Karen Lara

Bolivia Ambassador

National Deputy Director Mujeres TICs BO

Karen Lara is an extraordinary biologist who is constantly expanding her horizons by delving into the world of programming. While her scientific expertise is commendable, it is her unwavering commitment to empowering women in the technological field that truly sets her apart.

In her role as the National Deputy Director of the MUJERES TIC’S BOLIVIA community, Karen leads a movement to inspire, teach, and empower women of all ages, equipping them with invaluable skills in the realm of technology. Her dedication to bridging the gender gap and providing opportunities for women to thrive is truly inspiring.

Karen’s impact extends beyond her local community. As an Ambassador of Women Techmakers and WomenTech Network, she champions gender diversity in technology and connects talented professionals with companies and startups that value inclusivity and foster a sense of belonging. By actively promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion, Karen is instrumental in creating pathways for women to excel and achieve their full potential.

Karen’s passion for community building is further exemplified through her role as the Lead Organizer of the startup weekend Cochabamba community. By fostering an environment of collaboration and innovation, she empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into reality.

Recognizing the importance of mentorship, Karen also serves as a Technovation mentor, sharing her knowledge, skills, and experiences to guide and uplift others. Her genuine desire to support and learn from individuals from all walks of life fuels her drive to make a positive impact on the world.

Karen understands the challenges faced by women firsthand, and she is determined to help them overcome obstacles and realize their dreams. Through her own journey, which has been filled with both triumphs and setbacks, she has gained invaluable wisdom and continues to learn and grow. Karen firmly believes that change begins within oneself, and she wholeheartedly dedicates herself to giving her best to others, catalyzing a ripple effect of transformation and inspiration.

As a woman, Karen’s mission is to empower more women to fight for and achieve their dreams. She recognizes that the path to success is rarely easy, and her personal experiences fuel her empathy and drive to make a difference. Through her unwavering passion and commitment, Karen strives to contribute her grain of sand to the lives of others, sparking a chain reaction of positive change that will reverberate throughout our environment.