Mariana Costa


Mariana Costa is the co-founder and CEO at Laboratoria, a social enterprise transforming Latin America’s tech sector, giving thousands of women the tools they need to launch a career in the sector. With training centers in Peru, Chile, Mexico and Brazil, Laboratoria is redefining how to prepare underserved youth for the jobs of the future. Laboratoria is a proud partner of the ITU-ILO Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth campaign and is a 2018 EQUALS in Tech Award Winner in the Skills Category. Mariana has received multiple recognitions for her work as a social entrepreneur, including being named one of Peru’s leading innovators under 35 by the MIT, one of the world’s most influential women by the BBC, and sharing a panel with President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Before becoming a social entrepreneur, Mariana worked at the Organization of American States in international development programs throughout Latin America, helping expand access to civil registration services in underserved communities. She holds a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University in New York. She is originally from Lima, Peru, and is married to Herman, who is also her co-founder at Laboratoria. Together they enjoy life with the cutest two-year old, Lucia.

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