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Are you interested in:

  • Inspiring low-income students in our community to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math?
  • Providing young girls and boys detailed paths to success in these fields?
  • Networking with other professionals in Silicon Valley?

Join us for an interactive and fun morning with Breakthrough students. Via STEM-based, hands-on activities and round-table discussions, professionals working in STEM careers have the opportunity to share their passion and experience with students in our community.



8:30 - 8:45 a.m.        Welcome and Registration

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.        Introduction to Challenge (Directions and Purpose of Challenge)

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.        STEM Challenge

9:45 - 10:10 a.m.       Roundtable Chats

10:15 - 10:25 a.m.     Closing Activity

10:25 - 10:30 a.m.     Group Picture, Good Byes, and Thank Yous


In Silicon Valley, Latinos make up 25% of the population, but only 3% of the high-tech workforce (Baron, 2012). Latina women number even fewer in high-tech fields. The underrepresentation of women, Latinos and other minority groups in STEM represents a waste of talent. As a leader in technology and innovation, Silicon Valley’s competitive edge is dependent on a highly educated workforce, but the unfortunate reality is that we lack a robust pipeline of homegrown candidates. Breakthrough Silicon Valley addresses this critical need. We expand the pool of highly skilled professionals and develop leaders who reflect the changing demographics of our region.

make a powerful impact as a guest speaker at Breakthrough Silicon Valley’s STEM Challenge and Chat!

For more information and to register, please contact Lina Rafaelli, Community Engagement Associate, at


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