Upskilling Latin American’s tech talent ft. Doménica Obando, Ep 22

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Hosted by Talanta’s very own, our Co-founder and Head of Impact, Johanna Molina and Head of Experience, Paul Lynskey.

A disruptive project for upskilling tech professionals 

In this episode of How to be the Difference, Johanna and Paul sit down with Doménica Obando to talk about her experience with Talently, a company she founded to upskill Latin American tech talent and help them get international jobs that can double their salaries.

Doménica was born in a small town in Peru, and moving to Lima to study at university was a big change that made her realize how much the power of education can open doors for Latin American professionals. Since then, she has been part of the technology programs of Singularity University, NASA, and Google University. After working in startups and in the public sector, she decided she would be an entrepreneur, and that is how she is currently Talently’s CEO.

In conversation with Johanna and Paul, Doménica talks about how Talently provides scholarships for women in STEM, highlighting the importance of having more women in the tech industry. She also explains why Talently’s business model is so unique, and how the edtech industry has the potential to close the income gap in the region.

To learn more about amazing internship opportunities, check out Talanta’s website.

Outline of this episode:

  • [02:09] – Who is Doménica Obando? 
  • [03:04] – Small town girl goes to the big city
  • [04:02] – Doménica’s short journey from student to entrepreneur
  • [05:08] – Becoming an entrepreneur and the birth of Talently
  • [05:43] – What is Talently about?
  • [06:36] – The moment Domenica became a startup founder
  • [07:39] – Talently in detail and its business model
  • [09:41] – Women’s success stories in Talently
  • [12:47] – How to close the gap between men and women in tech?
  • [14:40] – Closing the gender gap for women since school
  • [16:11] – Where is the edtech industry heading to? 
  • [18:19] – Doménica’s advice to entrepreneurs

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