Noramay Cadena is a first generation Mexican-American, three-time MIT graduate, engineering leader and community volunteer. She currently manages a $27M project for The Boeing Company and leads a cross functional team in the assembly, integration and test of a commercial satellite.

In 2012, she was the keynote speaker during the Adelante Mujer Latina Conference in Passadena, CA, and in 2008 was recognized nationally for her technical contributions with the Most Promising Engineer award during the “Great Minds in STEM” Conference.  This year, Nora co-founded the Latinas in STEM Foundation to inspire and empower Latinas to pursue, thrive and advance in STEM fields.


On Friday, October 11, 2013, hundreds of innovative and socially-minded Latinas met at Google’s Los Angeles Office for the second stop on the LATINAS THINK BIG™  national tour.

Sponsored by Google and broadcast to virtual viewers via Google+ Hangout On Air, LATINAS THINK BIG™ LA featured presentations by five talented Latina innovators–Noramay Cadena, Estefania Ortiz, Veronica Villafañe, Pamela Campos Palma, and Rocio Romero–and honored three innovative Latino professionals–Monica Gil, Eliana Murillo, and Martin Mares–for the outstanding leadership and commitment they have contributed to the Latino community.