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Demystifying tech interviewing Latinx leaders all over the world to get their perspective, encouragement and insights. 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. 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. We love when we come together with our rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, and perspectives.




From corporate tech America to building her own body care brand with Karla Aguilar πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·

Karla Aguilar (she/her) is a recent entrepreneur who left her tech job to launch her own body care brand. She's the founder of CLUB PIEL, a genderless and inclusive subscription based body care brand in Latam and in a previous life a senior strategic partnerships and business development manager in tech. In this episode we talked more about Karla’s journey entering corporate tech as a BD (Business Developer) and also leaving tech after many years, doing a sabbatical during the pandemic and...


BONUS: Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World with Darius Gant πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Darius is a founder at Tesoro AI and a podcast host at the Darius Gant Show. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a MBA in Finance. Darius inspires people through his journey from a pro athlete to Columbia MBA to private equity investor to tech leader and founder. In this episode we talked more about Darius' journey leaving a top venture capital firm to focus on entrepreneurship in artificial intelligence, and also why and how AI is changing the world. Additional Reading Mentioned...


BONUS: Leading Diversity & Inclusion with Pamela Burga πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡²πŸ‡½

We talked with Pamela Burga, a Senior D&I, Diversity & Inclusion, Partner at Tesla and leads D&I talent development strategy. Fun fact: Pamela is also a classical trained lyrical soprano. In this episode we talked more about transitioning careers and industries since Pamela has driven individual and organizational performance in a variety of industries. We also talked more about her work as Diversity & Inclusion leader. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview:...


Allow Yourself to Experience Your Emotions with Angel Aviles πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡΅πŸ‡·

We talked with Angel Aviles (sher/her) who boldly decided to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. A Bronx native, moved from New York City to Hollywood and landed roles in projects with up-and-coming directors like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and many others. Following her acting career, Angel became an entrepreneur. Today, she's a transformational life coach, a motivational speaker, and an advocate for social justice. In this episode we discussed mental health. In 2009, Angel...


Making History in the Gaming Industry with Carolina Acosta πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄

Carolina Acosta is a Latina entrepreneur from Queens NY with a background in graphic design. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. Carolina launched a game dedicated to Latinos and she’s making history in the process since the gaming industry is white, cisgender, male-dominated, and often overlooks people of color and women. In this episode we talked more about entrepreneurship. This year we have been enjoying learning from other Latinx entrepreneurs. We hope this...


Finding your Good Girl Myth with Majo Molfino πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·

We talked with Majo Molfino (she/her), a Latinx author, designer, and women’s leadership expert. She is the author of Break the Good Girl Myth and host of the HEROINE podcast featuring top female leaders, creatives, and visionaries. She has a master’s in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in cultural studies from McGill University. In this episode we discussed more about Majo’s book, Break the Good Girl Myth, where...


Having a Different Perspective After a Sabbatical with Leandro Senna πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

We talked with Leandro Senna (he/his), a former Designer Lead at Apple where he worked for 7 years, Senna also has a huge experience in graphic design working for agencies. In the beginning of his career, Senna worked at Volkswagen assembling cars when he was based in SΓ£o Bernardo, Brazil. In this episode, we’re talking about sabbatical. This is a theme we wanted to bring to this podcast for a while. We feel our community doesn’t talk about it much. Most of the time this is a subject so far...


Navigating the Dualities of Life with Adi Barreto πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ

We talked with Adi Mendiola Barreto (they/them), a second generation Mexican and Puerto Rican, non-binary and trans. Adi is also a speaker, consultant, and activist. They received their BA in Public Relations with a minor in LGBTQ studies. In this episode we’ll be talking more about Adi’s journey, and the core of their work which is helping people align their intentions with their impact in the world. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: Our website is...


Visions of a Remarkable Mind with Juliana Lisboa πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

We talked with Juliana Lisboa (she, her), the Global Strategy and Operations of a Google project called #IamRemarkable, that empowers underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Juliana is a curious Brazilian woman that took an unusual path by working in technology across multiple countries and cultures in the Asia Pacific. In this episode, we talked to Juliana about this amazing project, the impact of unconscious biases in perceived competence and...


BONUS: How We Can Find and Use Our Voices with Alma Lopez πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ and Gretchen Rodriguez πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί

Conversation about belonging in tech and finding your voice as a Latinx. This chat is part of She’s Tech conference. She’s Tech is a movement that aims to strengthen the female presence in the technology sector through 3 pillars: inspire, engage, enable women to seek knowledge and undertake careers and technology-based businesses. Gretchen Rodriguez, a Senior Product Manager at Santander Digital in Palo Alto born in Cuba. Alma Lopes is a Product Owner at Roche who came from...


BONUS: Decolonizing Design from a Latinx and African perspective with Guidione Machava πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ώ and Jane Vita πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

How can we create more inclusive environments? Why do we have only 3% of Latinxs working in tech in the United States? How do we know some solutions might be experienced differently by marginalized groups or groups outside your own? Diversity has the goal to bring more people to the table, and decolonizing is more about proposing an exercise to influence the way we think. Guidione Machava - Entrepreneur, Designer and Author; Jane Vita - Designer Lead at VTT; and Thaisa Fernandes - Podcast...


Plant Scientist Breaks Into Tech with Luis Curiel πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Luis Curiel currently sits on the People Team managing strategy and operations at Twitter, and also serves as the global co-chair for Twitter Alas, our Latinx business resource group. Luis, a first-generation American, traces his Latinx roots to Honduras. Born and raised in California, he studied biopsychology and worked in agricultural research before making the transition to tech. In this episode we talked more about how previous skills and experiences can be transferred to tech, the...


Conversation About Career Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Cynthia OrduΓ±a πŸ‡²πŸ‡½

We talked with Cynthia OrduΓ±a, a career coach and talent development advisor with a background in recruiting, career development, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has helped over 50 startup companies in LA, SF, NY, and Chicago recruit and retain talent and has coached over 300 people in all stages of their career from entry to senior levels. She specializes in helping people enter the technology industry, build their business, and create their brand. Her life mission is to amplify as...


Creating Ethical Products and Uplifting Women with Destiny Conner and Lita Barreda πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ

We talked with Lita & Destiny about how they run a business with a mission to empower women and children around the world through the power of intentional play, and more details about their entrepreneurship journey creating ethical and fair trade products. Lita Barreda has spent her entire career in the garment industry, pulling inspiration from the places she was raised including Peru, Ecuador & Venezuela. She studied Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising...


The Perspective of an International Student Entering the Tech Sector with Diana Vicezar πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ύ

We had an inspiring conversation with an incoming freshman at Pitzer College in California. Diana Vicezar plans to double major in Computer Science and Economics. Elected one of 33 young adults more influential in the world by Global Teen Leader 2019, she advocates for international students and has the goal of sharing opportunities with other minority groups. We talked more about the process of applying to college in the US and also how we can look for more opportunities for international...


Helping People Land a 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‡΄πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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...


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 and Empowering IT Teams in the Gaming Industry 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. Additional...


Finding Your Voice and Creating Art While Being an IT Leader 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...