The Power of Hispanic Inclusion

An engaging two days of thought provoking discussions, sharing of best practices/lessons learned and networking at the 25th Annual Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Symposium in Detroit. “The Power of Hispanic Inclusion brings together some of the nation’s most influential Hispanic leaders, government officials, and corporate executives to discuss and identify effective strategies and…

NAMIC Chapter Forum

I’m volunteering as a board member of the New England chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC). NAMIC is an organization which seeks to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. It’s is an organization which I’ve benefited from having graduated from the prestigious Executive Development Leadership Program…

Race In The Media

Many see the election of Donald Trump as a setback to the many advances in social and workplace equality initiatives. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have participated in a conversation at Brown University hosted by the Southern New England Association Of Black Journalists (SNEABJ) which focused on “what now?”  What happens next matters. Journalists…

ONA16

It was great to participate in the Online News Association national conference in Denver, Colorado. I joined a distinguished group of guests speakers for the Leaving Your Recruiting Comfort Zone workshop. The program included round-table conversations on how to find and hire diverse employees… -Sitting Still, Reaching Far: Social Media Tools -Sponsorship vs. Mentorship: They…

PRSA-LA: Unconscious Bias Discussion

Thank you to PRSA Los Angeles chapter for inviting me to speak to the group about Unconscious Bias in the workplace. The interactive workshop focused the three main characteristics of UB: safety, familiarity and success. We discussed not only the importance of creating awareness, but taking the necessary steps in managing these blind spot. It’s been…

Leadership Habits Book Launch

I’m incredibly proud and grateful to be part of a group of 7 Latino authors from different personal and professional backgrounds working together to share knowledge. Six of the seven got together in Los Angeles to celebrate the launch of Leadership Habits. The book is an inspiring look at overcoming odds, reaching goals and staying…

PRSA NY: Diversity & Inclusion 

It was my pleasure to be the moderator for such a distinguished group of guest speakers: Barri Rafferty, CEO North America at Ketchum Judith Harrison, SVP, Staffing and Diversity & Inclusion, Weber Shandwick Ripa Rashid, EVP, Center For Talent Innovation We discussed building a successful Diversity and Inclusion program in the workplace that’s commited to…

Diversity in the Newsroom

I was invited by Collectivo to lead a lecture on Diversity in the Newsroom: How minority representation changes the way news is presented. The presentation included how Communication professionals can assist journalists in achieving diversity & inclusion goals. Collectivo is a Phoenix area group created to fill the gap of networking events among Latino marketing…