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Austin’s Public Housing and Girls Empowerment Non-Profit Partner with National Tech Initiative to get More “Chicas” to Explore Tech

HACA’s Pathways Program and Latinitas’s Girls Leading Girls Initiative Use National Center for Women and Information Technology Resources to Cultivate More Gender Diversity in Tech Austin, Texas – February 05, 2016 – 9,000 technology jobs are coming to Austin by 2017, yet the current industry employs less than 17 percent of women. The National Center… Read more

College Chica El Paso

COLLEGE CHICA PREPARES GIRLS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION   WHAT:  College Chica is a full-day conference centered around college attainment. The event will feature college prep workshops, a college student panel and keynote speakers presenting on the value of academic pursuit. WHO: Girls ages 10-18 are invited to attend Latinitas’ College Chica conference. The event is… Read more

Healthy Chica

Latinitas Uses Media & Tech to Debunk Confusing Health Messages  El Paso, TX- Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, happiness, achievement and much more.  Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference, January 30 from 10am-3pm at El Paso First, 1145 Westmoreland for any girl ages 9-18 puts the message-making in girls’… Read more

EPCC Technology Workshop

TECH CHICA WORKSHOP: (12/5 – El Paso, TX) Women Leaders Motivate Girls to Discover Their Voice in Media & Tech WHEN: December 5, 2015 ( 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) WHERE: EPCC Administrative Building, 9050 Viscount WHAT: Girls are given the opportunity to explore career opportunities in media and technology mentored by professionals and college… Read more

Healthy Chica Conference Gives Girls Tools To Create a Movement

Latinitas Uses Media, Tech and Musician/Health Enthusiast Suzette Quintanilla to Debunk Confusing Health Messages  AUSTIN, TX- Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, sexuality, happiness, achievement and much more.  Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference, Oct 24, 9am-4pm at ACC Eastview for any girl ages 9-18 puts the message-making in… Read more

Girls Aim High in STEM Conference

LOCAL WOMEN LEADERS MOTIVATE GIRLS TO AIM HIGH Aim High Conference Features Leadership & Career Workshops WHAT: Aim High Conference: Girls are given the opportunity to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math mentored by professionals in this leadership and career workshop. WHEN: November 7, 2015 ( 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) WHERE:… Read more

Latinitas and Google Fiber Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Las Voces: Austin Latinas in Journalism

Local and National Journalist Panel Discuss Diverse Voices in Media Women represent just 35 percent of newspaper supervisors according to the 2014 American Society of News Editors newsroom census.  Same goes for TV and radio, where women make up just 28 percent of news directors in the top 25 U.S. markets and 26 percent of… Read more

Business Chica Conference Motivates Future Business Leaders

Business Chica Conference Encourages Girls to Reach Their Business Dreams WHO: The Business Chica workshop is presented by Latinitas, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering local girls, in partnership with Southwest University. The workshop is open to girls ages 10-17. WHAT: The Business Chica workshop is focused on encouraging local girls to discover their entrepreneurial spirit, to learn… Read more

Blackbaud Inc. Partners with Latinitas to Get more Girls of Color Coding

AUSTIN, TX (DATE) – Engineer Lina Nilsson shared her woes about the low numbers of females working in engineering in a recent New York Times Opinion piece[NM1] .  She cites legitimate issues of workplace discrimination and a lack of female role models, but also points out what attracts women towards STEM careers is different than their… Read more

Alamo Drafthouse Announces 2015 Summer Kids Camp Lineup

Austin, TX –– August 2015 – Alamo Drafthouse is happy to announce the return of its annual Summer Kids Camp screenings – now 100% better, stronger and fun-er! Programmed specifically for families, Summer Kids Camp is affordable fun for all with a mix of new favorites and classic kid-friendly films. New for this year is… Read more

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