“So, what are you?”―a question Diana Palomar has faced all of her life.
“I worked with people who had little to no experience working with Mexicans,” she shares,” so I took it as an opportunity to showcase my community―let people know what a value we are to any work environment and on any team.”
Sharing her family’s story, her experiences with unlikely mentors and diverse colleagues and friends, Diana brings to life her explorations in identity, culture and professional ambition.
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Latinos in the the United States, the majority of whom are Mexican, represent the sixth-largest buying power on the globe. The problem, as Martin Cabrera shares in his talk, is that Mexicans remain the consumer, not the owner--creating wealth for others, not generating it for the community.
Economic power, he contends, controls the agenda: “Without creating wealth, we can’t sit at the table, and if we’re not at the table, we’re an afterthought--we’re not part of shaping policy.” In telling his family’s story, his own, and that of colleagues, Martin shares the experiences of anger,...
What if you were given the opportunity to change your life in just four hours? That was the scenario facing Laura Sanchez just eight years ago when she made the decision to fly from Michoacan, Mexico to Chicago with the dream of starting a business.
Knowing no one, and having to learn the hard way what “No Soliciting” meant as she went door-to-door to build her company, Laura shares the lessons that today, have allowed her to build an IT firm so successful that she counts among her clients the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Mexico Tourism Board of Chicago, and the Illinois...
Every day we see new goods marketed specifically for the Mexican consumer base. Mexicans in the United States are absolutely overrepresented in media consumption. Unfortunately, Mexicans are still underrepresented in perhaps the most important area of American life – the political process.
In this talk Mary Castro offers potential reasons for this gap and explores what can be done to ensure that the voice of the Mexican community is heard by those in Washington.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Marty was the first in his family...
Posted by: Latinos Progresando
June 12, 2013
Mexicans are the fastest growing demographic in business ownership here in the city of Chicago. Not only that, but the Hispanic market (80% of which is Mexican) is on the rise and businesses from all sectors are hoping to capitalize. These two developments are incredibly important because it means that more and more Mexicans are finally getting a seat at the table.
In this talk, Gery Chico discusses the importance of helping each other achieve goals: the fundamentals that make good business also build good communities; the more Mexicans there are in business, the more optimistic the future...