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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

Young Austin Girls Learning to Code at Latinitas Tech Camp

Young Austin Girls Learning to Code at Latinitas Tech Camp By TWC News Staff Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 06:01 PM CDT A group of young Latina girls are taking part in coding boot-camp at an Austin software company. Girls ages 9-14 have met engineers, designers and programmers at Blackbaud and are getting lessons… Read more

KTSM Special Report

  (KTSM) El Paso, Texas “I like to put my earrings on like the dangly ones and I don’t really like to wear dresses because I don’t think they are very comfortable,” said Giana Quezada. Confidence, Intelligence and happiness; words to describe a more realistic definition of beauty. With a young mind and a heart… Read more

Girls Become Media Producers at Camp

Local Girls Produce Their Own Media This Summer Who: Girls ages 9-13 are invited to develop their media skills in this camp hosted by Latinitas and led by local media makers. What: The Latinitas Media Divas Summer Camp is a series of week-long camps where girls learn how to create their own multimedia arts projects… Read more

Latinitas Paving the Way for Latina Makers

Latinitas was featured in the School LIbrary Journal… Latinitas and DIY Girls: Paving the Way for Latina Makers By Shelley Diaz on May 20, 2015 Leave a Comment The rise of maker culture and new media focused initiatives has not gone unnoticed in the Latino community. Two nonprofit organizations, Latinitas and DIY Girls, are working with… Read more

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