Laura I. Gómez was born in León Guanajuato, México, and grew up in Redwood City, the heart of Silicon Valley, since she was a young child. She had her first software engineering internship at the age of seventeen and, since then, has worked in small startups and big tech companies, most notably at YouTube, Google Brasil, and Twitter. In 2014, she founded Atipica, a startup that was the first to use inclusive AI in talent analytics which received over $4M in seed funding.
She is currently the Founder and CEO of Proyecto Sol, a tech-enabled community and advocacy mental health organization focused on building safe spaces and supportive communities for the 64M of Hispanics/Latinxs/Latiné peoples living in the United States.
Throughout her career, Laura has been recognized and featured by hundreds of publications such as WIRED, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Silicon Valley Magazine, Latina, Forbes México, La Nación Argentina, El Mercurio Chile, El País España, El Universal México, and The Washington Post. In 2019, The Antiracist Research and Policy Center and The Frederick Douglass Foundation recognized Gómez, alongside Michelle Obama, Oprah, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Sandra Cisneros.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her her cat Milky and dogs, Coco (after the Pixar movie – because representation matters!), and Cosme (after Café Tacvba). Oh, and her husband. 🙂 She loves to cook, hike, read, and write.