Here’s How This Latina Navigated Her Transition From Finance To Tech

Marlene Arroyo may have started her career in finance, but it was the human aspect of any job that always drew her in. From Dell to her current role as Vice President of People Operations at Liftoff Mobile Inc., a high growth tech company in Silicon Valley, she has made it her career mission to champion employees and embrace how their humanity impacts their jobs. Continue reading Here’s How This Latina Navigated Her Transition From Finance To Tech

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Memo to the Silicon Valley boys’ club: Arlan Hamilton has no time for your BS

Backstage in the greenroom of the podcast festival where she’s scheduled to appear, Arlan Hamilton is quietly singing the lyrics to Janet Jackson’s “Control.” She’d like to walk on stage as the song plays, but the festival crew has copyright concerns. So instead, she is shimmying offstage in her chair, half-humming the chorus under her breath: “I’m in control / Never gonna stop / Control / To get what I want / Control / I like to have a lot.” Continue reading Memo to the Silicon Valley boys’ club: Arlan Hamilton has no time for your BS

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How This Tech Founder Is Giving The Internet A Face Lift By Changing The Way We Shop

Shirley Chen’s list of experiences is as diverse as it is impressive: she spent her childhood on China’s national gymnastics team, studied biochemical engineering at Columbia University, interned at Chanel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Vogue, and worked as a media and retail consultant at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. Continue reading How This Tech Founder Is Giving The Internet A Face Lift By Changing The Way We Shop

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Young Professionals are Shaking Things Up in STEM

STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—skills have become increasingly valuable, and careers in STEM are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying. Yet Latinas only account for 3 percent of the industry. Meet two young professionals who are making their mark in their STEM careers, leading the way for other Latinas to enter into these much-needed, highly paid fields. Continue reading Young Professionals are Shaking Things Up in STEM

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