July 2019 Blog Posts (27)

College of Engineering recognized for Diversity and Inclusion

The American Society for Engineering Education, or ASEE, has listed the Michigan State University College of Engineering among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence. The designation earns MSU a Bronze Award– the highest level of recognition presented by the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program.…


Added by HispanicPro on July 31, 2019 at 9:03pm — No Comments

U.S. Hispanic population reached new high in 2018

The U.S. Hispanic population reached a record 59.9 million in 2018, up 1.2 million over the previous year and up from 47.8 million in 2008, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. Over the past decade, however, population growth among Hispanics has slowed as the annual number of births to Hispanic women has declined and…


Added by HispanicPro on July 31, 2019 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Hispanics have lower death rates than whites or blacks

Hispanic adults in the United States have higher life expectancy compared to non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks, two groups for which a trend of decreasing death rates has plateaued.

That's according to data released Tuesday by the National Center for Health Statistics in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…


Added by HispanicPro on July 31, 2019 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Diversity initiatives your employees actually want

It’s no secret that diversity is good for business. Organizations recognize the value of diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices, procedures and programs and have implemented a number of these into the workplace. When implementing, it is important to recognize which of these D&I policies employees actually want, which may increase their…


Added by HispanicPro on July 28, 2019 at 9:47pm — No Comments

The perfect cover letter

Found your dream job? Don’t be so confident that you’ll get hired: It’s very likely that there are several other qualified candidates competing for that same position.

That’s where the cover letter comes in. Including a cover letter to complement your resume can be an effective way to impress hiring managers: It displays your strong writing…


Added by HispanicPro on July 28, 2019 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Minority women are winning the jobs race

The United States economy on Monday hit a milestone, reaching its longest expansion on record. Just a decade ago, the nation was mired in a severe recession that had erased trillions of dollars in wealth and left millions of people out of work.

While the recovery has delivered uneven gains, Hispanic women have emerged as the biggest job market…


Added by HispanicPro on July 27, 2019 at 3:29pm — No Comments

How long should a job search take?

When you’re looking for a new job, the time it takes can feel brutal. Every day, you hope the right job will fall into your lap. Not only are you anxious about this, so are your friends and family. They’ve never seen a job search take so long. Something must be wrong. Right? Not necessarily.

There are a few things to consider when it comes to…


Added by HispanicPro on July 24, 2019 at 9:43pm — No Comments

How to find and apply for minority business loans

With minorities at a disadvantage, many federal, state, and private programs have turned their focus to helping create a level playing field for disadvantaged groups who want to start a business. Among those are small business loans. Here are the ones focused on assisting those from disadvantaged groups, including minorities, tribes, women, and…


Added by HispanicPro on July 24, 2019 at 8:35pm — No Comments

More Hispanics are contributing to the business development in Georgetown

Driving down Race Street, you'll see banners and signs touting names like "Mundo Latino Records," "Restaurante Mi Laurita," and "La Mexicana. Tienda y Taqueria."

“This is pretty much the center of the Hispanic community in Georgetown,” said Jonathan Rodriguez, 32, who runs one of his family's grocery stores and a restaurant on that…


Added by HispanicPro on July 24, 2019 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Rayito de Sol brings its innovative language immersion concept of Chicago

Marking the first of its kind in Chicago, Rayito de Sol, 2550 W. Addison St., is an award-winning Spanish immersion daycare and preschool has opened its doors in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. The one-of-a-kind early childhood facility features traditional décor and offers both full and part-time childcare, allowing children to consciously grasp…


Added by HispanicPro on July 21, 2019 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Hispanics need wellness education with a twist

Cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos in this country: according to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 3 Latino women living in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. Today there are 59.8 million Latinos in the U.S.; 48% of them are women, which means at least 9 million Latinas’ are at risk because of cancer.…


Added by HispanicPro on July 21, 2019 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Universities have not made much progress on faculty diversity initiatives

A new study found that universities have not made much progress on faculty diversity initiatives, despite more attention and money being given to race and inclusivity issues.

The study, published by South Texas College of Law’s Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, concluded that colleges have not seen substantial growth in the diversity of…


Added by HispanicPro on July 21, 2019 at 9:59pm — No Comments

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…


Added by HispanicPro on July 18, 2019 at 6:21am — No Comments

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.…


Added by HispanicPro on July 18, 2019 at 6:02am — No Comments

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…


Added by HispanicPro on July 15, 2019 at 8:41am — No Comments

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…


Added by HispanicPro on July 14, 2019 at 4:10pm — No Comments

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…


Added by HispanicPro on July 10, 2019 at 11:27pm — No Comments

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.…


Added by HispanicPro on July 10, 2019 at 11:09pm — No Comments

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