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May 23, 2024

CHCI’s Here to Lead Podcast Receives 2024 Bronze Telly Award 

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Washington D.C. – May 21, 2024 – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has been honored with a Bronze Telly Award in the category of Social Impact – Branded Content, for its innovative “Here to Lead” Podcast.  

As a premier national organization advancing Latino leadership development, CHCI launched “Here to Lead” to tell powerful stories exemplifying the ethos, hopes, and dreams of one of the nation’s fastest growing communities – U.S. Latinos.  

The podcast amplifies profiles of influential Hispanic/Latino figures from a cross-section of professional realms. The discussions showcase the lives and careers of Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, and prominent civil society leaders.

Currently in its third season, “Here to Lead” delves into thought-provoking conversations addressing pressing issues, discussing the leadership development landscape, and offering reflections on how to lead a fulfilling, healthy, and meaningful life. Together, the episodes paint a rich picture of the vision held for this vast and diverse community, helping orient Latino leaders at all levels and roles in their respective civic and professional efforts. 

CHCI President and CEO Marco Davis is the Podcast’s founder and host. “Here to Lead offers Latino leaders a space to speak candidly about their personal story and share their unique perspectives on leadership and what they believe the future holds for Latinos. We’re honored to receive a prestigious Telly Award for our efforts to inspire, inform, and equip listeners from all walks of life and to fuel the broader movement for representation and equity,” he said in response to the announcement.

The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work in television and video across screens. With over 12,000 entries globally, from 6 continents and all 50 U.S. states, the prestigious recognition is granted to some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies, and publishers worldwide.

Notable Inaugural Season Guests  

Oscar Muñoz, Executive Chairman of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. 

Pedro J. Pizarro, President and CEO of Edison International 

 The Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2014-2017)  

Notable 3rd Season Guests (current season) 

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) 

Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) 

Stephanie Valencia, Co-Founder, Latino Media Network 

About CHCI:   

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the leading Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization in the country dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders®. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences to outstanding Latino/a/x students and young professionals. The institute also convenes Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, and thought leaders to address national issues and discuss challenges facing the nation and the Hispanic community.   

About Here to Lead: 

“Here to Lead,” is a podcast hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). It highlights the incredible accomplishments of American Latino leaders. Hosted by Marco A. Davis, CHCI President and CEO, “Here to Lead” features in-depth and inspiring interviews with leaders on their lives and leadership journeys, our nation’s most pressing issues, and how Latinos across the country are leading us into a brighter future. A celebration of Latino excellence, identity, and culture, “Here to Lead” also highlights the impact of the organization’s work and discusses the vital importance of Latino leadership for the United States. Launched in 2020, it serves a national audience including Latinos and other Americans who are interested in politics, identity, and current events. Here to Lead is currently available on Apple Podcast and Spotify. 

For more information about CHCI and its initiatives, please visit and follow us @CHCI across social media platforms.   


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