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Irma Olguin

Irma L. Olguin Jr., of Caruthers, was appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors by Governor Gavin Newsom on August 20, 2021. In 2013, Irma L. Olguin Jr. decided to build a company focused on creating a diverse tech industry in Fresno, California, and leveraging a bottom-up approach as the economic driver to reinvigorate the city. In 2019, Bitwise Industries secured one of the largest series A rounds of funding ever for a female Latinx-led company. Pairing this success with the dogged sense that what she created in the Central Valley doesn’t need to be an “accident,” Bitwise Industries now operates with the goal of building tech economies in underestimated cities across the United States.