SXSW & HHF Present Latinos in Tech in Austin!

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SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST AND HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION PRESENT ‘LATINOS IN TECH SOLVING WEALTH DISPARITY GAPS’ AT AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER ON MARCH 12TH

AUSTIN, TX (March 9, 2017) — South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) will present ‘Latinos in Tech Solving Wealth Disparity Gaps,’ on Sunday, March 12th, 5:00-6:00 p.m., at the Austin Convention Center Trade Show- Next Stage- Exhibit Hall 4.

“We are thrilled to partner with SXSW for this important effort which will provide professionals with a perspective to address the wealth disparity gaps in the tech industry, which is integral to America moving forward,” said Emanuel Pleitez, Chairman of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “We appreciate Betty Salanic’s leadership in addressing this issue as an advisor to HHF on our investment and entrepreneur tracks.”

Salanic will be moderating the “Latinos in Tech Solving Wealth Disparity Gaps” panel to audience professionals and thought leaders.  HHF’s LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) program focuses on the tech, entrepreneurship and investment spaces through year-round, awards programs.  The day before this panel, HHF is hosting “Hacking a Career in Tech” to prepare Latinos to fill gaps in America’s tech workforce.

The panel will include: Ramona Ortega, Founder and CEO of My Money My Future, Sean Salas, Co-Founder and CEO of Camino Financial, and Tony Aguilar, Co-Founder of Student Loan Genius.

About SXSW
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2017 will take place March 10-19, 2017.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF’s award-winning LOFT (Leaders on Fast Track) leadership and workforce development program focuses on key industries including tech. HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, with satellite offices in Silicon Valley, Miami, New York and San Antonio (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org)

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