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Promoting Minority Advancement: Influencing Decision Makers and Company Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 4:09 PM

Continuing my series on Promoting Minority Advancement, I want to share how employees can influence decision makers and company leadership to promote diversity practices. Regardless of where you fall in the organizational hierarchy, you have the ability to demonstrate leadership within your company.

  1. Understand the political climate and organization...
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Promoting Minority Advancement: The Top-Down Approach and Leadership Training for Inclusivity

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 8:19 AM

Following up on my last entry on promoting minority advancement, two of the four focus areas I highlighted were: 1) Having a 'top down approach' and 2) Training for leaders to be inclusive.

On first glance, it may be difficult to differentiate these two focus areas. After all, they...

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Promoting Minority Advancement: Creating Effective Workplace Environments

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 4:55 PM

In January, I wrote about the importance of sponsorship for business leaders who are serious about expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce. In addition to increasing the number of Latino sponsors we have in the corporate world, senior managers can use their influence and authority to impact diversity initiatives...

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Mentoring Is Good, Sponsorship Is Better

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 1:29 PM

January is National Mentoring Month, which allows us to reflect on the importance mentors can have on your career. As an accounting professional who came up through the ranks without formalized mentoring relationships, I believe that every professional needs to ask for help and guidance along the way in their...

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The Voice of Latinos -- Who's Really Listening?

(6) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 4:17 PM

Since the election, there has been much said about the influence of Latinos. Once again, we have been "discovered" but this time, instead of being a passing fad, there is more discussion on how to reach and connect with this increasingly growing political, economic and educated demographic. As a leader...

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Highlighting Very Special Young People: The Corn Siblings

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 5:28 PM

In my last guest post for the Huffington Post, "President's New Immigration Policy Opens the Door to Shape Future Latino Leaders," I wrote about how we at ALPFA feel that the White House opened the doors to work with ALL young Latino students and young professionals when it announced that...

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President's New Immigration Policy Opens the Door to Shape Future Latino Leaders

(20) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 6:11 AM

Like many organizations across the U.S. that work with young Latino students and professionals, we felt like the Obama Administration opened the doors to work with ALL young Latino students and young professionals when it announced that it will end deportations for undocumented immigrants that were brought to the U.S....

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Tough Challenges Ahead: Helping Ethnic Minority Veterans Transition Back Into Corporate America

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 5:48 PM

The U.S.S. Intrepid will be buzzing with activity this week. But the hundreds of men and women
on board will be preparing for a different kind of battle. Armed with resumes, these veterans are looking for jobs. Their wonderful homecoming has been spoiled by a high unemployment rate, especially...

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