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April 2019 Blog Posts (29)

100-day strategy for launching a D&I initiative

We’re at a great moment in time where companies of all sizes are increasingly taking a proactive approach to integrating Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion into their day-to-day operations, across every part of the business.

Once considered “nice to have,” these initiatives have become a critical part of a company’s…


Added by HispanicPro on April 29, 2019 at 10:27am — No Comments

In 2020 Hispanic voters will overtake Blacks

In the next presidential election, Hispanic voters will exceed black voters by six percent.

And that demographic shift isn’t the only news in a Pew report about the 2020 election and who will vote in it.

Reading between the lines shows that immigration is not only the reason for blacks losing second place to whites demographically, but…


Added by HispanicPro on April 29, 2019 at 9:49am — No Comments

Hispanics lead housing, income surge, poverty at record low

While Latinos remain far behind whites in income, they have seen their third consecutive year of income growth and have a higher workplace participation rate, according to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the Hispanic Wealth Project.

In two studies just released, the groups also provided revealing details about…


Added by HispanicPro on April 29, 2019 at 9:40am — No Comments

Turning Shared Value into Shared Success

As vital as it may seem today, the idea that corporations should meet the needs of underserved communities and integrate social good into their DNA—rather than address it separately through philanthropy—is far from common. Indeed, the need to break down the walls between profit and purpose helped spark the impact investing movement.…


Added by HispanicPro on April 25, 2019 at 9:18am — No Comments

12 memorable ways to introduce yourself at a Networking event

Networking events are great for making connections and expanding your list of contacts. Both your personal and business brand can benefit from these outings by planting the seeds for meaningful professional relationships.

If you want to stand out in the minds of those you meet at a networking event, you’ll need to come prepared to make an…


Added by HispanicPro on April 25, 2019 at 8:39am — No Comments

How to use purpose in Hispanic Marketing

Purpose Marketing. Meaningful Brands. Social Impact. These are all terms used in the latest shift in brand marketing, reinforcing the research that shows consumers connect to brands that directly support their community, purpose and/or ambitions.

According to research by Accenture, nearly two thirds of the global consumers they surveyed prefer to…


Added by HispanicPro on April 23, 2019 at 9:40am — No Comments

Why the Latino voice can strengthen Corporate America

Leadership is a critical component in every sector of life. Just as important is the faces of those who hold leadership positions in Corporate America.

Hispanics make up a very small percentage of executive leaders in both the C-suite and on corporate boards in the United States. About 70 percent, or nearly 350 Fortune 500 companies, do not have…


Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2019 at 6:07pm — No Comments

The rise of Hispanic products in the U.S. market

For decades, Hispanic grocers and Hispanic products in mass market grocers have been dominated by food which comes either directly from Latin America or U.S. based companies that try to emulate those of Latin America, like cheeses, spices, and canned goods.

There has been little innovation in these products since the 1970s and 80s when Hispanic…


Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2019 at 5:59pm — No Comments

How to work a room

For many people, any networking event – from conferences to casual meet-ups – can trigger nerves or feelings of discomfort. The stakes can feel even higher for job seekers who hope to make the right connections that lead to new career opportunities. For introverts, such events may seem downright unappetizing, until you learn how to work your strengths.…


Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2019 at 10:12am — No Comments

As Hispanic small business owners grow, they must also consider succession planning

To better understand what's driving of one of the fastest-growing segments of the small business sector, Bank of America recently surveyed more than 300 Hispanic entrepreneurs across the nation. We asked about their motivations, aspirations, and concerns and were pleased to find a strong majority anticipate continued growth and increased revenue in…


Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2019 at 9:51am — No Comments

Efforts narrow racial disparities in college study abroad

As public discourse increases around issues of equity getting into college, succeeding there and landing a good job after, some researchers are studying racial disparities in often-overlooked areas such as study abroad.

White students are the overwhelming majority of American college students who travel internationally to study at some point…


Added by HispanicPro on April 18, 2019 at 5:38am — No Comments

How embracing Diversity and Inclusion can transform your business

Diversity and Inclusion has been a trending topic in the HR space for the last few years, as advocates and companies take steps to dismantle institutionalized discrimination in the workplace. Endless research supports the need for diversity in business, and the impact that it can have on team morale, innovation and ultimately, the bottom…


Added by HispanicPro on April 18, 2019 at 5:37am — No Comments

When medical schools become less diverse

At Texas Tech University’s medical school, just 4 percent of students are black; 13 percent are Hispanic. And those numbers might soon shrink. Research has shown that’s what happens when schools stop considering race in admissions, and that’s what the school plans to do.…


Added by HispanicPro on April 18, 2019 at 5:36am — No Comments

Hispanic businesses bullish on growth

In New Mexico, 30.7% of businesses are Hispanic owned, while the national average is just 12%, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey in 2012. With Albuquerque’s unemployment sitting at 4.8% as of February 2019, competition for talent is fierce, with no signs of easing up any time soon. Regardless, the growth-minded approach of Hispanic business…


Added by HispanicPro on April 15, 2019 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Diversity and inclusion technology tools on the rise

Diversity and inclusion is quickly becoming a business imperative. Thanks in part to increased scrutiny from the media and social movements, boards of directors, C-suite executives, business and HR leaders are recognizing how discrimination, harassment, and toxic workplace cultures can negatively impact a company’s brand, its ability to attract and…


Added by HispanicPro on April 15, 2019 at 11:23am — No Comments

Goldman Sachs sets targets for Latino, black hires

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is setting targets for hiring minority groups for the first time as it ramps up efforts to diversify its workforce, according to a memo sent by top executives to employees.

The Wall Street bank, which last year said it wanted women to make up half of its entry-level workforce, now is aiming to ensure that 14 percent of…


Added by HispanicPro on April 14, 2019 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Calm your Networking anxiety with these 3 tips

If the thought of your next professional gathering already has your skin crawling, you’re not alone. According to LinkedIn’s 2017 global user survey, 80 percent of members say networking is an important avenue for career development, yet over a third find it difficult to know what to say to make and maintain these connections.



Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2019 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Resourceful initiatives and bright outlook presented at the Seventh Annual ComEd Multicultural Media Roundtable

Last Friday, ComEd hosted its seventh annual Multicultural Media Roundtable at Little Black Pearl in Kenwood. Kicking off the event was an introduction of the new CEO, Joe Dominguez, in which he shared his vision for ComEd and the Chicagoland community. His goals included enabling clean energy growth, keeping energy affordable, adapting to customer…


Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2019 at 9:55am — No Comments

Hispanics now lead the charge in U.S. household growth

Despite the political and social turmoil facing the nation’s Hispanic population, data suggests the demographic remains resilient in their pursuit in achieving the American dream of homeownership.

In fact, according to a recent report from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the demographic now accounts for more than…


Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2019 at 9:41am — No Comments

Career change advice from experts and executives

The devil you know is, presumably, better than the devil you don't. That's why so many of us stay stuck in a job, an industry, or a lifestyle that's not working out.

But making a career change doesn't have to be intimidating. Ask an expert who's done it (or counseled hundreds of people who've done it) and they'll tell you it's about breaking…


Added by HispanicPro on April 7, 2019 at 9:31pm — No Comments

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