Rocío van Nierop Co-Founder and Executive Director, Latinas in Tech
After working in the Tech industry for 15 years and Cofounded Latinas in Tech, Rocio left her Tech job to dedicate all her energy to her full-time passion, Latinas in Tech, 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 25,000 women working at more than 100 of the top technology companies across multiple counties and continents.
Rocio is an activist and public speaker who advocates for tech diversity and inclusion while lifting our underrepresented minorities.
As the fearless leader of LiT, she works tirelessly to change the system from within, working with Latinas and Allies to create fair and inclusive environments. Additionally, Rocio works with lawmakers at the city, state, and federal levels to help change the system from outside of the tech ecosystem.
Rocio is named one of the top 100 most influential Latinas in the United States by Latino Leaders Magazin and has been awarded the Rise & Raise Award by the United Nations Women and the Tech Diversity and Inclusion Award by the Mexican Government.