Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Have you ever wondered how to address someone Hispanic or felt lost with the nuances of Latino/x culture? Do you say Hispanic, Latino, Latinx? When it comes to this Spanish speaking population, it is very tricky, and even counter-productive, to lump 62 million people and 20+ cultures into one collective group.

In this episode, Monica will share insights and best practices to raise awareness of the rich cultural nuances within the Hispanic and Latino diaspora. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn to build a more inclusive workplace. 

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Highlights:

[01:50] What is Hispanic Heritage Month
[05:01] The difference between Hispanic, Latino, or LatinX
[09:50] Pew Research on use of Hispanic, Latino, and LatinX
[13:47] Never judge a book by it’s cover
[17:38] Teachable moments  

Quotes:

“This year’s theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is Esperanza, a celebration of Hispanic heritage and hope. The theme invites us all to celebrate Hispanic heritage, but also reflect on the resiliency we have all shown over the course of the last 18 months, two years, over the decades, over the centuries.” – Monica Marquez 

“When someone asks you, what are you or where are you from? Let's use that as a teachable moment to create the awareness to let people know that we aren't just one big umbrella, share the uniqueness of who you are, where your ancestry came from.” – Monica Marquez

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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