In 1988, TIME magazine dubbed Medellín, Colombia the most dangerous city in the world. Thirty years later, the World Economic Forum named Medellín a Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the first city of its kind in Latin America. ESPACIO and its partners created the Medellín Innovation Report to highlight how the city is transforming into a hub for technology and innovation.
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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.