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Latinas in Tech Career Hub: Matchmaking Talent in Tech

In an effort to continue building strong bridges between Latina talent and top tech companies, Latinas in Tech launched the LiT Career Hub in May of this year. Since our launch, more than 40 companies have shared 73+ job opportunities and our platform has received close to 2,000 views.

Through this platform, members of our community are able to search for career opportunities using key words that align with their expertise and filter by location, sector, and skills.  On the employer side, companies are able to post jobs that will be featured in bi-weekly emails to our Latinas in Tech database, and gain access to new and diverse talent pools.

Did you know that Latinas represent less than 1% of the workforce in the tech industry?[1] We believe that diversity not only fuels innovation, but also helps to create better, more inclusive technology for everyone. This is why we hope that this Career Hub becomes a hotspot for recruiters to find the talent they need, as well as a platform for Latinas to take their career to the next level. Since the launch of the Career Hub, we have already placed Latinas in some of the most sought after companies. One example is Paola Correa, who now works at Facebook elevating stories from diverse entrepreneurs that are doing amazing things thanks to the platform’s tools.

During the pilot phase, the Latinas in Tech Career Hub will be free of charge to companies, and we encourage you to post often and exclusively on our platform! If you are a recruiter and are interested in sharing a job listing on our Career Hub, please contact us. We’ll set up your login credentials and you will be able to manage multiple job postings on your company’s dashboard.

Our wish is that this Career Hub helps close the gap for Latinas who want to work in this field. Help us make it a reality! If you work in tech, talk to your company about publishing new job openings on our Career Hub, share the listings on social media, and help us spread the word! As always, we are stronger together.


References

[1] National Center for Women and Information Technology, Women and Information Technology By The Numbers, April 9, 2018.

Comcast contributes $100,000 to Latinas in Tech

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!

Latinas in Tech Launches New Chapters

We’re excited to announce that Latinas in Tech will be expanding to three new cities: New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento! Each new chapter will allow us to further our mission to connect, support and empower Latina women working in tech.

After four successful years, and with more than 2,000 women in our current membership across Silicon Valley, Austin, and Mexico City, these new chapters will allow us to deliver professional development, recruitment and mentorship opportunities for Latinas who are looking to grow in their careers more than ever.

We want to be a catalyst for elevating Latinas working and leading the technology industry, and we want to have your back in the process. Now we have more places to make sure that happens.

We will be hosting launch events in each city, please be sure to share the news and invite your fellow Latinas in Tech to the events! We also invite you to visit the new chapter sites so you can learn about the local Board Members.

  • New York City: May 17 at Skillshare (RSVP)
  • Sacramento: May 24 at Urban Hive
  • Los Angeles: June at Uber

Bienvenidas Latinas in Tech in NYC, Sacramento, and LA!

 

Join us on Slack!

We’re excited to announce that Latinas in Tech is now on Slack!

Our community has grown tremendously over the years through the power of Facebook groups and now we are adding another powerful channel that will allow you to engage even more with your fellow Latinas in Tech. Through this channel, you will instantly be able to share news, events, jobs, ask questions and get to know each other on a more direct level. We hope you enjoy this new level of conversation!

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