The girls at College View HS were completely engaged in this session led by Jannie Fernandez, NCWIT Director K-12 Alliance and TECHNOLOchicas, who spoke about NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology), and the various opportunities available to girls interested in technology, such as TECHNOLOchicas, a national initiative of NCWIT and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology, and the Aspirations in Computing award for High School students and Educators interested in computer science. Applications open in September.
To finish the session, Jannie encouraged all girls to submit an application for the Aspiration awards, and gave some tips on how to make their application stand out:
Toot your horn! Highlight your accomplishments both in and out of academics
Talk about what you're most passionate about
Celebrate the things you're proud of