Hi, I'm Pao!Yes. Like POW!
I build brandsthat have a positive impact through disruptive technology
I build communityto empower diverse tech founders online and offline
HOLA! Soy Paola.
I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and grew up in Miami, where communicating with cultures and nationalities from around the world became my passion at an early age. My love for technology and social media began when my life took an unexpected turn and I was unable to walk for a period of time before starting my college career. Finding myself bored at home but with a computer as my window to the world, I used my time to help friends build their brands on Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Through this, I got my first job building strategies and campaigns in the new social media world- all during my time on a wheelchair. I realized the power of technology, and built my career on digital media and promoting innovative brands and products.
I studied Strategic Communications & Marketing at The University of Miami and travelled the world on board Semester at Sea, leading me to discover the value of digital media around the globe. So, during my sophomore year in college, I joined Google's BOLD Internship Program and dove deep into the Digital Ad Industry. Here, I fell in love with the Bay Area's tech community and the power of technology to connect the world!
Inspired by disruptive technology and the diverse innovators in the industry, my mission is to bridge the diversity gap in Silicon Valley by connecting women and minorities to leadership opportunities, tech jobs, and curated industry conversations.
I am the co-founder of La NUBE LatinX in Cloud Technologies, a global community of LatinX Founders who are building, disrupting, and innovating in across Cloud Technologies. I serve as Marketing Chair for Latinas in Finance, and sit on the board of Latina Professinals, a non-profit organization which aim at empowering Latinas in the tech and finance sectors while fostering personal & professional development. I've been a contributing writer at #LatinaGeeks, and have been asked to speak at CLICSF's panel of Colombian Leaders in Silicon Valley build the Colombian tech community in San Francisco.
Please enjoy reading about my journey! Want to work together? Let's connect over a virtual coffee chat soon!
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Let's build your brand?
• Google Adwords & Analytics
• Facebook & Instagram Campaigns
• Doubleclick for Publishers
• Adobe Photoshop & InDesign
• PowerPoint, Word, Excel
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My passion is emPAOering tech brands and I can bring value to every founder.
I enjoy rolling up my sleeves and getting into the nitty gritty of Founder & Portfolio Support, yet my goal is ultimately to be a 'thought-leader' and provide marketing strategy and inspiration.
I believe every team needs team building, and I work exceptionally well across all key functional areas including Sales, Development, AdOps, Design and Engineering.
I don't believe in communication without purpose. I see marketing communications as a science and believe that design plays a role in solving problems that improve the consumer experience.
Think globally. Act locally. I work like a business owner and think like the customer to identify opportunities for brand growth, customer retention, and memorable products.
I see marketing communications as an art and a driver of smiles and customer delight. I'm the catalyst that mixes ideas, pushes concepts, and finds the best way to energize brands through an identifiable voice.
I'm always looking for opportunities for improvement and I'm not afraid to take risks for the sake of making things better. If it's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission... WHY NOT try to improve?
I've been very lucky to learn from many inspiring tech companies, start-ups, and innovative brands. Please enjoy reading about each of my professional experiences!
Optime ConsultingMarketing & Social Media Specialist
Promoted Loyalty Programs for HP and Adobe Partners in Latin America through Spanish and Portuguese telemarketing, email campaigns, and social touches. Created and monitored Optime’s social media content in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French for Partner loyalty program clients including: HP, Adobe, Citrix, and Avaya.Read More
PASSION PROJECTS & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Empowered leaders empower leaders! I am so grateful to the mentors, advisors, and organizations who have shared their continuous support in my professional journey. GRACIAS AMIGOS!!
Some people see things as they are and as, Why? I dream dreams that never were and ask, WHY NOT?— George Bernard Shaw
Pao is the greatest person you will ever work with. She'll leave a smile on your face and a memorable mark in her work!— Dr. Claudia Rodriguez Pao's mom