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Executive Producer and Host, Theresa E. Gonzales, former Silicon Valley Tech executive, speaks with guests through intergenerational wisdom conversations, job equity for Latinas and women of color in tech, current events and off road banter to break up the status quo. There's no holding back the raw truth of personal experiences as we go from the block to the boardroom. Special thanks to sound engineer, Robert Lopez
 
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The end of 2020 closes with this inspiring conversation with Geetha Vallabhaneni, Technology CEO and Founder. She has 18 years of computer science engineering and built her own software company, Luminix Inc., here in Silicon Valley, on her own dime! Her life lessons and experience growing up on a farm in rural India and coming to college here in Am…
 
Let’s talk about the power of mentoring POC within the ranks of corporate America to bring about change. Women of color can’t stand in line to be picked for leadership roles, we have to ask for the opportunities and not be afraid to take that step. Elaine Montilla has put that power into her TEDx Talk, The Value of Mentoring Women and Minorities in…
 
Why is podcasting growing at such a phenomenal rate in the last 3 years? It's the intimate environment between your ears, that we can captivate your attention, one on one, and people want it. In this episode, Zachariah Moreno, CEO and Co-Founder of Squadcast.fm, tells us why his love of story and art, helped him create a recording studio audio expe…
 
You can knock us down 9, but we get gotta get up TEN! As the small business community has been crushed by COVID-19, which has left many communities wondering about their future, it's time to get back into the online business game, level up and become a phoenix from the ashes! How? By putting a game plan together, aka... business plan, and use legal…
 
"If all we had to do was to make girls feel empowered, that’d be a piece of cake!!"- CEO Laura Donnelly states in this podcast. The social justice energy is strong with these Latinas who are holding it down by supporting Texas's most marginalized communities with STEM innovation and a creative mindset. Latinitasonline.org was founded back in 2002, …
 
There are pivotal moments in your life when the fork in the road of life can take you down a dark path, or you "Get Ish Done!" Ish Verduzco, Latino in Tech and Author, tells us how after losing his father at age 12, and growing up in South Central Los Angeles, he was guided by the matriarchal women in his life. The realities for some young Latino m…
 
The band aid has been ripped off Corporate America in their hiring practices and they need to be held accountable. This episode of business equity was recorded just after the first week of rioting in the United States. I have been in tears, traumatized and pissed off, to get my strength up to talk about the systemic racism that is Silicon Valley an…
 
Listen up y'all! We are the most valuable thing to tech companies. Why? Our engagement with these platforms make their money, tells us what to buy, what to look at and it starts with our consent, “ I Agree” with the terms of Service. Why do you think its always “Free?” Can you trust Google and TikTok? How does Covid-19 tracking impact me and my fam…
 
Nathalie Molina Nino and I discuss the Cares Act for PPP, Payroll Protection Plan, and how it has exposed the financial systemic racism that funneled our small business stimulus dollars through the big banks to big companies. WE had no voice in the Cares Act PPP to understand how to distribute the funds into the communities businesses, smaller bank…
 
Terry Solis-VP of Bitwise Industries in Fresno, California gives us the story of courage for Latinx communities within the COVID-19 pandemic. Terry comes from farm working background and is part of the Bitwise Industries leadership team that rallied together with the Oakland Kapor Center, to create a job platform, OnwardCA.org. This was completed i…
 
COVID-19 will live forever in our minds and for generations to come. Now is the time to change our business marketing to "how can I serve?"Our legacy of products and services will be impacted, and remembered, by this impossible time of loss and community struggle unless we change our purpose by marketing with listening to this moment. Now is the ti…
 
Have you heard the heartbreaking percentage of Latinas representing only 2% in STEM fields?? Yeah, SMH! How does this work, when we use so many manufactured products for our monthly hygiene, make-up, and medicine? I found out from Carly Tompkins, STEM Molecular Biology and BioInformatics student at San Jose State, that "precision medicine" is becom…
 
Welcome to the business mini podcast that will help get your mind on the path to success. I've created and discuss the 5Es to Leadership success in this business mini: Education, Empowerment, Economic Vision, Entrepreneurial mind set, and Equity. These are the 5 keys to Leadership success that will help guide you to community trust and business suc…
 
I want to thank Wendy Ramirez, Founder of SpanishSinPena.com, who brought me to a calm space of why we were on this Podcast regarding speaking Spanish or how we discriminate those that don't. I understand this language is not our own, unless your 100% from Spain. However, this podcast touched a very sensitive and personal aspect of me to reclaim th…
 
Family and community is the bonding force for Latinx to thrive. As we listen to the Amelia and Dalia Ceja, the matriarch and daughter of the Cejavineyards.com Wine business, Amelia talks about her early journey from Jalisco to Sonoma. Amelia and Dalia share what’s most important for women, to empower one another in these male dominated industries, …
 
Halloween myths and legends are stories from beyond the graves of ancestors and folklore. However, October is also national domestic violence awareness month and we decided to dive deep into the roots of La Llorona's origins. Why is La Llorona so scary to our community? My special guest this week, Maritza Caldes of the international podcast, "Terro…
 
Our guest speaker: Oscar Garcia, Chief Empowerment Officer from Silicon Valley Aspira, brings us into the conversation of being real, relatable and respectful to one another and how to stand out in our business community with our stories. We are a trillion dollar buying marketing and we have business ideas and opportunities all around us to be our …
 
Guest speaker, Rosy Arroyo, juvenile justice reform speaker. Rosy and Theresa discuss how the juvenile justice system needs a better strategy for healing our schools from punishment policies. Social issues of mass incarceration of people of color starts when kids are profiled as criminals in middle and high school. Latinasb2b.com talk recovering wi…
 
Guest Speakers: Nicole Rivera-Civic Engagement Activist & Daisy Ozim-Resilient Wellness, Sound mixing & edits by Robert Lopez-MixedbyCrates. Latinasb2b.com, and guests, discuss how the tech industry is perpetrated by white male toxicity due to the lack of historical knowledge and having a colonial mindset, that keeps economic disparity alive and we…
 
Ethnic studies prove we excel in safe spaces to achieve our educational goals. Yet, many programs are still left out of our high schools and leads to the miseducation of our peoples history and lack of understanding our true power of strength and wisdom. Special guests, Gen Z, McKena Zamorano, Sophomore at Fresno State. Intergenerational conversati…
 
This introductory reel is comprised of podcast episodes that will be released in the coming weeks. We highlight the empowerment Latinas and people of color strive for through job equity, politics, local communities and representation within the internet. Thanks to our special guests and sound engineer, Robert Lopez.…
 
Today, Vanessa and I recall our experience while waiting for news after hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico. We go over some our favorite news sources and organizations helping the island. Organizations and Projects: Maria Fund, mariafund.org World Central Kitchen, worldcentralkitchen.org goTenna Mesh Proyect: https://www.razoo.com/story/Emerge…
 
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