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ABOUT US

Who We Are

Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization with the aim to create a tech industry where Latinas are well-represented throughout all levels of the ecosystem by empowering them to be innovators and leaders.

Our mission is to provide the resources, opportunities and community Latinas need to thrive, innovate and lead in tech.

The group began in Silicon Valley in 2014 and has since then expanded to a large number of cities around the world.

Latinas in Tech covers the full tech ecosystem. We are engineers, cybersecurity experts, data scientists, business development leaders, public relations professionals, sales professionals, journalists, bloggers, entrepreneurs, investors, marketing professionals, recruiters and everything surrounding the tech ecosystem.

Although we do not deny the diversity and inclusion problem that we face at the moment, our focus is on the opportunities that we, as individuals, can tackle in order to grow and take a seat at the decision-making table.

We work hand in hand with top technology companies to create safe spaces for learning, mentorship and recruitment.

What We Do

We are focused on empowering and connecting Latinas through three key pillars:

Professional Development

We want to help Latinas grow in their careers through hands-on training and leadership workshops.

Recruiting

We want to connect our Latina members with job opportunities within tech companies, while serving as the bridge for tech companies that want to diversify their talent.

Mentorship

We want to connect Latinas with mentors that can guide and help them grow throughout their professional careers.

Team Members

Rocío van Nierop

Rocío van Nierop

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Yara Luis-Stoll

Yara Luis-Stoll

Head of Product

Ana Bretschneider

Ana Bretschneider

Programs and Outreach Manager

Ceci Fischer-Benítez

Ceci Fischer-Benítez

Program Manager

Luis Ángel Hernández

Luis Ángel Hernández

Engineering Manager

Laura Varona

Laura Varona

Executive Assitant

Adán González

Adán González

Software Engineer

Irene A.Canalís

Irene A.Canalís

Graphic Designer

Advisory Board

Lorena Hernández

Lorena Hernández

California Director, Community Impact

Comcast NBCUniversal

Marisa Moret

Marisa Moret

Public Policy

Airbnb

Verónica Fernández

Verónica Fernández

SVP, North America Head of Business Solutions

Visa

Pilar Manchón

Pilar Manchón

Senior Director of Research Strategy @GoogleAI

Google

Julia Figueiredo

Julia Figueiredo

Director, LATAM

Silicon Valley Bank

Cinthia Guerrero

Cinthia Guerrero

Partner

CalStrat

Governing Board of Directors

Pamela Lujan

Pamela Lujan

Secretary & Summit Director, Latinas In Tech | Director, Legal Counsel, Oportun

Carolina Huaranca Mendoza

Carolina Huaranca Mendoza

Director of Entrepreneurship | Scout @ Lightspeed Venture Partners

Antonella Guidoccio

Antonella Guidoccio

Product Director, Latinas In Tech | Senior Product Manager, Exygy

Ione Ayestaran

Ione Ayestaran

Director of Partnerships, Latinas In Tech | Account Executive, Zoom

Belén Cruz Zapata

Belén Cruz Zapata

Director of Technology, Latinas In Tech | IOS Software Engineer

Nicole Herrera

Nicole Herrera

Director of Diversity & Inclusion Latinas In Tech | Culture, Diversity, & Inclusion Program Manager, Google Android, Google

Mara Lu Herrera Cohen

Mara Lu Herrera Cohen

Treasurer & Director of Expansion, Latinas In Tech | Program Manager, Global Strategy & Planning, Uber

Diana Rodríguez

Diana Rodríguez

Director of Program Management, Latinas In Tech | Program Manager, Google