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Latino Leaders September - October 2017

Latinos Leaders Magazine is the only publication that targets the most influential Latinos in the United States. For more than a decade, Latino Leaders Magazine has featured the top leaders in all industries: business, fashion, music, science, politics and more. The mission of Latino Leaders Magazine is to highlight those stories of success within the Latino community both for the present and for the inspiration of future leaders. Leaders who have been featured in Latino Leaders Magazine include: Emilio Estefan, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Cheech Marin, John McCain, John Kerry, Robert Rodriguez and many more.

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2 min.
from the desk of the publisher

There’s nothing better than the perception that you are evolving. And this is precisely what we feel with our new Corporate and Boards Edition 2017. For many years, we worked with our good friend and collaborator Pablo Schneider and his staff. Pablo’s knowledge and network are impressive and gave the edition a very good sense of current affairs. He also worked extensively in building a list of potential candidates for Boards, that was a true value for Corporations in search of potential Board members. Pablo did a great job and taught us very much about this field. This year, we have taken another direction, mostly because we felt that our approach in the past was just “preaching to the choir” and the impact of the message was not being as effective as…

1 min.
letter from the editor

Hello readers! If you thought last edition was great, get ready for this edition! Our team has done an incredible job of bringing together a broad outlook of Board service. Latino Leaders has partnered up with Korn Ferry, and with their advice, knowledge, and input we have put together the List of the Most Relevant Latinos in Board Service. We also got to chat with Top Influential Latinos on Boards. Outside our Board edition, we have included the list of the Top Latino Real Estate Professionals. With the help of NAHREP, we were able to compile a thorough list of them all. As part of our partnership with HITEC, we have the reveal of the HITEC 100. These are the top Latinos in technology. They have all been carefully chosen and…

3 min.
letter from the co-editor

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage we are very proud of the new partnerships that have allowed us to continue to explore our identity as Latinos and our contributions to the country we now call home. This year, we launched a partnership with the NFL and their Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award program, which donates grants to business leaders across the country whose leadership, dedication and love for the community reflect the NFL values. We are also proud to include in this edition an interview with NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, who through his foundation is working to leave a long-lasting impact on the younger generations. “The greatest thing about the Latino community is the work ethic, but also just believing that anything can be achieved. We dream big,” he shares in…

3 min.
jumping the corporate divide

Buzz words like “inclusion” and “diversity” have become en vogue across market sectors, yet women continue to be distinct minorities when serving as CEOs or prominent board members. Data from a 2017 study sponsored by The Rockefeller Foundation and Global Strategy Group corroborates that only six percent of CEOs in Fortune 500 Companies are women. While the study takes into account numerous factors as to why, the bottom line centers on a disparity in leadership roles. For Arcilia Acosta, CEO of CARCON Industries & Construction, and STL Engineers, the road to serving on numerous Fortune 500 corporate boards started when preparedness and opportunity converged. “It’s humbling to know that I am a part of decisions that affect thousands and even millions of people,” explained Acosta. “Because these decisions are so important, I…

3 min.
¡no esperes! new psa campaign contributes to the wellness of latinos

CANCER IS A TOPIC that many superstitiously avoid discussing for fear of “attracting” it, and has long been a taboo topic in the Latino community. While mammograms, prostate exams and colonoscopies are not usually dinner table conversation, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has joined forces with the Hispanic Advisory Council (HAC) of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) to launch the ¡No Esperes! campaign during Hispanic Heritage Month. This initiative is designed to raise awareness among Latinos of the realities of cancer mortality rates, the importance of having those uncomfortable conversations and the potentially life-saving value of early detection and screening. The harsh reality is that cancer accounts for 22% of deaths in the Latino population and 25% of those deaths occur in patients under 50. In fact,…

5 min.
planning for the future

Dorinda Walker has had people tell her they have planned for the future and bought life insurance. She’s had people tell her they’ve created a trust for their grandchildren’s college fund or invested in their retirement, and for Walker, those conversations are the most rewarding part of her job. “These things are what it’s all about for me,” Walker said. “It’s about helping consumers achieve the American dream by having financial security and peace. “I have a passion for helping to ensure that women and multicultural consumers are educated and provided with access and resources to accumulate wealth and leave a legacy,” she said. Walker started as a temporary employee nearly 20 years ago before climbing to her role as the vice president of consumer strategy, key initiatives, and multicultural marketing at Prudential…