Less than 1 percent of all U.S. engineering bachelor's degrees go to African-American women. As a Black Woman, Kristian Newton has experienced doubt and isolation due to lack of representation, mentorship, and upward mobility opportunities; it's why she is committed to changing the statistics for Black and Brown girls in STEAM pathways. These statistics must change, and that is where HYPE comes in. HYPE is about more than just teaching girls how to code. It is providing hope, leaving a legacy, and doing our part to make sure that our future is better than our past.
Rob Richardson is the founder of Disruption Now Media, a platform that connects black and brown entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders through interactive events, educational content, podcasts, virtual and in-person summits.
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