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SF Business Times
Moving Diversity Beyond a Hashtag

Protocol
Reinventing Tech’s Pipeline

ABC7 News
Celebrating Latino Heritage Month
Diversifying the Tech Workforce
Help These Latinx Organizations Support Undocumented Families During COVID-19

Being A Latina In Tech

Past Press Mentions

Moving Diversity Beyond a Hashtag

Moving Diversity Beyond A Hashtag

Despite efforts, tech firms’ numbers show that they still fall far short. But there are people making change happen in Bay Area business in ways that others can follow. San Francisco Business Times @devcolororg and @Techqueria were interviewed by @SFBusinessTimes on diversity in tech, featured in an article titled Moving Diversity Beyond A Hashtag. Despite…

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Reinventing tech’s pipeline: Inside the effort to boost black and Latinx talent

I was quoted in this article by Protocol. “There are different orgs that focus on the different parts of the leaky tech pipeline,” said Coronel, who credits her job as an engineer at Slack to networking on Techqueria. “Our issues do intersect a lot, but we do have more-unique issues,” like Latinx workers who may…

Dream Corps #TechTuesdays – Spotlight

Shout out to Dream Corps Tech for featuring me on #TechTuesday! I briefly shared my experience at Slack and Techqueria, and highlighted the importance of bringing diversity in tech to stimulate innovation. Check it out here: Dream Corps Tech is a national program cultivating future leaders and entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, creating a pipeline of…

Diversifying the Tech Workforce

I was quoted in this article by Yes! Magazine. “Amongst the Latinx community, we found that the network is not always as strong and young adults who identify as Latinx in tech often do face that social capital gap,” said Frances Coronel, co-executive director. Yes! Magazine Techqueria offers community networking and resources to Latinx people…

BELatina.com Interview on Instagram

I was interviewed by BELatina.com on how Techqueria was fundraising to help undocumented people during the time of COVID-19. Watch the full interview here: 1. What is Techqueria? Follow up/include in your response: when and why was it founded? Techqueria is a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx inTech. Our mission is…

Help These Latinx Organizations Support Undocumented Families During COVID-19

I was quoted in this article by BELatina. “By April 5th Techqueria made the decision to close applications for funding after receiving 682 applications,” said the organization’s executive director Frances Coronel.  BELatina A few weeks later, on April 1st, a group of fifteen volunteers at Techqueria — a nonprofit serving Latinx people in the tech industry…

Strive Community Update – Spotlights

Highlighted in the first quarterly Strive Community Update. We’re excited to share the first quarterly Strive Community Update. Our goal in launching Circles is to create communities of like-minded people who support and challenge one another to become their best selves, personally and professionally. Similarly, building Strive itself is a communal experience – something we…

Alumni Society – Member Spotlight

The Alumni Society is a network of mid-to senior-level Latino leaders who graduated from the country’s top universities. This network offers exclusive opportunities for growth and empowerment, with the goal of advancing Latino leadership in America. 🌐 https://is-hosted-email-api-prod.appspot.com/api/v2/public/email/5793910949937152/4695767235690496 New Member Spotlight: Frances Coronel Who: Frances Coronel, software engineer at Slack, codirector of Techqueria Alma Mater: Cornell…

ABC7 News – Latino Heritage Month

Featured in ABC7 for my work with Techqueria Meet Frances Coronel of Slack, a software engineer specializing in user interface (UI) development on the Customer Acquisition Team – her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant and more productive. She is also the Co-Director of Techqueria, a nonprofit that serves the largest…

Slack Event

Turning Failure Into Fuego

I was the event lead for an event hosted by Slack Earthtones and The Latinx Collective 🔥 🌐 https://turningfailureintofuego.splashthat.com/ Overview As people of color working in tech, we are surrounded by stories of success, but rarely do we feel comfortable enough sharing our own missteps. At Turning #FailureIntoFuego, we’ll welcome a panel of successful Latinx professionals…

Amplify Issue 10

Apprenticeships.me was featured in Amplify’s newsletter 🌐 https://www.agvoiced.com/campaigns/view-campaign/ApkKpv_2vVVOKr6goL6Dv2pCMFZus_f86v6Nk6-H2-XGJtPc947HOME845dQNOSUvso6fMn5FgKxjqooXdnQdxoi7BjNcjhK Amplify is a weekly digest of the best career resources for women of color. Apprenticeships.me was featured in the 10th issue of the newsletter.

Sentry Open Source Grant

My application for Techqueria ended up being the recipient of the first Sentry Open Source Grant of $10,000. Announcing Winner Congratulations to Sentry’s Open Source Grant Recipient Thank you to everyone who applied – we sincerely appreciate the time and effort spent detailing your open source hopes and dreams. Sentry on Twitter 🎉 Congratulations to…

Latinxs Who Code

A living directory of thriving Latinx software engineers. Latinxs Who Code is a living directory of thriving Latinxs Software Engineers/Coders/Developers/Programmers/Architects/Hackers. We aim to provide a welcoming space to find outstanding people to follow, look for a mentor, make new friends, or discover talented people to join your team. Latinxs was inspired by Latinxs Who Design.…

The Mujerista | Being A Latina In Tech

The Mujerista is an online-based space that shares stories and experiences that impact, empower, and celebrate Latinas. https://www.themujerista.com/the-blog/2018/11/8/being-a-latina-in-tech?rq=tech The Mujerista is an online-based space that shares stories and experiences that impact, empower, and celebrate Latinas. It aims to provide our community with resources and create conversations regarding culture, career advice, finances, fashion and beauty, politics…

LatinaGeeks | National STEM Day: Latinas Breaking Down Barriers In Technology

The Mujerista is an online based space that shares stories and experiences that impact, empower, and celebrate Latinas. 🌐 https://latinageeks.com/national-stem-day-latinas-breaking-down-barriers-in-technology/ LatinaGeeks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the first-of-its-kind community to empower and inspire Latin women by spreading the knowledge of entrepreneurship, social media and technology. We provide our community with the latest gadget reviews, mobile applications, social…

Twilio’s Signal

It’s not about APIs. It’s not about bots and telephones. It’s about making technology do things it was never supposed to do. It’s about making magic, technical. And then making it feel magical again. This is about you. This is your SIGNAL to build. 📶 Overview https://signal.twilio.com/ Photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/6zFSY61qVYgBGJJw5 Video – “Your SIGNAL to Build”…

Code Like A Girl | Q: How Can I Get Paid To Mentor Others?

I wrote an article for one of Medium’s top 100 publications on finding programs that pay you to mentor others as they learn how to code. 🌐 https://code.likeagirl.io/getting-paid-to-mentor-others-64ca1299383a

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