NY Tech Latinas is an ambitious initiative to increase the visibility and representation of Latinas in the NYC Tech industry.


Our first program, Latina Luminaries, is a speaker series featuring Latina Leaders and Executives from the NY Tech ecosystem.


Each event is an intimate, interactive experience presenting the unique experiences and perspectives of Latinas passionate about their field of expertise.




Tuesday, June 30th at 8:30 AM

Tuesday, July 14th at 1:00 PM

Tuesday, July 28th at 5:00 PM

Vanessa Pestritto

Director of Partner Programs


Cynthia Medina Carson

CEO & Founder


Gabriela (D'Avila) Ferrara

Developer Advocate



See past interviews:


Tuesday, June 9th at 1:00 PM

Tuesday, May 26th at 1:00 PM


Jessica Santana

CEO & Founder

America On Tech

Gabby Munoz

Managing Director

Hearst Ventures



About Yvonne De La Peña (@LatinxPrincesa - Instagram)

Yvonne is passionate about creating educational opportunities to encourage youth from under-represented groups to become designers and inventors with technology. She graduated with a B.S. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and her own experience as a Latina in computing motivated her to pursue a PhD in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Yvonne has over 10 years experience developing and launching educational programs and digital products in both the for-profit and non-profit space. She is currently the Director of BridgeUP: STEM at the American Museum of Natural History. BridgeUP: STEM is AMNH’s newest education program for young women, focused on the intersection of computer science and scientific research, and is generously funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust and the Pussycat Foundation.