2020 Annual Member Report

by | Mar 8, 2021

The Annual Member Report summarizes the findings from a member survey conducted at the end of 2020. It was circulated to our members through email and social media to reach more than 1,200 respondents. This year’s report includes demographic data, career progression insights, member testimonies, and helpful tips for tech companies working on equity in the workplace.

For the full report including career progression insights, member testimonies, and tips for tech companies, click here to download the PDF.

2020 Impact

Historically, we convened through in-person meetups hosted at our tech partners’ office hubs. When the Covid-19 crisis hit, our community shifted to online gatherings and cyber learning. In 2020, we hosted over 70 online events including mixers, workshops, and panel discussions to reach more than 4,000 Latinx women in tech.

We opened up 10 additional Chapters to increase our local footprint and expand our support. To date, we have 17 chapters in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the UK.

2020 Member Demographics

Our community is made up of several member subsets including Latinx women who are employed at tech companies (63%), unemployed tech talent (11%), and members looking to break into tech (19%). We welcome allies to contribute to our mission and learn along with our community.

LOCATION

HERITAGE

Our members represent more than 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with increased presence from Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil.

GENERATION

About a third of our members identify as immigrants and almost half of our members identify as 1st generation.

LANGUAGES

More than half of our members identified Spanish as their native language, and over a third identified English as their native language. A majority speak more than one language (94%).

AGE

60% of members are between 25 to 35 years old.

RACE

The racial disparity in our community is an extension and reflection of the greater representation issue in the tech sector. As a community and organization, we need to do better in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for multi-racial Latinas.

*** Note this year’s survey data was invalid. The data presented above is from the 2019 survey findings.

GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUALITY

The majority of our members identify as cisgender and heterosexual with 15% identifying as LGBTQ+.

DISABILITIES

Out of the 13% of our members who shared they have a disability, 12% identified their disability is invisible and 1% identified it is visible.

VETERAN STATUS

Veterans make up a notable minority both in our community and in the tech sector.

PARENTHOOD

I think there is a lot of opportunity for Latinas to support one another on how to manage motherhood and a career. We have such a strong sense of commitment to our families which often leads to feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and guilty when prioritizing our careers.”

– Testimony from member

Career Insights

Although more than half of members have 10+ years of experience, only a third of members are at the Manager level. In comparison to last year’s data, there was a 10% increase of talent at the Manager level, and only slight increases at the C-level (+1%) and Director/Lead level (+3%). We continue to see the real challenge for Latinas is making the jump from Manager to Director/ Lead, and then from Director/Lead to Sr.Director/VP/Head.

EDUCATION

FIELD OF WORK

 

For the full report including career progression insights, member testimonies, and tips for tech companies, click here to download the PDF.

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