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Episode 189: Why Latinas Need to Pursue Careers in Tech | Natalie Marino | The Latina Techie


Episode 189 talks about why Latinas need to pursue careers in tech, featuring Natalie Marino of The Latina Techie. Listen now!

Episode 189: Why Latinas Need to Pursue Careers in Tech | Natalie Marino | The Latina Techie

Natalie’s superpower is to empower and uplift women, to create spaces where women feel seen, heard and empowered.

She’s the Founder and CEO of The Latina Techie, a community to serve fellow Latina sisters in finding their voice in STEM, responsible for bridging efficiency gaps while utilizing technology to help create efficiencies and automation in your business practices.

Natalie has earned over a decade of experience working with the intricacies of Professional Employer Organizations (PEO). She began her career in Benefits, which led her to the STEM world by way of Human Resource Information Systems, where she found her true passion. Natalie is known for driving growth, and prestige, while maximizing operational excellence, and delivering technology solutions. She most recently served as Senior Product Owner with ADP in the Global Product and Technology Division of the business.

The Latina Techie is rooted in the commitment to celebrating collaboration over competition. Community is about you, about me, about us, and for that reason, we choose to show up every day with the purpose to serve. Natalie is proud to have partnered and contributed with organizations such as Virtual Mom Collective, Orphaned Starfish Foundation, Women For Success, Tribaja, Spark, and more.

Natalie currently lives in Miami, FL, and uses her free time to practice hot yoga, enjoy her family, capture the outdoor scenery, build memories with her loved ones, and of course, continue learning from the best school—the school of “life.”

You can follow Natalie on her website, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter & LinkedIn.

Episode 189 Highlights:

  • Growing up in a home where “working to the bone” was normalized
  • Transitioning into a career in STEM from HR
  • Working in a career where Latinas aren’t seen in often
  • Who to talk to in order to find these opportunities
  • Lessons learned in her career transition
  • How you can use your own skills to transfer into a tech career
  • Salary negotiations tips when pursuing a career in tech
  • Mindset shifts to work through
  • The Latina Techie and how it came to be
  • And more!

Thank you to Natalie for the powerhouse she is in this space. We love to see Latinas in Tech and we want more #poderosas like her taking up this space! Thank you for coming on the show to share your expertise and show that other women can also take up space in this male-dominated industries and we are JUST (if not, more) powerful! Gracias amiga!

Let us know in the comments below what was your biggest takeaway from episode 189!

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Until next time, stay empowered, stay inspired and #staypoderosa

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