What these LA tech veterans learned while mentoring global entrepreneurs

May 17, 2017 – Built in Los Angeles – Despite all the success tech communities around the world have seen in the last decade, lack of diversity is still a major problem. To promote diversity and create awareness of tech markets in other countries — a more challenging proposition with the recent travel ban affecting individuals from six predominantly Muslim countries — the U.S. State Department partnered with Fortune to create the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. The three-week program matches entrepreneurs from across the globe with leaders on Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women.

For the past few weeks, Gladys Kong, CEO of Pasadena-based UberMedia, and Jill Wilson, SVP of game development at Jam City , hosted entrepreneurs from Kosovo and Pakistan, respectively. We caught up with Kong and Watson to learn what surprised them most about the experience.

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