Empowering Latinas in Tech with Lidia De La Cruz: Software Engineer, AfroLatina in Tech, and Founder of Poderosa Coding
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Breaking Barriers in Tech. Meet Lidia De La Cruz, Software Engineer, AfroLatina in Tech, and Founder of Poderosa Coding. Lidia shares her inspiring story of how she overcame rejection and redirection to achieve her goal of working in the tech industry. With a desire to empower other Latinas to pursue tech careers, Lidia created Poderosa Coding, a platform that offers free tech resources, templates, coffee chats and plans of action.
In our conversation, Lidia talks about how she uses her skills and platform to make a positive impact. In this epidose, Lidia shares:
- Growing up in the Bronx as the daughter of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic and Guatemala
- Changing her career to become a Software Engineer
- Free resources and plans of action to join the tech industry
- Practical advice for those looking to make a career transition
- Her thoughts on the future of the industry and how it can be shaped by diverse voices and perspectives
- Visiting Costa Rica and future travel plans to Bali.
Her Instagram page @poderosacoding offers resources, templates, and free coffee chats to those looking to follow in her footsteps.
"Rejection is redirection - you have to get uncomfortable to get comfortable."
If you're interested in breaking barriers or pursuing a career in tech, this episode is for you!
We encourage you to share this episode with your friends and colleagues who may be interested in these topics and stay tuned for more thought-provoking conversations on our podcast.
Instagram: Poderosa Coding
LinkedIn: Lidia De La Cruz, Developer Advocate
Resources: Poderosa Coding Links and More
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