Latinas in Tech (LiT), a non-profit organization created with the goal of empowering Latina women in the technology industry, has received a $100,000 contribution from Comcast NBCUniversal. Comcast’s investment will go towards creating programs that will help Latina women in the technology industry. Such programs include mentoring for those new to the industry, and a career hub designed solely for LiT. The program are a part of the promise Comcast NBCUniversal and LiT has made to make the technology industry more diverse and inclusive.
LiT is an organization comprised of more than 2,000 women, representing over 50 of the top technology companies in Silicon Valley, with an additional five chapters in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Austin, Mexico City, and New York City. LiT is focused on empowering women throughout their professional journeys and offering support, mentorship and networking opportunities.
Comcast’s investment will go toward:
“We are extremely grateful to receive this contribution from Comcast, a longtime ally that has recognized women of all backgrounds and worked to support and empower them,” said Gretel Perera, co-founder of LiT. “Our partnership with Comcast will allow us to further advance Latinas in Tech’s mission of empowering Latinas working in tech, while having a direct impact in increasing diversity in the tech industry. We look forward to building a strong partnership with Comcast as we implement these programs together.”
The Latinas in Tech and Comcast partnership will kick off at LiT’s inaugural “LiT Recruit” event on May 23 in San Francisco, a Speed Recruiting and Mentoring Event featuring ten top tech companies that will connect with Latinas in Tech members to share career advice and discuss job opportunities. The event will take place on May 23 at III Minna located at 111 Minna St. in San Francisco from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
During this launch event, LiT will unveil the new Latinas in Tech Career Hub—a pilot recruitment website with tools and resources for tech companies to connect with Latinas seeking new opportunities.
Latinas in Tech is associating with human resources leaders from many top tech corporations, like Comcast. Hiring managers from leading tech companies are providing input on the Career Hub directly to LiT, making sure that the Career Hub will be capable at giving Latinas in tech the tools needed to advance in the industry.
Edited by K. Fanning
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