Meet our Featured Founder from the InvestHer Directory, Believing in the Power of Technology Bootcamps
This week marks the end of our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and we have absolutely loved shining the spotlight on all of the incredible founders we have featured from the InvestHer Directory. All of the inspiring Latinx founders we have celebrated this month are blazing a trail in their respective fields and we can’t wait to see what happens next on their entrepreneurial journeys!
About Mariana Costa We want you to meet Mariana Costa, Co-Founder & CEO, Laboratoria, a social enterprise that enables low-income young women to become web developers and connects them with high-quality employment opportunities in the technology sector. Mariana Costa and her team are busy changing the face of tech in Latin America. She has taught coding to hundreds of women, thus given them the tools to launch a promising career in the sector. This is because having more women creating technology means more women shaping our world’s future, something sorely needed. Recognised as one of the world’s most influential women by the BBC, as well as having created partnerships with the International Tele-Communication Union, the UN agency for information and communication technologies, and the International Labour Organisation on Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth, we know Mariana Costa is nowhere near done!
“I wanted to somehow be part of building a more inclusive world; a world in which where you’re born doesn’t determine where you’re going to end up”
What They Do
More than 800 young women have graduated from Laboratoria’s Bootcamp since it started in 2015, and 80% of its students have been placed as web developers, tripling their income in average, improving their lives and generating a positive impact on their families and communities. With locations in Peru, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, and expansion plans across the region, Laboratoria is quickly becoming a leading source of female tech talent from Latin America to the world.
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