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[live] Afro-Latinas in Tech: Listening Hour

Listening Hour:
Afro-Latinas in Tech.
Date: Thursday 5pm.
Where: Zoom.

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This Thursday at 5 pm, we’re listening to the perspectives and lived experiences of Afro-Latinas in Tech, and you *need* to be there.

Six days ago, we published an open letter stating where we stand on racial justice and how we will show up in the long run.

Today, we’re proud to share one of the many steps we’ll take toward racial equality. It’s only after deep reflection that we can accept our unique position to effect change, within the tech industry and our community.

Adopting a change framework—inspired by the public academic and activist, Rachel Cargle—we will galvanize this community through knowledge, empathy, and action. As the start to a series of programming this month, we’ll begin with a listening hour. Next week, we’ll host an open forum aimed at reflecting and internalizing our learnings together as a community.

Finally, our programming series will culminate in a roundtable for our members to discuss action plans, both as individuals as well as employees of influential tech companies.



Julissa Ramirez
Technical Program Manager @Google
Julissa Ramirez is a Technical Program Manager at Google in the Cloud Machine Learning Hardware Quality team. Her team focuses on improving quality across all of Google’s Cloud platforms for our Data Centers. Prior to Google she worked at Intel as a Technical Program Manager on the Drones team, a Global Product Manager for Intel processors, and an Industrial Engineer in the Intel Mask Ops labs. Before Intel, she was a Manufacturing Engineer at Northrop Grumman managing manufacturing operations on the Submarine “Missile Launch Tube” program, and served as a Continuous Improvement Lead for the Launcher SBU Marine Systems department. Julissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology, a Master of Science in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems from the Rochester Institute of Technology in NY, and a Green Belt in Six Sigma. An advocate for women and underrepresented minorities, she is a co-founder and the Executive Director of LISTAS.

Catalina Peña
Speaker. Founder. Diversity Advocate. @Catalyst Creation,
Catalina Peña is the founder of Catalyst Creation, a professional development company that teaches diverse professionals mindful career coaching techniques so they can ignite change within themselves and make their dreams a career reality. Catalina has helped 1000+ job-seekers with her work as a recruiting professional in Tech (FB, Twitter, a16z, Asana) and has facilitated workshops for GA Tech, Stanford Latino Alumni Association, Tech Intersections Conference, and Outco.


June 11 2020


Date: 06/11/2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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