LatinxAmerica's podcast show

LatinxAmerica's podcast

Summary: LatinxAmerica is focused on highlighting catalysts that are using, leveraging, creating or investing in technology that can positively impact the Latinx community. Experts cover topics ranging from education, health, diversity, and civic engagement to financial stability/wealth creation.

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 Susan Calderon: Transitioning into Mergers and Acquisitions in Tech by Leveraging Foundational Skills | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:20

Susan Calderon is currently leveraging her skill set, language and biculturalism to make a difference at DocuSing. In her current role, she focuses on Mergers & Acquisition integration strategy and operations and was also key in launching DocuSign’s Latinx ERG. She is a risk taker who has taken opportunities in moving forward and taking her career to the next level by putting herself in new situations and learning through those experiences.

 Drea Chicas: Transitioning from Nonprofit to Accenture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:04

Drea Chicas has helped to build inclusive communities and businesses by developing people, programs, and organizational culture. Learn about Drea’s journey to Accenture and how she is now helping advance Inclusion & Diversity efforts for Products West at Accenture. You can connect with her via LinkedIn.

 Joshua Encarnacion on Helping Other People Reach Their Potential | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:27

Joshua Encarnacion is currently serving as the Chief Learning Officer at Outco Inc. His programs focus on training software engineers on the non-technical skills necessary to get through technical interviews such as communication, networking, negotiation, presentation and emotional intelligence. You can reach Josua via LinkedIn.

 Rocio Medina van Nierop habla sobre Latinas en tecnología y representación | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:42

Rocio es experta en marketing, emprendedora y estratega. Es cofundadora de Latinas in Tech y ahora se desempeña como Directora Ejecutiva. Conozca en qué está trabajando actualmente y cómo continúa empoderando y conectando a las mujeres en la tecnología. Esta entrevista fue capturada en LTXFest 2019.

 Rocio Medina van Nierop Talks About Latinas in Tech and Representation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:37

Rocio is an expert in marketing, an entrepreneur and strategist. She is a co-founder of Latinas in Tech and is now serving as its Executive Director. Learn about what she is currently working on and how she is continuing to empower and connect women in tech. This interview was captured at LTXFest 2019.

 Carolina Reis Oliveira on Developing a Purposed Focused Company | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:06

Carolina Reis Oliveira is the founder of OneSkin, a company developing products to help people age better by reprogramming “the code of life”. She was a speaker at LTXFEST19 where she shared how she raised her first million during a Latinas in Tech panel. In this interview, she talks about her personal and professional journey into tech and how purpose, diversity & inclusion can take your business to the next level.

 Belén Cruz Zapata Habla Acerca de el Crecimiento Profesional | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:42

Belén Cruz Zapata es ingeniera de software en Groupon. Se mudó de España a Silicon Valley para unirse a una startup a través de un programa internacional de pasantías. Después de un mes, Groupon adquirió a esta startup y esto cambió la trayectoria profesional de Belen. Fue reconocida como una estrella en ascenso tecnológico en LTXFEST19 patrocinado por el Kapor Center, The Latino Community Foundation y Latinas in Tech. Aprende sobre su viaje y cómo puedes avanzar profesionalmente.

 Belén Cruz Zapata Shares Insights About Career Growth & Mentorship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:15

Belén Cruz Zapata is a software engineer at Groupon. She moved from Spain to Silicon Valley to join a startup through an international internship program. After a month, the startup was acquired by Groupon and this changed her career trajectory. She was recognized as a tech rising star at LTXFEST19 sponsored by the Kapor Center, The Latino Community Foundation & Latinas in Tech. Learn about her journey and how you can continue to Level Up.

 Sebastian Anaya: Peaks and Valleys as a Young Professional | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:53

Sebastian Anaya is a data-driven professional focused on growing in the fields of Analytics and Entrepreneurship. His journey into tech has had some peaks and valleys. Learn how he gained the skills to join tech and how he leveraged his network to gain more knowledge in entrepreneurship, angel  investing, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

 Ernie Puebla: Cooking technology spicing up our kitchen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:23

Ernie Puebla works in operations at Brava. He talks about how he went from working at brick and mortar retail stores to working for a tech startup. Learn how Brava is revolutionizing cooking technology and how Ernie’s personal and professional experiences have led him to where he is today.

 Pedro Moura on Creating Fun Ways To Save Through Gamification | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:06

Pedro Moura is redefining the way people engage with their finances through the Flourish Saving App. Pedro talks about how he launched his company and the steps you can take to do the same. He talks about risks, putting yourself in vulnerable positions, and surrounding yourself with people who can help you accomplish your goals. Connect with him via LinkedIn or visit Flourish Savings:

 Kalin Kelly Talks About Changing the Game of VC through Female Purchase Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:12

Kalin Kelly shares how she joined investments and how she used her commercial real estate skills to help startups learn how to scale effectively in San Francisco. She is a strong advocate for women empowerment and always strives to lead the way. You can reach her via LinkedIn and check out her website:

 Arnoldo Avalos Discusses Achieving Financial and Social Mobility | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:09

Arnoldo Avalos is an inspiration and role model. He shares his personal story about working in the fields with his family and eventually transitioning into the board room as a tech leader and philanthropist. His story will inspire you to take risks and achieve financial and social mobility. He also provides useful advice about advancing in your career and giving back. You can reach Arnoldo via LinkedIn and learn more or contribute to the Avalos Foundation:

 Anna Dapelo-Garcia Discusses How to Lean In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:02

Anna Dapelo-Garcia found a way to give back by launching Lean In Latinas. She shares the challenges she faced growing up and this helped her become a leader, advocate and community builder. We captured her story at the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit 2019. You can connect with her via email and learn more at :

 Matthew Mendiola Talks About Overcoming Culture Shock and Building Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:17

Matthew Mendiola’s journey took him from San Antonio to Stanford where he experienced culture shock. Learn about his journey into tech, his current role as a product technical lead and how he co-founded HOLA, LinkedIn’s Employee Resources Group, to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for Latinx.


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