Member Webinar: Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

September 29, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT Virtual
Event Information

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! Join us for an engaging program that will provide equal parts inspiration and practical tools to empower individuals, ERGs and communities to strive toward further advancement.

This program will feature stories that amplify and uplift the efforts of individuals and employee resource groups working to support the Hispanic/Latine community both at their organizations and in the communities in which they serve.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A session with the speakers to gain the insights they need to further their own work.

Who Should Attend

  • Employee Resource Group Leaders and Members
  • D&I Practitioners and Champions
  • HR and Talent Leaders
  • Business leaders committed to advancing people with Hispanic/Latine talent

Participants Will Hear

This program will begin with an opening keynote from Anna Maria Chávez, Founder of the Fearless Global Initiative, sharing highlights from her storied career including her role as CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA – the first woman of color in that role. Also recognized for her work supporting and empowering Hispanic communities, Chávez was the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, as well as the 2013 Graciela Olivarez La Raza Award from UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza).  She is also a member of the National Board of Directors for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

In addition, participants will hear two case studies from leaders highlighting specific strategies and initiatives they have implemented to drive change in their organizations and communities.

Priscilla Fuentes, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Cascades Region and Co-Chair of the Latino Resource Group, will share strategies of success for talent and business impact from her ERG’s impactful mentorship program along with their work engaging folks working to support migrant children at the Mexico/US Border. Other wins from the ERG include supporting the development of a Latino D&I Action Plan and an Executive Diversity Dashboard, surfacing a need for a now-hired Director of Multicultural Communications, and developing a Spanish Content-Review Team to oversee translations of a number of our key policies and community outreach information.

Johanna Figueira, activist and Senior Social Media Manager at Amazon, will share the impact of her work with Code for Venezuela, a platform that gathers technologists to address Venezuela’s needs for information and medical supplies, along with ideas for how it could be used as a model to help other communities in need.

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Anna Maria Chávez
Fearless Global Initiative
Johanna Figueira
Marketing Communications
Code for Venezuela and Senior Social Media Manager Amazon
Priscilla Fuentes
American Red Cross Cascades Region
Marcelo Headshot
Marcelo Vasquez Lopez
Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Liberty Mutual