From Bad Hombre To Badass

How to change the derogatory rhetoric around #badhombre to #badass … -41M Spanish speaking people in the #usa (2nd only to #mexico) -$1.7 trillion 💵 of purchasing power (US #hispanic market is among #top10 economies in the world) -60M US Hispanics…who must start to see themselves as 1 group if they’re going to realize their…

ALPFA Boston Student and High School Summit

Success Strategy in a word is Commitment 💪🏼 Commitment to self… Invest in education, training, work ethic Commitment to team… Family, friends, coworkers; no one wins alone Commitment to your journey… Follow your own path despite the obstacles A special thanks to ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) of Boston for inviting to speak…

Alma Achievers Awards

Happy to have been invited to be a guest speaker at the Alma Achievers Awards, hosted by the NYC Parks’ Latino Society. In its 16th year, the Almas recognizes the achievements of the Latino park employees who play a major role in the city park system. The December event was held at the Arsenal in…

HHF: Latinos On The Fast Track

Happy to have been among the guest speakers invited to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) Charla. The Charlas are local, self-organized discussions led by community leaders across the country focused on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness. Thanks to Hispanic Heritage Foundation for inviting me speak about the lack of #diversity…

Diversity Works: Fairness & Accuracy In Newsrooms

Very grateful to have my friends and colleagues join me at Kingsborough Community College to discuss the importance of newsroom diversity. Journalists are entrusted with providing news and information which are in the public’s best interest. Their experience, background, gender and a host of other factors have a direct impact on how content is gathered,…

Hispanic Millennial & Corporate America

The key to success isn’t in a company’s ability to create order, but how it introduces a little chaos. Grateful to the National Hispanic Corporate Council for inviting to be a guest speaker at their “Hispanic & Millennial In Corporate America” Summit in NYC. I joined a panel on Human Resources – “Talent Development/Executive Leadership”.

Media Bias & The Negative Narrative

Most of what we vehemently defend as true are lies we’ve been conditioned to believe by homogeneous run media. Springfield Technical Community College invited me to be a speaker at their first Diversity Series of the 2017-18 school year. I led a discussion on how media bias can create negative perceptions of minority communities. The…

Excellence In Journalism Conference

Incredibly proud of ESPN’s Sports & The Latino Experience program at the Excellence In Journalism Conference #EIJ17. I help organize a conversation which highlighted Nacion ESPN on ESPN2 and the Beisbol Experience as examples of how teams from different platforms and networks collaborate in producing content that is inclusive and reflective of US Hispanic sports fans.…