December 14, 2015Download
Mariana is a social entrepreneur from Peru. She has co-founded Laboratoria, a tech social enterprise in Latin America that trains young women from low-income backgrounds as web developers and helps them kick-start a career in tech.
Mariana Costa started Laboratoria to help young women in Lima, Peru get coding skills and improve their lives. A year and a half in, she’s launched this five-month program serving low-income women in four cities, and she’s just getting started. She talks to us about the challenges of working with this demographic, how it feels to see them transform into developers, and how family support is a key part of their program’s success.