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Belinda De La Libertad

Belinda De La Libertad

A-Z Techs

Costa Mesa, CA USA

"It’s ok to ask for help. Once I was comfortable asking for help, it became my superpower."

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Belinda's work combines: Technology, Business, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life


I lead a team of tech professionals providing support to small businesses.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Mathematics, General

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Graduate Degree

    Organizational Communication, General

    The University of Texas at Austin

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a CEO:

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science

Bachelor's Degree: Business/Commerce, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I took all four years of math and science in high school which prepared me for the rigor of college.

  • 2.

    In college, I learned the value of group work since I couldn't fly solo like I did in high school.

  • 3.

    I actively sought out paid internships that were connected to my studies. That’s how I learned the value of my work.

  • 4.

    Began working as a computer programmer for a global computer manufacturer and got exposure to the corporate experience.

  • 5.

    I was told that my coding was good, but my communication skills needed improvement, so I went back to school to get my master’s degree in communication.

  • 6.

    People in my community would ask me for tech help, which slowly became a business.

  • 7.

    I've been growing my company, A-Z Techs, for the past 12 years.

  • 8.

    Today, my business has about 300-400 clients, most of which are small, female-led organizations.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Women don't belong in tech.

  • How I responded:

    There was a time when women were not encouraged to enter this field because people thought they were not equipped to succeed like men were, but I never believed that. I was often the only woman my class. I was the only woman in the department when I started my first job. My peer group was all male. Today, that barrier has been cracked and it’s a very welcome change. I’m looking forward to the day when there’s parity and I think women becoming more involved is changing the way people research.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I had a lot of creative ideas when I was young, but I cared too much about what other people thought. Programmers often think they should figure everything out by themselves, but things only got easier for me when I learned to ask for help.