It is a well known fact that communities of color felt the burnt of the effects of COVID-19. Hispanic and Latino endured higher infection rates that any other racial or ethnic group and have experienced higher rates of hospitalization and deaths. However, the crisis Hispanics have faced since 2020 didn’t end there. The pandemic exacerbated long-standing inequities that block women of color from receiving access to affordable care, education and quality jobs. Even when we look at numbers pre-pandemic, Latinas in the US were paid 45 percent less than their white counterparts.
Since the start of the pandemic, Hispanic women and girls are increasingly faced with becoming primary caregivers or providers to their family. As society and leaders within corporations, we must rewrite the infrastructure that supports women, especially women of color in the workplace.
Hispanic Heritage Month can be a great opportunity for companies to bring awareness internally to all of their leaders and employees into how they can support retain women of color, and attract them back into the workplace.
Here is a list of our top expert speakers to hire for Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond. We suggest our clients to use the month of Hispanic Heritage Month to not only celebrate but to shed light into what their role as a company is with or for the Hispanic Community and employees.
Meet our tribalizing speakers:
Claudia Romo Edelman is a recognized speaker, media contributor and advocate, Claudia the Founder of the We Are All Human Foundation, a New York-based non-profit foundation, dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, focused on unifying the U.S. Hispanic community and promoting sustainability and purpose-driven activities particularly within brands, tech and the creative industries.
Ingrid Harb is an international speaker and founder of three globally recognized organizations, she also identifies a #MexicanAmerican. Ingrid Harb is an international speaker and founder of three globally recognized organizations, she also identifies a #MexicanAmerican. Throughout her upbringing, neither country accepted her wholeheartedly, deciding she was always “too much” of one culture and not enough of the other. This limiting belief didn’t stop Ingrid, and she relays the message that it shouldn’t stop you either. At only 27 Ingrid has raised 500k +, partnered with over 50 Fortune 500 Companies and created over fourty global forums and local forums that have reached women from over 135 countries. Hire Ingrid to introduce – how she combats reverse-agism, #bias or how she launched her startups.
Catarina works with companies to improve accessibility and inclusion, retain employees, and design better products. She is the founder of Blindish Latina, a platform smashing disability stigmas through storytelling and advocacy. Catarina has worn hearing aids from a young age and was diagnosed with progressive vision loss at 17 years old. She has a BA from Duke University, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education, and an MPH from Hunter College. Catarina is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (IAAP). She is a member of Respect Ability’s National Disability Speakers Bureau and Keynote Women’s Global Speakers Directory. She has worked with over 40+ clients since launching her company and has been featured in Nasdaq, Authority Magazine, and as one of the top 21 DEI influencers of 2021. Past clients have included HarperCollins Publishers, LinkedIn, Hachette Book Group, Whole30, Grant Thornton, and BCG Digital Ventures. Catarina is committed to social justice.
Noramay Cadena is an Engineer, venture capitalist, and the former head of a nonprofit organization. Professional careers have spanned a diverse range of operating and investing environments, from early-stage startups to Fortune 50 companies. Three degrees from MIT and personal journey as a teen mom turned first generation Ivy League college graduate have earned recognition as a trailblazer and inspirational leader by Forbes, Mashable, and CNET.
Named one of the top 100 Influential Latinas in the US for the third year in a row by Latino Leaders magazine. In 2021, named one of 55 rising-star VCs who shook up the industry and one of 50 renowned women in robotics in 2020.
These women are making their mark on the world and blazing a trail for those who will follow in their footsteps. Learn more about our lineup of Female Entrepreneurs and Executives at Nota Inclusion.
Contact us for pricing and availability to book any of these amazing women to speak at your events.