We Are All Human: Hispanic Leadership Summit

Latina Leaders: Closing the Gap panel. Speakers: Hilda Galvan, Partner-in-Charge Dallas, Jones Day; Amanda Arizola, Board of Managers, JPS Health System for Tarrant County (Fort Worth); Sandra Garcia, State Chair, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas; Betty Manetta, President & CEO, Argent Associates, and moderator: Gaby Natale, President, AGANARmedia.

With a mission to advocate for every human to be respected and empowered by focusing on shared humanity, We Are All Human is devoted to diversity and inclusion as a way to achieve equity and convenes the network of progressive leaders to inspire and facilitate collective action. 

On May 3rd, the Hispanic Leadership Summit was held in Dallas, TX, to align and strategize effective advancement for the Hispanic community. During the summit, attendees and speakers heard from experts and gained insights from the national conversation with nuanced focuses specific to the South Central Regional. 

Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder & CEO, We Are All Human Foundation.

“The Latino community is enormously diverse across the United States. In coming to the DFW area, we are acknowledging the nuances between different areas of the country and the opportunities for action and collaboration that are particular to the businesses that are present there,” says Claudia Romo Edelman. “We were there to listen, learn and understand what actions to take once the summit ended. We were there to build a path to the future ensuring a win-win for the Hispanic community and all stakeholders present.” 

David Gibbs, CEO, Yum! Brands.

The one-day summit explored methods and opportunities for collaboration, including the role corporate America can play in supporting its current workforce, preparing the future workforce, advancing gender equality, and ensuring good health & well-being. In addition, speakers discussed best practices and areas of opportunity to work together to effectively move the needle and address key issues that remain barriers to growth for the Latino community. This regional summit is an extension of the National Hispanic Leadership Summit, which will take place this year on December 7 & 8 in New York City.

Hispanic Star: Reaching the Hispanic Community panel. Speakers: Robert Bard, Publisher, LATINA Style, Inc.; Yareli Esteban, CEO, Strategar; Pedro Lerma, CEO, LERMA, and moderator Jorge Ferraez, Publisher, Latino Leaders.
A discussion during luncheon on the importance of inclusion and diversity in sports, from the front office to the field. The role of Hispanics in sports yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Speakers (L-R): Jerome Elenez, Vice President Marketing, FCDallas; Rob Sender, Director, Brand & Marketing, Dallas Cowboys; Ray Casas, Director, Community Impact & Chair of DE&I Council, Texas Rangers, Iris Diaz, Chief Marketing Officer, Dallas Mavericks; Alvaro Montoya, Director of Community Outreach, Dallas Stars, and moderator Dale Petroskey, President & CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber.


Equipping the Workforce of the Future panel. Speakers (L-R): Maryanne Piña Frodsham, CEO, Career Management Partners (CMP); Merary Simeon, Vice President of Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion, PepsiCo; Dr. Mayra Olivares-Urueta, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Texas Christian University; Dr. Carlos Morales, President, Tarrant County Community College- Connect Campus, and moderator: Delia Gutierrez McLaughlin, Principal Engagement Lead, Amazon Web Services.