Diane Garcia, LLI graduate, is shattering glass ceilings as the Chief People Officer at Congruex. With less than 1% of Latinas in executive roles among 12.8 million in the U.S. workforce, Diane’s unique perspective is crucial for future growth.
“We stand at a critical juncture for diversity, equity and inclusion in the long term,” Martinez said in her keynote address.
Without intervention, the Latino executive leadership gap is on track to increase to 600% by 2050.
The Latino Leadership Institute created Ignite to provide coaching and mentorship and to help its participants achieve their leadership potential.
“When you become a more powerful tax base, it’s much bigger than entrepreneurship, you get to address other inequities in your community,” Harry Hollines said.
“We know that business, small business ownership is one of the main vehicles to create wealth and intergenerational wealth and Latinos are significantly underrepresented.”
Latino Leadership Institute Announces First Cohort for First-of-Its-Kind Latino and BIPOC Business Accelerator
LEAP is the first Latino-led business accelerator based out of Colorado to focus on Latino and BIPOC entrepreneurs throughout the region who have moved beyond the start-up stage.
The summit’s keynote speaker, Joelle Martinez of the Latino Leadership Institute, will discuss Neurological Leadership, DEI and the Path to Inclusive Communities.