Caminos Presents Digital Decade for Latinas: Empowerment, Economy and E-Cycling

Caminos Presents Digital Decade for Latinas: Empowerment, Economy and E-Cycling

Caminos to reveal tech advances of Latinas in new report and honor Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and Latinas in Computing at anniversary celebration


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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Caminos-Pathways Learning Center will highlight the progress of Latinas in the field of technology and honor the women who have led the way at our 10-year anniversary celebration Digital Decade for Latinas: Empowerment, Economy and E-Cycling on February 19, 2009.

Digital Decade for Latinas will honor the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and Latinas in Computing for their work in increasing access to technology for minority women across the nation and in the local Bay Area community. We will also honor Caminos founder Sister Petra Chavez for 40 years of service to San Francisco’s Latino community.

“The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is passionately committed to having a diverse workforce engaged in the use and creation of technology. We fully support the efforts of the CAMINOS group to reach out to Latinas and provide them with the skills that will develop self sufficiency, and expand digital inclusion efforts. We are honored to be acknowledged by this wonderful organization,” said Telle Whitney, CEO of the Anita Borg Institute.

At the event, Caminos will present the results of a new report called Latina Immigrants and Technology in San Francisco’s Mission District, compiled using data gathered since our organization’s inception in 1999 and data provided by the Anita Borg Institute.

“Technology has empowered Latinas and served as a tool for their economic mobility over the past 10 years and we see new emerging trends that can have a significant impact in years to come,” said Laura G. Valdez, Executive Director of Caminos.

WHAT: Digital Decade for Latinas: Empowerment, Economy and E-cycling

WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2009

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Cocktail reception and dinner

WHERE: San Francisco Marriott

55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, 94103

(Public Parking Available on Fifth Street/Accessible via

BART-Powell)

Go green! Register for the event at digitaldecade.eventbrite.com.

If you would like to receive a printed invitation, learn about sponsorship opportunities for this event, or request a press pass, please contact Michelle at (415) 824-0682 x. 101 or by e-mail at Michelle@caminossf.org.

About CAMINOS-Pathways Learning Center

CAMINOS promotes economic self-sufficiency and digital inclusion for Latina women. More than 3,000 women have benefited from our basic to advanced computer literacy and workforce development programs since 1999. CAMINOS also serves hundreds of Latino families through its Computer Service program offering low-cost repair service. For more information, visit http://www.caminossf.org .

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, Microsoft Corporation, HP, Sun, Cisco, Intel, SAP, Juniper Networks, NSF, NCWIT, IBM, Symantec, CA, NetApp, and Capgemini. For more information, visit http://www.anitaborg.org .

About Latinas in Computing

The Latinas in Computing community began after an ABI Birds of a Feather session at the 2006 Grace Hopper Conference at San Diego, CA titled Latinas in Engineering, where a group of Latinas from industry, government labs and academia discussed the strengths of the community and the misconceptions affecting it. Latinas in Computing established as its first goal to define key strategies to promote leadership and professional development among current and next generation of Latinas. For more information, visit http://anitaborg.org/initiatives/systers/lic/

SOURCE CAMINOS-Pathways Learning Center

Caminos Presents Digital Decade for Latinas: Empowerment, Economy and E-Cycling