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Latinx In Power

Latinx In Power

By Thaisa Fernandes

Demystifying tech interviewing Latinx leaders all over the world to get their perspective, encouragement and insights. We love when we come together with our rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, and perspectives.

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Product Management as you Have Never Seen Before with Aline Baldino and Talita Morais 🇧🇷
Product Management as you Have Never Seen Before with Aline Baldino and Talita Morais 🇧🇷
We talked with two amazing Product Managers part of the nonprofit Mulheres de Produto, Women in Product community in Brazil and also co-writers of their most recent book launch! Aline Baldino is a Product Manager at Super Dispatch, and Talita Morais is a Product Manager at Get In and also the VP and Partnership Director of the nonprofit Mulheres de Produto. In this episode we talked more about their careers in Product Management and also their work for Women in Product community and their recent launch, the book “Product Management as you have never seen before?”, the first book about Product Management written by women published in Brazil. What a milestone! Fun fact, our host is also a co-writer of this book. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: medium.com/latinxinpower  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.
31:35
November 22, 2022
Time and Energy are Precious Resources with Ish Verduzco 🇲🇽
Time and Energy are Precious Resources with Ish Verduzco 🇲🇽
Ish Verduzco (he/him) is a Community Leader at a16z Crypto and also a Web3 Marketing Strategist at IV3 Media. He graduated in Business Management with a minor in Sociology from the University of California, Merced. Ish has consulted 50+ web3 & NFT startups already, toured the U.S. as a DJ, worked at LinkedIn & Snap among other things. In this episode we talked more about important and trendy things that are happening now like cryptocurrency and web3. Ish shared about his journey as an entrepreneur, author, and advocate of tech/web3. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: medium.com/latinxinpower Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.
28:03
November 15, 2022
Tech has the Ability to Change our Generational Wealth with Alejandra Budar 🇲🇽
Tech has the Ability to Change our Generational Wealth with Alejandra Budar 🇲🇽
Alejandra Budar (she/her) started her career working in the healthcare field, but after a quick stint working at a tech company’s clinic and a gap year in Italy, Ale fell in love with the Data Science world. Now she’s a Data Scientist at LinkedIn. Ale leverages her passion for data storytelling, as well as her ability to speak Spanish, French and Italian to excel on international projects and cross-cultural teams. In this episode we talked more about Alejandra's perspective of being a first gen who started working in the healthcare field and pivoted into the Data Science industry. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: medium.com/latinxinpower Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.
24:06
November 08, 2022
From corporate tech America to building her own body care brand with Karla Aguilar 🇨🇷
From corporate tech America to building her own body care brand with Karla Aguilar 🇨🇷
Karla Aguilar (she/her) is a recent entrepreneur who left her tech job to launch her own body care brand. She's the founder of CLUB PIEL, a genderless and inclusive subscription based body care brand in Latam and in a previous life a senior strategic partnerships and business development manager in tech. In this episode we talked more about Karla’s journey entering corporate tech as a BD (Business Developer) and also leaving tech after many years, doing a sabbatical during the pandemic and launching her body care brand. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: medium.com/latinxinpower Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.
22:10
August 30, 2022
BONUS: Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World with Darius Gant 🇨🇴
BONUS: Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World with Darius Gant 🇨🇴
Darius Gant (he/him) is a founder at Tesoro AI and a podcast host at the Darius Gant Show. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a MBA in Finance. Darius inspires people through his journey from a pro athlete to Columbia MBA to private equity investor to tech leader and founder. In this episode we talked more about Darius' journey leaving a top venture capital firm to focus on entrepreneurship in artificial intelligence, and also why and how AI is changing the world. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3qzgxxp  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month. #ArtificialIntelligence #Tech #Equity #Belonging #Diversity
31:32
December 21, 2021
BONUS: Leading Diversity & Inclusion with Pamela Burga 🇵🇪🇲🇽
BONUS: Leading Diversity & Inclusion with Pamela Burga 🇵🇪🇲🇽
Pamela Burga (she/her), a Senior D&I, Diversity & Inclusion, Partner at Tesla and leads D&I talent development strategy. Fun fact: Pamela is also a classical trained lyrical soprano. In this episode we talked more about transitioning careers and industries since Pamela has driven individual and organizational performance in a variety of industries. We also talked more about her work as Diversity & Inclusion leader. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3IP0KCL Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Inclusion&Diversity #Tesla #Latina #Belonging #Diversity
26:38
December 14, 2021
Allow Yourself to Experience Your Emotions with Angel Aviles 🇻🇪🇵🇷
Allow Yourself to Experience Your Emotions with Angel Aviles 🇻🇪🇵🇷
We talked with Angel Aviles (sher/her) who boldly decided to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. A Bronx native, moved from New York City to Hollywood and landed roles in projects with up-and-coming directors like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and many others. Following her acting career, Angel became an entrepreneur. Today, she's a transformational life coach, a motivational speaker, and an advocate for social justice. In this episode we discussed mental health. In 2009, Angel suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks, which was when she began her own journey of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.  Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3ow0pgJ  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month. #Latina #Coach #Motivational #Jefa #LessonsLearned
29:19
October 05, 2021
Making History in the Gaming Industry with Carolina Acosta 🇨🇴🇩🇴
Making History in the Gaming Industry with Carolina Acosta 🇨🇴🇩🇴
Carolina Acosta is  a Latina entrepreneur from Queens NY with a background in graphic design. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. Carolina launched a game dedicated to Latinos and she’s making history in the process since the gaming industry is white, cisgender, male-dominated, and often overlooks people of color and women.  In this episode we talked more about entrepreneurship. This year we have been enjoying learning from other Latinx entrepreneurs. We hope this conversation can inspire other folks that are also thinking about entrepreneurship and don’t know how to start.   Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/38NiayI Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month. #Latinx #Latina #Entrepreneur #Games #LessonsLearned
29:44
September 07, 2021
Finding your Good Girl Myth with Majo Molfino 🇦🇷
Finding your Good Girl Myth with Majo Molfino 🇦🇷
We talked with Majo Molfino (she/her), a Latinx author, designer, and women’s leadership expert. She is the author of Break the Good Girl Myth and host of the HEROINE podcast featuring top female leaders, creatives, and visionaries. She has a master’s in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in cultural studies from McGill University.  In this episode we discussed more about Majo’s book, Break the Good Girl Myth, where she explores the five myths we tend to follow which are Rules, Harmony, Logic, Perfection, and Sacrifice.  Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3ylTKI0  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month. #Latinx #Latina #LatinxAuthor #GoodGirlMyth #HeroinePodcast
30:03
August 03, 2021
Having a Different Perspective After a Sabbatical with Leandro Senna 🇧🇷
Having a Different Perspective After a Sabbatical with Leandro Senna 🇧🇷
We talked with Leandro Senna (he/his), a former Designer Lead at Apple where he worked for 7 years, Senna also has a huge experience in graphic design working for agencies. In the beginning of his career, Senna worked at Volkswagen assembling cars when he was based in São Bernardo, Brazil.  In this episode, we’re talking about sabbatical. This is a theme we wanted to bring to this podcast for a while. We feel our community doesn’t talk about it much. Most of the time this is a subject so far away from our reality and also we’re excited to discuss that with Senna. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3hMhrDo  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latino #Tech #Design #Sabbatical
30:21
July 20, 2021
Navigating the Dualities of Life with Adi Barreto 🇨🇺🇲🇽🏳️‍⚧️
Navigating the Dualities of Life with Adi Barreto 🇨🇺🇲🇽🏳️‍⚧️
We talked with Adi Mendiola Barreto (they/them), a second generation Mexican and Puerto Rican, non-binary and trans. Adi is also a speaker, consultant, and activist. They received their BA in Public Relations with a minor in LGBTQ studies. In this episode we’ll be talking more about Adi’s journey, and the core of their work which is helping people align their intentions with their impact in the world. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3yw0aUo  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Tech #Diversity #Nonbinary #Belonging
34:26
July 06, 2021
Visions of a Remarkable Mind with Juliana Lisboa 🇧🇷
Visions of a Remarkable Mind with Juliana Lisboa 🇧🇷
We talked with Juliana Lisboa (she, her), the Global Strategy and Operations of a Google project called #IamRemarkable, that empowers underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Juliana is a curious Brazilian woman that took an unusual path by working in technology across multiple countries and cultures in the Asia Pacific.   In this episode, we talked to Juliana about this amazing project, the impact of unconscious biases in perceived competence and how we can learn to self promote and advocate for others to drive inclusion.  Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/2Tb2pNs  Participate in the workshop: https://bit.ly/3fMoACs (slots are limited) Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Tech #Diversity #IAmRemarkable #Selfpromotion
30:44
June 08, 2021
BONUS: How We Can Find and Use Our Voices with Alma Lopez 🇲🇽 and Gretchen Rodriguez 🇨🇺
BONUS: How We Can Find and Use Our Voices with Alma Lopez 🇲🇽 and Gretchen Rodriguez 🇨🇺
Conversation about belonging in tech and finding your voice as a Latinx. This chat is part of She’s Tech conference. She’s Tech is a movement that aims to strengthen the female presence in the technology sector through 3 pillars: inspire, engage, enable women to seek knowledge and undertake careers and technology-based businesses.  Gretchen Rodriguez, a Senior Product Manager at Santander Digital in Palo Alto born in Cuba. Alma Lopes is a Product Owner at Roche who came from Mexico. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3z0dd1q  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Tech #Diversity #Belonging #Recruiting
43:36
May 25, 2021
BONUS: Decolonizing Design from a Latinx and African perspective with Guidione Machava 🇿🇦🇲🇿 and Jane Vita 🇧🇷
BONUS: Decolonizing Design from a Latinx and African perspective with Guidione Machava 🇿🇦🇲🇿 and Jane Vita 🇧🇷
How can we create more inclusive environments? Why do we have only 3% of Latinxs working in tech in the United States? How do we know some solutions might be experienced differently by marginalized groups or groups outside your own? Diversity has the goal to bring more people to the table, and decolonizing is more about proposing an exercise to influence the way we think.  Guidione Machava - Entrepreneur, Designer and Author; Jane Vita - Designer Lead at VTT; and Thaisa Fernandes - Podcast Host & Producer and Program Manager, will explore colonialism's effect on design standards in regards to the influence of ideas perception and also representation in different industries, especially tech. You will learn how solutions might be experienced in someone else’s shoes in a different way, and also how we all should be an active agent of change and help to foster a more inclusive environment. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3hXdbRN  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #African #Tech #Diversity #DeconolonizingDesign #Design
32:54
May 18, 2021
Plant Scientist Breaks Into Tech with Luis Curiel 🇭🇳🏳️‍🌈
Plant Scientist Breaks Into Tech with Luis Curiel 🇭🇳🏳️‍🌈
Luis Curiel currently sits on the People Team managing strategy and operations at Twitter, and also serves as the global co-chair for Twitter Alas, our Latinx business resource group. Luis, a first-generation American, traces his Latinx roots to Honduras. Born and raised in California, he studied biopsychology and worked in agricultural research before making the transition to tech. In this episode we talked more about how previous skills and experiences can be transferred to tech, the impact Latinxs are making in tech which makes the scenario totally different from 5 years ago but at the same time how we still have a lot of work to do. Luis shared with us his perspective as our @recruiterfriend to those who made it and now have the opportunity to make an impact for others. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3xNNCrS  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Tech #Diversity #Recruiting #Science
29:22
May 04, 2021
Conversation About Career Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Cynthia Orduña 🇲🇽
Conversation About Career Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Cynthia Orduña 🇲🇽
We talked with Cynthia Orduña, a career coach and talent development advisor with a background in recruiting, career development, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has helped over 50 startup companies in LA, SF, NY, and Chicago recruit and retain talent and has coached over 300 people in all stages of their career from entry to senior levels.  She specializes in helping people enter the technology industry, build their business, and create their brand. Her life mission is to amplify as many voices, cultures, and backgrounds as possible by helping people develop themselves personally and professionally. In this episode we talked more about the perspective of someone with the background in recruiting, career development, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3vp3ZcE Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Tech #Diversity #Recruiting #Coach
32:58
April 27, 2021
Creating Ethical Products and Uplifting Women with Destiny Conner and Lita Barreda 🇵🇪
Creating Ethical Products and Uplifting Women with Destiny Conner and Lita Barreda 🇵🇪
We talked with Lita & Destiny about how they run a business with a mission to empower women and children around the world through the power of intentional play, and more details about their entrepreneurship journey creating ethical and fair trade products.  Lita Barreda has spent her entire career in the garment industry, pulling inspiration from the places she was raised including Peru, Ecuador & Venezuela. She studied Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). After falling in love with California, Lita stayed in the United States to design clothing and fashion accessories for major retailers.  Destiny Conner is a social impact entrepreneur at heart. As a first generation Peruvian, Destiny also studied at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and started her career designing bridal accessories before her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3fJktYr  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Entrepreneur #Children #FairTrade
23:58
April 06, 2021
The Perspective of an International Student Entering the Tech Sector with Diana Vicezar 🇵🇾
The Perspective of an International Student Entering the Tech Sector with Diana Vicezar 🇵🇾
We had an inspiring conversation with an incoming freshman at Pitzer College in California. Diana Vicezar plans to double major in Computer Science and Economics. Elected one of 33 young adults more influential in the world by Global Teen Leader 2019, she advocates for international students and has the goal of sharing opportunities with other minority groups. We talked more about the process of applying to college in the US and also how we can look for more opportunities for international students. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview:  https://bit.ly/3eluQA6  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #InternationalStudent #YoungAdult #Student
34:34
March 02, 2021
Helping People Land a Job in Product Management with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia 🇪🇸
Helping People Land a Job in Product Management with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia 🇪🇸
Conversation with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, the Founder and CEO of Product School. We invited Carlos to our podcast because he has an interesting journey building global companies and digital products and this is a subject we’d like to bring to our podcast. Technically he’s not a Latino, but a Hispanic since Carlos is from Spain, and we think we share a lot of similarities with each other. We talked about his journey, entrepreneurship and of course Product Management. Carlos has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Industrial Management, and Computer Science. He also studied Global Business Management and Marketing at UC Berkeley.  Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/3j8aY4O Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every month.   #Latinx #Latine #Entrepreneur #Product #ProductSchool #ProductManagement
26:01
February 02, 2021
Competed in the Olympics. Now Leading the Figma EMEA Sales Team with Nathalie Marchino 🇨🇴🏳️‍🌈
Competed in the Olympics. Now Leading the Figma EMEA Sales Team with Nathalie Marchino 🇨🇴🏳️‍🌈
We talked with Nathalie Marchino, as our first guest of 2021, a former professional rugby player born in Colombia who lived in Switzerland and has turned into a great tech business leader.   With a BS Finance in International Business, Nathalie is helping to make design accessible as an EMEA Head of Sales at Figma. She has also worked at Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter.   We’re always so inspired to hear stories from people who break into tech, and Nathalie shared her story of how she started out as a top athlete and how she broke into tech and is now an EMEA Head of Sales at Figma.   Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/3nZowR1   Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every month.
30:12
January 19, 2021
We Need to Stop the Referral Funnel Coming from the Same People with Linda Ruiz David 🇲🇽🇵🇷
We Need to Stop the Referral Funnel Coming from the Same People with Linda Ruiz David 🇲🇽🇵🇷
Conversation with Linda Ruiz David, an Industrial Engineer from Mexico City. Linda is currently working as a Principal Recruiter at Growth by Design. She founded and led Pinterest's first Latinx and Hispanic community, Todos Pincluidos. Linda works on creating inclusive, empathetic and fun work cultures. She was also on the Board for Latinas in Tech, worked at IBM, and General Electric among others. In this episode we talked about belonging, finding your place, speaking your truth and how recruiters and candidates can work together to promote diversity. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/2KTCUwv  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.    #Latinx #Latine #RH #Recruiting #Latina #Pinterest
39:38
December 15, 2020
Leading and Empowering IT Teams in the Gaming Industry with Cristina Rufeisen 🇧🇷
Leading and Empowering IT Teams in the Gaming Industry with Cristina Rufeisen 🇧🇷
Senior Director, IT Program Management at Electronic Arts. Cristina Rufeisen is an accomplished IT leader with experience in the high-tech, digital media, and life sciences industries leading global teams to develop, deploy and support business solutions. In this episode we talked about leading IT teams in the game industry, finding your voice and asking for what you need, the power of the Latinx community and the secrets for having self compassion and growing your career.  Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/3rLwMah Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #ProgramManagement #IT #ElectronicArts
35:35
December 08, 2020
Finding Your Voice and Creating Art While Being an IT Leader with Diana Mucci 🇵🇷
Finding Your Voice and Creating Art While Being an IT Leader with Diana Mucci 🇵🇷
Chicago-based Afro-Latina author, playwright, poet, and producer who has performed as an actress and has written, published, and produced short stories, children’s books, indie films, and full-length plays. Diana is a former English teacher, IT sales executive, and fashion entrepreneur. We had an inspiring conversation about her childhood, using the written language and the theater to express herself and find her voice, entrepreneurship, and many laughs. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: https://bit.ly/3wN93rs  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #IT #Tech #Entrepreneur #Writer
27:30
November 24, 2020
Looking for Latinxs Representation in Films and Movies with Rosa Parra 🇲🇽
Looking for Latinxs Representation in Films and Movies with Rosa Parra 🇲🇽
Conversation with Rosa Parra, a Chicana born and raised in East LA. Rosa became interested in films at a young age and just recently decided to become a film critic. She’s currently working towards her Bachelors's in Film and Media studies. Rosa's primary job aids in the medical field as she's a certified electron microscopist, that means a specialized lab technician and works in a hospital in Los Angeles. In this episode, we will talk about why we use the word Latinx, the difference between the term Hispanic and Latinx, the Latinxs representation in the film and television industry, and where Latinxs can make an impact. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/2X4wu0a  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #LatinxFilm #LatinxMovies #LatinxLens
41:17
November 17, 2020
Leading a Product Design Team as an Immigrant Woman with Thelma Neves 🇧🇷
Leading a Product Design Team as an Immigrant Woman with Thelma Neves 🇧🇷
Thelma Neves is a Latinx in Power because she's a Brazilian who decided to follow her dreams, moving to the UK and working as a Designer Manager for a long time. Thelma Neves has experience managing design teams from the agency-side and also the client-side, and she’s a Product Designer Manager at BT. Thelma has a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and a master's in Communication Design. She initiated her career as a Graphic Designer and transitioned to User Experience over the years. In this episode, we talked about being a manager and leading a team as an immigrant woman, the qualities of a Product Designer, and Thelma’s journey in the UK. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/3hzE7VG  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Design #DesignerManager #Immigrant
37:39
November 10, 2020
An Act of Kindness Literally Brought a Product Designer to Disney with Leo Gomez Blum 🇪🇨
An Act of Kindness Literally Brought a Product Designer to Disney with Leo Gomez Blum 🇪🇨
Inspiring conversation with Leo Gomez Blum who told us a little bit more about her story that started with a single act of kindness. Leo is an inspiring and successful immigrant from Ecuador who started her design career in advertising agencies, then transitioned to Product Design and working at Grubhub, Spotify and now as a Senior Product Designer at Disney streaming services. In this episode, we talked about transitioning your career to Product Design, the importance of mentorship, sponsorship, and personal projects. And of course, Disney! Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/386ePeB  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Design #Disney #Kindness
37:52
October 27, 2020
Data Scientist Embraces Academia Again with Jacobo Pereira-Pacheco 🇬🇹🇸🇻🏳️‍🌈
Data Scientist Embraces Academia Again with Jacobo Pereira-Pacheco 🇬🇹🇸🇻🏳️‍🌈
A first-generation Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrant, Jacobo Pereira-Pacheco is now preparing to leave the Bay Area as he enters the world of academia again and begins his PhD studies in Statistics and Scientific Computing at UC Santa Cruz. We had an inspiring conversation in which we discussed the world of Data Science and what a Data Practitioner does, the similarities between Statistics and Environmental Studies, and the queer Latinx community. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/2KKw3pi  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Statistics #Data #DataScientist #Academia
38:15
October 06, 2020
Clawing Your Way Into Power While Making Space for Others with Valerie Villarreal 🇲🇽
Clawing Your Way Into Power While Making Space for Others with Valerie Villarreal 🇲🇽
Valerie made improbable leaps into the most competitive, elite universities and top tech employers. In this episode, we had discussions about coming from a humble background, and clawing your way to break into power, and using it to make space for others. Valerie also demystified and explained the role of a Product Manager, we talked about why Product Management can be a powerful and natural function for Latinxs. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview:  http://bit.ly/3pyUwMW  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Product #ProductManagement #BigTech
37:52
September 29, 2020
How Cloud-Based Solutions Can Help the Fight Against Cancer with Alma Lopez 🇲🇽
How Cloud-Based Solutions Can Help the Fight Against Cancer with Alma Lopez 🇲🇽
We had an inspiring conversation about how machine learning and cloud-based solutions can be a huge help in the fight against cancer. Alma is a Latinx in Power. She’s a successful Product Owner at Roche who came from Mexico as a Computer Engineer and transitioned her career to Product. We talked about the importance of negotiation skills and how communication is so important for better negotiation. Alma mentioned how negotiation is also about hearing people, and a lot of times we don't talk about hearing and listening to people anymore. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/3hBRbtJ   Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #ProductManagement #ProductOwner #Cancer #MachineLearning
34:42
September 14, 2020
Service Design and the Importance of Holistic Thinking with Jane Vita 🇧🇷
Service Design and the Importance of Holistic Thinking with Jane Vita 🇧🇷
Inspiring conversation about service design, value creation, design pillars and the importance of holistic thinking with Jane Vita, Design Director at Digitalist Group & Network. We had discussions about learning the design tools and also improving your communication and crafting your narrative skills. A designer should be able to use the design tools but also learn how to extract information from stakeholders, knowing how to extract value creation and experience for the users. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview:  http://bit.ly/3d5dRjU  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Design #ServiceDesign #Career
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August 18, 2020
Standing on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors with Olivia Lobo Goulart 🇧🇷
Standing on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors with Olivia Lobo Goulart 🇧🇷
Amazing conversation with Olivia Lobo Goulart, a Media Content Editor, working onsite at a Fortune 100 Company. We asked her questions about her career and transition to different areas of work like International Relations and Affairs, Design and Visual Communications, and Localization. Olivia shared interesting insights about following your purpose, how our experiences are unique and help to shape our strengths. Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/3hBR4OP  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Design #Producer #LanguageLead #Ancestors
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August 11, 2020
Transition to Product and Leverage the 80/20 Rule with Gretchen Rodriguez 🇨🇺
Transition to Product and Leverage the 80/20 Rule with Gretchen Rodriguez 🇨🇺
Conversation with Gretchen Rodriguez, a Senior Product Manager at Santander Digital in Palo Alto. We asked her questions about her journey and role as Product Manager. We talked about establishing herself in a new country, changing careers, using frameworks like Agile that can improve your life and work, and embracing the 80/20 rule. Gretchen also shared amazing tips for folks who are transitioning to Product Management.  Gretchen was nominated as one of the Latinx Product Leaders by Product School recently. Congrats, Gretchen! ✨ Additional Reading Mentioned in the Interview: http://bit.ly/3cPnqTY  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Product #ProductManagement #8020
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August 11, 2020
Trailer: Welcome to Latinx in Power with Thaisa Fernandes 🇧🇷🏳️‍🌈
Trailer: Welcome to Latinx in Power with Thaisa Fernandes 🇧🇷🏳️‍🌈
Our goal is to demystify tech and the way we do that is by interviewing Latinx leaders all over the world to get their perspective, encouragement and insights. We’re on a mission of interviewing Latinxs leaders from all Latin American countries. The Latinx community is an ensemble of unique identities and backgrounds, and I love when we come together. In each episode we'll be featuring insightful interviews, conversations about their journey, stories behind their trajectory, plenty of laughs and learnings.  The Latinx in Power blog is: https://bit.ly/3c55016  Our website is LatinxInPower.com. Send me a message on Instagram @Latinx_in_Power or Twitter @LatinxInPower. Check out our new episodes every first Tuesday of the month.   #Latinx #Latine #Latina #Latino #Tech #Diversity
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July 20, 2020