My Latinx Life, is an exploration of my journey to learn, educate, and highlight Latinx, BIPOC, marginalized leaders in a comfortable setting similar to your mom’s kitchen. We will explore passion projects, community movements, intersectionality, culture, history, and mental health all with a leadership lens. An overarching theme and topic will be relationships how we build them, foster growth, and when to step away since interactions are built on some type of relationship.I invite you to join me, your host Joe Arredondo every other week as we delve into these topics with guest who range from colleagues, friends, and people that I admire. While I don't claim to be an expert I am someone who brings people together and I enjoy learning. My opinions may change and morph as I learn so join me on this journey. You can also follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Website all under My Latinx Life. I look forward to seeing where this goes, how it develops, and morphs because that is life, more specifically that’s My Latinx Life. You can visit https://www.mylatinxlife.com/
015: Salvador Segura pt. 1
Salvador Segura is originally from Veracruz, Mexico and currently a Director of Business Programs in the Employee Experience organization at Microsoft based in Redmond. He has been an active member of the Hispanic community since he joined the company in 2000, his passion around diverse talent acquisition while fostering inclusion and people development has been a staple of Salvador throughout his tenure in the company. He actively participates in mentoring programs for underprivileged high school students of the Bellevue School District, Leads the Latino PTSA for the Redmond High School and frequently volunteers as interpreter for the Kids of Need of Defense (KIND) and the End Family Separation project alongside with Microsoft lawyers that take on all of these cases pro-bono. He serves on the Board of Directors for omegaUp a non-profit organization (501c3) aimed to increase the number of talented Software Engineers in Latin America. As well as serving on the Corporate Advisory Board for HITEC which is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives. He also serves as the co-chair of the HOLA ERG chapter for CSE where, among other things, he has implemented successful recruiting and onboarding programs for all new Latinx employees.
014: Venus Rekow-Neural Shifts pt.2
Venus Rekow (She/Her) is the Founder of Neural Shifts, a consulting firm specialized in helping leaders drive culture change through a Diversity & Inclusion lens. She works with teams and executives creating strategies, implementing programs, and providing coaching to support their learning. As a speaker, she delivered a well-received TEDx talk on “The Power of Inclusion”. Venus recently completed a certification in Behavioral Economics at Harvard University & is a certified executive coach. She earned a Master’s degree from Seattle University in Organizational Development, a B.S. in psychology from Boise State University, and completed Masters level coursework on Neuroscience. She loves reading and learning from her kids & husband. NeuralShifts Instagram Twitter
013: Venus Rekow-Neural Shifts pt.1
Venus Rekow is the Founder of Neural Shifts, a consulting firm specialized in helping leaders drive culture change through a Diversity & Inclusion lens. She works with teams and executives creating strategies, implementing programs, and providing coaching to support their learning. As a speaker, she delivered a well-received TEDx talk on “The Power of Inclusion”. Venus recently completed a certification in Behavioral Economics at Harvard University & is a certified executive coach. She earned a Master’s degree from Seattle University in Organizational Development, a B.S. in psychology from Boise State University, and completed Masters level coursework on Neuroscience. She loves reading and learning from her kids & husband. NeuralShifts Instagram Twitter
012: Teens Talking Mental Health
In this episode I chat with a group of teens launching their own podcast, Teens Talking Mental Health which will focus on mental health both with a professional and personal standpoint all from the point of view of those directly impacted. Bringing the topic of the current mental health crisis to the forefront. Led by a group of diverse teens from various backgrounds navigating these conversations in their own lives. Initially starting as a fundraising group to support Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit and Teen Mental Health. COVID-19 caused the group to pivot and move their fundraising efforts to a virtual platform leading to a podcast, which they are excited to host. Instagram: Teens Talking Mental Health Guild Teen Link Chad’s Legacy Project
011: Brunch Chat with Chelsey & Georgann
A quick post brunch chat with friends in my COVID bubble. We cover stress, the 2020 election, and COVID.
010: Kristine Rodriguez-GRL Collective pt.2
With the foundation of GRL Collective being laid for a few years, in a pandemic Kristine created care packages for GRLs to support other GRLs that lead to an uptick in business. A few amazing shoutouts allowed the brand to reach a new level on its journey. With the support of amazing family and friends Kristine has been able to focus on the building of GRL Collective to where it is today. From collaborative endeavors to being featured on local and national brands Kristine is carving out her space in the world. The theme of relationships, finding your passion, and sticking with it is a huge part of Kristine and GRL Collective. The empowerment of strong people to support other strong people is what makes me proud to say I am a GRL. A big shout out to AOC for inspiring Kristine to take GRL Collective to a place that our world has needed it to be!! GRL Collective Voto Latino RAICES Texas-Lucha Tees donation kid partner BLM-Lucha Tees donation adult partner
Fun, Informative, & Cozy!
Great new Podcast focusing on real people, real life, and the interesting, often unexpected journeys that life can take us on! The comfortable atmosphere of the show makes listening a breeze and the topics covered feel very informative, especially for someone from outside of the Latinx community. However, I’m sure there’s plenty of new information for listeners from inside the community as well!