Journal-isms Round Table

What will motivate #Hispanic/#Latino voters to participate in the #midterm #elections (or any election)? Well, to start with, #diversity. It’s about representation. It’s also about both parties reflecting the community that they’re serving. I need to have a connection to the person that I’m going to elect to represent me. So if the candidate is…

From Bad Hombre to Badass

How to change the derogatory rhetoric around #badhombre to #badass … -41M Spanish speaking people in the #usa (2nd only to #mexico) -$1.7 trillion 💵 of purchasing power (US #hispanic market is among #top10 economies in the world) -60M US Hispanics…who must start to see themselves as 1 group if they’re going to realize their…

Hispanicize 2018

I’m proud to collaborate once again with the organizers of the Hispanicize national conference. I joined my friend Mekahlo Medina as co-chair of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase. I oversaw 3 sessions… CNN “Facts First: Holding The White House Accountable” at Hispanicize 2018. Guest Speakers: Ramon Escobar VP Talent Recruitment & Development, CNN Worldwide Boris Sanchez…

ALPFA Boston Student and High School Summit

Success Strategy in a word is Commitment 💪🏼 Commitment to self… Invest in education, training, work ethic Commitment to team… Family, friends, coworkers; no one wins alone Commitment to your journey… Follow your own path despite the obstacles A special thanks to ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) of Boston for inviting to speak…

Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni HOF

I had the chance to represent ESPN and Disney at this year’s Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Hall of Fame Gala at the Pierre New York. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) provides Latino families with knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education. An inspirational speech from NAHJ HOF Frances Robles that night where she was…

Hispanic & Millennial In Corporate America

The key to success isn’t in a company’s ability to create order, but how it introduces a little chaos. Grateful to the National Hispanic Corporate Council for inviting to be a guest speaker at their “Hispanic & Millennial In Corporate America” Summit in NYC. I joined a panel on Human Resources – “Talent Development/Executive Leadership”.

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…

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…

Hispanic Federation: UNIDOS 

It was a pleasure to be present and support the Hispanic Federation at their annual gala. The event was held in the beautiful American Natural History Museum in New York City. Among the evening’s honorees were Gloria and Emilio Estefan who received the Legacy Award. ​​ Chef Aaron Sanchez was also recognized at the gala.…

Hispanicize 2017

Latino trendsetters, influencers and newsmakers gather in Miami, Florida for the 8th annual Hispanicize conference. You know you’re in for something special when on the first day, Colombian musical artist Juanes performs… ​​  I’ve been going to the conference for the last 4 years as part of the partnership between Hispanicize and NAHJ (where I…