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019|[ENG] Empowering Latinas in STEM: Ximena Aristizabal, Andrea Sanchez Sours and Stephanie Serrano

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is a US-based non-profit that has been preparing students from a hispanic background for careers in STEM since 1974. We recorded this episode at their 2018 national conference in Cleveland, Ohio where more than 7000 engineering students and professionals met for 4 days of workshops and networking.

In 2015, in the midst of the #IlookLikeAnEngineer movement 3 young Latina Engineers and SHPE members felt that there was something missing from the conference: A space where female students could talk and learn about topics specific to their experiences and where they could celebrate and empower each other. This was how the SHPEtinas were born.

They spearheaded a track for the 2016 conference with workshops and panels led by female professionals and have become a staple of the national conference ever since. Together these 3 women, Ximena Aristizabal, Andrea Sanchez Sours and Stephanie Serrano have grown a movement that has touched the lives of 2000+ female students and young professionals. This is a look at their story.


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018| Mentoria Maracucha para Millennials: Con Erika Sanchez Garrido, Directora Comercial @ Dow Chemical Company y Adrian Cottin, Ing. Electronico @ Northrop Grumman

¡Capitulo impromptu en la conferencia de #SHPE2018 en Cleveland, Ohio! Tuvimos una sobredosis de sabor Venezolano en este episodio. Converse con Erika Sanchez Garrido y Adrian Cottin, Ingenieros, Venezolanos y ante todo: Maracuchos. Maracaibo es el centro de la industria petrolera venezolana y es famosa por su musica y el calor de su gente. Los Maracuchos se reconocen por tener un humor unico, ser sumamente carismaticos y su acento inconfundible. Erika es Ing. Quimica y Directora asociada para Norteamerica en The Dow Chemical Company. Actualmente lidera un equipo de mas de 20 personas para un negocio que factura $1 Billon de dolares anuales. Estaba en SHPE2018 como reclutadora para Dow y panelista para varias ponencias sobre Latinas en STEM. Adrian es Ing. Electronico en Northrop Grumman y cuenta con mas de 15 años de experiencia en la industria de defensa. Es lider de ADELANTE, un grupo de afinidad para empleados de Northrop Grumman. Estaba en la conferencia de SHPE2018 para recibir el “SHPE STAR Award” por sus esfuerzos en crear iniciativas que fomenten la diversidad en su compañia. Nos pusimos super Venezolanos en este episodio hablamos de muchas cosas:
  • La Diaspora Venezolana por el mundo
  • Que mantiene a un profesional mas de 10 años en una empresa
  • La falacia del work/life balance
  • El impacto de poder dar y recibir feedback
  • Los retos que tienen profesionales jovenes para conectar con otras generaciones
  • Tacticas para Millennials comenzando su carrera
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017| [ENG] Ana Riveros, Industrial Engineering Student, SHPE Chapter President @ University of Central Florida

Ana Riveros is an Industrial Engineering student and President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers chapter at the University of Central Florida. We recorded this episode during the annual SHPE conference @ Cleveland, Ohio where more than 7000 professionals and students gathered to connect and learn about #STEM.

Ana is a very charismatic student leader that has gained experience as a reliability engineer at Lockheed Martin and General Motors. Ana shared with us her experience being a female SHPE president, her challenges getting out of her comfort zone working with GM in Flint, Michigan and a reflection on the #SHPE2018 Conference.

**Disclaimer***We recorded this episode at the Historic Cleveland Arcade on the last night of the #SHPE2018 conference. Apologies for the background noise.

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