Celebrate Women in Engineering and meet Jeyra Rivera Arocho

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International Women in Engineering Day

Women might make up half the population, but only 16.5% of engineers are women. The International Women in Engineering Day aims to change that. Since 2014, June 23rd has been celebrated as a day to highlight and support women engineers and encourage girls interested in the field. 

This year, the WES (Women's Engineering Society) will be "profiling the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, the inventors and innovators who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future."

Do you have an aspiring engineer in your life? Or maybe you know a woman who's already blazing trails in engineering? We've got some gifts that would be right up her alley! 

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By the way... HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!

Each June, we celebrate our LGBTQ+ friends by sharing scientific work and voices from that community. We'll also be highlighting all of our rainbow gear so you can celebrate too! Check out our social media to see why #representationmatters. 

Can't get enough pride? Any purchase over $29 qualifies you to receive a rainbow bracelet or earrings free with your order!



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Meet Jeyra Rivera Arocho

From Jeyra

""This is what an engineer looks like".

It seems so simple, but to me it is a huge deal. This is my first professional headshot. Not only that, but my organization has a wall with all the office employees' headshots with names and discipline.

On Monday, saw when my headshot was getting hanged on the wall. "Me, the chamaquita who comes from the barrio, here" - I thought. Straight from Puerto Rico's public school system to navigate corporate America.

The diversity of that wall gives me a big sense of belonging. To me, culture is very important and I thrive in these progressive environments. Blessed to have this experience from very early in my career.

My third realization - I am truly living on the other side of the heartache and roller-coaster of this college/young adulthood journey. I still feel like I'm living a life that isn't mine. But also feel an immense sense of gratitude. I don't know if this even makes sense, but these are the thoughts that come to mind.

I hope to keep seeing more people like this jíbara in the design/construction space."

Jeyra's Instagram: @jibaritaengineer