Podcast: Tech Queens

Tech Queens is the first and only podcast that focuses solely on the stories and advice shared by women of color in tech. 🎙️👑

Update — March 14, 2020

Tech Queens is being discontinued after 1 year of recording episodes. I’m focusing on my work with Techqueria. If you’re interested in taking it over, feel free to reach out.

💬 Why did I start this podcast?

So after listening to a lot of tech podcasts and not hearing enough people like me talking, I decided to just start my own instead of complaining about it!

Introducing Tech Queens, the first and only podcast I know of that will solely focus on the stories and advice shared by women of color in tech. #TechQueens

The very first episode was released March 8th for International Women’s Day so it’s still very much in its early stages which is why I am currently looking for interviewees that are working in the tech industry.

💛 Who is this podcast for?

In 2015, women made up 25 percent of computing-related occupations.

As Figure 1.1 (page 8 in the report) below indicates, levels of participation are even more concerning when it comes to women of color.

This stat is just one part of the reason this podcast will exclusively serve to highlight thriving women of color in tech and inspire or encourage others to enter the industry and thrive themselves so they too can leverage their unique skills and perspectives for technological innovation and social change in the workplace of the future.

Bureau of Labor, 2016

Social Media

Twitter 🐦 https://twitter.com/TechQueensPod

Instagram 📸 https://instagram.com/TechQueensPod

Website 🌐 https://techqueenspod.com

#TechQueens

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Podcast Episodes

Episode 15. Alexis Lucio

UX Designer, Splunk Originally recorded September 18, 2019. Recording Picture Social Media LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexislucio/ Episode Description In this episode, I’m talking with Alexis Lucio — a UX Designer at Splunk.

Episode 14. Marciana Davis

Salesforce Administrator, MAL Inc Originally recorded September 13, 2019. Recording Picture Social Media Twitter https://twitter.com/@traveling_dev Instagram https://instagram.com/travelingdev Episode Description In this episode, I’m talking with Marciana Davis — a Salesforce administrator at MAL Inc.

Episode 13. Christina Ou

Product Designer, Percolate Originally recorded September 11, 2019. Recording Picture Social Media LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinaou Episode Description In this episode, I’m talking with Christina Ou — a product designer at Percolate.

Jamie Williams

Episode 12. Jamie Renee Williams

Designer & Developer, Emma Sudden Originally recorded August 20, 2019. Recording Picture Social Media Twitter https://twitter.com/@getmorejamie LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/getmorejamie Website https://www.getmorejamie.io Episode Description In this episode, I’m talking with Jamie Renee Williams — a Designer & Developer at Emma Sudden. References and links can be found on the website at francescoronel.com/podcast/episode-12.

Episode 11. Elena Astilleros

Agile Coach, MUFG Originally recorded August 15, 2019. Recording Picture Social Media Twitter https://www.twitter.com/ElenaAstilleros Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elenaastilleros LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/elena-astilleros Website https://elenaastilleros.com Episode Description In this episode, I’m talking with Elena Astilleros — an Agile Coach at MUFG. References and links can be found on the website at techqueenspod.com/episode-11

Episode 10. Michell Brito

In this episode, I’m talking with Michell Brito — a software engineering intern at Adobe. 🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/in/michell-brito/ Recording Picture Mini Takeaways #AppAdvice What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career? LinkedIn Facebook Groups like Rewriting the Code #Friendlies What is an organization or affinity group that you would recommend joining? Code2040…

Episode 9. Napiya Nubuya

In this episode, I’m talking with Napiya Nubuya — IT professional, founder, diversity advocate and all around IT girl. 🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/in/shenyoannubuya TABLE OF CONTENTS Recording Picture Mini Takeaways #AppAdvice What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career? #LearnThatTerm What does the term cloud computing mean to you? #Friendlies What…

Episode 8. Pia Zaragoza

In this episode, I’m talking with Pia Zaragoza who is a Senior UX Researcher at a large financial institution. 🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/in/piazaragoza/ TABLE OF CONTENTS Recording Pia Zaragoza Mini Takeaways #AppAdvice: What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career? #LearnThatTerm: What does the term the 5 whys mean to you?…

Episode 7. Faith Chikwekwe

In this episode, I’m talking with Faith Chikwekwe who is currently a student studying software engineering at Make School and a teaching assistant for their computer science courses. Recording Faith Chikwekwe Mini Takeaways #AppAdvice: What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career? Joining LinkedIn is huge because you…

Episode 6. Helena Jaramillo

In this episode, I’m talking with Helena Jaramillo, an Ecuadorian Product Designer currently at Coda. Recording Helena Jaramillo Mini Takeaways #AppAdvice: What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career? Figma – A better way to design. Design, prototype, and gather feedback all in one place with Figma. #Friendlies: What…

Episode 5. Anisha Carter

In this episode, I’m talking with Anisha Carter who is a currently a Product Manager at a large fin-tech company. Recording Anisha Carter Mini Takeaways #AppAdvice: What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career? Calendly – Calendly helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails GSuite – Get Gmail, Docs,…

Episode 4. Ebonne Cabarrus

For this long-form blog post/interview, I talked with Ebonne Cabarrus who is currently a student at Make School. She is studying Applied Computer Science and hopes to use these skills to solve real-world problems for underrepresented demographics. Ebonne Cabarrus Recording Transcript The audio turned out a little rough for this episode so I turned it…

Episode 3. Lupita Davila

In this episode, I’m talking with Lupita Davila who is currently a software engineer at Twilio. Recording Lupita Davila Mini Takeaways #AppAdvice: What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career? Eventbrite Meetup #LearnThatTerm: What does the term brotopia mean to you? It feels like a term that says this is…

Episode 2. Anisha Jain

In this episode, I’m talking with Anisha Jain who is currently a student at Make School and an incoming software engineering intern for Lyft. Recording Overview Hello and welcome to the Tech Queens podcast, a podcast focused on featuring stories and advice from women of color in tech. 👑 In this episode, I’m talking with Anisha…

Episode 1. An Introduction

Why I decided to start this podcast. Recording Overview Hello and welcome to the Tech Queens podcast, a podcast focused on featuring stories and advice from women of color in tech. 👑 In this brief episode, I cover why I decided to start this podcast and what kind of topics it will be covering. 💬 I…