This week marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate the community’s achievements and contributions to American history. Yet, while this population makes up over 18 percent of U.S. inhabitants, Hispanics are historically underrepresented across industries.
Hispanic and Latinx cultures have helped define American society for centuries. Yet today there’s an immense demographic gap in the Latinx community in STEM-related fields. With the impact that this proud, diverse culture has had on the United States, why don’t we see more members of the Latinx community in STEM? While there’s a variety of factors that contribute to this gap, the solutions are fairly straightforward.
At Truist we believe sharing ideas, respecting diverse perspectives and listening to others builds a stronger organization that reflects the communities we serve and helps us succeed as one team.
We further illustrate that belief in our Truist theme for Hispanic Heritage Month – Juntos: Together We Inspire. Our Hispanics Organizing Purpose & Engagement (HOPE) business resource group has organized events for all teammates to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month.
At 26 years old, Carolina Betancourt packed up her life in Venezuela and headed to the United States with her husband and young child to pursue further study. The transition to life in the United States, while exciting and full of opportunity, was not easy. However, Carolina’s upbringing and positive outlook led her to look at challenges as opportunities.
The survey captures Hispanic DE&I in the areas of employment, procurement, philanthropy, and governance
WASHINGTON, September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America stalled or reversed course during 2020, according to the 2021 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) released today. The report, themed “Hispanic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During Crisis,” is the result of research conducted over the course of the past year using data and survey responses from 92 participating corporations, the majority of which are Fortune 500 companies. The number of companies participating in the HACR CII increased by 32 percent over the prior year.
Tom Greco, president and CEO of Advance Auto Parts and Joseph Dominguez, CEO of ComEd to participate with veteran CNBC financial reporter Bertha Coombs moderating
WASHINGTON, September 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is pleased to announce that Joseph Dominguez, CEO of ComEd and Tom Greco, President and CEO of Advance Auto Parts, will take part in the annual CEO Roundtable at the 2021 HACR Symposium. The virtual discussion is set for 2:25 PM ET on September 14 and is part of the two-day virtual conference. CNBC veteran financial reporter Bertha Coombs will make a return appearance as moderator.
T-Mobile’s External Diversity and Inclusion Council members say celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on a companywide level is the right way to honor Latinx employees — past, present and future.
By Shawna Ryan, T-Mobile Stories
“Most people know about the Latino population in terms of statistics,” says T-Mobile External Diversity and Inclusion Council member Gilbert Casellas. “There are 58 million of us, with a GDP that’s equivalent to $2.3 trillion, and if we were a separate country we would be the eighth largest country in the world. Fortunately, we’re part of this great country and making it even greater.”
From September 15 - October 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the wealth of contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American history and culture. And while we continue to practice social distancing for the health and safety of our employees, it has never been more important to remain connected.