As the tech industry continues to grow, it is more important than ever to ensure that diverse voices and perspectives are heard. That’s where Techqueria comes in. Founded in 2015 by a group of Latinx professionals in tech, Techqueria is a nonprofit organization that serves the largest global community of Latinx professionals in tech. With a mission to empower Latinx professionals with the resources and support they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry, Techqueria is making a big impact in the world of tech.
A Growing Community
With over 15,000 members and allies in their network, Techqueria’s online Slack community alone has over 9,500 members, with nearly a quarter engaging on a weekly basis. The majority of Techqueria’s members work in PDE (product, design, and engineering), have 3 to 5 years of experience, identify as millennials, and joined Techqueria through word of mouth.
Empowering Latinx Professionals
At its core, Techqueria is about empowering Latinx professionals in tech. The organization works with both tech companies and employee resource groups (ERGs) to build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, recruiting, mentorship, and networking. By creating these spaces, Techqueria is able to comprehensively affect change in the tech industry, empowering Latinx professionals to succeed and thrive in their careers.
One of the ways Techqueria empowers Latinx professionals in tech is by providing career advice. The organization offers a range of resources to help its members succeed in their careers, including mentorship programs, career coaching, and job boards. By providing these resources, Techqueria is helping its members navigate the challenges of the tech industry and build successful careers.
In addition to providing career advice, Techqueria also works with tech companies to help them recruit Latinx talent. By building relationships with companies and promoting job opportunities to its members, Techqueria is able to connect Latinx professionals with exciting career opportunities in the tech industry. This helps companies build more diverse and inclusive teams while also providing Latinx professionals with the chance to advance their careers.
Networking and Mentorship
Finally, Techqueria empowers Latinx professionals in tech by providing networking and mentorship opportunities. Through events, workshops, and mentorship programs, Techqueria helps its members build relationships and connect with others in the tech industry. This not only helps members build their professional networks, but also provides them with the support and guidance they need to succeed in their careers.
Techqueria is doing important work in the tech industry, empowering Latinx professionals with the resources and support they need to thrive and become leaders in the field. By providing career advice, recruiting support, and networking and mentorship opportunities, Techqueria is making a big impact and helping to create a more diverse and inclusive tech industry.