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MARCH 9, 2021

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Cid Wilson

President and CEO

HACR
 

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As you take steps to advance your career, you should not have to compromise your identity. In this session, you will learn how to be comfortable embracing your true self in the workplace, particularly when your peers and higher-ups don't look like you. You will also see how open, authentic leadership empowers your colleagues and boosts their comfort and confidence at work.

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Gisel Ruiz

Board Director

Univision Communications Inc.

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An Executive Session with The Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet

1:05 - 1:45 PM ET

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Tsi-tsi-ki Félix

Moderator

News Anchor - Host "PoliticaYa"

Univision

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Maria Contreras-Sweet

Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

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From opening her own bank to serving as the U.S. Administrator of the Small Business Association, Maria Contreras-Sweet is no stranger to venturing into male-dominated territory. In this session, Univision broadcaster Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix will interview Contreras-Sweet on her journey as an entrepreneur, business executive, government official, and diversity advocate, and her advice for Latina leaders on taking risks, thinking big, and growing your network as a woman of color in Corporate America.

Networking Break

1:45 - 2:10 PM ET

Expand your professional network through the HACR structured networking break for an opportunity to engage and connect with attendees in small breakout rooms.

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Sandra Holt

Moderator

Chief Development & Marketing Officer

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

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Catherine Hernandez-Blades

Former Chief ESG and Communications Officer

Aflac

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Cid Wilson

President and CEO

HACR
 

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Managing Mental Health in Unstable Times

3:25 - 3:55 PM ET

Social isolation, the weaving of home and work, and concerns over our health have increased our levels of anxiety this year, particularly for women. One study found that women are almost three times as likely as men to report significant mental health suffering at this time. This session will detail how women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-related stress, plus strategies for preventing overwhelm and prioritizing your mental health.

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Alina Moran

President

Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center

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Elevating Your Executive Presence

4:00 - 4:55 PM ET

Executive presence—being able to instill confidence in your leadership capabilities in your employees and managers—greatly impacts your access to opportunity. In this session, you will learn how to fine-tune your executive presence so you can inspire others to buy into your vision, whether or not you're in the room. Whether you're working toward a promotion, a project assignment, or another important opportunity, executive presence is a skill you can strengthen.

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Sandra Lilley

Moderator

Managing Editor

NBC Latino

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Yvonne Garcia

Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO & Global Head of Communications

State Street

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Misty Garcia

Small Business Region Executive

Texas Market

Bank of America

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Ana Salas Siegel

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

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Wellness Session

5:00 - 6:00 PM ET

Join us for a slow-paced and nurturing yoga session. We will focus on the mind-body-breath connection along with balance, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction. This is a your opportunity for reflection and revitalization.

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Michelle Bermudez

Wellness Practitioner 

Healing Love

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Michelle Bermudez

Wellness Practitioner 

Healing Love

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Empowerment Through Intersectionality

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Intersectional feminism in the Latino population is important for all genders and requires a more complex understanding of the experience of Latinas in the United States. As women and ethnic minorities, Latinas face a unique set of challenges that extend into the workplace. This session will explore the ways Latinas are discriminated against in the professional world, and how we can all support those with intersecting identities at work.

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Sylvia Pérez-Cash

Moderator

SVP of Operations

HACR

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Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Chief People Officer

VICE Media Group

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Alida Minkel

Data Analytics Manager

HACR

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A Latina’s Guide to Corporate Board Service

2:00 - 2:55 PM ET

Organizations need the grit and guidance of women, specifically diverse women, on their boards of directors. Unfortunately, corporate boards are overwhelmingly male and overwhelmingly white, although steps to mitigate this inequity are being made. This session will advise Latinas on steps they can take to become board members, how to use your position to create a pipeline of qualified female talent, and the business benefits of having diverse women on boards. 

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Raquel Tamez

Sylvia Acevedo

Moderator

CEO

SHPE (Society  of  Hispanic  Professional  Engineers)

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Corporate Board Director

Qualcomm

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Sonya Medina-Williams

Corporate Board Director

Papa John's International

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A Conversation with Myrna Soto

3:00 - 3:45 PM ET

In this 40-minute Q&A with Myrna Soto, chief strategy and trust officer at software firm Forcepoint, you'll be able to talk candidly about the triumphs and trials experienced on the road to executive leadership. Get your questions ready!

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Delia de la Vara

Moderator

Senior Vice President, Development and Strategic Initiatives

UnidosUS

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Myrna Soto

Board Member

CMS Energy

Popular Inc.

Spirit Airlines

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CEO Roundtable

3:45 - 5:45 PM ET

The CEO Roundtable discuss best practices related to inclusive employment and retention strategies, increasing Hispanic consumer market outreach and brand loyalty, and achieving diversity in the corporate boardroom. You will discover each company's Hispanic inclusion strategy and the role diversity plays at different levels of the organization, the challenges facing the advancement of Hispanics in corporate America, and much more.

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Bertha Coombs

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Moderator

Reporter

CNBC

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Chief Executive Officer

AT&T Business, AT&T Communications, LLC

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Janet Foutty

Executive Chair of the Board

Deloitte US

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Paula Santilli

Chief Executive Officer

PepsiCo Latin America

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Networking Reception

5:45 - 6:15 PM ET

Expand your professional network during the networking reception for an opportunity to engage and connect with attendees in small breakout rooms.

Welcome Remarks

12:00 - 12:15 PM ET

Welcome message from HACR's President and CEO, Cid Wilson, and our sponsors.

Leading with Authenticity

12:20 - 1:00 PM ET

MARCH 10, 2021

Wellness Session

12:00 - 12:30 PM ET

Meditation helps us on many levels, from simple relaxation to freedom from suffering and full liberation of heart and mind. Join us for this mindfulness meditation session, where you will learn to defuse stress, experience greater calm, and explore the mind-body relationship.

The Power of Executive Networking

2:15 - 3:15 PM ET

When it comes to career development, it's nearly impossible to move forward without a network. It's a collective effort. This session will show you how smart networking can help improve your interpersonal skills, stay on top of industry trends, and, meet prospective mentors, mentees, clients, and more. We'll also discuss how smart networking can connect you with the right people and affect widespread change in your field or organization.