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CHCI Celebrates Its First Industry Breakfasts to Address Diversity in Workforce

As part of its ongoing, comprehensive effort to positively impact diversity and open doors for talented Latino youth in the halls of Congress and across all sectors, CHCI launched its first in a series of Industry Breakfasts on Tuesday, March 22. The events bring together stakeholders from targeted sectors to engage in meaningful conversation on how to address the lack of diversity in key industries and how to tap into the Latino talent pipeline as a solution to the problem.

“As a CHCI Advisory Council member, I am excited about the new Industry Breakfast initiative the organization has launched,” said Ray Dempsey, Vice President & Head of External Affairs for BP America and President of the BP Foundation. “These breakfasts provide a unique forum for CHCI supporters and members of Congress to build on the success of the organization’s Congressional fellowship program and mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders.”

CHCI’s first Industry Breakfast focused on the areas of energy, commerce, natural resources and technology. Future events will address workforce diversity in the areas of financial services and small business, education, trade, transportation, and homeland security.

CHCI would like to recognize Mary Kay and BP for their support of this new diversity initiative and for their commitment to diversity and supporting the next generation of Latino leaders.

Future CHCI Industry Breakfasts dates:

April 28, 2016
Financial Services & Small Business
Sonoma Restaurant
8:30 am – 10:30 am

July 14, 2016
Education/Workforce, Trade/Tax & Transportation
UPS Town House
8:30 am – 10:30 am

November 15, 2016
Homeland Security/Armed Services
Sonoma Restaurant
8:30 am – 10:30 am

To learn how you can be a part of the solution, please contact Stefania Yanachkov, Director of Corporate Relations at