New York, N.Y. – There is strength in difference. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Alumni Association and S&P Global’s Adelante Network deeply believe in that notion. On November 2, 2017 they partnered to reiterate the need for diversity in today’s workforce.
Over one hundred thought leaders and CHCI alumni gathered on the 36th floor of S&P Global’s facility in New York City for a timely conversation on the importance of building a diverse pipeline for rising Latino professionals in business and across sectors.
The Latinx Leaders Panel & Reception, co-sponsored by Charter Communications, focused on topics such as representation of communities of color in the job market, influential figures in current positions of power, and the importance of taking calculated risks in the business world.
Domenika Lynch, President and CEO of CHCI and keynote speaker of the event said, “Latinos represented 20% of the U.S. workforce’s increase on the first half of this century. We should take pride in the knowing that the Latino community provides our nation’s economy with the competitive edge needed to maintain our position as a world leader.”
The panel discussion included participation from Cynthia Medina Carson, Executive Recruiter for Nielsen, Laura Marquéz, Head of Latino Community Engagement for Google, and Beatriz Peguero, Director and Analytical Team Lead for S&P Global.
“S&P Global is immensely proud of the extraordinary partnership it has built with CHCI. Coming together to celebrate the strength of our community in this way was inspirational and sets the tone for future collaborations”, said the panel moderator, Janine Ting Jansen, CHCI alumna and S&P Global’s Human Resources Business Partner and Analyst.
The closing remarks were delivered by Rose Aviles, Vice President of the CHCI – AA’s New York Chapter.
CHCI-AA is one of the fastest growing networks of Latino professionals in the country. More than 3,600 highly accomplished alumni have successfully continued their journey beyond CHCI into the professional world as powerful leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
“We are grateful to collaborate alongside companies who share a deep commitment to diversify our nation’s workforce. We look forward to continuing this partnership”, said CHCI- AA’s National President, Amilcar Guzmán.
A special thank you to our strategic partners ALPFA New York and Prospanica New York.
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