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Girls of Promise conference in Arkansas



Little Rock, Arkansas – On Friday, astronaut and former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center Eighth-grade, spoke to girls in Arkansas, to learn more about STEAM.

Girls of Promise had an opportunity to get a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, and math through activities such as coding and robotics.

Dr. Ellen Ochoa who was the first Latina in space was the keynote speaker.

According to her, anything is possible.

“The mission is to empower girls to know that they have opportunities,” Katie Story-Hogue Girls of Promise Conference Chair says. “Especially girls from rural areas and persistent poverty counties around Arkansas to know that there is an opportunity, and they can do whatever they want to do.”

Girls of Promise is a mission of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas – to create equality for women through economics and philanthropic investment.