Tech Queens 👑

Tech Queens 👑

Coming January 2019


So after starting to listen to more tech podcasts, I realized a disappointing trend - most of the hosts were white guys. Overwhelmingly so.

But instead of deciding to complain about the lack of good tech podcasts with POC hosts, I instead decided to start my own.

Introducing Tech Queens, a podcast that focuses on stories and advice by women of color in tech. #TechQueens



In 2015, women made up 25 percent of computing-related occupations. As Figure 1.1 indicates, levels of participation are even more concerning when it comes to women of color (Bureau of Labor, 2016).

In other words, if you are not a white woman - you a minority woman in tech.

Percentage of Computing Occupations Held By Women

The Host đŸĻ„

Hi, I’m Frances!

I’m a Latina who engineers solutions to make your working life more simple, more pleasant and more productive.

Or better yet, I’m a unicorn (1% of women in tech identify as Latina) who is working for another unicorn (Slack).

Want to be on the podcast?

Email me at with the following items:

  • Name
  • Background
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter/Facebook/Instagram
  • Brief blurb (1 to 2 paragraphs) on why you want to be on the podcast

For example:

Frances Coronel

Latina (Peruvian-American)

I want to be on #TechQueens because XYZ...


  • Every 2 weeks on Monday at 12 pm



The format for each 1 hour session will look something like this:

  • What’s your story?
  • As a minority women in tech, what challenges or obstacles have you faced within the tech industry?
  • What groups, strategies or tools have you used to overcome those obstacles?
  • If you were a white man in tech, what do you think would be easier for you to deal with?
  • If you could give any advice to your younger self as you were starting out, what would it be?
  • What do you think can be done to create a safer space for us?

Mini Takeaways

  • What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career? #AppAdvice
  • What does the term XYZ mean to you and how has it impacted your career? #LearnThatTerm
  • What is an organization or affinity group that you would recommend joining? #Friendlies
  • Where do you live online or how can people reach out to you? #GrowYourNetwork




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