Turning Failure into Fuego

I was the event lead for an event hosted by Slack Earthtones and The Latinx Collective ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐ŸŒ https://turningfailureintofuego.splashthat.com/

Turning Failure into Fuego

Overview ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

As people of color working in tech, we are surrounded by stories of success, but rarely do we feel comfortable enough sharing our own missteps.

At Turning #FailureIntoFuego, weโ€™ll welcome a panel of successful Latinx professionals in the tech industry to talk about how theyโ€™ve embraced moments of failure in their careers and turned them into opportunities for growth.

Join us for an inspiring evening with intimate conversation, food and drink, dance lessons and more at Slack HQ in San Francisco, in partnership with Earthtones (Slackโ€™s employee resource group for people of color) and The Latinx Collective.

Role ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

A lot goes into planning an event! I helped out with:

  • theme
  • slides
  • activities
  • logistics
  • meetings
  • partnership with The Latinx Collective (Elisabeth Rosario)
  • sourcing speakers

Core Team ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

  • Jen
  • Tomiko
  • Angela
  • Viet

The Latinx Collective Newsletter ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

newsletter

P.S. For the San Francisco readers: I will be co-hosting an event with Slack Earthtones in San Francisco on July 10th and the topic is how to turn Failure Into Fuego. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

As people of color, we are surrounded by stories of success in the tech industry but not from our own community. Rarely do we feel comfortable enough sharing our mistakes - after all we often have so much more to lose.

Itโ€™s going to be such a special event - youโ€™ll hear from a panel of successful Latinx professionals on how theyโ€™ve embraced moments of failure in their careers and turned them into opportunities for growth, learn dance lessons (the literal way to learn from missteps), get free headshots and even walk away with some inspiring candles to light that fuego at home.๐Ÿ”ฅ

If youโ€™re in SF that day, RSVP here asap to grab a seat + feel free to forward it to friends & colleagues.

Many thanks to the wonderful Frances Coronel (a long-time subscriber!) who is organizing on the Slack side. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Iโ€™m looking forward to meeting you there.

Feedback ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

โ€œHello Frances, I just wanted to thank you for the awesome event you put together yesterday. I got to interact with some amazing people and learned a lot from the speakers. ๐ŸŒฎ๏ธโ€ - Luis Morales

โ€œHi Frances, It was a pleasure meeting you in-person last night at the Fuego meeting. I wanted to thank you and the team who put on the Turning Failure into Fuego meeting yesterday! It was such a wonderfully done event in every wayโ€ฆ I came away with some great connections, and really inspiredโ€ฆ. Thank you!!โ€ - Jon Garcia

โ€œThank you again for everything! Such a wonderful event!โ€ - Adriana Durante