Based on an episode with Nathalie Marchino 🇨🇴

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Welcome to Latinax in Power, a blog and podcast that shares stories of amazing Latinx leaders, hosted by Thaisa Fernandes.

Nathalie Marchino was our first guest of 2021. She is a former professional rugby player who was born in Colombia. Nathalie has turned into a fantastic business leader as well. With a BS Finance in International Business, she is helping to make design accessible as an EMEA Head of Sales at Figma.

She also worked at Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter previously. I’m always so inspired to hear stories from people who break into tech, as I also came from a non-technical background and I find Nathalie’s story very impressive. …


Baseado no episódio com Jacobo Pereira-Pacheco 🇸🇻🇬🇹

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Bem-vindx ao Latinx in Power, um blog e podcast que irá compartilhar histórias de líderes Latinxs incríveis ao redor do mundo, apresentado por Thaisa Fernandes, uma latina orgulhosa e Gerente de Programas e Produtos de tecnologia vivendo no Vale do Silício e compartilhando suas experiências.

Conversei com Jacobo Pereira-Pacheco, a primeira geração de imigrante guatemalteco e salvadorenho, que está agora se preparando para deixar a área da baía de São Francisco ao passo que entra no mundo acadêmico novamente e inicia seu doutorado em Estatística e Ciência da Computação na Universidade da Califórnia, em Santa Cruz. …


Baseado no episódio com Valerie Villarreal 🇲🇽

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Bem-vindx ao Latinx in Power, um blog e podcast que irá compartilhar histórias de líderes Latinxs incríveis ao redor do mundo, apresentado por Thaisa Fernandes.

Eu estou muito honrada em ter Valerie Villarreal conosco hoje. Valerie é uma Gerente de Produtos que tem trabalhado nas maiores plataformas sociais do nosso tempo — Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat. Sua primeira função na área de produtos começou como estagiária na Amazon, em 2011 — onde ela adquiriu seu gosto por construção e desenvolvimento de produtos, numa proporção de milhões (e bilhões) de usuários globais.

Valerie entrou na área de produtos com um formação não-tradicional e não-técnica, começando sua carreira em consultoria de gestão na McKinsey and Company, onde ela aconselhava executivos, como primeiro emprego após a faculdade. Ela fez um MBA e se tornou bacharel em Ciência Política, em Stanford. Valerie é uma Latinx in Power, porque ela é bem sucedida no papel, mas mais importante, porque ela tem trabalhado para encontrar sua voz autêntica em espaços nos quais ela era apenas uma das poucas, a única ou não sentia que pertencia a esses locais. …


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Season two is live and we couldn’t be happier. I can’t believe I launched a podcast from scratch without any knowledge about it and invited those amazing Latinxs to be on this journey with me.

I’m definitively super thankful for your support, feedback, and also for being so kind to me. In this season, we had important learnings so I wanted to highlight some of them:

Leo Gomez Blum 🇪🇨: Thank you for remembering us to be kind, offer and accept help, and work with what you truly believe.

Rosa Parra 🇲🇽: Thank you for showing us the importance of Latinx representation in film and television. …


Based on an episode with Linda Ruiz David 🇲🇽🇵🇷

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Welcome to Latinx in Power, a blog and podcast that shares stories of amazing Latinx leaders, hosted by Thaisa Fernandes. We talked with Linda Ruiz David, an Industrial Engineer from Mexico City. She also studied Italian and Arts in Spain, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and England.

Linda is currently working as a Principal Recruiter at Growth by Design. She founded and led Pinterest’s first Latinx and Hispanic community, Todos Pincluidos. Linda works on creating inclusive, empathetic and fun work cultures. …


Based on an episode with Cristina Rufeisen 🇧🇷

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Welcome to Latinx in Power, a blog and podcast that shares stories of amazing Latinx leaders, hosted by Thaisa Fernandes. I talked with Cristina Rufeisen, a senior Director IT Program Management at Electronic Arts. Cristina is an accomplished IT leader with experience in the high-tech, digital media, and life sciences industries leading global teams to develop, deploy and support business solutions.

Cristina is also passionate about Diversity & Inclusion as she serves as co-chair of the Hispanic/Latinx Employee Resource Group at Electronic Arts, and is a member at Latinas in Tech and Brasileiras do Vale (BRAVE) community. …


Based on an episode with Diana Mucci 🇵🇷

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Welcome to Latinx in Power, a blog and podcast that shares stories of amazing Latinx leaders, hosted by Thaisa Fernandes. We talked with Diana Mucci, a Chicago based Afro-Latina author, playwright, poet, and producer. A former English teacher, IT sales executive, and fashion entrepreneur.

Diana has performed as an actress and has written, published and produced short stories, children’s books, indie films, and full-length plays. Diana is also a Director of Security Services\ with 20 years of experience in IT Software and Cyber Security Sales. …


Based on an episode with Thelma Neves 🇧🇷

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Welcome to Latinx in Power, a blog and podcast that shares stories of amazing Latinx leaders, hosted by Thaisa Fernandes. Thelma Neves is a Product Designer Manager at BT Group (British Telecommunications). She is a Latinx in Power because she’s a Brazilian who decided to follow her dreams, moving to the UK and working as a Designer Manager for a long time.

Thelma has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and a master’s degree in Communication Design. She initiated her career as a Graphic Designer and transitioned to User Experience over the years. …


Based on an episode with Rosa Parra 🇲🇽

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Welcome to Latinx in Power, a blog and podcast that shares stories of amazing Latinx leaders, hosted by Thaisa Fernandes. Rosa is Chicana born and raised in East LA. She became interested in films at a young age and just recently decided to become a film critic. Rosa is currently working toward her Bachelors in Film and Media studies. Rosa’s primary job aids in the medical field as she’s a certified electron microscopist, that means a specialized lab technician and works in a hospital in Los Angeles.

I’m a big fan of Rosa’s podcast Latinx Lens about Latinx representation in film and television, so we’re going to talk more about that too. In this episode we talked about why we use the word latinx, Latinxs representation in the film and television industry, the difference between the term Hispanic and Latinx, and where Latinxs can make an impact. …


Based on an episode with Leo Gomez Blum 🇪🇨

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Welcome to LatinX in Power, a blog and podcast that shares stories of amazing Latinx leaders, hosted by Thaisa Fernandes. I talked with Leo Gomez Blum who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in advertising design. She has also studied design leadership, interactive media, and front-end development, among other things.

Leo is a Latinx in Power because she’s an inspiring and successful immigrant from Ecuador, who started her design career in advertising agencies, then transitioned to product design, and worked at Grubhub, Spotify, and now she is a senior product designer at Disney’s streaming service. …

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Problem solver and perfectionist in recovery willing to stretch myself and risk making mistakes to achieve innovative solutions and validate my learnings

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