According to U.S. government statistics, Latinos comprise approximately 17% of the U.S. population but hold only 6% of computing occupations. Currently, Latinas comprise only 1% of these occupations. Inspiring them to pursue technology careers can help to increase these numbers.
fact sheets for creating awareness about the current state of girls’ participation in technology
talking points about various types of undergraduate courses and careers available in computing
videos and profiles of successful Latinas addressing attractions to technology and possible barriers in the field
links to computing activities and recruitment programs for young women
Spread the word
Download the media sharing package to get a copy of our press release and sample messaging that you can use with your community members and press contacts. Below are a few sample social media posts that you can use:
For Twitter: New from @NCWIT! A Spanish-language site for inspiring young Hispanic women, or Latinas, to pursue technology: http://bit.ly/19A3YSX
For Facebook: Do you know young Hispanic women, or Latinas, who are interested in technology? NCWIT just launched a Spanish-language website for inspiring young Hispanic women, or Latinas, to pursue technology: http://bit.ly/19A3YSX
Latinas & Tecnología de la Información is a project of NCWIT’s K-12 Alliance, funded by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
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