Silicon Valley Investment in Diversity: Don’t Forget Low-Wage Workers

Written by Maria Pia Kirk on . Posted in Americas, Marketing

Photo credit: Paul Sakuma/AP/Corbis

Photo credit: Paul Sakuma/AP/Corbis

It’s no secret that Hispanics only make up to 3% of Google’s workforce; techy Hispanics at Google are 2% and Hispanics who hold jobs in maintenance and janitors in Silicon Valley make up 74% and 69% respectively.

In order to change these numbers, Google.Inc has taken some measures. Last year Google invested $115 million on diversity initiatives but this year they are raising that budget to $150 million, as Nancy Lee, Google’s Chief of Inclusion and Diversity, told USA TODAY in an interview on May 6.

Latino Health: the Good News and the Bad News

Written by Daniela Quintanilla on . Posted in Marketing, U.S. Hispanic

Huffington Post Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention

Huffington Post Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention

The first ever national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States has been released by the CDC and there is some good news and some bad news.

Some are calling it a “paradox” as overall, Hispanics are generally healthier than their non-Hispanic white peers when it comes to health in spite of the greater socioeconomic burdens from higher poverty rates (one in four Hispanics lives below the poverty line), language barriers (one in three Hispanics have limited English proficiency), and a lower insured rate (Hispanics are three times as likely to be uninsured).

Startup in Chile: At the Beginning of the World

Written by Eduardo Reyes on . Posted in Americas, Marketing, South America

Chile Startup

Chile Startup

Although many people would like to launch a company, it´s not a simple process. You need energy, passion, resilience, money, and a nice place to start up. There are many places in the world where you can do this: the US, many countries in Europe or Asia, among others. So why not in Chile? Yeah, that last country in South America… or, in my point of view: the first one counting from the south to the north.

If you are considering the idea, let me give you 10 reasons to choose Chile to launch your business idea:

Latinos in Philanthropy

Written by Alejandra Corona on . Posted in Americas, Marketing, U.S. Hispanic

Brian Patrick (photographer)

Brian Patrick (photographer)

Last month I attended for the 4th consecutive year the Gala by Latino Community Foundation of San Francisco. This year’s 10th anniversary Con Sabor Latino Gala was one of best that I have attended.

I walked into a ballroom with more than 500 guests, all gathered with the same purpose. The Latino Community Foundation strengthens Latino philanthropy by providing capacity building grants and investing in Latino communities, increasing the participation of Latinos in philanthropy, and fostering policy change through philanthropy to enhance equity and inclusiveness.