In this podcast interview, Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) Executive Director Katie Taylor (left) speaks with the First Lady of Panama Yazmín Colón de Cortizo (right) about her role as Goodwill Ambassador for STEM Education, the current state of STEM education in Latin America, and what the future holds for women and girls in this field. They discuss First Lady Colón de Cortizo’s visit to STEM projects in Colombia, strategies to close the gender gap in STEM, and the digital divide that disproportionally affects the most vulnerable people in the region. First Lady Colón de Cortizo emphasizes the importance of public-private partnerships to address some of the challenges in STEM education and shares a message of hope with young students.
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To learn more about First Lady Colón de Cortizo’s role as Goodwill Ambassador, read the press release from her appointment.