Latina Leaders: Latinas in Tech

Latinas in Tech are on a mission to bring more Latinas into the tech industry with job opportunities and mentorship.
2:14 | 09/28/22

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>>> WELCOME BACK TO "GMA3," EVERYBODY. WE'RE BACK WITH OUR SPECIAL SERIES CELEBRATING LATINA LEADERS. TODAY WE ARE LOOKING AT LATINAS IN THE TECH INDUSTRY. CHECK IT OUT. >> MANY TIMES IN THE LIFE OF A LATINA, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG, YOU SEE DISCOURAGING STATISTICS. YOU'RE, LIKE, MY CHANCES OF SUCCEEDING ARE PRETTY SLIM. IT'S POSSIBLE TO GET OUT OF THAT AND BUILD YOUR OWN FUTURE. >> THERE ARE AMAZING WOMEN, VERY SMART, VERY CAPABLE, DETERMINED, HARD WORKING. THEY WANT TO GO TO TECH, BUT THE OPPORTUNITIES AREN'T EQUALLY DISTRIBUTED. >> WHEN I FOUND ANOTHER LATINA, IT'S NOT THAT COMMON TO FIND SOMEBODY LIKE US. IT WENT FROM TWO TO EIGHT, TO 50, TO 100 AND TODAY, WE'RE 20,000 IN 6 COUNTRIES AND 20 DIFFERENT CITIES. >> IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. THERE'S A NEED TO SEE PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE YOU, TO HAVE ACCESS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO ADVOCATE FOR YOU AND INVEST TIME IN YOU AND HELP YOU. >> LATINAS IN TECH HAVE THREE PILLARS -- WE CONNECT, WE SUPPORT, WE EMPOWER. >> YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT ARE READY AND WILLING TO HELP YOU OUT. IT'S HAVING AMAZING SISTERS THAT I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD. >> THIS IS NOT A GROUP TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR SITUATION. IT'S ABOUT HIGHLIGHTING WHAT CAN WE CHANGE TOGETHER? ASK THAT GROUP. ASK THAT LATINX COMMUNITY. IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT BRINGING DIVERSITY. IT'S ABOUT HAVING THEIR OWN THING, HAVING THEM LEAD, HAVING THEM BE PROMOTED. >> WE'RE NOT A MARKETING CAMPAIGN. WE'RE NOT A SLOGAN. WE'RE INFLUENTIAL. WE'RE IMPORTANT. WE HAVE A LOT OF POWER. >> WE HEARD A LOT OF THINGS LIKE, OH, WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TALENT IS. WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? WHERE ARE THE LATINAS? WE'RE HERE AND WE'RE READY AND WILLING AND ABLE TO JUMP IN AND LEAD. >> WE CANNOT BE ABSENT. THEN TECHNOLOGY IS NOT SERVING EVERYBODY. TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY NEEDS DIVERSIT

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