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Despite diversity pledges, funding to Latino-founded startups in the US still lags—accounting for only 2 percent of venture investments last year. At POCIT, we try to be your go-to resource to find out the best resources and tools. Here are summits and conferences for Latinas to look forward to this year. It’s a glimpse at some of the opportunities to get involved in 2022. These may connect you to a mentor, advisor, or potential investor. Latinas in tech The ‘Your Transferable Skills: How to Identify & Leverage Skills to Advance

As the Latinx community continues to represent a significant and growing percentage of both the US workforce and the country’s business owners, they are shaping up to be a major force in the future of the economy, according to reports. But over the past five years, tech and science jobs in the United States have outnumbered qualified workers by roughly 3 million. And according to a recent study – the next decade could see a global shortage of more than 85 million tech workers, representing $8.5 trillion in lost annual revenue. In

Earlier this year, a two-year-old Thai girl named Matheryn became the youngest person to be cryogenically frozen, preserving her brain moments after death in the hope that she would one day be brought back to life. According to reports, baby Matheryn Naovaratpong, nicknamed Einz, is a patient currently being held at Alcor, an organization currently housing 200 bodies that it hopes to give a second chance of life. The company depends on science and tech to do this. Matheryn died from brain cancer in 2015. Her parents, Nareerat and Sahatorn,

Ashleigh Ainsley was one of three Black workers at a London startup and he experienced what many would describe as uncomfortable situations – which eventually drove him to leave and use his experience to launch a social enterprise for Blacks in tech. The Oxford University graduate from Lewisham said he felt he couldn’t be his true self and struggled to navigate the London office, which consisted of 300 employees. He claims he was also asked to shave his beard while working at a startup and felt that he was being

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