Excited to give my keynote on “Finding Purpose and Cultivating Spirituality” this coming week at the 2021 RubyConf!
This is a time of change for many people.
I left my home country, went to Harvard Law School, became a lawyer in the US, practiced law for 12 years before realizing I had this undying spark of creativity that I remember from my childhood.
When the realization finally sunk in, I left the legal practice behind and started exploring my creative path and leaning into my purpose. Then, setbacks started and fear and anxiety crept in. I kept fighting but “willpower” and "keep going" were not enough. I needed to access other tools. I felt depleted. On top of it, I was full of limiting beliefs, that I wasn’t even aware of.
I started listening to whatever spiritual content I could find online, doing reiki and other energy work. Through my spiritual journey, I learned how to maintain the energy, not take things personally, shift from victim mentality to owner mentality, learn my inner strength, transmute fear and anxiety into creativity, and know what to do at the right moment by accessing intuition.
I want to inspire people to aim for the stars and tell them that their age, ethnicity, and gender, should never stop them from achieving their dreams. I was a Latina in a man's world. It took me 12 years to realize that being a lawyer was not what I wanted. If I lived under the shadow of culture and old traditions, I would have never left that behind me only to start fresh.
The spiritual tools that I acquired saved me, and allowed me to be happy, creative, connect with my children, with my friends, find balance and lightness.
On another front…
It has been an exciting few months for my team and me. We have been working hard to launch our new program to scale and optimize the way we continue to increase diversity in the tech space.
I am reaching out to share a few exciting announcements with the community and hope this can inspire more of you to get involved with the meaningful change we're making in the industry.
We are now Speak_! Visit our new website to see our new look.
We launched our Pilot Program with our first 5 partners: Amazon, Bonusly, Checkr, GoDaddy, and LTSE! Thanks to these amazing early, early adopters!
We are currently running our first cohort of candidates and are actively reviewing and selecting our next 5 partners to launch in December. If you are interested in being considered, apply here and our team will reach out to connect with you!
Why Speak_? We have entered into a new era for diversity and inclusion. It is no longer about breaking walls but about communicating and learning to speak each other’s language.
Thank you for being part of this community!