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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 tra…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 São Bernardo, Brazil. In this episode, we’re talking about sabbatical. This is a …
 
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 …
 
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 t…
 
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 Rodrigue…
 
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 inf…
 
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 be…
 
We talked with Cynthia Orduña, 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. S…
 
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 th…
 
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 mino…
 
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 thi…
 
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, Link…
 
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 Tec…
 
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 …
 
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 th…
 
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 special…
 
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 Desig…
 
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…
 
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 Practition…
 
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 Prod…
 
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 co…
 
Inspiring conversation about service design, value creation, design pillars and the importance of holistic thinking with Jane Vita, Design Director at Digitalist Group & Network. We had discussions about learning the design tools and also improving your communication and crafting your narrative skills. A designer should be able to use the design to…
 
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 purpos…
 
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 …
 
Our goal is to demystify tech and the way we do that is by interviewing Latinx leaders all over the world to get their perspective, encouragement and insights. We’re on a mission of interviewing Latinxs leaders from all Latin American countries. The Latinx community is an ensemble of unique identities and backgrounds, and I love when we come togeth…
 
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