At the end of a two-day summit in Sunnyvale, California, keynote speaker Dolores Huerta led a chant with the audience. We were at the first-ever Latinas at Google Summit, which took place earlier this month. A group of Google volunteers, myself included, took seven months to carefully plan workshops, music, art exhibits and food inspired by our heritage. The size of the group was awe-inspiring, and so was their response after the event. When they gave us feedback, they told us they found community in the personal stories they shared and left the summit feeling more connected. At the event, they said, they learned new ways to amplify the work they do at Google—and in turn, reach people beyond our walls.
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Editorial Feature. Here we take a look at a handful of the inspiring Latinas who have made history, shaped the society we live in, and changed our world for the better. On April 8, , Ellen Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go into space. Since that ground-, or sky-, breaking moment, Ochoa has gone on a further three space flights, logging 1, hours in space in total.
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The Foundation will award 9 scholarships to Latina high school, college and graduate students and host over high school students at the Luncheon. This year we build on that legacy and will honor women in diverse fields from education, public affairs, telecommunications, government and media. The Honorees include Dr. She has been a long-standing advocate for improving education and services to youth throughout the Denver metro area. Prior to her career as a meteorologist, she was a Latin Billboard Music Award winning artist performing with the band La Onda.
On May 4, the Latinas First Foundation will award twelve scholarships to Latinas pursuing degrees in health sciences, education, pre-medicine, biology, biochemistry, political science and sociology. The Latinas First Foundation was created to provide a critical network and support for Latinas to reach their highest potential through non-traditional scholarships. It is a unique organization that not only recognizes what Latina leaders have accomplished, but also builds a community for other women to thrive. Chavez attends the University of Colorado at Denver and is majoring in biology. Her goal is to attend medical school.