Empowering America’s Rising Workforce–Latina Girls–in Computing and Innovation


The number of Latina CEOs in the United States is extremely low and more Latinos need to be in leadership positions .  I wonder if young Latino students were exposed to technology sooner if they would continue to be a part of the digital divide.  Latinos are one of the fastest growing minority groups in the United States.  As a country we can’t afford to not expose children to STEM and computing education.

According, to Dr.  Idit Harel Caperton ” Latinos and Latinas are the major rising workforce in an economy of too many unfilled STEM and Computing jobs in the tech industry, research, academia, education, health, and politics.”  

Students should be taught the skills they need in order to be successful in society, and they are at a disadvantage when they are not familiar with current technology.

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