Global female robotics nonprofit plants roots in San Antoni
Nearly three years ago, Women in Robotics started a grassroots initiative to bring more female talent into the tech industry, specifically in the male-dominated robotics field. Now a global nonprofit network, the group is starting its newest chapter in download lagu San Antonio.
The San Antonio chapter of Women in Robotics (WiR) is the group’s only one in Texas.
Home to a fast-growing tech industry and longstanding learning institutions, the city was an ideal place for the group to grow, according to Stephanie Garcia, business development and communications specialist for Port San Antonio, which helped stand up the San Antonio effort.
The percentage of women in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and more specifically robotics has been historically low, according to census data, but Women in Robotics is hoping to be a part of that change.
The group’s goal is “to bring together a community that was siloed at one point,” Garcia said, adding that the tech industry in the past was insular and hard to break into, especially for women.