Like many Latino leaders, Ignite graduate Lydia Lachino-Ramirez shares her professional expertise with her community, many of whom work in Hood River, Oregon’s large agricultural workforce.
With 29 years of experience as a psychologist, life coach, and athlete, I’m always exploring how I can deepen my understanding of the profound connections between discomfort, pain, stress, clarity, power, strength, and pride.
Nearly 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities are designated as current or emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI). With 31% of the Latino population under the age of 18 and Latino enrollment in higher education surpassing the growth rate of any other ethnic identity or racial group, institutions of higher learning across the U.S. are preparing for future enrollment that is increasingly Latino.
Santo Alvarez steps into the hallways of CEC Early College at 6:45 a.m. where his daily, 12-hour sprint begins. Through careful planning, agile decision-making, and community connection, Santo forwards his personal mission to build success across generations.
Ignite graduates Tamara Vigil and Emilia Felix joined Mike De la Rosa, LLI Fellowship graduate, for a roundtable with MFHA – The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, a network of some of the largest companies in the industry. Joelle Martinez facilitated a rich and candid conversation about their experiences in leadership.
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.
The legacy of individuals like Roberto Clemente is a reminder of the transformative power of sports in breaking barriers and advocating for change.
I remember the discussions during the LLI Fellowship around impostor syndrome – the tendency to believe your professional success is attributed mostly to luck than skill. This has rung true for me most of my career and, unfortunately, has crept into my sense of identity.
Without intervention, the Latino executive leadership gap is on track to increase to 600% by 2050.
Sonya Ulibarri, Chief Impact Officer at the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, shares about leading with purpose.