From the Web: Diversity in STEM – Important for Society, Good for Business

Dr. Patty Lopez, a first-generation college student and owner of seven technical patents, was interviewed by Carol J. Carter, HuffPost Contributor, on how diversity in STEM is important for society and good for business, saying the more diverse the workforce, the more ways a problem can be looked at and thus, solved.

Backed with both a Master’s and a PhD in Computer Science, Dr. Lopez is part of only 4% of Latinas with a graduate degree or higher. She currently is a Senior Platform Applications Engineer at Intel Corporation and part of Brawny’s #StrengthHasNoGender campaign, spending her time championing for women in technology. “It’s important for me to be that voice for people to advocate, to be the cheerleader for women. This is the reason I exist,” she said. In her interview with HuffPost, she answers questions about mentorships, why there are small numbers of females in STEM, and what should be done to create gender equality moving forward. 

Read her interview and the full story here.

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