ESPN: how to best serve Hispanic sports fans

Great discussion with colleagues at a Somos ESPN hosted panel discussion in October about how ESPN is best serving Hispanic sports fans in English y español. The conversation focused on how the Worldwide Leader Of Sports leverages the deep pool of talent across platforms and networks in the U.S. and abroad  in producing content which…

NASCAR Diversity & Inclusion Forum

I’m very grateful to have been invited to participate in a Diversity & Inclusion forum at the NASCAR Productions studio in Charlotte in October. From NASCAR: NASCAR Multicultural Development launched a series of forums for NASCAR employees aligned with Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month as a vehicle to educate and…

Diversity Makes Good Business Sense

Happy to have been invited by my friend and NAMIC ELDP fellow, Stacy Cole to join the Diversity Makes Good Business Sense panel in Atlanta. The program was sponsored by the NAMIC Atlanta chapter. The topics covered were: -When did you realize diversity mattered (or was important)? -In your role, what is the biggest challenge…

ONA16

It was great to participate in the Online News Association national conference in Denver, Colorado. I joined a distinguished group of guests speakers for the Leaving Your Recruiting Comfort Zone workshop. The program included round-table conversations on how to find and hire diverse employees… -Sitting Still, Reaching Far: Social Media Tools -Sponsorship vs. Mentorship: They…

ESPN: It Takes Teamwork

As part of an ESPN partnership with the National High School Basketball Association (NHSBA), It was my pleasure to lead a discussion about careers in journalism in Atlanta, Georgia. ESPN.com NBA analyst David Thorpe, ESPN Deportes reporter Sebastian Christensen and Elle Duncan, ESPN SportsCenter anchor shared their experience as content producers and storytellers collaborating between…

PRSA-LA: Unconscious Bias Discussion

Thank you to PRSA Los Angeles chapter for inviting me to speak to the group about Unconscious Bias in the workplace. The interactive workshop focused the three main characteristics of UB: safety, familiarity and success. We discussed not only the importance of creating awareness, but taking the necessary steps in managing these blind spot. It’s been…

PRSA NY: Diversity & Inclusion 

It was my pleasure to be the moderator for such a distinguished group of guest speakers: Barri Rafferty, CEO North America at Ketchum Judith Harrison, SVP, Staffing and Diversity & Inclusion, Weber Shandwick Ripa Rashid, EVP, Center For Talent Innovation We discussed building a successful Diversity and Inclusion program in the workplace that’s commited to…