Latinx In Power

Latinx In Power

The podcast aims to demystify the tech industry by providing listeners with insider perspectives and insights from Latin American and Caribbean leaders who have succeeded in their fields. Latinx in Power is a podcast that features interviews with top-level executives, entrepreneurs, and innovators. The podcast is hosted by Thaisa Fernandes. Support this podcast:


February 13, 2024 31 mins

Diandre Ottley (he/him) is an IT Manager, Software Engineer, and Data Scientist. He's known for his expertise in applying data-driven insights to improve business processes, as well as his out-of-box approach to problem-solving. He also has a passion for sports and sustainable development.

In this podcast episode, we'll discuss Diandre's Caribbean identity, his Taiwan study journey, the influence of teaching experi...

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Nicholas Fuller (he/him) is the VP of AI and Automation at IBM Research, leading global teams in AI-based innovation for enterprise automation. With expertise in AI software, modernization, edge computing and semiconductor tech, he's an advocate for diversity and the author of "Struggle and Progress."

In this podcast, Nicholas will discuss his career journey, innovation with ethics, and leaving a tech and diversi...

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Pablo Veramendi (he/him) is the Director of Audience Evangelism at Microsoft. He is passionate about building meaningful communities and leveraging technology for innovative solutions. 

Pablo leads Microsoft's global Student Developer programs, including Imagine Cup and Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors. He enjoys inspiring others to believe in and achieve what is possible in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

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Stacey-Ann Smith (she/her) offers over 9 years of project management experience, skillfully combining vision, strategy, and leadership. 

By aligning customer requirements with company goals, she consistently delivers successful projects. Stacey-Ann possesses a Business Administration degree and a Project Management certification.

In this episode, Stacey-Ann shares her journey as a project manager, discussing her career be...

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We talked with Beatris Mendez Gandica (she/her), an engineer and Program Manager at Microsoft, specializing in diverse engineering disciplines, nonprofit work, and advocacy for women in STEM.

In this episode, we will dive into Beatris's role in the tech industry, her founding of Nuevo Foundation to empower underrepresented students in STEM, her insights on overcoming career challenges, and her valuable advice for women pur...

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Sherry-Ann Joseph (she/her) skills set includes data handling, analysis, report writing, and procurement. Sherry-Ann is passionate about educating adolescents on sexual health through Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). 

Through Grenada Planned Parenthood Association, she mastered project management and grant writing, leading successful grant proposals and coordinating projects with local organizations and researchers. 


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We had a conversation with Hernan Chiosso (he/him), an HR innovation leader with over 25 years of experience in software development and product management. Hernan serves as a Lead Volunteer at U.S. Digital Response and is the Founder of ProductizeHR. He also mentors graduates and startups globally and holds certifications in SPHR, Scrum, and Design Thinking.

During this episode, Hernan delves into topics such as AI's impa...

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Guilherme Abreu (he/him) is a dynamic person who transitioned from a background in sales to becoming a software engineer. He is a Software Engineer working on innovative vending solutions. We’re excited to showcase how his diverse experiences have contributed to his success in the tech world. In this episode, we learned more about Guilherme’s software engineering intern's journey, touching on his path to software engineering, inte...
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Errolisa McPhee (she/her) is a Certified Project Manager driving development in the Bahamas with a passion for development and a lead role in national projects.

In addition to a Nova Southeastern University MBA in Finance, she’s currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill.

In this episode, Errolisa will share her journey in project management and public procurem...

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Andrea Marquez (she/her) is an award-winning, Mexican-American storyteller. She’s currently on a mission to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs as producer and host of This is Small Business, an Amazon podcast. 

In this episode, Andrea shared her wisdom and experiences, serving as a source of motivation and guidance for creative professionals. She offered insights on how to navigate the ever-changing business landscap...

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Diana Kleps (she/her) is an experienced professional with a solid history in market expansion, diversity and inclusion (DEI), sales, and portfolio-partnership management. As a key driver of 33Floors global business development strategy, she oversees marketing, operations, the sales team, and client experience.

In this episode, Diana shared her journey to becoming an expert in Business Development, highlighting the role of DEI ...

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We talked with Pabel Martinez (he/him), a former Global Account Director at TikTok and Client Solutions Manager at Meta, among others. Pabel is praised for his tenacious problem-solving and ability to deliver data-driven solutions. His passion lies in uncovering the story behind data. He is currently redefining professionalism at PLURAWL. 

In this episode, Pabel discussed his background and journey leading to PLURAWL's fou...

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Carl-Phillipe Juste (he/him) is a photojournalist and art space operator with 30+ years of experience. Co-founder/owner of Iris PhotoCollective, IPC Visual Lab, IPC ArtSpace, and IPC ArtStage. Carl specializes in visual storytelling, focusing on human interest, entertainment, science, politics, sports, and documentary photography. 

In this episode, we discussed the artistic journey of Carl Juste. We talked more about his appro...

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Janique-ka John (she/her) is a Software Engineer who discovered programming while pursuing her Bachelor's degree at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Applied Computer Science. Janique-ka is also the Founder of the Women in Tech Caribbean Community, where she advocates for greater diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

In this episode, we'll discuss Janique-k...

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Juan Shishido (he,him) is a Product Manager with a focus on APIs. He has experience in building and scaling large products and improving developer experience. Juan holds a Master's degree in Information Management and Systems from the University of California, Berkeley. Juan is a Product Manager at Tiktok and also a former Tweep which is where we met.

In this episode, we'll discuss building and scaling large products w...

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Pedro Conrade (he/him) is an entrepreneur who believes in the power of technology to simplify decision-making and create a better balance in people's lives. As the founder of Neon, he has been dedicated to building innovative business models that serve the needs of both customers and entrepreneurs. With a passion for social impact, Pedro has been a leading voice in the movement to make financial services more accessible and inc...

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Devon London (he/him) is an accomplished Business Sales professional with a proven track record of success in the telecommunications industry. With his vast experience, he has developed an in-depth understanding of the industry and has consistently delivered outstanding results.

In this episode, we'll discuss Devon’s journey starting from his early days as a Business Sales Executive and eventually transitioning into a Busi...

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Lígia Francisco (she/her) holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Linguistics, as well as a BA in Portuguese language and literature. With fluency in Portuguese, French, Spanish, and English, she has lived in four different countries. Additionally, Ligia is an accomplished visual artist and photographer. Currently, she works as a Web Manager at DocuSign.

In this episode we'll talk more about Ligia's experienc...

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Gilda McKenzie (she/her) has honed her expertise in the telecommunications industry for four years, consistently refining her skills in Customer Service, Sales, Telecommunications, and Team Organization. Through her extensive experience, she has acquired a deep understanding of the intricacies of the industry, as well as an unparalleled ability to deliver exceptional results. 

In this episode, Gilda will share her background a...

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Melisa Márquez Rodriguez (she/her) is a highly accomplished Software Engineer Manager with a passion for mobile app development and community engagement. With years of experience in the tech industry, Melisa has established herself as a leading expert in her field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and works as a Senior Software Engineer at Cash App. 

Melisa's hard work and dedication have not gone un...

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