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.

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

Cynthia Guerrero

Cynthia Guerrero

Partner

CalStrat

Team Members

Rocío van Nierop

Rocío van Nierop

Co-Founder and CEO

Ana Bretschneider

Ana Bretschneider

Director of Sponsorships and Program Operations

Luis Ángel Hernández

Luis Ángel Hernández

Product Manager

Ceci Fischer-Benítez

Ceci Fischer-Benítez

Program Manager

Laura Varona

Laura Varona

Executive Assitant

Irene A.Canalís

Irene A.Canalís

Brand Manager and UX Designer

Yarely Chino

Yarely Chino

Lead Web Developer

Andrea Aragon

Andrea Aragon

Customer Success Specialist

Manuel Torres

Manuel Torres

Chapter Manager

Juana Estrada

Juana Estrada

Event Manager

Nancy Magallan

Nancy Magallan

Associate Project Manager

Jennifer Madera

Jennifer Madera

Marketing Manager