How to Help Underrepresented Minorities in Your Industry
Here, a few ways you can do just that
I'm a Latinx entrepreneur. I'm a first first-generation American. I grew up in Queens, New York, and I'm proud of each of these parts of me. They've shaped who I am as a person, a leader, and a founder of five companies over 20 years.
But growing up -- and throughout the earlier stages of my career -- I didn't see people that looked like me leading companies. Sure, the landscape has changed some since then, but we still have a long way to go. The next generation needs to believe their dreams are possible, and it's up to us to show them that it is.
Drift -- a company I co-founded with fellow Latino Elias Torres -- recently reached unicorn status. We're part of the fewer than 1 percent of all technology startups with Latinx founders to surpass a $1 billion valuation. If you would have told that kid growing up in Queens that he'd be part of something that's worth $1 billion, he might have laughed in your face.
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