Today is an exciting day for Latinas in Tech. Today is a day that shows that authentic passion and drive for making an impact and helping Latinas advance in the tech industry is being recognized.
Today we are thrilled to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal is contributing $100,000 to Latinas in Tech. This investment will help us fuel new programs that we are launching this year:
- Recruiting programs, such as the LiT Recruit event we are hosting in San Francisco on May 23, and the launch of a new LiT Career Hub that will connect our Latina members with job opportunities within tech companies, while serving as the bridge for tech companies that want to diversify their talent.
- Mentoring programs to foster the advancement of Latinas in technology careers.
- Providing hands-on leadership workshops and online professional development opportunities.
These funds will also support LiT’s Annual Summit, which will take place on Nov. 15, 2018 in San Francisco. And at the core, we will continue hosting our regular Latinas in Tech Meetups and even increasing their frequency, while introducing new chapters throughout the country.
Rocio and I had the honor of meeting Lorena Hernandez, the Community Impact Director for Comcast in California, last year during our Latinas in Tech Silicon Valley Summit. Our admiration for her was mutual, Lorena is leading Comcast's efforts to support organizations that drive an impact in the community and in the tech industry.
In Lorena's own words: "Latinas in Tech’s mission aligns perfectly with Comcast’s commitment to investing our resources in ways that help communities realize the transformative potential of media and technology to solve problems, improve lives and to create opportunity. Comcast is proud to partner and invest in Latinas in Tech for their ongoing strategic focus on empowering and educating Latinas. We believe this investment will help create a more diverse workforce in the technology industry".
We are beyond grateful to receive this contribution from Comcast. These funds will allow us to take our efforts to the next level and further enhance our mission of empowering Latinas working in tech. We look forward to all the great things we will accomplish together with the support Comcast.
Thank you / Gracias / Obrigada Lorena and Comcast for believing in Latinas in Tech!