Hispanicize 2017

I was invited to join colleagues on a panel to discuss the Pasión For Sports: How Hispanics are driving the future of sports marketing in the U.S. at Hispanicize 2017. The conversation included insights on how not to produce messages that while not the intent can come across as patronizing. For example futbol, Latino athletes and…

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

I nearly lost my voice after an intense hour + of speed networking at City of New York (CUNY), Graduate School of Journalism on 2/28. We covered (very briefly) the key to reaching our goals…the ability to be hyper focus – that’s where success lives. If the finish line isn’t clear to us then our…

Brown University

Many see the election of Donald Trump as a setback to the many advances in social and workplace equality initiatives. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have participated in a conversation at Brown University hosted by the Southern New England Association Of Black Journalists (SNEABJ) which focused on “what now?” What happens next matters. Journalists…

Connect for Succes

NAMIC New England hosted a conversation in Springfield, Massachusetts called “Connect for Success”. The discussion was about understanding diversity and inclusion and how integrating these concepts in organizations impacts employees and companies. I joined Kamilah A’Vant, Senior Manager of TV Station Distribution Media General, Inc.

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…