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Yesterday we had the pleasure of chatting with Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance and former advisor to President Barack Obama on Intellectual Property.

The event was hosted at Splunk’s HQ in San Francisco. About 75 Latinas came to join the conversation and were able to ask questions face to face.

Victoria spoke about her career path, her setbacks, and opportunities. She gave advice to our Latinas in Tech and shared with us how she battled with Impostor Syndrome.

Victoria described working in the White House, battling to open a brand new office, and convincing and negotiating with other agencies and partners in order to accomplish her goals.

The event was very inspiring. We heard about what is being said about the Tech industry in the federal government, what things can be done in the fight for inclusion, diversity, and immigration not only in Tech but in our community as a whole.

I was very impressed by the caliber of our attendees – I met Latinas with experience in cybersecurity, policymaking, some amazing students interning in tech, and leaders of diversity and inclusion from very large and influential tech companies! I think this event earned two thumbs up for both the presentation and the networking.

Thank you, Victoria for sharing your story with us!

This event would not have been possible without the help of Chantale – chairwoman of Splunk’s LatinX ERG Group – and the amazing Splunk Office and IT team that made all the magic happen.

Stay tuned for our next event!