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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With the Latinos Affinity Group

Learn more about Latinas in STEM with the Latinos AG's book club.
Latinos Affinity Group

Every year, between September 15 and October 15, the United States commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month. Every year, there is a theme that supports our cultural heritage. In 2023, Hispanic Heritage Month is all about Prosperity, Power, and Progress. And we couldn’t think of a better way to honor and celebrate this theme than to highlight the stories of many Latinas in STEM and other allies.

Earlier this year, Dr. Justina Sanchez launched the book “Extraordinary Engineers, Volume I: Female Engineers of This Day and Time.” In this book, she brings together stories to inspire us and future generations. The book also includes the stories of nine Latinas in STEM stepping into their own power and creating progress and impact in their respective fields ― along with the stories of other underrepresented women in STEM who also share their passion for their careers and professional journeys.

We couldn’t let this opportunity go by and wanted to highlight and support the stories that come from women just like us. After all, prosperity, power, and progress are better built in community! The SWE Latinos AG is hosting a book club where we’ll read Dr. Sanchez’s book and share insights from these very personal stories.

We kicked off the book club on Tuesday, September 26. We will discuss chapters 1-10 on Tuesday, October 3, at 8 p.m. ET and chapters 11-20 – with a special guest – on Tuesday, October 10, at 8 p.m. ET. We welcome everyone and hope you invite friends and colleagues to join. For more information and to sign up, check out our Google Form.

To discover all the opportunities within the SWE Latinos Affinity group, visit our Linktree for more information. You can also opt-in to our email list by logging into your member portal and updating your Communication Preferences.


  • Lennis Perez

    Lennis Perez (she/her) is the Chief Wellness Engineer at Just Lennis, LLC. She has a Masters in Chemical Engineering and is a certified meditation teacher. She’s also passionate about highlighting the incredible Latino/a talent in STEM and beyond. This is her second year serving as the SWE Latinos Affinity Group Hispanic Heritage Month Lead.