Girls Who Engineer Design the Future
Founded Nov 2019
Our mission is to empower Latinas in Engineering by providing educational and professional development resources. Latinas represent only 2% in STEM fields. Latina Engineer hopes to help close that gap and connect young latinas in these fields and to create an international network of Ingenieras.
We are part of the Diana Iracheta Foundation NFP. This organization was created to fund and support minorities in STEM. We achieve this through public events that focus on education, career and life, as well as raising funds for scholarships awarded during International Latina Engineer Week.
Today our network has grown to more than 10,000 women in STEM including students and young professionals internationally.
How it Started
Latina Engineer was created by a recent engineering graduate. Diana wanted to share what her life as a minority in engineering was, along with creating the resources she felt were lacking for other students like her.
This organization has expanded into multiple platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and events such as our annual ILEW Conference.
Only 13% of engineers are women.According to research.swe.org 2018
Only 20% of bachelor’s degrees are awarded to women in engineering and computer science.According to research.swe.org 2018
Latinas make up only 2% of total Employed scientists and Engineers.According to NSF in 2015
International Latina Engineer Week
Learn more about our annual conference targeted to Latinas in Engineering and STEM! It’s Free!!!
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The main motivation behind what we do is the desire to break stereotypes. As a Latina immigrant, a female and an engineer, I have faced many stereotypes which I fight to break every single day. The ones that tell us I can’t be successful because of my background, or that I can’t be femenine because I am an engineer, I am breaking them all. Our opportunities and options are endless, but there is one thing that brings us together: The desire to be educated, successful, and powerful women. In this space, I will share my journey into breaking stereotypes and trying to change the workplace little by little as I begin and continue my career as a Latina Engineer.
Latina Engineer is an organization (part of the Diana Iracheta Foundation NFP) aimed at motivating, empowering and helping women and Latinas succeed in STEM.
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Reach out so we can work together!
Diana is an international speaker with experience in life balance, engineering education and early career, first generation students, immigration, impostor syndrome and more!
Get in Touch!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, advise. I am an ingeniera ready and eager to help another ingeniera!
Whether it is school, work, mental health, or simply to join the network of Latina Engineers!
If I cannot help you, I will find someone who can!