Diversity and inclusion is at the forefront of issues challenging corporate America. Read how leading corporate America Latina executives such as Jacqueline Maestri, Vice President, Engineering & Property Services at Johnson & Johnson; Diana Morales, Vice President, Legal, Fire & Security Products at United Technologies Corporation; Brenda Durham, Senior Vice President and Regional General Counsel at Marriott International, Inc. and Sonia Perez, President at AT&T Louisiana, are impacting the company’s bottom line, the health and direction of the business, and influencing the culture in corporate America.
By Gloria Romano-Barrera
Latinas in STEM know their positions hold great responsibility as they work to better their communities and the world they live in. They also carry the torch of the Latinas who came before them and for the young Latinas in STEM who seek to follow in their footsteps. Women such as Pilar Manchon, Director of Cognitive Interfaces at Amazon Machine Learning, Dr. Monica DeZulueta, Data Architect and Computer Scientist at Microsoft, Sara del Valle who specializes in understanding the spread of infectious diseases and how to better prepare for possible pandemics, and Sara Isbell, who formed her own company determined to research and find cures for neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries, are the ones carrying the torch.
By Christine Bolaños
For the past 21 years, the LATINA Style 50 Report has researched and rated thousands of companies from a variety of industries. Check out the list of companies recognized for their programs that encourage recruiting, training, mentorship, sponsorship and promotion of Latinas in their careers. The mission of the report is to recognize the work that corporate America and leading Hispanic professional organizations are performing to advance and empower Latinas in the workplace. The survey not only reflects on the opportunities being given to Latinas and women, but it is also a reflection of the culture of the company and their overall focus on diversity and inclusion.
By Beana Ramirez and Robert E. Bard