Author: Hispanic Community

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) recently convened corporate Latina executives in Dallas, Texas, at the 2024 HACR Latina Empow(h)er Summit for a series of insightful sessions and discussions aimed at empowering their professional journeys. One of the standout sessions was “Strategies for Success: Leveraging Bias for Career Growth,” which explored how biases within organizational cultures can be turned into opportunities for career advancement. Attendees gained practical strategies for navigating biases, influencing decision-making processes and carving out equitable career paths for themselves. Above Photos: Top row from left to right; Sylvia Pérez Cash (left), HACR COO and EVP, interviews…

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) warmly invites you to join us at the 2024 LULAC National Convention & Exposition, set to take place in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 26 to June 29, 2024. Esteemed as the foremost Hispanic convention, it annually attracts over 10,000 attendees, including prominent figures from government, the corporate world, and the Latino community. This gathering is an unparalleled opportunity for major corporations and organizations to connect directly with national Latino leaders and influential community members. The convention features an array of sponsorship opportunities, workshops, and events, alongside an…

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A judicial appointment late last year brought another “first” to the history books. Magistrate judge and Texas native Irma Carrillo Ramirez was appointed as a United States circuit judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is the first Latina woman to hold the position, the daughter of two Mexican immigrants working under The Bracero Program, and she was confirmed in an 80-12 vote. Under her new position, Ramirez will have appellate jurisdiction over district courts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.Born and raised in Texas, much of Ramirez’s life has taken place in the state…

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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released an analysis of the 2022-23 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) enrollment data, which shows an increase in the number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). In 2022-23, there were 600 institutions that met the definition of an HSI compared to 572 in 2021-22. This increase of 28 institutions or 5% from the previous year, highlights the continued growth in Hispanic student enrollment at colleges and universities across the country. “The rate that Hispanic-Serving Institutions continue to grow emphasizes their importance to the communities they serve,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R.…

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Even if you don’t think you’ve watched an Adult Swim program, you most likely have. A channel specializing in comedy and animation content for a PG-13 to R rated audience, Adult Swim is home to some of the most popular shows to-date, including Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers and Futurama. Now, the network is expanding its library and desire for inclusion with its first Spanish language program.At New York Comic Con in 2023, Adult Swim’s announced its newest project—a stop-motion series called Women Wearing Shoulder Pads. The series will follow a wealthy Spaniard living in Ecuador as she journeys through…

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Calling all small and diverse suppliers in the life sciences industry!Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Look no further than the Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Small and Diverse Suppliers which offers incredible opportunities, mentorship, and growth this program offers.Don’t miss out on this chance to connect with industry leaders, enhance your skills, and elevate your business to new heights. Apply now and join a network of driven entrepreneurs making a difference!Applications are currently open for the 2024 Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Small and Diverse Suppliers Program. Applications are due March 1,…

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Especially since the pandemic, many workplaces have embraced work-from-home and hybrid options. While many people have expressed the pros and cons of these kind of work environments, there’s only one question you need to be asking yourself as you enter a job hunt: what workspace is right for me? What does working from home entail?Working from home is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a way for you to complete your workday without having to go to a set location. All of your work can be completed remotely from the comfort of your very own living room or home office. The…

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Black, Hispanic and other minority business owners have been historically underfunded with fewer access to business resources. And while this still remains an issue, more celebrity-funded endeavors are stepping in to ease the burden.For the second year in a row, actor and comedian Kevin Hart is using funds made through his small business to support diverse business owners. As part of his annual giveback program, the Coramino Fund, Hart and his business partner, Juan Domingo Beckmann, gifted numerous $10,000 grants to Hispanic- and Black-owned business owners. The recipients were part of a large pool of applicants who applied to receive…

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Student loan payments are stressful enough, but throw fraudulent companies and scammers into the mix, and it creates a whole new problem. As we un-pause the stall of student loan repayments, here are some tips on how to spot student loan scams:They want money for free services Commercial financial aid advice services can cost well over $1,000. Of course, simply charging for help or information that’s available for free elsewhere is not fraudulent. However, if a company doesn’t deliver what it promises, it’s scamming you.If you’re unsure whether to pay a company for help finding financial aid, stop and think…

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On Wednesday, January 10, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) took part in a very special event with the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden. The event’s conversation focused on “Women Mentoring Women,” bringing together advocates from foundations, companies, social justice, and tech organizations committed to uplifting women in their respective fields nationwide.Representing SHPE with pride during this distinguished occasion was SHPE Government Relations and Public Affairs Director, Mariana Acuña Delgado. In partnership with the “Know Your Value” movement, a nationwide initiative devoted to supporting, inspiring, and empowering women to reach their fullest potential, the First Lady…

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