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CHCI’s podcast honors the incredible accomplishments of American Latinos. Hosted by Marco A. Davis, CHCI President and CEO, the podcast will feature in-depth and inspiring interviews with community leaders on our nation’s most pressing issues, and how Latinos across the country are leading us into a brighter future. A celebration of Latino achievement, identity, and culture, the CHCI podcast will also highlight the impact of the organization’s work and discuss the vital importance of Latino leadership for the United States.

Each 30+ minute episode features an interview with an established Latino/a leader on their personal history and career, and how they are advancing the success of a new generation of Latino leaders. The podcast will explore a wide range of current issues affecting the Latino community and our nation, such as: education, health, economic mobility, and the need for more Latino leadership in the United States Congress and other government roles, the private sector, and the nonprofit world. Podcast interviews will feature policy experts, public officials, corporate executives, community advocates, and thought leaders.

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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.
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Esteban Santos, Executive Vice President of Operations at Amgen, lays out his personal and professional mission to develop a diverse pipeline of hardworking talent in America’s corporate workforce, particularly within the STEM fields, and how Amgen is leading the biotechnology sector in their investments in healthcare innovation and cultivating Latino leadership.
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Monica Lozano, transformational leader across the public, private, and non-profit sectors with notable time at the helm of Impremedia, the parent company of the Spanish-language La Opinión news outlet, shares how her family’s legacy of hard work, love for their Mexican heritage, and passionate defense of American Latino civil rights has inspired her own approach to leadership, tough decision-making, and her advocacy for Latino leadership in our nation’s multiracial democracy.
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On this special episode, Marco Davis sits with three CHCI alumni who serve as Chiefs of Staff for Members of Congress: Sandra Alcala, for Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34), Berta ‘Bee’ Alisia Guerrero, for Jimmy Gonzalez (CA-34), and Gerardo Bonilla Chavez, for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14). Sandra, Bee and Gerardo share stories about their personal and professional journeys, their experiences as Latinos working for Members of Congress, and how participating in leadership programs like CHCI’s has enriched their lives. Sandra, Bee and Gerardo also share powerful stories about how they experienced the attacks on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
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Julissa Reynoso


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.
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EPISODE 10: The Present, and the Future, is Latina

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.
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EPISODE 11: Dr. Ellen Ochoa – We Are All Scientists

Dr. Ellen Ochoa shares her journey as one of the only women, and only Latinas, in STEAM. Through hard work and perseverance, she made her way into our history books as the first Latina woman to go to space. Dr. Ochoa opens up about her career trajectory, her leadership philosophy, and her advice for the next generation of Latinos in STEAM.
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Episode 1: Oscar Muñoz – Proof, Not Promise

In our inaugural episode of “Here to Lead”, CHCI President & CEO and host of the podcast, Marco A. Davis is joined by businessman and Executive Chairman (and most recent CEO) of United Airlines Holdings, Inc., Oscar Muñoz to talk about his life’s journey of challenge and hard-earned success, corporate America’s responsibility to the Latino community, and ultimately his personal philosophy on leading with simple honesty and dedication.
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Episode 2: Pedro Pizarro – Strength in Diversity

On this episode of “Here to Lead,” Marco Davis talks with Pedro Pizarro, President and CEO of Edison International, one of the nation's largest electric utilities, about how his values and Latino perspective have shaped his life of service, both within the corporate world and advising government leaders, and the need for diverse leaders and a cooperative global response to solve today’s most pressing challenges, including COVID-19 and climate change.
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Maria Contreras

Episode 3: Maria Contreras-Sweet – Latina Power

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.
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Episode 4: Marcelo Claure – That Inner Voice

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.
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Episode 5: Rep. Ruben Gallego – The Right Reasons

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.
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Episode 6: Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán – A Fighting Spirit

In this episode, Congresswoman and new CHCI Chair Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) talks about how growing up in a large, blended family with immigrant parents in Southern California inspired her path through college and law school to the U.S. House of Representatives, and her lifelong fight for equity and justice for American Latinos and communities of color.
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In this special bonus episode, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jamie Dimon talks about growing up in New York, the changes brought to the city by the COVID-19 pandemic, what he’s learned about good leadership, corporate and personal efforts to advance communities of color, and the business community’s role as stewards of progress for the American people.
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