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SXSW 2017

Latinas in Silicon Valley: A Force in Tech Talent

A common topic in Silicon Valley is the lack of diversity. While women make up half of the American workforce, only a quarter of the jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs are actually held by women.

In Silicon Valley, these numbers are even more prevalent, especially for Latina women. But while Latinas working in technology companies may be a small group of women, they also represent a growing force of talent working at some of the top technology companies in Silicon Valley. Come hear the inspiring stories of four Latinas working in tech in Silicon Valley and the importance of promoting diversity in tech.

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  1. What opportunities do tech companies have to increase the diversity of their workforce?
  2. What challenges have you faced in your professional career as a Latina working in an industry traditionally dominated by men?
  3. What tips would you give other women who want to work at tech companies in Silicon Valley?

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Gretel Perera, Global Public Relations Mgr, HomeAway

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