There comes a time when the word “minority” loses its context, where one group surpasses its status in population and influence, crossing over into a new mainstream community of Americans. When I first arrived in Silicon Valley to work for Apple in the 1980s, I felt like a minority. I entered a world with circles…

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Que María Contreras-Sweet haya sido la selección del presidente Obama para tomar el timón de la Administración de Pequeños de Estados Unidos no responde a razones fortuitas. Mujer, banquera de éxito y una latina nacida en México, Contreras es también el rostro del sector más pujante de la economía estadounidense. De acuerdo con el Buró…

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They’ve got the power: Hispanic women are a new power factor not only for the Latino community but also for the U.S. economy, according a new report released today by Nielsen. The report shows the increasing influence of Latinas in the U.S. because of their will to improve their educational pursuits and career development. Latinas are outpacing Latino…

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Three former employees are suing Target for discrimination, citing a document the company distributed to managers with reminders that not all Hispanics eat tacos and burritos or wear sombreros. The former warehouse workers’ lawsuit, filed in California’s Yolo County, claims they were victims of discrimination on the job, and that Target’s “Multi-Cultural Tips” for managers…

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We can’t regulate modern technologies the way we did Ma Bell The ancient Greek thinker Heraclitus believed that “the only constant is change.” He obviously didn’t have modern telecommunications networks in mind, but his philosophy fully applies to those networks nonetheless. Not too long ago, we lived in a world dominated by monopolies. To make…

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Takeaway: If we can shed some of the industry’s juvenile past, while maintaining this merit-based culture, IT will attract all comers, regardless of gender. You’ve likely heard about the kerfuffle over SendGrid’s former Developer Evangelist Adria Richards. The short story is that Ms. Richards overheard comments made in poor taste at a Python developers conference, most noteworthy…

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Later this week, I will be attending and speaking at “Hispanicize 2013” in Miami Beach, an annual gathering of those seeking to reach the Hispanic community with new products, ideas and innovative technologies.  These are exciting times as new technologies and services benefiting consumers reach the marketplace.  Today, “creator” types are increasingly working together with the “technology”…

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