Laura I. Gómez

Laura I. Gómez

Founder


Atipica

Palo Alto, CA USA


Stay true and loyal to your potential—not anyone else’s but your own.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Her family immigrated to America when she was eight years old and settled in the Silicon Valley area.
She was an undocumented resident until she was 17, when she got her work permit; shortly afterwards, she got an internship with Hewlett Packard.
No one at her internship looked like her, and she hated it; it made her want to stray away from tech.
However, her mother—who’d come to the U.S. to make a better life for her children—saw that tech would be an incredible opportunity and pushed her daughter to continue.
Determined not to let the industry make her into a victim, she decided she’d work in tech, “whether the industry embraced her or not.”
Believes she made the right choice going forward with tech; now, years later, diversity is dominating the conversation in the industry.
Since then, she’s worked at huge companies like Twitter and YouTube, helping them translate and localize their applications for a global audience.
Her latest endeavor, Atipica, helps tech companies find and hire diverse candidates; says she’d rather fail trying to solve the problem of diversity in tech than to never tackle it.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Human Development and Family Studies, General
University of California-Berkeley
graduate
Graduate
Latin American Studies
University of California-San Diego
Career

Career

Founder

I lead companies that work toward providing meaningful diversity and inclusion solutions for tech companies.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Technology
Technology
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I lead data-driven initiatives that allow top level leaders to understand the business benefits of machine learning in recruiting and diversity. I spend a lot of my time seeking to understand the pipeline and the recruiting funnel for tech businesses and how we can create technology to bridge the gaps. Because I am an entrepreneur, I tend to spend a lot of time talking to investors and finding new ways to get funding for my projects.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Open up your network. Keep asking and hacking into the relationships you have to find your way.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

People can get into tech with all types of degrees and experience! Learn the basics by taking a computer science class or related subject.

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't want to be the victim of immigration services because I'm undocumented."

Early in my life, the fear of getting caught and deported held me back from things. I had to remove my victimization and pursue things solely because I wanted to regardless of any consequences.

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation Immigrant

I immigrated to the US when I was 8 years old. I was an undocumented resident until I was 17, when I got a work permit.

Gender and Racial Discrimination
Gender and Racial Discrimination

When I first got into the tech industry, I stood out because I was a woman and a minority. I was determined not to let the industry make me into a victim, I decided that I'd work in tech, whether the industry embraced me or not.