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Uncharted Territories: On Being the First in Tech

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We all have stories of being the first...

The first to go to college
The first to work in tech
The first to be a CEO
The first to open an office in a different country

Join Techqueria, Latinas in Tech and Lyft at our virtual event on Thursday, July 16 2020 at 4:00 pm PDT and hear stories from Latinx in Tech speakers on navigating being the first and explore "Uncharted Territories: On Being The First In Tech".

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Uncharted Territories: On Being the First in Tech

  1. 1. #PrimerosPasos Uncharted Territories: On Being the First in Tech #PrimerosPasos
  2. 2. #PrimerosPasos#PrimerosPasos
  3. 3. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  4. 4. #PrimerosPasos “Primeros Pasos” translates to “First Steps” Take a selfie of yourself at the event, tag any of our accounts and Techqueria will retweet! @Lyft (Twitter & Instagram) @Techqueria (Twitter) @TechqueriaOrg (Instagram) @Latinas_Tech (Twitter) @LatinasInTechOrg (Instagram) Event Hashtag & Photos #PrimerosPasos
  5. 5. #PrimerosPasos Recording Notice This event is being recorded. By continuing to be in this event, you and other participants are consenting to be recorded. We will be livestreaming the event to Techqueria’s YouTube Channel. #PrimerosPasos
  6. 6. #PrimerosPasos !Black Lives Matter Moment of Silence & Sharing Statement
  7. 7. #PrimerosPasos TECHQUERIA Techqueria is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech.
  8. 8. 2015 Meetup group launched, 3 people at first meetingHISTORY IN BRIEF 2017 Expanded to Los Angeles, New York City & Austin 2020 10,000+ members with 7 active chapters 2019 Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit 2018 Revamped website and branding 2016 Slack online community launched
  9. 9. MISSION To provide Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry. VISION To become the most powerful and robust professional network of Latinx professionals in the tech industry across the world
  10. 10. CHAPTERS members from across the world with 7 active chapters in the US 10,000+ events held across all chapters since 2016 100+ are weekly active users in our Slack community 25% San Francisco Bay Area Los Angeles, CA Austin, TX Miami, FL* New York, NY Orlando, FL Portland, OR* Washington, DC Atlanta, GA Boston, MA* *Still in trial period Philadelphia, PA* Orange County, CA*
  11. 11. 2020 ROADMAP — LAUNCHED APRIL 2020 COVID-19 FUND We raised over $50,000 in about 2 weeks to help support over 120 undocumented individuals and/or families during this unprecedented period of time. JANUARY 2020 EVENTS PLATFORM Chapters and events consolidated all in one place with advanced analytics, automated emails, form data collection available to our leads. JUNE 2020 PODCAST Partnered with Points Presence Media to feature in-depth narrative stories, interviews and business advice about and from the perspective of the Latinx in tech community.
  12. 12. ROADMAP — UPCOMING EARLY 2021 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Sponsor peer learning circles based on career path (engineering, management, founders, etc) LATE 2020 JOB BOARD Post opportunities to our job board and get access to a resume bank of members who are job searching OCTOBER 2021 or OCTOBER 2022 (DEPENDENT ON COVID-19) CASA CONFERENCE Support the largest gathering of mid to senior level Latinx professionals in tech within the US
  13. 13. Upcoming Techqueria Events Find out more at events.techqueria.org and become a member to get notified of the latest updates!
  14. 14. #PrimerosPasos A big thank you to our event leads from Techqueria! Frances Coronel Mary Ramirez Sal Ramirez Ale P. Hernandez
  15. 15. #PrimerosPasos A big thank you to our event leads from Latinas in Tech! Ana Bretschneider Programs and Outreach Manager Gabriela Reyes Head of Marketing @latinasintechorg @latinas_tech
  16. 16. Professional development Recruiting Mentorship What we do
  17. 17. 11 Chapter cities 10,000+ Women 23 Nationalities 200+ Companies Become a LiT Member
  18. 18. Don’t forget to register at www.latinasintech.org
  19. 19. #PrimerosPasos A big thank you to our event leads from Lyft! Anthony Sessions Diversity Recruiting and Partnerships Manager Tatiana Suriano Technical Recruiter & Global Lyft Unidos ERG Lead Annelise Hagar Preciado Program Operations Manager, Inclusion & Diversity
  20. 20. Local Operations Lyft is singularly focused on transportation Core Ridesharing Shared Rides Transit Bikes & Scooters Express Drive
  21. 21. Impact of Inclusion & Diversity
  22. 22. Embedding Inclusion & Diversity Workplace Workforce Marketplace Accountability Employees, recruiting strategies and development programs. Diverse talent, rider, community partnerships, Lyft hubs/drivers, diverse suppliers. Executives, people managers, inclusive leadership & metrics that matter. Inclusive culture, policies, scalable processes and employee resource groups.
  23. 23. Latinx-Specific Talent Development Lyft and its leaders are commitmented to the develop of Latinx talent. Upcoming programs include career mentorship and sponsorship to ensure team members grow. UpLyft Unidos Lyft’s Latinx ERG that brings together Lyft team members who are passionate about advocating for the success and advancement of Latinx, Hispanics, & Spanish-speakers at Lyft, tech, and the greater community. Strategic Partnerships Partnerships with Techqueria, Latinas in Tech, SHPE, and others to sponsor and co-host Latinx specific events across the country to grow, develop and connect more with large Latinx user based. Community Outreach Lyft partners with organizations like the League of United Latin American Citizens and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to provide free ride credits. Credits are used for essential trips and by front-line workers at businesses and medical centers. Uplifting Our Community
  24. 24. Join the Ride! San Francisco Seattle New York City Nashville Mexico City Lyft is hiring: ● Software Engineer ● iOS Engineers & Android Engineer ● Quality Engineer ● Product Manager ● Product Designer ● Engineering Manager In these offices... Mexico City, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Seattle Note: Lyft also has offices in London, Munich and Palo Alto
  25. 25. Connect with us! LYFT.COM/CAREERS
  26. 26. #PrimerosPasos Accept to join the Zoom breakout rooms Event Guidelines Turn on your video in Zoom but mute yourself unless you’re talking Follow Techqueria’s Code of Conduct for Events �� #PrimerosPasos
  27. 27. #PrimerosPasos Code of Conduct - Acceptable Behavior ✓ Using welcoming and inclusive language ✓ Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences ✓ Gracefully accepting constructive criticism ✓ Referring to people by their preferred pronouns and using gender-neutral pronouns when uncertain �� #PrimerosPasos
  28. 28. #PrimerosPasos Code of Conduct - Unacceptable Behavior ❌ Offensive comments related to a person’s identity ❌ Other conduct which you know could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting ❌ Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission ❌ Spamming the group and excessive self-promotion ❌ Sustained disruption of event programming ❌ The usage of sexualised language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances ❌ Threats of violence ❌ Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, public or private harassment ❌ Unwelcome physical contact ❌ Unwelcome remarks regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices ❌ Unwelcome sexual attention ❌ Any action that results in complaints from our community ❌ Assuming or promoting any kind of inequality including but not limited to: age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality and race, personal appearance, religion, or sexual identity and orientation ❌ Attacking personal tastes ❌ Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease ❌ Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity ❌ Deliberate intimidation ❌ Demonstrating the graphics or any other content you know may be considered disturbing ❌ Exclusionary jokes or comments ❌ Finding loopholes in the code of conduct ❌ Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm ❌ Not being respectful to reasonable communication boundaries, such as ‘leave me alone,’ ‘go away,’ or ‘I’m not discussing this with you.’
  29. 29. #PrimerosPasos Breakout Rooms in Zoom ✓ Make sure to join the breakout rooms when prompted. ✓ Each breakout room will last 10 minutes and will have dedicated prompts to help facilitate the discussion! ✓ Folks who are on livestream can’t do break out rooms #PrimerosPasos
  30. 30. #PrimerosPasos RAFFLE PRIZES We will be giving away raffle prizes at the end of the event. You have be present though. 😉 🎉 🎲 🎁 #PrimerosPasos
  31. 31. #PrimerosPasos Sueña en Grande tee from ShopLatinx Ponte Las Pilas notebook & Latino Hustle mug from Mitú Shop Motivational Prints from Si Se Puede Shop #PrimerosPasos
  32. 32. #PrimerosPasos Tanya Menendez Co-Founder & CEO Snowball Wealth Crystal Rose Media Partnership Ops Facebook & Instagram Kim Alban UI/UX Designer Newsday Annie Benitez Pelaez PM Director Twilio Carlos Whitt Director of Engineering Lyft Event Speakers
  33. 33. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  34. 34. #PrimerosPasos Breakout Room #1 — 5-6 People — 10 Min ✓ Name ✓ Gender Pronouns ✓ Role ✓ Company ✓ What do you hope to get out of this event? ✓ What was one of your biggest learning moments when you first started your career or career search? ✓ What do you pretend to hate but actually love?
  35. 35. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  36. 36. #PrimerosPasos Kim Alban UX / UI Designer #PrimerosPasos @kimalban linkedin.com/in/kim-alban-52791244/
  37. 37. #PrimerosPasos Carlos Whitt Director of Engineering, Lyft @car1os @car1os linkedin.com/in/whitt #PrimerosPasos
  38. 38. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  39. 39. #PrimerosPasos ✓ Name ✓ Pronouns ✓ Role ✓ Company ✓ What was your “first of x” career experience? ✓ How did you get into tech? ✓ What is a show you’ve been enjoying recently? Breakout Room #2 — 5-6 People — 10 Min
  40. 40. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  41. 41. #PrimerosPasos Annie Benitez Pelaez PM Director, Twilio #PrimerosPasos @anniebp_ linkedin.com/in/anniebp
  42. 42. #PrimerosPasos Crystal Rose Media Partnership Operations #PrimerosPasos First in Tech @crystaljourneys @mixedsoul linkedin.com/in/crystalrose
  43. 43. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  44. 44. #PrimerosPasos ✓ Name ✓ Pronouns ✓ Role ✓ Company ✓ If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? ✓ What is one thing you are the first of in your family/community? ✓ Who’s someone you really admire? Breakout Room #3 — 5-6 People — 10 Min
  45. 45. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  46. 46. #PrimerosPasos First to be CEO Tanya Menendez CEO #PrimerosPasos @asksnowball @asksnowball linkedin.com/in/tanyamenendez
  47. 47. Background Tanya Menendez CEO and Co-Founder, Snowball Wealth My parents are immigrants from Nicaragua 🇳🇮and El Salvador 🇸🇻 I’m the first in my family to be a full time CEO I learned from my parents that we aren’t defined by the circumstances we are born in #PrimeroPasos @makertanya
  48. 48. My Career 2009 - Strategy and Integration Team #PrimeroPasos @makertanya 2012-2017 - Co-Founder and COO/CMO 2019 - Co-Founder and CEO 2010-2011 - Analyst 2017-2019 - Break + Consulting—
  49. 49. Lesson 1: There is No Playbook. No one will ever tell you that you are ready. You don’t need anyone’s permission. It will always feel scary and intimidating to do something for the first time. Take it one step at a time. #PrimeroPasos @makertanya
  50. 50. Lesson 2: Bet on Yourself and Dream Big. Create a vision for your future without restriction. Anything is possible, but you have to be both patient and determined. Each time you reach a new milestone, you'll keep gaining confidence to get to the next one, and the next one. #PrimeroPasos @makertanya
  51. 51. Know that it is normal to feel lonely, especially if you are the first in your family to work in tech, or the first to start a business. Your family might not understand or even support you in the beginning but be patient. Reframe this as an opportunity to pave the way for future Latinx and to increase representation.  #PrimeroPasos @makertanya Lesson 3: Keep Pushing.
  52. 52. Continuously focus on your personal growth. Read books on the industries you are interested in, attend webinars and events, follow people you admire on Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter. Create a support system: I personally have an executive coach and group of founders who I talk to on a regular basis. #PrimeroPasos @makertanya Lesson 4: Scale Yourself.
  53. 53. Last Thoughts: Being Latinx What I learned from my Latinx and immigrant heritage: • Grit • Determination • Drive • Ability to learn quickly • Take risks • Perspective
  54. 54. Sign up at snowballwealth.com Follow us at @asksnowball and @makertanya THANK YOU!
  55. 55. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  56. 56. #PrimerosPasos ✓ Name ✓ Pronouns ✓ Role ✓ Company ✓ What was your favorite band 10 years ago? ✓ Do you have a favorite charity you wish more people knew about? ✓ If you could work in another country, which country would that be? Breakout Room #4 — 5-6 People — 10 Min
  57. 57. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  58. 58. #PrimerosPasos Group Photo 📷 #PrimerosPasos
  59. 59. #PrimerosPasos Group Reflections 📚 #PrimerosPasos
  60. 60. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  61. 61. #PrimerosPasos Sueña en Grande tee from ShopLatinx Ponte Las Pilas notebook & Latino Hustle mug from Mitú Shop Motivational Prints from Si Se Puede Shop #PrimerosPasos RAFFLE PRIZES! 🎉
  62. 62. #PrimerosPasos Event Agenda 4:00 PM Welcome + Intros 4:15 PM Breakout Room #1 — Icebreakers Hosted by Lyft 4:25 PM Lightning Talks — Kim & Carlos 4:40 PM Breakout Room #2 — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 4:50 PM Lightning Talks — Annie & Crystal 5:05 PM Breakout Room #3 — Hosted by Techqueria 5:15 PM Lightning Talk — Tanya 5:25 PM Breakout Room #4 — Hosted by Lyft 5:35 PM Group Reflection & Photo — Hosted by Latinas in Tech 5:55 PM Raffle Prizes & Closing Words — Hosted by Techqueria 6:00 PM Event Wraps Up #PrimerosPasos
  63. 63. Thanks!Check out our upcoming events at events.techqueria.org and feel free to email us at hola@techqueria.org with any questions, comments or concerns related to the event!

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