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Thursday, March 19 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Latina Innovators Embracing STEM: Meet the Stereotype-smashing Game-changers Leading the Movement

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This session will combine short lightning talks with an interactive panel format. Attendees will interact with three Latina outliers who have embraced various STEM disciplines in creative ways throughout their professional careers. Learn how and what they are creating, see where they are innovating and see what they’re each doing to help rapidly scale the number of young Latinos/Latinas who will follow in their fearless footsteps. Join them to become part of the solution we all know is needed. 

Moderators
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Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Founder, Qué Means What
Melanie Mendez-Gonzales is an online media entrepreneur and the creator of ¿Qué Means What? – a leading Latina lifestyle blog featuring cultura in entertainment – featuring Latinos in TV, movies and music; education – providing resources and highlighting Latinos in STEM; and family life – story-telling as a wife and a mom of boys. | ¿Qué Means What? originally served as a platform where Melanie... Read More →

Speakers
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Marilu Duque

Founder, StemLatina
Marilu Duque is 17 year old high school senior, and she is devoted to STEM. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the National Runner-Up NCWIT Aspriations in computing award, 2014-2015 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for the state of Florida, and she even received an Ann Power grant to start her own STEM and Business program in her community. In addition, she has been accepted to various tech programs such as... Read More →
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Francesca Escoto

Self-taught web developer, engineer by trade, professionally trained as a life and business coach - Francesca works diligently with techmanitarians that use business to fight poverty and disease through Startups For Social Impact.  She also advocates for Latina empowerment by coaching women to bust past family drama, into a life of authenticity and courage.  She is the author of a Kindle Best Seller, and is a sought-after speaker on... Read More →
avatar for America Lopez

America Lopez

Co-Founder/Hacker, CyberCode Twins
America is a first-generation Latina student developer who is born and raised in East Los Angeles. America has won several hackathons with her twin sister Penelope including the Women in Tech Challenge at AT&T developer summit. They both recently graduated from prestigious accelerator program in Silicon Valley known as Women’s Startup Lab. Currently the Co-founder/Hacker of Cybercode Twins and both are on a... Read More →
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Graciela Tiscareño-Sato

CEO, Publisher, Speaker & Bilingual STEM Consultant, Gracefully Global Group LLC
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, White House Champion of Change honoree, is a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran and former aviator, motivational speaker and CEO of Gracefully Global Group LLC, a multicultural publishing and marketing firm. Graciela leads this SBA-certified woman-owned small business in the San Francisco Bay Area creating breakthrough bilingual educational products for K – College students. Award- winning titles include Latinnovating... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Alhambra/Escorial

Attendees (58)