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Demystifying tech interviewing Latinx leaders all over the world to get their perspective, encouragement and insights. The Latinx community is an ensemble of unique identities and backgrounds, and we love when we come together with our rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, and perspectives.

Demystifying tech interviewing Latinx leaders all over the world to get their perspective, encouragement and insights. The Latinx community is an ensemble of unique identities and backgrounds, and we love when we come together with our rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, and perspectives.


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Demystifying tech interviewing Latinx leaders all over the world to get their perspective, encouragement and insights. The Latinx community is an ensemble of unique identities and backgrounds, and we love when we come together with our rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, and perspectives.




Helping People Land Their Dream Job in Product Management with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

Conversation with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, the Founder and CEO of Product School. We invited Carlos to our podcast because he has an interesting journey building global companies and digital products and this is a subject we’d like to bring to our podcast. Technically he’s not a Latino, but a Hispanic since Carlos is from Spain, and we think we share a lot of similarities with each other. We talked about his journey, entrepreneurship and of course Product Management. Carlos has a...


Competed in the Olympics. Now Leading the Figma EMEA Sales Team with Nathalie Marchino πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

We talked with Nathalie Marchino, as our first guest of 2021, a former professional rugby player born in Colombia who lived in Switzerland and has turned into a great tech business leader. With a BS Finance in International Business, Nathalie is helping to make design accessible as an EMEA Head of Sales at Figma. She has also worked at Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We’re always so inspired to hear stories from people who break into tech, and Nathalie shared her story of how she started out...


We Need to Stop the Referral Funnel Coming from the Same People with Linda Ruiz David πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·

Conversation with Linda Ruiz David, an Industrial Engineer from Mexico City. Linda is currently working as a Principal Recruiter at Growth by Design. She founded and led Pinterest's first Latinx and Hispanic community, Todos Pincluidos. Linda works on creating inclusive, empathetic and fun work cultures. She was also on the Board for Latinas in Tech, worked at IBM, and General Electric among others. In this episode we talked about belonging, finding your place, speaking your truth and how...


Leading IT Teams in the Gaming Industry While Empowering Herself and Everyone Around Her with Cristina Rufeisen πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

Senior Director, IT Program Management at Electronic Arts. Cristina Rufeisen is an accomplished IT leader with experience in the high-tech, digital media, and life sciences industries leading global teams to develop, deploy and support business solutions. In this episode we talked about leading IT teams in the game industry, finding your voice and asking for what you need, the power of the Latinx community and the secrets for having self compassion and growing your career. Cristina is...


Finding Your Voice and Creating Art to Make Space for Others While Being an IT Leader and Entrepreneur with Diana Mucci πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·

Chicago-based Afro-Latina author, playwright, poet, and producer who has performed as an actress and has written, published, and produced short stories, children’s books, indie films, and full-length plays. Diana is a former English teacher, IT sales executive, and fashion entrepreneur. We had an inspiring conversation about her childhood, using the written language and the theater to express herself and find her voice, entrepreneurship, and many laughs. Additional Reading Mentioned in the...


Looking for Latinxs Representation in Films and Movies While Working in the Medical Field with Rosa Parra πŸ‡²πŸ‡½

Conversation with Rosa Parra, a Chicana born and raised in East LA. Rosa became interested in films at a young age and just recently decided to become a film critic. She’s currently working towards her Bachelors's in Film and Media studies. Rosa's primary job aids in the medical field as she's a certified electron microscopist, that means a specialized lab technician and works in a hospital in Los Angeles. In this episode, we will talk about why we use the word Latinx, the difference...


Being a Manager and Leading a Product Design Team as an Immigrant Woman with Thelma Neves πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

Thelma Neves is a Latinx in Power because she's a Brazilian who decided to follow her dreams, moving to the UK and working as a Designer Manager for a long time. Thelma Neves has experience managing design teams from the agency-side and also the client-side, and she’s a Product Designer Manager at BT. Thelma has a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and a master's in Communication Design. She initiated her career as a Graphic Designer and transitioned to User Experience over the years. In...


A Single Act of Kindness Literally Brought a Product Designer to Disney with Leo Gomez Blum πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨

Inspiring conversation with Leo Gomez Blum who told us a little bit more about her story that started with a single act of kindness. Leo is an inspiring and successful immigrant from Ecuador who started her design career in advertising agencies, then transitioned to Product Design and working at Grubhub, Spotify and now as a Senior Product Designer at Disney streaming services. In this episode, we talked about transitioning your career to Product Design, the importance of mentorship,...


Data Scientist Takes Hiatus from Industry and Embraces Academia Again with Jacobo Pereira-Pacheco πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡»πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

A first-generation Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrant, Jacobo Pereira-Pacheco is now preparing to leave the Bay Area as he enters the world of academia again and begins his PhD studies in Statistics and Scientific Computing at UC Santa Cruz. We had an inspiring conversation in which we discussed the world of Data Science and what a Data Practitioner does, the similarities between Statistics and Environmental Studies, and the queer Latinx community. Additional Reading Mentioned in the...


Clawing Your Way Into Power While Coming from a Humble Background and Making Space for Others with Valerie Villarreal πŸ‡²πŸ‡½

Valerie made improbable leaps into the most competitive, elite universities and top tech employers. In this episode, we had discussions about coming from a humble background, and clawing your way to break into power, and using it to make space for others. Valerie also demystified and explained the role of a Product Manager, we talked about why Product Management can be a powerful and natural function for Latinxs. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: Our...


How Cloud-Based Solutions Can Help the Fight Against Cancer with Alma Lopez πŸ‡²πŸ‡½

We had an inspiring conversation about how machine learning and cloud-based solutions can be a huge help in the fight against cancer. Alma is a Latinx in Power. She’s a successful Product Owner at Roche who came from Mexico as a Computer Engineer and transitioned her career to Product. We talked about the importance of negotiation skills and how communication is so important for better negotiation. Alma mentioned how negotiation is also about hearing people, and a lot of times we don't talk...


Service Design, Value Creation, Design Pillars and the Importance of Holistic Thinking with Jane Vita πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

Inspiring conversation about service design, value creation, design pillars, and the importance of holistic thinking with Jane Vita, Design Director at Digitalist. We had discussions about learning design tools, improving your communication, and crafting your narrative skills. A designer should be able to use design tools, but also learn how to extract information from stakeholders and how to extract value creation and experience for the users. Additional Reading Mentioned in the...


We’re Standing on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors with Olivia Lobo Goulart πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

Amazing conversation with Olivia Lobo Goulart, a Media Content Editor, working onsite at a Fortune 100 Company. We asked her questions about her career and transition to different areas of work like International Relations and Affairs, Design and Visual Communications, and Localization. Olivia shared interesting insights about following your purpose, how our experiences are unique and help to shape our strengths. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: Our...


How You Can Transition to Product and Leverage the 80/20 Rule in Your Life and Work with Gretchen Rodriguez πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί

Conversation with Gretchen Rodriguez, a Senior Product Manager at Santander Digital in Palo Alto. We asked her questions about her journey and role as Product Manager. We talked about establishing herself in a new country, changing careers, using frameworks like Agile that can improve your life and work, and embracing the 80/20 rule. Gretchen also shared amazing tips for folks who are transitioning to Product Management. Gretchen was nominated as one of the Latinx Product Leaders by Product...


Trailer: Welcome to Latinx in Power with Thaisa Fernandes πŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

The Latinx in Power podcast gives listeners insights and exposure to Latinx leaders around the globe and is available on all streaming platforms.The Latinx community is an ensemble of unique identities and backgrounds. And I love when we come together with our rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, and perspectives. In each episode we'll be featuring insightful interviews, conversations about their journeys, stories behind their trajectory, plenty of laughs and learnings. Latinx in Power...