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You might have read the article published last year on the Silicon Valley employee who hid his disability from his employers. In an in-depth piece about his experiences, they started off by saying: “I have a learning disability, meaning that I learn differently from other people. I live and work in Silicon Valley, the natural habitat of road runners. I’ve spent my professional life as one of those worker bees who creates the widgets and doodads that make life a little easier. For the sake of this story—and my employability—let’s

Snickerdoodle, an NFT data, and privacy platform announced that it’s partnering with FTX and Animoca Brands to launch NFT Lotería, a game centered around a series of community-focused NFTs derived from Lotería, an image-based game popular in the Latinx community. The NFT series will highlight Hispanic artists, and its sales will benefit national Hispanic nonprofits including the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Latino Community Foundation, and the Rising Tide Network. Proceeds will engage and train young Hispanic Americans to enter the tech sector and the emerging blockchain industry.  Snickerdoodle developed the

Crunchbase data shows that while funding to Latinx founders has increased in dollar terms—from $1.7 billion in 2017 to $6.8 billion in 2021—that growth only slightly outpaced the overall increase in U.S. venture capital investments, leaving Latinx startup funding stuck stubbornly at around 2 percent of the overall startup investment pie. Meanwhile, the data shows early-stage funding, arguably the most critical phase, has stagnated almost completely in recent years, according to a report by Ctunchbase. These numbers are confusing considering Latinx-founded businesses made up about half of the net new small

People in the US city of New York are subject to “shocking” mass surveillance through facial recognition technology cameras, with the invasive technology especially trained on areas of the city with greater concentrations of non-white residents, new research by Amnesty International and partners has revealed today. The new analysis – published as part of a global Ban The Scan campaign – shows how the New York Police Department’s vast surveillance operation particularly affects people already targeted for stop-and-frisk across the city’s five boroughs.  In the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens the research shows

A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in December alone. But the latest numbers also revealed that Latinas are exiting the workforce at higher rates than any other demographic, which economists are really concerned about. The research was released around about the same time that another report, by Russell Reynolds Associates, found that Black technology workers face professional barriers that lead to shorter average tenures than technology workers of other racial backgrounds. Russell Reynolds found that Black tech workers moved between employers every 3.5 years

Across industries, there’s a growing demand and prevalence of mentorship programs, but for people of color who are carving their own paths, mentors remain difficult to find. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are among the most valuable, fastest-growing, and highest-paying in the country, yet Latinas account for only 3% of the industry. That’s why we want to make sure you have the right resources and knowledge to help you land your dream gig. Latinas in Tech was founded in 2014 by Gretel Perera and Rocío Medina with the hopes of creating

Children’s publisher Lil’ Libros has acquired worldwide rights to a series of five STEAM-themed books in Spanish and English written by Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the American engineer who became the first Latina woman to go to space.  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The series, titled Dr. Ochoa’s Stellar World, Dr. Ochoa has compiled together experiences and adventures as a NASA astronaut and it aims to celebrate enthusiasm for scientific curiosity, the fundamentals of STEAM subjects, and the American Latino experience among younger readers. “I wish I

The US elderly population is projected to nearly double to 90 million by 2050 as more eldercare shifts from institutions to the home where the family can take care of them. But most of the current 53 million caregivers are ill-prepared for their responsibilities and struggle to balance both their jobs, children and taking care of those in need. Bianca Padilla saw a gap in the market and together with her husband Jonathan Magolnick they launched Carewell, the leading e-commerce resource for caregivers. The inspiration for the firm came when Padilla and her mother became unexpected

Latinas in Tech have released the Latina Founders list, a compilation of founders from the community who have raised $1M or more and start-up owners that are on track to raise a similar amount. Latinos have always represented just a tiny share of Venture Capital investment, and firms have long thought that Latinas aren’t represented at all, so Cecilia Corral and Latinas in Tech set out to prove this wrong. According to Crunchbase, Black and Latinx founders have raised $2.3 billion, representing 2.6% of overall funding. However, Latina-founded ventures are not even listed in the findings. At the

Board Member at ‘Latinas in Tech’ Pamela Lujan, who also works at firm Oportun, is helping pave the way for those in the community that wants to get into the tech scene. In her interview with the organization, where she also works as a secretary, the recent ‘Top 40 under 40’ honoree said it “takes a village” to make a difference in the industry and elevate the community. Currently, Black and Latino people are being “left out” of the tech industry, and big firms like Google still have a lot

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