From corporate tech America to building her own body care brand with Karla Aguilar ??
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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: https://bit.ly/3AVB8SF  ..read more
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BONUS: Leading Diversity & Inclusion with Pamela Burga ????
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
We talked with Pamela Burga, 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 Twitt ..read more
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Making History in the Gaming Industry with Carolina Acosta ????
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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 k ..read more
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Having a Different Perspective After a Sabbatical with Leandro Senna ??
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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 Mentio ..read more
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BONUS: How We Can Find and Use Our Voices with Alma Lopez ?? and Gretchen Rodriguez ??
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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.co ..read more
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The Perspective of an International Student Entering the Tech Sector with Diana Vicezar ??
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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 i ..read more
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Helping People Land a Job in Product Management with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia ??
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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 ..read more
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Competed in the Olympics. Now Leading the Figma EMEA Sales Team with Nathalie Marchino ???️‍?
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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. &n ..read more
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We Need to Stop the Referral Funnel Coming from the Same People with Linda Ruiz David ????
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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 Inte ..read more
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Leading and Empowering IT Teams in the Gaming Industry with Cristina Rufeisen ??
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by Thaisa Fernandes
3M ago
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 ..read more
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