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How to help Latinas succeed in the workplace

The Eva Longoria Foundation conducted a study to find out what helps Latinas succeed, and it boiled down to having an engaged parent.

“It’s saying the word ‘college’ in your household,” she said. “Supporting them during homework time. Going to school to advocate for them to get in a different class.”

Participation in after-school…


Added by HispanicPro on July 18, 2019 at 6:29am — No Comments

Chanel Hires Its 1st Head of D & I - but not a person of color

Often, the best way to confront a scandal is to avoid creating one in the first place.

Chanel’s choice to not automatically install a person of color as its diversity and inclusion lead could be looked at twofold: first, that the brand seeks to avoid any appearance of pandering or tokenism by simply hiring someone they considered the best…


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Hispanic buyers are boosting the housing market

The homeownership rate for Hispanics has jumped in recent years, a fact that could buoy the housing market for years, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.

While Hispanics comprise just 18% of the population, they accounted for about 63% of homeowners gains in the last 10 years.…


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10 mindful tips to beat the Monday dreads

If you start the week with dread, it can create depression and/or anxiety of getting through more demands and deadlines. But if you broaden your perspective and consider possibilities, you can sidestep the Monday blues and start your week on an upswing.

Here are 10 mindful tips that scientists call broaden-and-build that can help you widen your…


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The Latino community is in a retirement crisis

The average U.S. savings rate in 2019 is 7.6%, compared to an average of 8.8% from 1959-2018.

Because of that, there are few ways beyond a 401(k) plan or other retirement account that prepare you financially for retirement.

Yet, retirement savings for those in the Latino community are low. According to a 2018 UnidosUS report, only 31% of…


Added by HispanicPro on July 14, 2019 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Using artificial intelligence to detect discrimination

Preventing unfair treatment of individuals on the basis of race, gender or ethnicity, for example, been a long-standing concern of civilized societies. However, detecting such discrimination resulting from decisions, whether by human decision makers or automated AI systems, can be extremely challenging. This challenge is further exacerbated by the…


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Barrett nominates Griselda Aldrete as the Fire and Police Commission's new executive director

Griselda Aldrete, president and CEO of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, has been nominated to be the next executive director of Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission, the mayor's office announced Friday.

The 38-year-old Aldrete has had a long history of supporting the city's entrepreneurs and especially young Hispanic…


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Facebook sets goal to double female workforce in five years

Facebook Inc unveiled new diversity goals on July 9, including an effort to double the number of female employees globally over the next five years, and double the number of black and Hispanic employees in the US.

The world’s largest social media company also wants half of its US workforce to be from underrepresented groups by 2024.…


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Record 60 million Hispanics in US

The U.S. Hispanic population surged another 1.2 million last year and now is a record 59.9 million, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.

The percentage of Hispanics as part of the overall U.S. population also jumped to 18%.…


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The 3 best strategies to improve your Networking

Making connections and building relationships is one of the most important skills, if not the most important skill. Business leaders need to grow their organizations organically. The problem is, very few people in firms know how to network effectively.

This results in three main issues we see firms having.…


Added by HispanicPro on July 8, 2019 at 12:29am — No Comments

Latinos more vulnerable to consumer fraud

African Americans and Hispanics continue to be victimized by consumer scams at li slier rates than white Americans but are more reluctant to report their experiences, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials lathered in Milwaukee. Wis.

“African Americans are almost twice as likely to be victims of consumer fraud as whites.”…


Added by HispanicPro on July 7, 2019 at 10:57pm — No Comments

More men than women work in STEM across the US

Analyzing data from the Census Bureau's 2017 American Community Survey, Typing.com found that no state had more women than men who hold a degree in a STEM subject. It also found that no state had more women than men working in STEM fields.

As employers, educational institutions and other organizations strive to correct the imbalance of men and…


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A revealing look at Hispanic American health

A San Diego State University study is among the first to describe trends in cancer mortality by specific Hispanic group for the 10 leading causes of cancer deaths nationwide.

The study is the result of a third-generation Mexican-American graduate student researcher’s curiosity in wanting to understand his own risks. Steven Zamora undertook a…


Added by HispanicPro on July 7, 2019 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Sephora Closes All U.S. Stores for 1-Hour 'Inclusion Workshop'

Sephora closed all of its U.S. stores for an hour Wednesday June 05 to host “inclusion workshops” for its 16,000 employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a store in California.

The beauty retailer said the training had been in development months before SZA’s experience, which…


Added by HispanicPro on July 4, 2019 at 7:26am — No Comments

Pilot Program Aims to Boost Hispanic Business Owners

The Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council is launching a program to provide management training to Hispanic business owners in central Indiana. Accelerate Latinx is a partnership with national economic development nonprofit Interise. The seven-month program, slated to begin in September, provides participants with education in business strategy,…


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The future of Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Some advocates call this part “the end of the beginning,”

While the diversity and inclusion movement has made some gains in the last few years, it has still suffered severe setbacks. On one hand, tech employees are recognizing their…


Added by HispanicPro on June 30, 2019 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Less than half of US children under 15 are white

For the first time, non-Hispanic white residents now make up less than half (49.9%) of the nation’s under age 15 population, newly released 2018 U.S. Census Bureau estimates show. The new data highlight the increasing racial diversity of the nation’s overall population, for which non-Hispanic whites now comprise only slightly more than three-fifths…


Added by HispanicPro on June 30, 2019 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Hispanic-owned Businesses growing twice the rate of other U.S. firms

Today, there are 4.65 million Hispanic-owned companies – representing 14% of the 33 million total U.S. businesses. And their growth continues to vastly outpace that of other U.S. businesses. In fact, Hispanic businesses grew 40.2% from 2012 to 2018 – more than twice the 18.8% growth rate of other U.S. firms. Today, about 1…


Added by HispanicPro on June 30, 2019 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Who are the best CEOs for minority workers

Incidents of workplace bias aren't hard to come by.

Every year, thousands of workers file complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – the agency created to eradicate discrimination on the job and investigate workers’ grievances. And high-profile cases abound of employees filing lawsuits against companies citing unfair and…


Added by HispanicPro on June 27, 2019 at 11:13am — No Comments

Hispanics in Texas are becoming the majority

The explosive growth of the Hispanic community in the U.S. state of Texas is making them the largest population group in the state. But voting, education and poverty are all issues.

Within the next few years, Texas will make history as it will become the first state with a majority Hispanic population. The shift is the result of increased…


Added by HispanicPro on June 27, 2019 at 8:53am — No Comments

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