Ariana Pineda is a rising high school senior passionate about the intersection of STEM, medicine, and entrepreneurship. She is a fierce advocate of equity and bridging social divides by utilizing her personal skills and interests to make a difference.
Pineda started Font Femme Magazine to share opportunities and stories in STEM, entrepreneurship, and youth-led initiatives with underrepresented women who want to get further involved in STEM. She also hopes to foster a sense of community during a time where everyone is so isolated due to the pandemic. Font Femme Magazine is a space where all women can share their experiences, involvement, and voice regarding the STEM world. It serves as a platform for girls to go above and beyond in writing about and sharing their STEM-related passions with the world.
Font Femme is a 501c(3) nonprofit with global readership as well as 60+ writers and over 12 staff members running the magazine. Currently, the organization is in the process of organizing a global all-girl innovation makeathon.
Growing Font Femme has taken a lot of time and hard work to expand the magazine’s social media presence and readership. By holding countless meetings with their management team, they ensure tasks are being completed on time and that all content is up to par with the magazine’s standards. Throughout this process, Ariana learned the importance of negotiation to successfully secure a multitude of partnerships, sponsorships, and connections with people who help contribute to the nonprofit’s mission.
Ariana’s favorite part about Font Femme is the people she meets and works with, her amazing and driven writers, and the fact that it is an all-female opportunity. She explains, “Our magazine would not have been able to come this far without the help of the management team, and what really makes our magazine is the amazing content our writers post.” All young women are free to apply as a writer to introduce even more women to STEM and make a global impact.
Register for Font Femme's upcoming makeathon at https://www.fontfemme.com/makeathon.