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Latina Engineers: Changing What Engineers Look Like

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Course Description 
Latinas make up less than 2% in engineering. As a professional and an engineer, every Ingeniera is a role model. In this course, we focus on how to navigate this field as a professional and a minority, as well as what skills can help us to continue developing and excel in our careers. We will also explore ways in which we can contribute to open doors to the future generations of Latinas coming into engineering and what activities we can do to raise awareness, mentor and support those following our steps. We will cover things that any professional at any stage of their career can do to increase the number of Latinas in Engineering and creating a more inclusive work environment for all.

Learning Outcomes
After participating, participants should be able to:
  • Identify key concepts that will set up your career for success.
  • Recognize how to contribute positive changes to unwelcoming work environments for us and future generations.
  • Identify how to get involved as a professional in engineering to pave the way for other Latinas.

54 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Diana Iracheta is a Manufacturing Engineer focused on Automation design. She is a first-generation Mexican immigrant and the founder of Latina Engineer and International Latina Engineer week. An organization and event that focuses on providing educational and professional development resources in hopes to increase the representation of Latinas in Engineering and other STEM fields.


This project is based upon work partially supported by the generosity of Discover.