For 23 years, LATINA Style has produced the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States Report for both its readers and companies seeking to bring diversity and inclusion to the forefront of their mission. By Gloria Romano-Barrera
The healthcare and economic crisis caused by the pandemic has created a more urgent need for individuals, communities and companies to come together and drive positive change. While we have made great progress as a country in so many areas of equality and opportunity, there is more we must do.
By Brian Thomas Moynihan, Chairman & CEO, Bank of America
Employee Resource Groups, leadership and development programs, and partnering with Hispanic organizations throughout the country are a few examples of ways to help build a pipeline of talented Latina executives. The corporate companies listed – Bank of America, Accenture, and New York Life – are only a few of the many companies hiring, nurturing, and retaining talent so they can reach the executive ranks. By Gloria Romano-Barrera
Being a Latina and having lived in several different countries has afforded me the ability to experience a lot of different perspectives in both my personal and professional life.
By Sofia Santos, Managing Director of Consumer & Small, Business Strategy and Business Intelligence, Bank of America
Marilyn Alverio, Founder, Latinas & Power Symposium
Having grown up in an urban neighborhood Marilyn Alverio learned early on about the impact of giving back to the community, volunteerism and paying it forward. Her parents migrated to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in the early 1950s…
By Juan Pablo Benítez,
Translation Services Coordinator,
A&P International.Inc. Hello, hola, bonjour! My name is Kisses Lowry, but you can call me Kisses. I am a 10-year-old black American Cocker Spaniel. My hobbies are: hanging out with my beautiful family, taking walks, eating healthy, traveling, and of course, taking long naps in my spare time. In my early years, I was a show dog, and I am deeply grateful for that experience because it developed my passion for diversity!
By Susana Gonzalez. My name is MAYA, I am a two-year-old Yorkie rescue. I had a lovely owner but she had some surgeries and with a long recovery, she couldn’t take care of me anymore. She tried really hard to find me a home and I got lucky when she called.
As the world evolves so does science and technology. Meet two Latinas, Karla Muñoz and Karla E. Bracamonte who use their skills and passion for STEM making inroads for future generations.
By Gloria Romano-Barrera
By Elizabeth Acevedo. I come from a community-driven people; my very large Dominican family and the very Black and Brown neighborhood I was raised in New York both put a strong emphasis on building tight connections, supporting one another when traditional channels failed us, and continuously communicating the needs of ourselves and those we love to the people in power.
By Karina Reyes, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The toughest part of my journey has been determining the woman I want to be and allowing myself to flourish. I first realized that I had grown from being a shy and anxious child to a confident young woman during a campus tour I led at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
After I graduated from West Point as a U.S. Army intelligence officer, I served most of my military service abroad, everywhere from Germany and Italy to Bosnia and Iraq. Living abroad, with so many diverse colleagues and assignments, was some of the best education I ever received.
By Ricardo Chamorro / PenFed Credit Union
By Yessica Ramos, CWO2, USMC. I am a proud Latina with Ecuadorian origins. I am a Utilities Chief Warrant Officer in the Marine Corps. As a young child, I always had an interest in joining the military. I would always dress up like GI Joe and carry a kitchen utensil or anything that could resemble a weapon on my “war” belt.
Corteva Agriscience Names Anne Alonzo as Senior VP, Chief Sustainability Officer
Anne Alonzo has joined Corteva Agriscience as the company’s senior vice president for external affairs and chief sustainability officer. She will report to Chief Executive Officer James C. Collins, Jr. and is responsible for setting strategy and leading the company’s external affairs function, which includes corporate communications
By Gloria Romano-Barrera. “The Re-Ignite program is part of Johnson & Johnson’s larger commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is a fantastic way for people with unique abilities, perspectives and experiences to feel supported as they re-enter the workforce,” states Jacqueline Maestri, Vice President, WW Engineering and Property Services at Johnson & Johnson.
By Dixie Marroquin
My name is Maya and I love the smell of my owner’s perfume. I am a Border Collie. I am 10 years old and words that describe me are: intelligent, athletic, agile, acrobatic (my owners say I can spin on a dime when I am catching frisbees), and lastly but not least, I am sweet and caring…
By Lt. Col. Maritzel G. Castrellon Chief, Personnel Services Branch CENTCOM CCJ1, MacDill AFB, FL . My military heritage started way before I was born. This intricate story began in the early 1900s when my paternal grandfather, the son of two Italian immigrants, moved from …
By Giselle Abritton, Director Hotel Support – CALA Region, Hilton. I joined the Navy in 1994, straight out of high school in Puerto Rico. During my six years in the military, I served as a Mess Management Specialist where I was responsible for the lodging and food preparation for sailors in my duty station and advance deployments.
By Marisa Rivera. I grew up reading books like Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, and La Carreta by René Marqués, Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz. I was worried about what our youth are reading nowadays and if we had any strong, creative and multicultural writers that could capture the essence of living in two worlds as many immigrants and first-generation feel …
By María Luisa Villagómez Victoria. Growing up my father was rarely around, and my mother had to work long hours to provide for my four sisters and me. After my parents divorced, my mother decided that, in order to provide for us, it was best for my sisters and I to live with my grandmother in Mexico, so we moved. At the time, I was about 7 years old …
By Maria Luis
B.A. Economics Major.
University of California, Merced. My college experience has been an ongoing discovery of who I am and what I can become. Each year has presented itself with different obstacles and learning experiences that taught me independence, management, and communication as well as resourcefulness.
By Marco A. Davis
President and CEO
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). I am a firm believer in the power of diverse leadership and potential in our community, so it’s an honor to serve the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in our mission to develop the next generation of Latino/a/x leaders across all industries. CHCI’s track record of success is owed in large part to the women who led the organization before me.
The United States dedicates the month of March for celebrating influential mujeres throughout history and present day, a mission that LATINA Style, Inc. embraces throughout the year. Mujeres fuertes y poderosas with names that sound like mine and facial features similar to my own—Dolores Huerta, Rigoberta Menchú, Ellen Ochoa, Major General
Las Jefas: Latinas in the Military, A Growing Force By Marisa Rivera. Women’s participation in the military has had a history that extends over 400 years worldwide, from Civil Wars, World Wars I and II to present conflicts. Women have been a presence in the United States military for decades and have worked to serve and defend the country for just as many.….
By Daisy Guintos
Texas Woman’s University
English Major & Political Science Minor. I was born in Dallas, Texas, however, my parents decided for our family to move to Guanajuato, Mexico when I was 11-months-old. Later on, when …
By Mark Espinoza, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Inc. At Walmart, we are grateful for the sacrifice our nation’s veterans, military men and women, their spouses and families make in service to the country. It is our duty and honor to…
Latinas Adelante! Moving Beyond Diversity, Embracing Inclusion in the Fight for Equity. By Linda Urrutia-Varhall, U.S. Air Force (Ret) and Dr. Cynthia Baron. As Latinas, many of us face the concept of diversity. In both the civilian and military world, there are offices and personnel dedicated to ensuring diversity as it relates to numbers and representation.
Continuing a Legacy. By Robert E. Bard. It was 25 years ago that in the living room of a tiny Alexandria apartment in Virginia, Anna Maria Arias put the finishing touches to the first LATINA Style...