Girl Power, Lessons from Bolivia
Girl Power, Lessons from Bolivia with Nadim Diaz and Jorge Eduardo Soria
In this session we will be talking about the changing views of women in technology in Bolivia and how those lessons can apply anywhere.
1) Why do we need more women in technology? a very common question, where people wonder why more and more people are moving to solve the low participation of women in technology, it will respond from a technological, social and economic perspective.
2) Why this happens? Why do we have few women in technology? I'll share some statistics based on my city and the largest software companies in the region. Also I'll talk about these points: a) Prejudices and stereotype, b)Cultural Aspects (latino), c) Education, d)Insecurity and fear of error
3) What do we need to make this change? I'll explain about my initiative called ""Girl Power"" with the active participation of more than 30 female engineers from different areas such as design, programming, quality control and others, and with different technologies, we have a Microsoft MVP, we have leaders in quality control and automation, leaders In development, etc. I'll show all the work that have done and the next steps.
Software Lead Developer, with more than 5 years working with Salesforce. GP4Tech founder, trying to involve more women in technology. Apex teacher, provided workshops about apex to young people of last years of school. RAD Women coach. Dreamer and passionate about technology.
Jorge Eduardo Soria
Software Quality Assurance Engineer, with over 3 years in e-commerce experience in the world leading markets: Amazon & eBay and 1 year experience in testing apps built with Salesforce. GP4Tech support, helping with the logistics and workshops aimed to senior year students.