A couple of years ago, it was impossible to think that we could work from home, the beach or in another country. Today remote work is a reality
A few years ago, working from home – or anywhere in the world – was practically a dream. Today, remote work is a reality as tech companies have re-considered the traditional office. Remote work has represented an enormous shift in how people, especially women, live their day-to-day lives and manage career expectations. This situation has represented a significant advance in facilitating diversity in tech. Yet, a lot of work still needs to be done. There is a need to rethink the traditional career paths and experiences.
Big changes are still needed to improve diversity in tech. While many companies are trying to improve diversity in the hiring process, there’s still much to do. Many companies are still stuck in the past regarding how they evaluate workers and hire candidates, their experiences, and their potential. This situation needs to change.
Breaking past the traditional ways in which companies evaluate work experiences is a win/win for companies and individuals. When companies take an “outside the box” approach, they open up to new candidates and ideas that can bring fresh and innovative perspectives that will help them stand out from the competition. Going beyond the notion that experience is “X years in Y role,” a company can look at an individual’s potential and discover talents and abilities that will supercharge a company’s success. It can also give those with a non-traditional background or pivoting into tech a chance to shine.
For Latinas, our careers and job titles are a small portion of our identity, experiences, and potential. We experience tech differently. Latinas are often straddling different functions and work-streams and personal and professional obligations, languages, and even international boundaries. These complex challenges make Latinas a hidden resource. As a group, we are resilient, capable, tenacious, and when we are given a chance, we can do extraordinary things. Our unique mix of personal and professional experience can help identify opportunities for company growth. Therefore, when companies and organizations rethink traditional “experience,” they open up space for us and our voices as we progress in our careers and lives.
At Latinas in Tech, our goal is to build a tech industry where “Latinas are well-represented throughout all levels of the ecosystem by empowering them to be innovators and leaders.” To achieve this goal, we partner with companies like Tribal, who share our vision that the tech community should break paradigms to become more inclusive and diverse.
Therefore, we are happy to announce that next Tuesday, March 8th at 11 am Pacific Time, in honor of International Women’s Day, we will be partnering with Tribal for the event: “Re-inventing the jobs of tomorrow: From designing remote cultures to changing traditional paradigms”. This will be a vibrant conversation as to how companies, like Tribal, are breaking paradigms and the challenges these actions present.
Join us as we work towards a more inclusive and future tech.