Beyond the Usual, Passive DEI Efforts in Tech

Blog: STEAM and Educational Pathways

Manny Becerra as a child

August 2018

I recently had the honor of being asked to speak with a group of incredible young students, predominantly young ladies of color with a strong interest and motivation in STEAM careers.

I believe in making a better and more equitable world for all by helping create more access opportunities to education.

Shortly after the day of the talk, I received an unexpected and surprising collage from these students thanking me for coming to speak with them, and taking their questions to have a conversation, which provided me with more background on their cool summer projects.

I'm just as grateful for the opportunity to have been invited to connect with these incredible, young people: they're crushin' it! I am inspired by what the future holds for us, collectively, particularly when individuals like these smart, motivated, thoughtful and curious youth are shown unwavering support, and are believed in to pursue their aspirations.

So, to the students: thank YOU for having me the other day and here's to a prosperous future to each and everyone of you! 🙌🏽🔥

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I welcome requests for future speaking engagements, in- or out- side of the classroom, particularly on the topics of education, STEAM, inclusive design and technology, community, workplace culture and team dynamics, and leadership. Please connect with me if you are interested in future work together.


Manny Becerra as a child

I operate from a place of compassion, possibility and imagination. My work and efforts share a common goal: create a better, sustainable and equitable world by building inclusive communities, products & experiences.