Traditionally Latinos are not thought about in terms of being on the cutting edge within the Information Technology (IT) field. Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) is trying to change that by giving props to those Latinos making strides in the IT world. According to a press release distributed Tuesday:
Alejandra Calatayud, general manager of the Small, Midmarket Solutions & Partners & East Region Emerging Markets at Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) , has been named recipient of the prestigious Corporate Citizen Achiever Award by LISTA (Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association) for her contributions to developing a pool of future Latino talent in the engineering and computer science fields.Calatayud’s work with Latino youth has been extensive. She was instrumental in LISTA’s recent launch of the L2 Initiative, which provides Latinos and members of other underserved communities with the opportunity to enter the information technology industry as members of a technical staff or as entrepreneurs. Microsoft has provided access to its New York headquarters to start training New York students and professionals looking to gain the skills to enter the IT field.
Vaya! I may not heart Microsoft but we need more Latinos and people of color in general in this growing area. Felicidades Alejandra and keep up the good work.
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