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Program Overview

The Latinas Engineering Leaders Program is a 4-month virtual mentorship program designed to empower and support Latinas who are early in their college career and interested in pursuing a degree in Computer Science.


Throughout the program, we cover the fundamentals of career development; ranging from strategies on how to succeed in higher education to personal coaching on how to land your first technical internship.

Please see the full list of workshops below.


Our goal is to help young Latina engineers land their first technical internship, and prepare them to become future leaders in the tech industry

We will share details on our next

cohort soon, stay tuned!

Latinas Engineering Leadership Program Flyer 2019

Qualifications and Application

Please read through the information below to familiarize yourself with the selection process and ensure your eligibility

Important Dates to Remember


  • Application opens: May 14, 2021 at 8:00am (PST)


  • Application due: June 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (PST)

  • Video interviews will take place June - July  2021


  • Final decisions will be made in July 2021


  • The program runs from August - November 2021

2020 - 2021 Workshops

(all workshops will happen on Saturday from 11am - 12:30pm) 

SESSION 1: Get To Know Us - Sat. August 7th
SESSION 2: College Tips 101 - Sat. August 14th
SESSION 3: Resume Development 101 - Sat. August 21st
SESSION 4: Careers in Tech - Sat. August 28th 
SESSION 5: Applying to Internships 101 -  Sat. Sept 4th
SESSION 6: Develop your Personal Website - Sat. Sept 11th
SESSION 7: Basics of Tech Interviews - Sat. Sept 18th
SESSION 8: Practice Behavioral Interview - Sat. Oct. 2nd**
SESSION 9: Practice Technical Interview - Sat. Oct. 2nd**
SESSION 10: Networking 101 - Sat. Oct. 9th
SESSION 11: Full Practice Interview - Sat. Oct. 16th
SESSION 12: Applying to Scholarships 101 - Sat. Oct. 23rd   
SESSION 13:  Design Thinking & Rapid Prototyping- Sat. Oct. 30th
SESSION 14: Support Outside of Campus - Sat. Nov. 6
SESSION 15: Tech Company Tour - Sat. Nov. 13th


** These will happen on the same day


  • Identify as a Latina​

  • Be an incoming freshman or sophomore in the Fall of 2021


  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student in a BA/BS program in California for the Fall of 2021

  • Intend to pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or a related major

  • Have a passion for a career in the tech industry

  • Have a strong desire in their personal leadership development and growth


  • Be able to commit to the program responsibilities listed in the application

Application Timeline

Submit Form

Due:  July 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (PST)

Video Interview

These will take place between June and July

Acceptance Notice

Final decisions will be emailed out in July 2021

Program Begins

LELP will run from August to November 2021


Meet our 2018 Cohort

Alexa M.


Facebook University Engineering Intern  2019

Wendy M.

UC Riverside

Mary M.

Sacramento State

Engineering Analyst at Goldman Sachs 2021

Julia C.


Google EP Intern 2019

Google Software Engineering Intern 2020 

Olivia F.


Workshop Instructors:

Itzel Martinez

Dante Alvarado-Leon

Guadalupe C.

CSU Monterey Bay

& Hartnell College

Global Product & Technology Intern at ADP

Ashley G.

CSU Monterey Bay

& Hartnell College

Mytzy E.

CSU Monterey Bay

& Hartnell College

Software Engineer at Xinampa

Nayeli D.

CSU Monterey Bay

& Hartnell College

Brenda J.

CSU Monterey Bay

& Hartnell College

Coder Dojo Instructor

Meet our 2019-2020 Cohort

Madelen F.

UC Berkeley, College of Engineering

Diana B.
CSU Bakersfield

Software Engineer Intern at Northrop Grumman

Alexandra B. 

CSU Los Angeles

Twitter Early Bird Program

Yasmin H.

UC Santa Cruz

Microsoft Explore


Nancy S.

CSU Los Angeles

Student Testimonials

“The Latinas Engineering Leadership Program has prepared me to handle both the expected and unexpected challenges of the tech industry, be even prouder of where I come from, and find strategies to give back to the community that raised me, especially in STEM education.”

Julia, USC

Awards Received

Westly Prize

2019 - 2020 Winners

The Westly Foundation believes that investment in our children and youth paves the way for success in the future. 

Because our youth offer the promise of overcoming our greatest challenges, we award prizes to talented young social innovators in California who are making our world a better place.

The Foundation awards a prize once a year to early-stage, young social innovators in California with novel solutions to community challenges. 


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