Excellence In Journalism Conference

Incredibly proud of ESPN’s Sports & The Latino Experience program at the Excellence In Journalism Conference #EIJ17. The conversation highlighted Nacion ESPN on ESPN2 and the Beisbol Experience as examples of how teams from different platforms and networks collaborate in producing content that is inclusive and reflective of US Hispanic sports fans. A special thanks to…

Diversity Summit 

Color Magazine hosted its first ever Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Summit in Boston in July. “The CDO convenes Diversity and Inclusion Leaders for a dialogue around strategy, metrics, and innovation.” Dr. Sadie Burton-Goss on measuring D&I effectiveness: Metrics + Measurement + KPI = Success  Other observations… Culturally competency is crucial in designing multicultural strategies which…

Unconscious Bias: Managing Blind Spots

It was a pleasure to be a guest speaker at Yale University to lead a discussion about how unconscious bias effects our decision making every day. The mental shortcuts are more often than not useful, but there are some which prevents us from realizing the possibilities of diversity and inclusion in the the workplace. Diversity…

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…