To help Chicago’s Latina community become more immersed in the local tech scene, several Chicago techies have come together to help launch a local chapter of Latinas in Tech.
The organization, based in San Francisco, aims to connect, support and empower Latinx women working in the tech industry. Latinas in Tech currently has six chapters in cities across the U.S. The Chicago chapter officially launches April 5 with a kickoff event at the Microsoft Technology Center at 22 E. Randolph St.
The event will feature a panel with local Latinx women that work at companies like Github and Groupon
Cecilia Fischer-Benitez, a senior technical learning coordinator at Chicago tech company Enova, has been working to launch a Chicago chapter of Latinas in Tech since last year. Now on the chapter’s board, Fischer-Benitez said the organization will host monthly events focused on professional development, job recruitment and mentorship.