NY Tech Alliance invites you to take part in a new initiative being launched by our board member, Yvonne De La Pena: NY Tech Latinas, a program aimed at highlighting the incredible work that Latinas are doing in the NYC Tech ecosystem!
NY Tech Latina’s first program is Latina Luminaries, a bi-monthly fireside chat featuring Latina leaders and executives doing amazing work in the Tech ecosystem. The series will be hosted on NY Tech Meetup’s Instagram Live feed and moderated by Yvonne!
This edition’s guest speaker will be Cynthia Medina Carson, Founder and CEO of WAGER, an organization focused on salary transparency in the workplace.
To join the fireside chat, follow NY Tech Alliance on Instagram at @nytechmeetup and tune into IG Live at 1pm on July 14th!
About Cynthia Medina Carson (@wewager – Instagram)
Cynthia is a Salary Transparency Maven, Career Coach and Recruitment Expert. Cynthia started Wager because she saw firsthand how the lack of salary information created information barriers and anxiety in the workplace. Professionals and executives kept asking the same question, “Who can I ask about salaries?” Wager’s mission is to create and advocate for information transparency in the workplace.
Prior to her move into the talent field, Cynthia worked as an international relations and policy expert for the Department of Treasury, Homeland Security and JP Morgan, and served in Peace Corps, Nicaragua. Cynthia is also the Founder of the Cheeky Monkey Club, a networking group for women who hate to network, is a Board member of her hometown’s Girls Inc., and hosts a makerspace in her basement studio. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
About Yvonne De La Peña (@LatinxPrincesa – Instagram)
Yvonne is passionate about creating educational opportunities to encourage youth from under-represented groups to become designers and inventors with technology. She graduated with a B.S. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and her own experience as a Latina in computing motivated her to pursue a PhD in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Yvonne has over 10 years experience developing and launching educational programs and digital products in both the for-profit and non-profit space. She is currently the Director of BridgeUP: STEM at the American Museum of Natural History. BridgeUP: STEM is AMNH’s newest education program for young women, focused on the intersection of computer science and scientific research, and is generously funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust and the Pussycat Foundation.
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