Comcast NBCUniversal is contributing USD 100,000 to Latinas in Tech (LiT), a non-profit organization with the mission to connect, support and empower Latina women working in the technology industry, the company said.
The Comcast investment will support the creation and execution of programs that assist Latinas working in or pursuing careers in the technology industry–from a mentoring program to an exclusive Career Hub– as part of both Comcast NBCUniversal and Latinas in Tech ongoing commitment and dedication to develop a more diverse and inclusive technology industry workforce.
LiT is an organization comprised of more than 2,000 women, representing over 50 of the top technology companies in Silicon Valley, with an additional five chapters in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Austin, Mexico City, and New York City. LiT is focused on empowering women throughout their professional journeys and offering support, mentorship and networking opportunities.
Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation´s largest video, high-speed Internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses.
Latinas in Tech (LiT) was founded in 2014 with the mission to connect, support, and empower Latina women working across the technology sector. Over the past four years, LiT has grown into a community of more than 2,000 women, hailing from over 15 countries and working at more than 50 of the top tech companies. In addition to Silicon Valley, LiT also has chapters in Austin, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Mexico City, and New York City. LiT operates as a non-profit under the umbrella of the Latino Community Foundation. For more information, visit www.latinasintech.org.