María del Mar Vélez. Image courtesy of Crack The Code
LATIN AMERICA REPORTS: THE PODCAST
Latin America Reports: The Podcast is an inside look into the process our journalists go through to report on the top stories in the region
Marcela Torres is the former CEO of Hola Code, a Mexican social enterprise that provides software development training for refugees and migrants who have returned to Mexico after having lived in the U.S. She was recently named winner of the ‘Entrepreneur’ category in the list of Latin America’s top innovators under the age of 35 published by MIT Technology Review. In honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science earlier this month, we interviewed Torres about being a female CEO of a tech company in Latin America, a region lacking support and funding for women working in STEM.