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Si-Suite: A Seat at the Table With Executive Leaders combines surprising leadership insights with a focus on diversity. Powered by ALPFA NJ, each episode highlights a different Executive sharing insights in a relaxed and candid atmosphere. We get the inside scoop on what surprises them, mistakes to avoid, and who they admire. Pull up a seat and have a treat at the Si-Suite table!
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Enna Jimenez, Head of Quality Assurance, Sr. Director, IDEMIA

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CEO Christina Qi's failure-filled origin story
Christina Qi is the CEO of Databento, an on-demand market data platform. She formerly founded Domeyard LP, a hedge fund focused on high frequency trading (HFT) that traded up to $7.1 billion USD per day. Failing to earn a job offer after a Wall Street internship, Christina started Domeyard from her dorm room with $1000 in savings, about 9 years ago. Her fund was a tiny minnow amongst the tigers of the hedge fund world, but after Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys came out in 2014 and HFT firms hid from the spotlight, Domeyard accidentally found itself in the center of the ring. Over the next decade, her company’s story was featured on the front page of Forbes and Nikkei, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, and the Financial Times as a result of the controversy and fascination with HFT. By a series of accidents, Christina became a voice in her industry, contributing to the World Economic Forum’s research on AI in finance, guest lecturing at dozens of universities, and teaching Domeyard’s case study at Harvard Business School. She is grateful to be able to open up about her mistakes, and to help people turn failures into opportunities.  No amount of therapy has quashed Christina’s impostor syndrome, but she will always be proud of her non-profit volunteer work. Christina was elected as a Member of the MIT Corporation, MIT’s Board of Trustees. She is Co-Chair of the Board of Invest in Girls, bringing financial literacy education to underserved populations across the US. Christina also sits on the Board of Directors of The Financial Executives Alliance (FEA) Hedge Fund Group, drives entrepreneurship efforts at the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association (MIT SBAA), and served on the U.S. Non-Profit Boards Committee of 100 Women in Finance. Although "X Under X" lists are a gimmick, she’ll admit that Forbes 30 Under 30 made a positive impact on her life by giving her a community - friends who dragged her out of bed during the lowest days of her life. Christina holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from MIT and is a CAIA Charterholder. Christina wrote a book about her many hedge fund mistakes, but is hesitating to publish it because she wants to spend her 30’s out of the spotlight. If it ever gets published, you can sign up for a notification by visiting www.christinaqi.com  Learn more about Christina LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christinaqi Twitter: christinaqi Website: christinaqi.com  Shout-out:  Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Tiffany Zimmerman, Senior Director, Invest in Girls Program Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
41:57
June 29, 2022
Pabel on Professionalism
Pabel was a Global Account Director for TikTok, making a cool $300K a year plus bonuses. Two months before receiving his $60K bonus, he quit! Throughout his career, Pabel struggled balancing two jobs... (1) Employee and (2) Actor. As an Actor, he would focus on assimilation because he was trained to believe that many parts of his identity were unprofessional. He details the story of how he decided to leave his tech job to pursue his purpose on an episode of his Spotify Top Ten Podcast, ¿Quién Tú Eres?  Today, Pabel, a native New Yorker and storyteller, is dedicated full-time to Plurawl, his company on a mission to redefine what professionalism looks like. Learn more about Pabel Plurawl website  ¿Quién Tú Eres? podcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pabelmartinez/ Instagram: @plurawl Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Bad Bunny  Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
41:58
June 22, 2022
"Nobody puts Hady in a corner"
Hady Mendez is Director of Equality at Slack where she is responsible for shaping and advancing Slack’s near and long-term focus on inclusion and belonging, while simultaneously supporting Slack’s work of attracting, growing, and retaining underrepresented talent at all levels. She considers herself a DEIB evangelist, change agent, trusted customer advisor, respected voice and thought leader, and social justice advocate. With a diverse career spanning over 25 years, Hady has held multiple customer-facing roles in high tech and financial services, served as a leader across various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), volunteered as an international champion for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, and served as Community School Director at an elementary school in the South Bronx. Hady’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College, plus graduate certificates in eBusiness and eCommerce from NYU and NJIT, respectively. She also holds a Family Development Credential from the University of Connecticut. Hady’s additional advocacy work has her serving as both co-chair of the Equity Council and a member of the NY Advisory Board at Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization based in the South Bronx. In her free time, Hady is an amateur street art photographer and an avid podcast listener. Learn more about Hady LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hadymendez  Instagram: @hadyontheweb Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Chief People Officer of VICE Media Group. Connect with Daisy on LinkedIn, check out her TED Talk, and her book Inclusion Revolution. Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
34:45
June 01, 2022
Preview of Hady Mendez, Director of Equality at Slack
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00:59
May 29, 2022
Susana Melendez-Valencia, Regional President and Head of Commercial Banking, PNC Bank
Susana Melendez-Valencia is Regional President and Head ofCommercial Banking of PNC Bank for the Texas Border markets. As head of Commercial Banking for the Texas border markets, she leads the combined organization to provide customers and clients with access to a full range of products/services. As regional president she is entrusted to bring PNC’s main street model to life by developing and executing local community strategy and capabilities and drive employee, client and community engagement. She brings 26 years of banking experience to the regional president position. Susana started her career as a financial analyst and through her support of different markets she has lived in Washington DC, Charlotte, Harlingen, Houston and Laredo. Active in the community, Susana serves on the executive board for Laredo Area Community Foundation and Laredo College Education Foundation. She is an advisory board member of the School of Business at Texas A&M International University and is chairman of the advisory board for the DD Hachar Charitable Trust Fund.  Susana has a bachelor’s in business administration in Accounting from Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas. Learn more about Susana here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susana-valencia-a891ab2b/ D.D. Hachar Charitable Trust Fund 2200 Post Oak Blvd., 19th Fl.  Houston, TX 77056-4700 Telephone: 713-831-5691 Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to PNC's Diversity and Inclusion team Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
28:43
May 11, 2022
Preview of Susana Melendez-Valencia, Regional President and Head of Commercial Banking, PNC
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01:09
May 04, 2022
Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta
Mita Mallick is a corporate change-maker with a track record of transforming businesses.  She gives innovative ideas a voice and serves customers and communities with purpose. She is currently the Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta. Mita was formerly the Head of Inclusion and Cross Cultural Marketing at Unilever.  She has had an extensive career as a marketer in the beauty and consumer product goods space. Mita is a LinkedIn Top Voice, a contributor for Entrepreneur and Harvard Business Review, and her writing has been published in Adweek, Fast Company and Business Insider. Mita is also the cohost of the recently launched the Brown Table Talk Podcast, part of the LinkedIn Podcast Network. On the podcast, Mita and Dee Marshall share stories and tips on how to help Women of Color win at work, and advice for allies on how they can show up. Learn more about Mita on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mita-mallick-2b165822/ Listen to Brown Table Talk podcast on Apple and Spotify! Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Mita's cohost on the Brown Table Talk Podcast, Dee Marshall. Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
30:23
May 04, 2022
Preview of Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta
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01:16
April 27, 2022
Kristine Santa-Coloma Rohls, Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer at Slalom
Kristine Santa-Coloma Rohls, Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer (CIDEO) leads Slalom's inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E), sustainability and impact (S&I), and US People Teams. She is focused on infusing ID&E and S&I into every aspect of the company's business and culture. Before joining Slalom, Kristine served as a Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading a $250M portfolio of business, responsible for an organization of 700+ consultants.  She graduated from the University of Florida and started her consulting career with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, where she designed and built customer billing systems for large utility companies.   Kristine is proud to have served as Slalom’s Executive Sponsor for Unidos, a community for team members to engage with Latinx culture and to help set the bar for inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Kristine lives in Northern VA with her husband and two children and finds joy in participating in various fitness programs for both physical and mental well-being, and watching her kids perform in community theater.   Learn more about Slalom here and find Kristine at kristine.rohls@slalom.com Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Iris (Mejia) Villatoro, Senior Manager, Global People Team (Talent Management Center of Excellence) at Slalom Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
29:33
April 27, 2022
Preview of Kristine Santa-Coloma Rohls, Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer at Slalom
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01:08
April 20, 2022
Enna Jimenez, Head of Quality Assurance, Sr. Director, IDEMIA
Enna E. Jimenez, Business Transformation and Quality Leader, Senior Director, IDEMIA is an Award-Winning Change Champion who has over 30 years in multiple industries with expertise in Leadership, Technology and Transformation Management.  Currently, Enna is the Business Transformation and Quality Leader at IDEMIA, an augmented identity security organization. She received the Quarterly Manager MVP Award in October 2019, for leading change in the company.   Enna is a Co-Author of Extraordinary Latinas: Powerful Voices of Resilience, Courage & Empowerment, a book elevating the voice of 12 Latina leaders. The March edition of Hispanic Executive magazine featured Enna as one of the 2021 Leading Latinas. She received the Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (E.L.I.T.E.) Award from National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Boston Professionals. Enna is a member of the Boards of ALPFA National, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern MA, The Pathway Initiative (TPI) and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Advisory Board. Enna is one of 92 Hispanics featured in the first edition of Hispanic Stars Rising: A New Face of Power. Learn more Her website: https://www.ennajimenez.com Get her book, Extraordinary Latinas: amazon.com/author/ennajimenez Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ennajimenez/ Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to the other 11 women in her book, Extraordinary Latinas, Powerful Voices of Resilience, Courage & Empowerment Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
37:48
April 13, 2022
Preview of Enna Jimenez, Head of Quality Assurance, Sr. Director, IDEMIA
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01:10
April 11, 2022
Ruth Álvarez-DeGolia, Founder and Executive Director of Mercado Global
Ruth Álvarez-DeGolia is a pioneer in the field of ethical fashion, founding and overseeing Mercado Global's growth from a small nonprofit working with a dozen Indigenous women artisans in Guatemala’s highlands to her recognition as an innovator in social enterprise partnering with hundreds of artisans. Her model connects indigenous communities in rural Latin America that have been impacted by systemic racism and misogyny to sustainable income opportunities with international retailers including Nordstrom, Stitch Fix, Levi’s®, Bloomingdale’s, and Shopbop.   Ruth was named among the “World’s Best Emerging Social Entrepreneurs” by Echoing Green and appeared on the cover of Newsweek as one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.”  She has been a speaker at the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Global Summit for Women, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Learn more about Ruth and Mercado Global: https://www.mercadoglobal.org Ruth's LinkedIn Mercado Global Website Mercado Global LinkedIn Page Mercado Global Instagram Profile Mercado Global Facebook Profile Mercado Global Youtube Channel Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Monica Ramirez, Justice for Migrant Women www.justice4women.org Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
33:50
March 30, 2022
Preview of Ruth Álvarez-DeGolia, Founder and Executive Director of Mercado Global
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00:60
March 23, 2022
Anna Escobedo Cabral, Former U.S. Treasurer
Anna Escobedo Cabral, former U.S. Treasurer, and highest-ranking Latina during the George W. Bush administration, was dealt a rough hand early in life. She described her family as “the poorest of the poor” as their father was unable to work. She is a graduate of UC Davis, received her Masters from Harvard and her law degree from George Mason University. As former CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), and in several positions supporting the Senate, the White House, and the Smithsonian Institution, she was recognized as a thought leader addressing Latino issues related to cultural heritage, economic growth and education for Hispanic Americans. Ms. Cabral became the highest-ranking Latina in the George W. Bush administration and was sworn in as the 42nd Treasurer of the United States on December 13, 2004 and served through January 20, 2009 (If you have any dollar bills printed during that time you will see her signature on them!). Connect with on Anna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-escobedo-cabral-25861512/ Shout-out: Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Cesar Chavez, and Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
34:51
March 23, 2022
Preview of Anna Escobedo Cabral, Former U.S. Treasurer
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01:12
March 16, 2022
Alicia Guevara, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
Alicia Guevara, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NY is the first woman to lead the 117-year old nonprofit. She is an accomplished and proven executive in the nonprofit sector who leads with both head and heart. She has 30 years of experience leading nonprofit organizations, developing talent and leadership, influencing public policy, designing evidence-based programs, driving business and growth strategies, and generating revenue through fundraising and earned income opportunities. Ms. Guevara, who identifies as Black and Latina, brings deep knowledge, passion and experience in youth development, having rooted her life’s work in pursuit of social justice issues of access and inclusion for young people. She has served at the helm of regional centers within national youth serving organizations, including as executive director of Peace First and of Year Up. Prior to her current role, she was executive director of Part of the Solution (POTS).  Ms. Guevara received a B.A. from Columbia University and also earned an executive education certificate for senior leaders in nonprofit management from Columbia Business School. She prides herself on being a native New Yorker who has mentored numerous young people through multiple channels. She lives with her husband and two young children, all of whom enjoy spending time outdoors and rooting for NY’s “home” teams. Connect with on Alicia on her website: https://www.aliciaguevara.org Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of NY here: https://www.bigsnyc.org Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Inclusion Revolution: The Essential Guide to Dismantling Racial Inequity in the Workplace Hardcover, by Daisy Auger-Domínguez Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
28:43
March 16, 2022
Rashida Hodge, VP, Azure Data and AI / Customer Success for Microsoft
Rashida Hodge, VP, Azure Data and AI / Customer Success for Microsoft is a technologist and executive leader at the forefront of AI and emerging technologies. Dubbed the “Superhero of IBM Watson AI,” Rashida led the commercialization and global launch of IBM Watson and rose to be the highest-ranking African American woman executive. Originally from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, her Caribbean upbringing gave her respect for strong communities, mentorship and the power of diversity.  Rashida earned a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.  She was named to Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful “NextGen” Women in 2018 and 2019 and named to Fortune 40 Under 40 in technology in 2020. Rashida sits on the Boards of Misty Robotics; Girls Inc.; Duke University Fuqua School of Business Minority Advisory Board; and North Carolina University College of Engineering Foundation. Learn more about Rashida here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rashidahodge/ Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to the co-founders of Black Women on Boards (BWOB) - Merline Saintil and Robin L. Washington Music: Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
32:57
March 09, 2022
Preview of Alicia Guevera, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
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01:08
March 09, 2022
Preview of Rashida Hodge, VP, Azure Data and AI / Customer Success for Microsoft
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01:07
March 02, 2022
Ralph de la Vega, Chairman of the De La Vega group (former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc.)
Ralph de la Vega is Chairman of the De La Vega group, which focuses on investments in entrepreneurial startups. He is the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc., and the author of Obstacles Welcome. He is actively focused on helping young people reach their full potential. He serves on the boards of American Express Company, New York Life Insurance Company, and Amdocs Corporation. He is the former Chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide and continues to serve on its board of directors. He also served as the Chairman of the 2017 Jamboree for the Boy Scouts. Mr. de la Vega has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and a master’s degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University. He completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia and received a Doctor Honoris Causa from FAU. He is the author of the best-selling book Obstacles Welcome: Turn Adversity to Advantage in Business and Life (Thomas Nelson, 2009). He is a native of Cuba and resides in Florida. Learn more: Ralph's website: https://www.ralphdelavega.com Book "Obstacles Welcome": https://www.amazon.com/Obstacles-Welcome-Adversity-Advantage-Business/dp/B003VWC44O LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralphdelavega/ Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Ken Chenault, Chairman and Managing DirectorChairman and Managing Director General Catalyst (former Chairman and CEO of American Express) https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-chenault/details/experience/ Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
36:26
March 02, 2022
Preview of Ralph de la Vega, Chairman of the De La Vega group (former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc.)
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01:03
February 23, 2022
Ilhiana Rojas Saldana, Owner of BeLIVE Coaching & Consulting
Ilhiana Rojas Saldana is the owner of BeLIVE Coaching & Consulting.She is an Executive & Career Transformation Strategy Coach, a DEI Consultant, a Hispanic advocate, Bestselling Author, and an international motivational speaker. She has 20+ yrs of global executive experience in top Fortune 500 companies in Mexico and US headquarters, leading and coaching professionals and businesses into success. She was recognized by the NY Journal as one of the top 10 Inspiring women to watch in 2021, and has been featured on NBC, FOX, and CBS affiliates. In addition to coaching, Ilhiana serves as Chief Development Officer for ALPFA Boston Chapter, VicePresident of the RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Board member of the National Wellness Institute.  Ilhiana graduated with honors as a Chemical Engineer in Mexico City, and lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two kids. Learn more Ilhiana Her website: www.belivecoach.com Connect on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilhiana-rojas7 Shout out: Today's Diversity Leaders Shout-out goes to Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Founder of Promoting Good and Enna Jiminez, Published Author and Speaker Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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February 23, 2022
Preview of Ilhiana Rojas Saldana, Owner of BeLIVE Coaching & Consulting
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01:15
February 16, 2022
Raquel Tamez, Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer at Charles River Associates
Raquel Tamez is the Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer at Charles River Associates (CRA). A leader in providing economic and financial expertise to major law and accounting firms, CRA also does consulting work for corporations and governments around the world. Raquel plays an integral role in the firm’s DE&I efforts and initiatives—both in-house and globally—and is essential to empowering its workforce. Her ability to strengthen CRA’s culture allows the firm to better serve its clients and communities. Prior to CRA, Raquel served as CEO of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). During her time with SHPE, she expanded SHPE’s national programs, services, and resources to its over 13,000 members across 280+ chapters. In 2008, Raquel was recognized by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility with the Hispanic Corporate Achiever Award. She was named among the 2015 Corporate Counsel Trending 40 by Legal Bisnow and voted one of the twenty-five most influential Hispanic lawyers by Leading Latinos magazine.  In 2020, Raquel represented SHPE as part of the first-ever Hispanic delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Recently, she received the 2020 Ohtli Award from the Mexican government, in recognition of her efforts to empower Hispanic communities abroad. She was invited to serve on the boards of Girls in Tech and St. Mary’s University School of Law.  A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law, Raquel currently resides in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.  Learn more about Raquel here Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Sylvia Acevedo, Qualcomm Board member and Larysa Kautz, President & CEO of Melwood Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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February 16, 2022
Preview of Raquel Tamez, Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer at Charles River Associates
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01:12
February 09, 2022
Janet Schijns, CEO of JS Group
Janet Schijns is the CEO and Co-Founder of JS Group, a go to market consultancy dedicated to achieving results. She is the founder of the #digitalnormal movement in the industry driving profitable change in the partner community.  Janet is a top 10 CEO Disruptor 2021, Top 10 Women in Technology 2020, 2021 (Analytics Insights), Top 50 Technology Influencers 2020, 2021 (Awards Magazine) and was named Channel Influencer of the year in 2019 beating out a slate of nominees from the top tech firms in the world. She has been in the top 5 influencers every year for the past decade.  Janet was formerly EVP and CMSO at Office Depot, where she led a major transformation to drive traction in IT services, and prior to that, she was the Chief Channel Executive, Chief Marketing Technologist for Verizon Business.  Janet is dedicated to the advancement of Women in Technology, founding her not for profit “Tech World’s Half” in 2017 to address the issue of women dropping out of technology. She practices what she preaches having earned numerous industry channel awards, including four 5-Star Channel Program Awards. A native of the Garden state, she now resides in Florida with her husband Roy and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach and Star Wars. Connect with Janet on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janetschijns/ Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to: Patricia Watkins, Vice President of Partner and IoT Sales at T-Mobile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-watkins-964ab02/ John DeLozier, President, Intelisys, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAABAtSgUBcuISflxF4hUVxh2XRgXdY3ZACjM/ Sammy Kinlaw, SVP of Customer Communities in North America, TD SYNNEX, https://ir.synnex.com/news/press-release-details/2021/TD-SYNNEX-Names-Sammy-Kinlaw-SVP-of-Customer-Communities-in-North-America/default.aspx Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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January 12, 2022
Valentina Kordi, Certified Mindset & High-Performance Coach
Valentina Kordi, Certified Mindset & High-Performance Coach is an International Motivational Speaker, TEDx speaker and an author. She has 10 years of experience as an Executive & Business Coach having coached executives from multinational companies such as Microsoft, Novartis, Coca-Cola, Nissan Motor Corporation, Unilever and Sephora. Her book "Success is a mind game" is a best-seller.  Valentina studied Business Administration in Newport University of California, holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from City Unity College, is a Ph.D. Candidate Doctor of Philosophy in Conscious Business Ethics at the University of Sedona and is studying for a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. She is a Harvard Business Review Advisory Council Member, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) member and Affiliate Coach member of Institute of Coaching McLean/Harvard Medical School.  In 2020, she was listed in ICAP Group’s Leading Women of Business in Greece and recently was awarded with the International Women of Courage 2021 Award from the International Human Rights Advisory Council, a member of the United Nations Global Compact, which is dedicated to Mother Teresa. Learn more about here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/valentinakordi/ Website: https://valentinakordi.com Email: info@valentinakordi.com Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Iakovos Kargarotos, Corporate Affairs Director at Papastratos S.A.  Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
34:33
January 05, 2022
Preview of Janet Schijns, CEO of JS Group
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January 05, 2022
Preview of Valentina Kordi, Certified Mindset & High-Performance Coach
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December 29, 2021
Cid Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer or the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
Cid Wilson is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). CID brings more than 20 years of corporate finance and Wall Street equity research experience and works closely with corporate board members, Hispanic organizations, and corporate partners to increase the representation of Hispanics at all levels.  CID has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and Bloomberg TV. He was on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine; featured in MONEY Magazine; and most recently, shared the cover of LATINO Magazine with the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company, Mary Barra. In September 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Wilson to the National Museum of the American Latino Study Commission that proposed to the President and Congress construction of a new Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in economics, and is a proud Dominican American, with Bergen County, NJ roots.  Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to... Ramon Laguarta, CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo Julie Sweet, Chair and CEO at Accenture Tim Ryan, US Chair and Senior Partner at PwC Marvin Ellison, Chairman, President and CEO at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Ken Frazier, former CEO of Merck Oscar Munoz, former CEO of United Airlines Janet Foutty, Executive Chair of the Board, Deloitte US Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business Brian Cornell, Board Chairman and CEO at Target Sol Trujillo, Co-Founder LATTITUDE Monica C. Lozano, President and CEO, College Futures Foundation Aida Alvarez, Board Chair Emerita of the Latino Community Foundation George Herrera, Member Board of Directors, Travel & Leisure Nelson Diaz, Director at PECO, an Exelon company Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator at US Small Business Administration Maria Salinas, President and CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Janet Murguia, President and CEO at National Council of La Raza Connect with Cid on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cidwilson/ Learn more about HACR: https://hacr.org Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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December 29, 2021
Preview of Cid Wilson, President and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
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December 22, 2021
Jonathan Echeverria, Chief Operating Officer - Technology Infrastructure for Bank of America
Jonathan Echeverria is the Chief Operating Officer - Technology Infrastructure for Bank of America. He leads the group responsible for managing business operations inclusive of economics, financial execution and expense management, portfolio management, strategic business planning, data governance, reporting and analytics. Jonathan actively supports Bank of America’s Hispanic Leadership Advisory Council and sits on the executive advisory board for the Hispanic Organization for Leadership Advancement in NY. In addition, Jonathan serves on the HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) Board of Directors. Jonathan holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He resides with his wife and young daughter in Connecticut and enjoys running, golf, skiing and tennis. Connect with on Jonathan on social media and LinkedIn Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Jonthan's BOA colleague, Edward Dunlap and Guillermo Diaz Jr, CEO at Kloudspot Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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December 22, 2021
Sandy Torchia, National Managing Partner, Advisory at KPMG
Sandy Torchia is the National Managing Partner, Advisory at KPMG. She is responsible for advancing KPMG’s Advisory strategy - driving growth and innovation as well as developing a diverse and inclusive culture. Sandy was named to the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) Top 100 list of the most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the technology industry. In addition, she was named as a Corporate Trailblazer by ALPFA as one of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas. She was also named to Crain’s New York Notable Women in Accounting & Consulting list.  Sandy is a recognized community leader, including service on the New York Advisory Board of Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency of homeless individuals through running. Sandy currently serves on the Audit Committee for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and is on the Board of the KPMG Foundation. Connect with Sandy on LinkedIn Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Rahsaan Shears, Principal at KPMG Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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December 15, 2021
Preview of Jonathan Echeverria, Chief Operating Officer - Technology Infrastructure for Bank of America
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December 15, 2021
Preview of Sandy Torchia, National Managing Partner, Advisory at KPMG
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December 08, 2021
Alexia Clayborne, Director, D&I and Accessibility, Marketing & Consumer Business for Microsoft
Alexia Clayborne, J.D. (she,her), is the Director, D&I and Accessibility, Marketing & Consumer Business for Microsoft. She believes that team empowerment is critical to organizational success, as is an anti-racism lens that actively works on undoing systemic racism, and a company-wide approach that combats ableism. She is a federally certified French translator and interpreter, three sport varsity athlete and martial artist. Alexia is a champion for Autism awareness, a cause which is near and dear to her heart as the mother of a beautiful non-verbal child on the spectrum.  Connect with Alexia on LinkedIn.  Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to the Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO at Microsoft! It also goes to all the colleagues and community leaders who are supporting inclusion and diversity in their various communities.  Music:  Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License  Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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December 08, 2021
Preview of Alexia Clayborne, Director, D&I and Accessibility, Marketing & Consumer Business for Microsoft
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December 01, 2021
Sylvia Acevedo, Qualcomm Board member
Sylvia Acevedo is an entrepreneur, investor, business leader, and rocket-scientist. Passionate about building, scaling and leading market transitions. Startup mindset; global outlook. Devout believer in the power of transformation and disruption to change and improve lives, communities, organizations – and the world. Author of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, which details Sylvia’s personal journey from the dirt streets of Las Cruces, New Mexico, to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the top executive tiers of Apple, Dell, IBM and other U.S. technology leaders. Ms. Acevedo served as Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA from May 2017 to August 2020, and as interim Chief Executive Officer from June 2016 to May 2017. She was a board member from 2008 until 2016. One of the most enduring non-profits in the world, Girl Scouts supports more than 2.5 million girls worldwide and generates more than $800 million annually through its iconic cookie program to support local Girl Scouting. Chair of President Obama’s White House initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics in early childhood leadership. Driver of the Administration’s Early Childhood Dual Language Education Policy. National speaker on Education, STEM, cybersecurity, demographic trends and leadership. Ms. Acevedo currently serves on the Qualcomm Board of Directors. Learn more about Sylva on her website sylviaacevedo.org  Her book: Path to the Stars is available in English and Spanish  Instagram: SylviaEliaAcevedo  LinkedIn: www.linkedin/in/SylviaAcevedo  Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to the ALPFA network! Are you doing what it takes to be found by the people looking for you?  Sponsor: We Are All Human Gala - Find out more, attend, provide support! https://www.weareallhuman.org/ Music:  Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License  Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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December 01, 2021
Preview of Sylvia Acevedo, Qualcomm Board member
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November 24, 2021
Alex Cisneros, SVP of Revenue Generation and Analytics at Red Roof
Alex J. Cisneros is the SVP of Revenue Generation and Analytics at Red Roof. Alex has 23 years of work experience of which 15 has been in the hospitality industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  From May 2014 – November 2019, he was Vice President of Revenue Generation, Wyndham Destinations in Parsippany, New Jersey. Alex led a team of 100+ multi functional team members and was responsible for the end-to-end revenue generation process which included Revenue Management, Marketing, Analytics, Customer Experience and Distribution. His main goal was to drive market share and to develop proprietary analytical tools.  Prior to joining Wyndham, he worked for AT&T, NJ TRANSIT and Delta Services Group where he gained extensive operations research, revenue management and advanced analytical experience. A native of Ecuador, Alex is based in New Jersey and has 2 kids, Michelle and Matthew.  Connect to Alex on LinkedIn  Learn more about Red Roof here  Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Indra Nooyi, former chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo  Music:  Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License  Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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November 24, 2021
Theresa Torres, Chief DEI Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Theresa Torres has held Diversity and Inclusion leadership roles at several companies including; ADP, Verizon, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.   At Lehman Brothers, Theresa led Campus Recruiting, establishing her division as the premier diversity hiring organization within the company. She was an integral member of the firm’s Employee Resource Group leadership, establishing strategies across recruitment, retention, business development and social responsibility outreach within the Latinx community.   Joining Merrill Lynch as a Director with the Global Markets/Investment Banking team, Theresa led initiatives for the promotion readiness of diverse professionals. At Verizon, as Director of Workforce Performance, Theresa oversaw the company’s Employee Resource Groups, diversity and inclusion metrics, reputational and engagement surveys and diversity partnerships.  She later took on responsibility for University Strategy and Employment Brand at Verizon where she was charged with building an Enterprise-wide recruitment strategy, delivering compelling employment branding, and creating Verizon’s first Enterprise Leadership Development Programs across Finance, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, HR and Supply Chain.   Following her tenure at Verizon, Theresa joined ADP as Senior Director of Campus Recruiting where she was responsible for designing and operationalizing a fully integrated approach to University and early career hiring.   Most recently, Theresa served as a Senior Director, Global Advisory Services at Diversity Best Practices where she advised member companies on Inclusion best practices and strategies.   Theresa has been actively involved in development and education within the Latinx Community having served on the boards of ASPIRA of New York, 100 Hispanic Women and as President of the ALPFA New York and New Jersey Chapters. Theresa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from Concordia College.      Connect to Theresa on LinkedIn and learn more about the Federal Reserve Bank of New York   Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Kaplan Mobray, Victoria Rodriguez, and Joe Kwon   Music:  Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License  Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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November 17, 2021
Preview of Alex Cisneros, SVP of Revenue Generation and Analytics at Red Roof
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November 17, 2021
Preview of Theresa Torres, Chief DEI Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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November 10, 2021
Ralph Monte, Principal at KPMG
Ralph Monte, a Principal at KPMG, has over 25 years of information systems audit and advisory experience and a comprehensive understanding of the benefits and risks that can arise from the use of IT and systems as well as experience in the design of relevant controls and security solutions. He is the KPMG short Hills Office Advisory Office Leader, a National Board Member for the KPMG Hispanic Latino Network, and serves on the Board of Ronald McDonald House New York.  Learn more about Ronald McDonald house here  Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Latoria Farmer, Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion at KPMG  Music:  Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License  Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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November 10, 2021
Preview of Ralph Monte, Principal at KPMG
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November 03, 2021
Fabian Garcia, President of Unilever North America
Fabian Garcia, President, Unilever North America leads a portfolio of iconic brands including Dove, Hellmann’s, Breyers, Vaseline, Lipton, and Knorr.  As President and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive team, Fabian helps drive Unilever’s mission of making sustainable living commonplace through a number of strategic initiatives including overseeing Unilever’s purpose-driven brands, industry-leading sustainable packaging development, and an inclusive company culture that makes Unilever an employer of choice.    Connect to Fabian on LinkedIn  Find our more about Unilever here and connect on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (@UnileverUSA)  Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Esi Eggleston Bracey and Terry Thomas  Music:   Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License   Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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August 11, 2021
Esther Aguilera, President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association
Esther Aguilera is President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), which convenes Latino directors and executives at the highest levels of corporate leadership who share the mission: to increase the number of US Latinos on corporate boards. She’s a proven leader who brings a 30-year record of successfully executing strategic business plans to drive organizational effectiveness, growth, and impact. In her current role, she influences some of the most powerful companies by bringing together accomplished executives at the pinnacle of corporate governance to advance diversity in the boardroom.   She has worked in leadership positions with the Nation’s most accomplished leaders from Corporate America, the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, and the not-for-profit sector.  Drawing upon this unique cross section of experiences, she is a sought-after thought leader who has delivered numerous speeches and presentations for diverse audiences. She is recognized as a social entrepreneur and turnaround specialist, leading scale-up, innovative change, and managing high-performance teams. In her last role, Esther led the growth of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) for 11 years as its President & CEO, where she spearheaded programs that transformed the life trajectory of hundreds of young Latinos across the country. Connect to Esther on LinkedIn here Learn more about LCDA here Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri, Partner, CHRO at TPG Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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August 04, 2021
Preview of Fabian Garcia, President of Unilever North America
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August 04, 2021
Preview of Esther Aguilera, President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association
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July 28, 2021
Oris Stuart, Chief People & Inclusion Officer of the NBA
As Chief People and Inclusion Officer at the National Basketball Association, Oris Stuart is responsible for leading the combined Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion groups.  He oversees diversity and inclusion strategies for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League, and supports the growth and development of the NBA’s global workforce. With a focus on people, culture, inclusion and innovation, Oris aims to increase the representation of people of color and women in leadership roles and positions across the league.  He leads the NBA’s Global Inclusion Council and efforts to grow the league’s network of Black-, women- and diverse-owned suppliers.  Oris has 20 years of experience as a business executive in the diversity and inclusion and talent management fields.  Prior to the NBA, he spent two years as a Senior Partner with Korn Ferry, an executive search and talent management firm, where he led its Inclusion and Diversity practice.  Oris graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in electrical engineering and holds an MBA from Duke University.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Black MBA Association and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a national organization that empowers African-American corporate leaders. Connect with Oris on LinkedIn Learn more about the NBA's inclusion efforts here Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to author Malcolm Gladwell. Learn more about his writing here.  Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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July 28, 2021
Preview of Oris Stuart, Chief People & Inclusion Officer of the NBA
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July 21, 2021
Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder of We Are All Human
Claudia Romo Edelman has more than 25 years of experience leading marketing and advocacy for global organizations including the United Nations, UNICEF, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the World Economic Forum.  Since 2017, Ms. Romo Edelman has served as the Founder and CEO of the We Are All Human Foundation, a New York-based global non-profit organization devoted to advancing the agenda of diversity, inclusion, and equity, focused on unifying the U.S. Hispanic community and promoting sustainability and purpose-driven activities.  Ms. Romo Edelman holds a Degree in Communication from the Universidad Intercontinental and a Masters of Political Communications from the London School of Economics. Ms Romo Edelman is part of the Board of the American Latino Museum; the Hispanic Society of America; and KIND (Kids in Need of Defense).  Ms Romo is the Editor-at-large of Thrive Latina, part of Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global platform. She writes for various media organizations including The Guardian, Ad Age, Ad Week, Al Dia, Forbes.  Ms. Romo is the recipient of numerous awards, including People Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Latinas, ALPFA’s 50 Most Powerful Latinas and has also published two books on the power of Hispanics. She enjoys traveling, sports and speaks 6 languages.  Learn more about Claudia and Hispanic Star here: Hispanic Star: https://hispanicstar.org/ Claudia's website: https://www.claudiaromoedelman.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudiaromoedelman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiaromoedelman/ Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Corporate America  Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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July 21, 2021
Jennifer Lopez-Reed, Sr. Director Global Recruiting and Talent Acquisition at Eli Lilly and Company
Originally from Puerto Rico, Jennifer Lopez-Reed moved to the US to complete her Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University before enjoying a long, successful career with Eli Lilly and Company, first in manufacturing and quality and then on the business side. She is currently Lilly's Sr. Director of Global Recruiting and Talent Acquisition. With over 18 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Lopez has led several projects as a Six Sigma Black Belt, managed two sites including Lilly's first acquisition, and managed major company transformations.  In parallel she has also found success in Dancing (as a former NFL Cheerleader) and Fitness (currently as a Zumba Education Specialist).  Jennie serves on the Board of Directors of Genesis Research, a global value demonstration company. In 2020 she was selected as Eli Lilly’s Working Mother of the Year. Finally, she enjoys making intentional fun memories with her family, including her children Izzie & Ethan — who are the why and the fuel for everything she does. Learn more about Jennie here Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Brenda Meza, Roberto Carballido, and Cynthia Cardona Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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July 14, 2021
Preview of Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder of We Are All Human
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July 14, 2021
Preview of Jennifer Lopez-Reed, Sr. Director Global Recruiting and Talent Acquisition at Eli Lilly and Company
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July 07, 2021
Carlos Santiago, Head of Americas for GSK
Carlos Santiago began his career in GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as a Site Utilities Engineer at their Manufacturing facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico. With more than twelve years at GSK, he held several roles of increasing responsibility in both the Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) and Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities (WREF) organizations.   Carlos led the Hispanic/Latino Employee Network (“Conexion Latina”) at GSK which was recognized by Diversity Best Practices in 2018 for their work and impact on hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.   His different roles have allowed him to work in many locations as well as travel to more than 30 countries in 4 continents.  Carlos is part of the CoRE Tech Advisory Board. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and holds a MBA from Universidad del Turabo.   When he is not working, he enjoys reading, traveling and running. Carlos is married to Lourdes and has three children; Noah, Gabriella and Carlos Jr.  Learn more about GSK here Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Maya Martinez-Davis, President, U.S. Pharmaceuticals, GSK  Music:  Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License  Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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July 07, 2021
Preview of Carlos Santiago, Head of Americas for GSK
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June 30, 2021
Lilia Flores, Chief Strategy Officer at Havas Chicago
Lilia Flores is chief strategy officer at Havas Chicago, in charge of leading strategy across Havas Chicago, Annex Chicago and Annex Experience, bringing together human truths, data and insights to power creativity.  Having spent more than two decades working in advertising, communications and marketing, she leverages cultural competency to increase creativity and business growth. Previously as Head of strategic planning for Edelman, Lilia was a member of the leadership team and established and led the strategic planning practice. She has held multiple positions at Leo Burnett Group/ARC, leading global strategy and insight development for 25 brands in the P&G portfolio.  Lilia is an outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion, and currently serves on the National Board of Directors of The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement.  Learn more about Havas Chicago here Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Yahaira Corona, Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at ALDI Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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June 30, 2021
Preview of Lilia Flores, Chief Strategy Officer at HAVAS Chicago
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00:60
June 23, 2021
Michele Meyer-Shipp, Chief People & Culture Officer of Major League Baseball
Michele Meyer-Shipp was named MLB's Chief People & Culture Officer by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. in August 2020. In this capacity, Meyer-Shipp oversees all of MLB’s human resources activities, including talent processes and programs, workplace culture, and diversity and inclusion. Meyer-Shipp also manages all off-field office operations.    Meyer-Shipp joined MLB from “Big 4 Accounting Firm” KPMG LLP, where she has served as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. While at KPMG, she led all firm programs and initiatives relating to workforce, workplace, and marketplace diversity and inclusion. In addition to overseeing a host of human resource-related initiatives in this role, she consulted with clients on building diverse and inclusive workplaces.  Previously, Meyer-Shipp worked for Prudential Financial, serving as Global Chief Diversity Officer for five years, and for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she was Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Prior to those roles, she spent over a decade practicing employment law in both the public and private sectors, counseling clients on driving equitable talent and workplace practices.    Meyer-Shipp has served on many industry and association tasks forces and committees, including Twitter’s Diversity Advisory Council, Working Mother Media’s Multicultural Advisory Board, National Organization on Disability, and Rutgers University’s Student Affairs Executive Advisory Council. She also has been a Contributor to Yahoo! Finance News.    Meyer-Shipp has received numerous awards and accolades for her professional accomplishments, including most recently being recognized among the “Top 100 Women of Influence” by Diversity MBA. Meyer-Shipp is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall University School of Law, and she is certified as a senior human resources professional by the Society of Human Resources Management.   Learn more about MLB here  Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Justin Reyes, VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Major League Baseball   Music:   Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License   Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
25:47
June 23, 2021
Preview of Michele Meyer-Shipp, Chief People & Culture Officer of MLB
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00:60
June 16, 2021
Richard Bynum, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at PNC
Richard K. Bynum is chief corporate responsibility officer for The PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, he leads the PNC Foundation, Community Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility; Community  Development Banking; and Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, Bynum is leading the implementation of PNC’s $1 billion commitment to help end systemic racism and support the economic empowerment of African Americans and low- to moderate-income communities. Bynum is an accomplished executive with nearly 20 years of executive  leadership experience. Prior to being named to his new role in July  2020, Bynum served as regional president for PNC’s Greater Washington  market from 2017-2020. He previously served as a member of PNC’s retail executive leadership team, where he led the Business Banking division.  Prior to that, he served as the Greater Washington retail market  executive from 2010-2014, where he led consumer and small business  sales. In addition, he served as chief operating officer for Business  Banking, where he led the sales force operating platform for hundreds of  small business bankers across PNC’s footprint. Bynum began his career with PNC in 2005 in its Executive Leadership  Program, holding key roles in the development and execution of  revenue-driving businesses and initiatives; strengthening the brand; and  enhancing engagement of employees while fostering innovation throughout  PNC. Prior to joining PNC, Bynum had a 12-year career as a senior manager  for the American Red Cross. His last role with the organization was as  the managing director for disaster response & emergency  communications at the Chicago chapter. During his career, he was an  operations director for the Kosovo Refugee Operation as well as the  September 11th effort in New York. Bynum, recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s, most influential business leaders by the Washington Business Journal,  serves on the boards of numerous non-profit and civic organizations,  including the corporate council for the Smithsonian National Museum of  African American History & Culture; the Economic Club of Washington,  D.C.; the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; the Federal  City Council; the Philip L. Graham Fund Foundation; the United Way of  the National Capital Area; and the Greater Washington Community  Foundation. Bynum holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at the  Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Florida State University.  He also is a graduate of the Consumers  Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to John Rice, the Founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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June 16, 2021
Preview of Richard Bynum, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at PNC
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00:58
June 12, 2021
Damian Rivera, CEO of ALPFA
Damian Rivera serves as ALPFA’s CEO since September 2018. Prior to ALPFA, Damian Rivera was a Managing Director in Accenture’s Resources Utilities practice for 21 years where he started his career as a coder in their Technology Practice.  While at Accenture, Damian focused on Customer Care Transformation work for utilities including helping clients with strategically pivoting to digital capabilities as they look to improve customer engagement. Damian has performed Digital Transformation Strategy and Implementation, Customer Information System builds, Utility Customer Analytics as well as Customer Care operations work. Through these engagements he worked on all project phases including Strategy Development, System Implementation, Business Process Definition as well as Operations.   Damian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University – College of Engineering and MBA from Columbia University specializing in Social Entrepreneurship.  Damian’s focus on social entrepreneurship would come as no surprise to people who know him. In addition to his client roles he served as Accenture’s Managing Director responsible for North American Hispanic American Employee Resource Group from 2011 - 2017. In this role he led the strategic direction across the US engaging in internal career progression as well as local market activities focused on improving the local community in which the ERG is based. Damian also served as the Office Diversity Advocate for Metro New York, which focuses on improving employee engagement across all of Accenture’s Metro New York based resources.   Damian also serves on the National Board of Directors of Per Scholas, whose mission is to “Break the cycle of poverty by providing technology education, access, training and job placement services for people in underserved communities”. In 2018, Damian was listed in Latino Leaders Magazine, as a member of their Top 101 Most Influential Latinos list. In 2019 Damian was selected to serve on the Young Alumni Board of Columbia Business School. In addition to his non-profit and diversity work, Damian is an angel investor having invested in tech start-ups with a social purpose mission.   Damian is married to his high school sweetheart Idanis, and has 2 children, Damian Francisco, 18, and Ilanis, 15. When not working, Damian enjoys watching his son run track, and watching his daughter’s artistic talents in photography. Damian also enjoys triathlons, having completed the NYC Triathlon 10 years in a row, and completed a charity bike ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls.  Learn more about ALPFA at www.alpfa.org  Shout-out: Today's Diversity Leader Shout-out goes to Jennifer Paulino, Director of Business Development and Partnerships for APLFA   Music: Intro - Vente by Mamá Patxanga is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Outro - Amor Y Felicidad by SONGO 21 is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License
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Preview of Damian Rivera, CEO of ALPFA
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