Josie Goytisolo is the Founder of CODeLLA, created in 2013 as a safe, girls–only, environment for exploration and learning that actively promotes coding, computer science, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and tech entrepreneurship learning opportunities for Hispanic Girls ages 9 to 12.
CODeLLA after school programs provide weekly instruction in coding, game deign, web design, app development and entrepreneurship focused on growing 21st century skills to develop globally competitive Latina students and professionals. CODeLLA’s first in the nation 8 week tech entrepreneurship and coding immersion camp launched in June 2015 at Centro Mater East in Little Havana. Josie is on the steering committee of Black Tech Week and is a member of the winning team at the first STARTUP EDU competition held in Miami in 2014.
The four-time Emmy winner has held senior level management positions at a leading general market station in Miami and at the top two Spanish language broadcast networks in the United States, responsible for strategic building out and overseeing network news divisions as well as station group news operations.
Ms Goytisolo co-wrote the business plan, which was utilized to raise funding and create the first network news division for the now NBC owned Telemundo Television Network.
She has spent the past decade helping start ups and established companies develop and execute digital media and branding strategies for targeted growth in domestic and international markets.
An American Latina, she is recognized as a leader supporting the economic, educational and health welfare of the American Latino community. The recipient of numerous industry and community awards, Josie has also served on significant national and local boards in the United States.