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About Latinas in Tech
Latinas in Tech is a non-profit with humble origins. What started as two friends in need of career support is now a global community of almost 20,000 Latinx women
Our group began in Silicon Valley in 2014 and has since then expanded to 20 additional cities with a local footprint around the world.
Our mission is ambitious, just like our members: we seek to reshape the tech industry so that Latinx women are not only well-represented but also thriving in the ecosystem.
For more information or to donate to our non-profit, please visit www.latinasintech.org.
Rocio van Nierop is Cofounder and CEO at Latinas in Tech.
Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization with the mission to connect, support, and empower Latina women working in technology and a vision to achieve fair representation in leadership positions. The organization comprises more than 20,000 women working at more than 100 of the top technology companies. The group began in Silicon Valley in 2014 and has since then expanded to 16 other cities:
Rocio was previously Director of Product Marketing at Prezi, launched and led Prezi’s operations in Latin America, and has worked in technology for the last 15 years.
Rocío is Cofounder and CEO at Latinas in Tech, an influential non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and connecting Latinas in the Technology Industry.
Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization with the mission to connect, support, and empower Latina women working in technology and a vision to achieve fair representation in leadership positions. The organization comprises more than 20,000 women working at more than 100 of the top technology companies. The group began in Silicon Valley in 2014 and has since then expanded to6 countries.
Rocío graduated with honors from Tec de Monterrey with a degree in Marketing. Until recently, Rocio was the Director of Product Marketing at Prezi where she spent several years launching Prezi's products nationally and internationally. Prior to her role in Product Marketing, Rocio was General Manager of Prezi Latin America making Prezi one of the leading presentation platforms pushing the boundaries of innovation and effective communications.
Rocío has been an advocate for tech inclusion, participating in multiple boards of charitable organizations that push forward the participation of underrepresented minorities. Besides Latinas in Tech, Rocio has co-founded Silicon Valley Day - a conference that brings the best minds of Silicon Valley to multiple cities and countries in Latin America, helped start Red Global de Talentos Mexicanos in San Francisco, as well as the EXATEC alumni group in San Francisco,
Born in the Bay Area to Mexican parents, growing up in Mexico, Germany, and Boston, Rocío is a proud wife and mother of two and she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, literature, and extreme sports.
Rocío es cofundadora y CEO en Latinas in Tech, una poderosa organización sin fines de lucro que tiene como misión empoderar y conectar a las mujeres latinas en la industria tecnológica.
Latinas in Tech busca una representación justa en puestos de liderazgo en las grandes empresas de Tecnología. Además, busca aumentar el número de mujeres emprendedoras.
La organización está formada por más de 20,000 mujeres. Inició en Silicon Valley en 2014 y desde entonces se ha expandido a otras 20 ciudades alrededor del mundo.
Actualmente, Latinas in Tech cuenta con el apoyo de empresas como Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Pinterest y PayPal, entre otros.
Rocío se graduó con honores del Tec de Monterrey con una licenciatura en Marketing y, después de desempeñar el cargo como Gerente General de Prezi Latinoamérica, Rocío destacó como Directora Global de Marketing de Producto de la famosa plataforma de presentaciones.
Por más de una década, Rocío ha dedicado gran parte de su tiempo al activismo por los derechos de la mujer y promoción del talento mexicano y latinoamericano, creando y participando en múltiples mesas directivas de organizaciones benéficas que impulsan la participación de minorías subrepresentadas.
Además de Latinas in Tech, Rocío ha acelerado el crecimiento de Silicon Valley Day, la Red Global de Talentos Mexicanos en San Francisco y la asociación EXATEC San Francisco.