LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Comcast NBCUniversal is contributing $100,000 to Latinas in Tech (LiT), a non-profit organization with the mission to connect, support and empower Latina women working in the technology industry. The Comcast investment will support the creation and execution of programs that assist Latinas working in or pursuing careers in the technology industry -- from a mentoring program to an exclusive Career Hub -- as part of an ongoing commitment by Comcast NBCUniversal and Latinas in Tech to develop a more diverse and inclusive technology industry workforce.
Building a robust online Career Hub that will serve as an exclusive recruitment tool between partner technology companies and LiT members
Mentoring programs to foster the advancement of Latinas in technology careers
Providing hands-on leadership workshops and online professional development opportunities
Supporting LiT’s Annual Summit, which brings together more than 300 Latinas in tech and top technology and industry leaders
Hosting monthly networking Meetups
"Latinas in Tech's mission aligns perfectly with Comcast's commitment to investing our resources in ways that help communities realize the transformative potential of media and technology to solve problems, improve lives and to create opportunity," said John Gauder, regional vice president of Comcast's California region. "We believe this investment will help create a more diverse workforce in the technology industry."
"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 10 top tech companies that will connect with Latinas in Tech members to share career advice and discuss job opportunities.
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