Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Initiatives
Yai Vargas leads the strategy development and execution of custom diversity, equity, and inclusion training and development programs for HACR’s member organizations and other corporate stakeholders.
Yai joins HACR with over 15 years of professional experience in multicultural marketing, diversity and inclusion strategy, and community engagement. Prior to joining HACR, Yai ran a successful DE&I consulting business designing inclusive programs for increased productivity, employee engagement, and culture change. Her expertise focused on organizational assessments, strategic planning and training, and development. Yai also spent nine years in corporate financial services developing diverse marketing initiatives for sales and recruiting.
Yai sits on the benefit board for The Latino Commission on AIDS and is founder of The Latinista, a national organization for Latinas and women of color invested in career and leadership development.