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a16z Podcast: Latinos and the Tech Economy — Bridging the Gaps

Loretta Sanchez and Ruben Gallego

Posted July 9, 2015


There is a gap between the technology industry and the fastest growing portion of today’s workforce and the workforce of the future: Latinos — argue U.S. Representatives Loretta Sanchez (California) and Ruben Gallego (Arizona), both members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

How can we bring more Latinos — and other underrepresented populations — into the tech industry, and what roles do both government and fast-moving tech companies have to play? Especially if tech entrepreneurs and government have a hard time working together? “We have the innovators…[but] how do you move that Latino innovator into the mainstream?” asks Sanchez in this episode of the a16z Podcast.

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