Carolina Hadad

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Co-founder of Chicas en Tecnología, and Argentinian NGO where we motivate, train and support the next generation of women leaders in technology.
Carolina Hadad is a Bachelor in Computer Science by University of Buenos Aires UBA.

She specializes in Social Innovation, she is one of the 15 social entrepreneurs selected to participate in the Innovation for Equality Fellowship by University of California (Berkeley), California, USA. She was selected to attend Recurse Center, New York, USA 3/2017 - 5/2017, a programming retreat with less than 10% acceptance rate. She was one of the 50 Global Shapers chosen by the World Economic Forum to attend Davos in 2017.

Currently she works at Google Argentina as a Technical Account Manager, giving support to the largest publishers in Argentina about their Digital Strategy. Before that she worked at the Argentina Government (5/2015 - 8/2016) as a Team Manager in a team 8 programmers, devops and UX designers in the Open Data office in the Argentina Government. She did a consulting job to help coordinating Fundación Huésped’s technical projects implemented by external providers(12/2016 - 3/2017). And worked as a Full Stack Developer for +5 years at Manas Technology Solutions - InSTEDD iLab Latam (2/2009 - 5/2015) where she coded Webapps in Ruby on Rails + Knokout.js, Android and iPhone apps and infrastructure projects using C#. She did a Software Engineering Internship at Google, Mountain View, USA (12/2013 - 2/2014).

She is also a TEDx Speaker, her talk Programming with a Social Impact has over 14K views
She wrote a column about Technology in La Nación, the biggest newspaper in Argentina and was interviewed by international media, such as DW, El País, CNN, Clarín, La Nación, Infobae and many more.

Carolina's passion is about Gender Equality in Technology. She is a co Founder of Chicas en Tecnología (3/2015 - present). Chicas en Tecnología is changing the lives of over 1,000 girls in Argentina and generating reports, data and investigations that will change the Technology Landscape in Argentina.


Chicas en Tecnología

I'm passionate about women and youth empowerment through technology. I'm a software developer by training and I've always understood technology as a tool to change our realities and have a positive impact in the world. My TEDx talk Programming with a Social Impact have over 14K views.

Programming is solving problems automatically. However the gender and geographical gap in Tech is broad. Technology is not an option for everyone growing up, specially for girls in Latin America. Given that creating technology is solving problems, if a huge part of the population is being left out of this conversation, the solutions created would not be as innovative and more importantly: there will be problems that will not be chosen to be solve.

This is why I co-founded an NGO in Argentina called Chicas en Tecnología where we motivate, train and support the next generation of women leaders in technology. They identify problems in their communities and they build solutions that impact their whole world. Chicas en Tecnología has already impacted the lives of over 1,000 girls in Argentina. We are building the pipeline of talent that our region needs to thrive. We are generating reports, data and investigations that support our mission and our model. We are training teachers to build local capacity and creating local ecosystem to support the girls in their journey to become the next generation of innovators in tech.