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Hispanic Heritage Month: Influential Latinos And Latinas In Tech

Wade Tyler Millward

CRN celebrates executives and pioneers from Accenture, Google, HPE, UDT, Tech Data and Cisco.

Inventors of early versions of the airplane and the ebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s channel chief, the CEO of a major IT services provider and a key decision-maker at Cisco.

From mechanical book inventor Ángela Ruiz Robles to Cisco chief operating officer Maria Martinez, these are just a sample of the Latinos and Latinas who have made a mark on technology history and continue to serve influential roles in IT and the channel.

But while we celebrate these contributions, it’s important to remember how much work remains to create greater equity in tech.

[RELATED: Black History Month: Celebrating Influential Black Americans In Tech]

Pew Research Center found that Hispanics only make up 8 percent of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs despite representing 17 percent of the total workforce. Only 3 percent of Hispanic women hold STEM jobs.

Organizations that seek to increase diversity in the field include Latinas in Tech, Latinos in Tech, Techqueria, TechLatino and the Hispanic IT Executive Council.

Here are some of the Latinos and Latinas that CRN is featuring for their achievements in technology.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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