Take the Chance on Me: A Story of Mentorship, Resiliency and Diversity


Claritza Abreu (Founder and CEO, LatInc)

Date: Wednesday, May 2

Time: 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Conference Session

Track: Leadership & Professional Development

Conference Journey: IT Manager/Executive

Audience: All

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

In this session, Claritza Abreu will share her story as an immigrant from the Dominican Republic who has achieved great success in the hard-to-crack IT ecosystem of Boston, MA. In this fun, inspiring and reflective session, the audience will learn about the challenges and opportunities that immigrants and Latino/Hispanic professionals face as they move to the US to pursue the American dream and how she was able to break-through those challenges and seize opportunities.

As the competition for good talent gets tougher among technology companies this story will show you where and how to access a great pool of untapped market of naturally skilled resources or potential customers. Our country, as an immigrant nation, has always faced the challenge of incorporating new demographic groups into its society and culture. Throughout the history of the United States, this has resulted in fierce national debates over what it means to be an American and who get to enjoy the opportunities America has to offer. Come walk in the shoes of someone that resisted giving up her dream to become a successful IT professional in America and reflect on today’s debates about these issues in America.