Our mission is to redefine the word "professionalism" by empowering Latino/ Latina/ Latinx communities to be their authentic selves. When we are told to be professional, in many ways we are told to not be ourselves.
On this podcast, we have candid conversations and explore the conflict that we often face between being our authentic selves & "professionalism". The podcast is named ¿Quién Tú Eres? because that’s the question that we want each guest to answer. Listen to find out who we really are...when we stop code-switching.
Use Your Words with Hady Mendez
Hady Mendez likes to see people succeed and connects with others through trusted relationships. Over her 25+ year career, Hady has worked in multiple customer-facing roles at tech companies and financial services firms, as an international volunteer working with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, and at an elementary school in the South Bronx, where she served as Community School Director. A graduate of Manhattan College, Hady holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. She also holds eBusiness and eCommerce graduate certificates from NYU and NJIT, respectively, and a Family Development Credential from the University of Connecticut. Hady is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and currently serves as Co-President for Latinoforce NYC, a Salesforce employee equality group. In her free time, Hady is an amateur street art photographer and loves to travel.
Find her on LinkedIn and Instagram
Dame Dinero with Pabel Martinez
In this episode, Pabel Martinez (host of this podcast), opens up about his viral LinkedIn post about Latina Equal Pay day. Pabel shares 3 lessons that he learned and challenges the audience to do some self reflection around our relationship with money and salary transparency.
Find him on LinkedIn with this link and find his viral post by clicking this link. Below, we've included an excerpt from his post.
How many people know how much money you make?
Up until this post...only my accountant knew...and that's because he does my taxes. Not even my Mom was privy to this information! I haven't shared this information with my family, girlfriend, or friends.
Like many others, I've been trained (at work & home) to believe that this information should NEVER be shared.
1) Work: We are often encouraged to not share our job level as well as our compensation packages. Sharing this information would likely force companies to pay equal wages (across the same roles & levels). This behavior doesn't help individuals though. Employees are often lowballed and accept for offers well below what their counterparts were offered.
2) Home: I was told that it will create jealousy, envy, among other emotions. I was warned people will aim to take advantage of my situation. These situations are real and happen often. That said, I'm ready for the pocket watchers.
With #LatinaEqualPayDay being last week, I couldn't help to think about how this secrecy impacts the discrepancy in wages. Imagine the power of going into salary negotiations for a role...and you already know how much someone on that team makes.
Transparency is how I'm helping to close the gap.
De Lo Mio with Carlos Sanchez
Growing up in a military family, Carlos Sanchez has lived in several locales, both stateside and abroad, such as California, Alabama, Florida, and the Dominican Republic. Having spent 14 years between Tampa and Miami, Carlos calls Florida home – where he graduated with a BA, specializing in Global Media Communication and Anthropology, from Florida International University. He has lived in Chicago for the last 8 years and has truly fallen in love with the city (but not the winters). Carlos has a passion for sports (with football being his favorite), music, and is a serious history buff. For fun he spends his time coaching youth football, playing softball, and sampling different cuisines.
Currently, Carlos is an Associate Media Director, the Diversity and Inclusion lead at and presides as the Starcom Belonging Advisory Board (BAB) leader...at Starcom US. This BAB board is a working board, committed to action regarding Diversity and Opportunity Creation, and is the agency's guiding force, striving to drive measurable D&I outcomes and weave our culture of Belonging into the fabric of our agency’s DNA, and allowing everyone to be their most authentic self.
Remove Shame with Monique Manso
PEOPLE en español, Publisher
Monique Manso serves as Publisher of PEOPLE en Español, the largest selling Hispanic magazine in the U.S., reaching an audience of 7 million each month. She is charged with overseeing all advertising and marketing operations for the magazine and its website, PeopleEnEspanol.com, as well as the brand’s live event platform, which includes Los 50 Más Bellos, Las 25 Mujeres Mas Influyentes (25 Most Influential Women), and the annual Festival PEOPLE en Español.
Under Manso’s leadership, PEOPLE en Español has achieved tremendous growth including expanded red-carpet experiences and large scale live events for advertisers and consumers; heightened consumer engagement across mobile and social platforms; and record-breaking issues and business wins.
Prior to joining PEOPLE en Español in 2011, Manso was Vice President of Time Inc. Corporate Sales where she was responsible for Time Inc.’s largest advertising contracts. Managing a team of corporate sales directors and working closely with the company’s world-class brands, she developed large-scale integrated corporate advertising programs and fostered new sales and marketing relationships. Under her management, the number of clients working with Corporate Sales & Marketing more than doubled, and she helped increase Time Inc.’s print market share significantly.
Previously, Manso was an account director at Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit, where she managed a range of retail, consumer electronics, and fashion accounts.
She also held several senior positions at the Condé Nast Corporate Media Group, including Executive Corporate Business Director, where she oversaw a team of ten media planning and buying professionals, and Corporate Sales Director, spearheading dozens of accounts in the food, liquor and home categories.
Before entering the publishing world, Manso managed the IBM business at Ogilvy & Mather, where she negotiated and maintained all global corporate contracts that included print, broadcast, online, custom publishing, research, and conference components. She was also responsible for the successful transition of the agency’s Latin America media department from Miami to New York.
Manso began her career at Ammirati Puris Lintas Worldwide, where she worked on the Sara Lee Corp., Elizabeth Arden, Unilever, MasterCard and Wrangler business.
El Salsero with Ivan Heredia
Ivan Heredia was born and raised in Brooklyn where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from New York University. He sits on the Adweek Brand Innovators Council.
Ivan is the Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of National 4-H Council.
Ivan is responsible for driving brand recognition, revenue, and innovation to advance National 4-H Council and the Cooperative Extension System’s mission of creating opportunity for all kids.
Celebrated as a leading brand innovator by Adweek, Ivan has spent more than two decades in marketing, building some of the most iconic youth-focused brands in the entertainment world. He was previously vice president of brand engagement and revenue at Walt Disney Co., where he oversaw all brand engagement on behalf of Disney Channels Worldwide, leading the revitalization of the iconic Radio Disney brand, including the Radio Disney Music Awards—music’s biggest event for families.
While at Walt Disney Co., Ivan served as an advisor and executive mentor on Disney Channel’s Leader & Learning Advisory Board, which fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as professional development across the organization.
Previously, Ivan served as Nickelodeon’s Director of Marketing and Talent Relations, where he created programs and synergies across ViacomCBS and the music industry at large to deliver culturally relevant content such as iCarly, Big Time Rush, and multiple Kids’ Choice Awards.
Assimilation with Nancy Reyes
Nancy Reyes is a 24 year veteran of the Marketing Industry. She is currently the CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, an award-winning advertising agency based in NY. During the course of her career Nancy has specialized in partnering with dozens of companies to develop their brands, create meaningful relationship with their consumers/customers and ultimately drive a more purposeful and profitable future.
Nancy’s experience spans a wide range of industries such as technology, healthcare, consumer goods, automotive, travel and financial services. Companies include IBM, HP, Adobe, Google, Facebook, Procter & Gamble, Henkel, Abbott. Throughout her career Nancy has devoted her attention to pushing a robust Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agenda in the marketing industry. In 2018, she founded a program called Circle of Women which provides executive coaching to women on the cusp of leadership to build a pipeline of future female leaders—and more than half of the participants are women of color. She is a founding member of Times UP and is in her fifth year of establishing a summer internship program for aspiring advertising young people of color which includes Prep for Prep students. Nancy is also on the board of the Ad Council and Prep for Prep.
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