Accelerating Latina Representation in the C-Suite

Accelerating Latina Representation in the C-Suite

Latina women represent only about 1.6% of C-Suite executives in Fortune 500 companies - and none of these companies held a Latina CEO. While this inequity is rooted in factors like the lack of career mentors, it’s also about navigating cultural norms.

As a first-generation corporate Latina, Monica Marquez discusses the unique opportunity for seasoned leaders - who navigated and broke through barriers - to transfer the unspoken rules of success and raise the next generation of Latinos/x. She also shares the pearls of wisdom from the most senior-level Latina women in the community, her own experiences, and the research behind what it takes to get ahead in the C-Suite.

 

Highlights: 

[00:19] Statistics about Latinos in the workplace

[03:34] Unequal experience in the workplace

[04:32] Percentage of Latina women in the C-Suite

[05:44] The number one barrier for success for Latinas

[06:49] Lack of access to networks

[09:08] Dead-end promotions

[11:57] Having clarity on where you want to go in your career 

[12:42] The gender wage gap

[14:46] Breaking the cultural curse of “just working hard”

[17:53] Getting out of our own way

[20:27] Having courageous conversations

 

Quotes:

“We have to understand and have clarity on where we want to go in our careers.”  - Monica Marquez

 

“If you don’t ask, you don’t get.”  - Monica Marquez

 

“We have to break the cultural curse of keeping our heads down, working really hard, and being more reserved with self-promotion.”  - Monica Marquez

 

“Acculturate to what success looks like in your organization.”  - Monica Marquez



About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. 

Website: https://www.nikkibarua.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenikkibarua/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenikkibarua/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thenikkibarua/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikkiBarua

 

About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert.

 

Website: https://themonicamarquez.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMonicaMarquez/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themonicamarquez/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/themonicamarquez/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/themmarquez

 

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