it helps when we bring the role models to them, who share the same background and personal challenges.” // Read this inspiring write-up of our #LatinaPower in STEM Conference! Thanks to everyone who joined us: http://bit.ly/2yMTBBN.
• The latest video from the Eva Longoria Foundation features a whole lot of TECHNOLOchica love: http://bit.ly/2yXWbFG!
• “Her untiring curiosity, love of knowledge, and passion for innovation have led her to participate in campaigns and programs that seek to encourage Latina women to enter the field of technology.” // TECHNOLOchica Beatris Mendez Gandica is using her voice to inspire everyone she meets, and we are no exception: http://bit.ly/2z9kPmh.
• We spy TECHNOLOchica Alissa Chavez listed as number four on this list of “10 Latinas Making Their Mark in the STEM World!” http://bit.ly/2x38jiX
• Stay tuned: we are planning some exciting events in honor of CSEdWeek on the east coast. If you live in New York City, you can get more information and reserve your spot HERE!
• We had such a great time with AT&T and Hacemos last month that we have decided to do it again in Texas! Watch out for details coming soon.
More events, appearances, and celebrations are coming. Be sure that you are following us via social media and watching for future newsletters to be the first to know where the TECHNOLOchicas will be next.
• TECHNOLOchicas Maria Pantoja and Madelyn Tavarez spoke at the Latino Tech Summit at Santa Clara University: http://www.latinotech.org/.
• The TECHNOLOchicas returned to the Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) in Orlando in October. Gemma Busoni, Marleni Chavani, and Amy Villaseñor were panelists at various sessions throughout the week and were on hand for all the Hopper-related festivities.
• On October 14, TECHNOLOchicas Ana Hernandez, Gemma Busoni, Janet Barrientos, Beatris Mendez Gandica, Noemi Aguiar, Mercy Manrique, and Lia Fernandez were in California for the Latina Power in STEM Conference! We had an amazing time with such a wonderful crowd. You can see some highlights on Facebook and on Instagram. .
• At this year’s 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Awards Ceremony, TECHNOLOchica Andrea Chaves was named '17 Rising Star of the Year. We are so proud of all the amazing work she is doing!
• TECHNOLOchicas Ana Hernandez, Beatris Mendez Gandica, Andrea Chaves and Mercy Manrique joined AT&T and Hacemos at Foshay High School for an introduction to technology! Read all about the great and inspiring time we had: http://bit.ly/2ljmMqF.
• TECHNOLOchica Gemma Busoni and our Mariana Rios of Televisa Foundation gave an update on the TECHNOLOchicas campaign at the 2017 #CSforALL Summit in St. Louis: http://bit.ly/2lFHNvP
• And, did we mention we had dinner with Eva Longoria and the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner: http://bit.ly/2lK3A5l?
Want to help support TECHNOLOchicas? Below are several ways you can help.
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Ask a TECHNOLOchica to make an appearance, or show a screening of TECHNOLOchicas videos for young Latinas at schools or community organizations. Contact [email protected] to start planning!
Know Latinas in technology who could be profiled as a TECHNOLOchica? Share this application form with them: http://bit.ly/2tatLlq.