The YWCA of Brooklyn proudly partnered with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, Black Girls Code and Connect with STEM to host the Black Girls CODE Women of Color in STEM Career Panel on August 22nd. The panel featured prominent women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), such as Mutale Nkonde, Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes, Dr. Sabriya Stukes, Christa Myers and Mott Hall Bridges Academy Principal Nadia Lopez. Martha Kamber, CEO and President of the YWCA of Brooklyn, also spoke at the event of her perspective on how access to STEM education empowers women and girls, and about the work that the YWCA does to support young women and girls with an interest in science and technology.
Over 250 backpacks, pencils, crayons, rulers, notebooks and other supplies were generously donated by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, YWCA residents, Target and Kings Plaza as part of the Back to School Readiness giveaway.
The event was free and open to youth ages 10-17 and their parents. Over 200 students and 100 parents were in attendance.