We’ve all heard about the depressing statistics about women in tech and I’m pretty sure most of us have heard the outrage over the appalling treatment of women in the tech world overall. The bottom line is that it’s tough to be a woman in any field that requires them to work alongside men who don’t believe women have the intelligence or the inclinations in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). As you can guess it’s even harder for Latinas in the STEAM world. They make up 1% of working tech professionals but as we already know, Latinas are resilient and even though the opportunities are slim they are still out there making room for themselves and other women like them. Here are 11 Latinas in STEAM that are truly kicking ass and taking names.
Beatriz Acevedo: President and Co-founder, Mitú
The lady who needs no introduction, Beatriz is a founding partner and president of mitú, the leading technology-driven media brand focused on millennial Latinos. She is a digital pioneer, Latin media expert and network approved show-runner with more than 20 years of entertainment experience, having created, developed and produced more than 1,000 half-hours of original, primetime television programming and award-winning digital series in English, Spanish and Portuguese. (2015.latism.org)