Rep. Linda Sanchez never saw herself as a leader growing up but once she learned to operate as a leader, there was no stopping her. Throughout her career in Congress, she’s broken a number of glass ceilings - paving the way not just for Latinas, but for all women to do the same.
In this episode of “Here to Lead” Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) joins Marco Davis to talk about his journey from childhood in New Jersey to making a life in Florida, and his path to public service that led him to Congress.
On this episode of “Here to Lead” Congressman and CHCI Advisory Council Member Pete Aguilar (CA-31) sits with host, Marco Davis, to talk about his life growing up in Southern California and what pushed him to run for his first elected office.
Congressman and CHCI Advisory Council member Jesús "Chuy" García (IL-04) joins this episode to talk about his journey from growing up in Mexico to arriving in the Windy City of Chicago not knowing any English, to organizing and eventually representing his “barrio” in Chicago.
Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, Julissa Reynoso, joins this episode of Here to Lead where she shares her story as an immigrant in New York having to learn a new language. Through commitment, hard work, and discipline she later finds herself in some of the most powerful spaces in the country – and the world – as Chief of Staff to First Lady Jill Biden and an ambassador representing the U.S. overseas.
Secretary Miguel Cardona joins us for a candid conversation. He shares stories of growing up as a proud Puerto Rican in Meriden, Connecticut and how those roots led him to one of the most powerful institutions in our country. He explains how his biculturalism shaped him and what he’s doing every day to ensure that all children, especially Latino children, succeed.
Alejandra Y. Castillo, former CEO of the YWCA USA, noted public leader, and alumna of the CHCI Public Policy Fellowship, shares powerful lessons of compassion learned from her Dominican American upbringing in Queens, her life-long passion for learning and advocacy on behalf of women and people of color, her thoughts on business and economic development for Latinos, and how her perspective as an Afro-Latina has inspired her vision for a more just and equitable future in a multiracial American democracy.
Congressman and outgoing CHCI Chairman Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) joins this episode to talk about his life and work, including his journey to Harvard, his time in the Marines, organizing in Arizona, running for office, and how he plans to chart a bold path to positions of leadership for Latinos across the country.
On this episode of “Here to Lead,” Marco Davis sits down with Marcelo Claure, CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group Corporation, to talk about his life as a global citizen, the importance of Latino entrepreneurs, investing in education for American communities of color, and the future of business and technology in a post-pandemic world.
The Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration under President Obama and highly successful business executive, joins Marco Davis on “Here to Lead” to discuss the state of Latino economic advancement and how we can inspire Latinas across America to confront gender stereotypes and lead an empowered life for themselves and their community.