December 7, 2022 | Morning Session


December 7, 2022 | Afternoon Session


December 8, 2022 | Morning Session


December 7 – 8, 2022 | New York

Throughout 2022, regional Hispanic Leadership Summits took place nationwide to dive deeper into the discussions and insights from the 2021 HLS. These regionals informed and advanced the shared action plan for the community to which diverse stakeholders can collaborate on together. The theme of the summit will be ‘An Agenda of Progress & Pride’. Discussions will focus on priority areas for the community, but with a solutions-oriented lens with a POSSIBILISTIC mindset around action for and pride in the Hispanic community. Additionally, with the HLS falling on 2022’s Latina Equal Pay Day, it will provide a visibility platform for key conversations around this glaring inequity.

The Hispanic Leadership Summit will be data-driven, consensus-seeking, high-level, interactive and inspirational for Hispanics and non-Hispanics to sing from the same song sheet and create intentional networks of support to progress, celebrate and uplift the community. 

The Hispanic Leadership Summit will be 1.5 days of programming and networking to facilitate the creation of networks of support that will advance key areas for the Hispanic community in 2023 and beyond.

Thank you for joining the HLS 2022


Juan Andrade
President, USHLI
Marisol Argueta de Barillas
Head of Latin America and Member of the Executive Committee
Henry Cisneros
Henry Cisneros
Chairman, American Triple I
Sarah Kate
Sarah Kate Ellis
President & CEO, GLAAD
JC Gonzalez-Mendez
Former President of McDonald’s Latin America
Silviana Koch-Mehrin
President & Founder, Women Political Leaders
Jose Luis Prado
Chairman of Tropicale Foods and Palmex Alimentos, Retired President of Quaker Oats North America
Claudia Romo Edelman
Claudia Romo Edelman
Founder & CEO, We Are All Human
Elisa Villanueva
Elisa Villanueva Beard
Chief Executive Officer, Teach For America

Strategic Committee

Arabel Alva Rosales
President & CEO, AAR & Assocs. LTD.
Andre Arbelaez
Andre Arbelaez
President & CEO, Hispanic C-Suite Corporate Council
Judit Arenas
Senior Director & Senior Adviser to the Founder & Chairman, APCO Worldwide
Ana Marie Argilagos
President & CEO, Hispanics in Philanthropy
Victor Arias, Jr. 
Managing Director Diversified Search Group 
Ramiro Cavazos
President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Marco Davis
President & CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Ivonne Diaz-Claisse
Founder & CEO, Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA)
Jorge Ferreaz
Publisher, Latino Leaders Magazine
Betty Francisco
CEO, Boston Impact Initiative
Delia Gutierrez McLaughlin
Principal Engagement Lead, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Patricia Mota
President & CEO, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
Gaby Natale
President, AGANARmedia
Jorge Plancencia
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Republica Havas
Damian Rivera
Dr. Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez, PhD
President, DRR Advisors LLC
Oscar Suris
President, Edelman New York
Rocio Van Nierop
CEO, Latinas in Tech
Raul ¨Danny¨ Vargas
President, VARCom Solutions
Chris Wilkie
CEO, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers


Morning Session 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


10:00 am – 10:05 am National Anthem Performance

Paulina Garcia, Chief of Corporate Relations, We Are All Human


10:05 am – 10:20 am Hispanic Leadership Program Introduction

Speaker: Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder & CEO, We Are All Human


10:25 am – 10:55 am Elevating the Hispanic Community on the Global Agenda

As we kick off the program to discuss advancing a shared agenda that will most effectively advance the US Hispanic community, this conversation will highlight a couple key groups within this community, including women, the next generation, and newcomers to this country, to consider as top of mind throughout the data presentations and discussions that follow. What are some key areas for effective impact?


Caryl Stern, Executive Director, Walton Family Foundation

Marty Martinez, CEO & Founder, Social Revolt Agency

Alicia Buenrostro, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Mexico To The United Nations

Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President & Founder, Women Political Leaders

Moderator: Adrian Garcia, Associate Editor of Data Visualization, Financial Times/Money-Media


A-Z of Hispanic Data, Insights and Trends


10:55 am – 11:10 am 2020 Census & the American Community Survey Highlights

Representing the force for growth in the US, this presentation will focus on population trends across the Hispanic community to understand the current state and what to expect in the future.


Merarys Rios-Vargas, Branch Chief, Ethnicity and Ancestry Branch, U.S. Census Bureau


11:10 am – 11:25 am 2022 LDC U.S. Latino GDP Report

Speaker: Ana Valdez, President & CEO, Latino Donor Collaborative


11:25 am – 11:40 am The State of Trust with Hispanics

Join us for an exclusive presentation of the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer, exploring the state of trust within the Hispanic community.

Speaker: Richard Edelman, Chief Executive Officer, Edelman


11:40 am – 12:20 pm I’ve heard the data, now what?

Following a comprehensive overview of the key facts and figures of the Hispanic community, explore why it is important and what to do with it from various perspectives and positions within a company. What are ways that these numbers can impact your corporate strategy? How can these insights be used actionably after HLS ends?  


Julieta Schuster, Vice President, CIO Family Care, The Procter & Gamble

Maria Cuba, Director of Community Partnerships, Airbnb

Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Community & Population Health, Northwell Health

Marissa Solis, SVP – Global Brand and Consumer Marketing, National Football League


Moderator: Damian Rivera, CEO, ALPFA


12:20 – 12:30 pm Keynote: Dr. Juan Andrade Jr, President, USHLI

12:30 pm Dismiss to luncheon


VIP Luncheon 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Afternoon Session 3:00pm – 6:00pm


3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Keynote: Henry Cisneros, Chairman, American Triple I


3:10 pm – 3:35 pm Hispanic Promise 2.0 Launch

Throughout 2022, a core team of Hispanic Promise signatory companies and organization leaders have collaborated to develop ‘teeth’ for the Hispanic Promise to add depth, actionability, and progress to this corporate pledge to advance Hispanics in the workplace. Understand the process and how this newly developed framework can be a resource for your company to step up to the plate for Hispanics. 


Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder & CEO, We Are All Human

Michael Perera, General Manager, IBM Technology Lifecycle Services, IBM


3:35 pm – 4:10 pm A Window into the Roadmap of a Career Path

A discussion about the state of career tracks for Hispanics at all levels of career development. Featuring representatives from various professional levels, we will explore the unique challenges and opportunities experienced by Hispanics. The discussion will also discuss best practices experienced by leaders or the companies for which they work to share implementable and scalable solutions.


Carla Ibarra, Director, Corporate Philanthropy, NRG Energy

Nalleli Hassan, Senior Vice President, HR Executive, Bank of America

JC Gonzalez-Mendez, McDonald’s Corporation, Former President of McDonald’s Latin America (Retired)

Fernando Salinas, Senior Vice President HR Commercialization, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Moderator: Jose L. Prado, Chairman of Tropicale Foods and Palmex Alimentos, Retired President of Quaker Oats North America


4:10 pm – 4:30 pm Economic Empowerment: Elevating Small Businesses

This discussion will dive into the business case that US Hispanics represent, particularly entrepreneurs and small businesses, for financial institutions and as an investment opportunity. What is the experience of Latino entrepreneurs in the U.S.? How can we increase investment in the U.S. Hispanic community? 


Mark Madrid, Associate Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Antonio Escalona, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Hispanic Business Unit, PepsiCo Foods North America

Moderator: Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder & CEO, We Are All Human


4:30 pm – 5:05 pm ERG Impact: Enormous Representatives of Growth

Within companies, the Hispanic employee base has the ability to share unique perspectives for internal mechanisms of support and development, external understanding of Hispanic consumers and activating meaningful participation within the local community. These insights are integral for companies to better understand their employees as well as for business strategy. This conversation amongst active ERG leaders will explore HOW to make ERG’s strategic players for corporate America.


Joanie Gines, WW Vice President, Z Application & Platform Software Sales, IBM

Andréa Schiller, Director, Product Marketing, Salesforce

Ileana Monts de Oca, Sr. Business Director, Eli Lilly and Co  

Maria Castro Vainer, Managing Director – Head of Business & Community Integration, JPMorgan Chase

Moderator: Robert Rodriguez, PhD, President, DRR Advisors LLC


5:05 pm – 5:40 pm Allyship: Balancing Action Across Communities

Throughout history in the US, many communities have navigated their differences to come together, support one another and move the needle forward for the collective group.  As we continue to advance the unification of the Hispanic community, what are the best practices and lessons learned that we can take from the experiences of other communities? Join us for a discussion with powerful ally leaders to explore what has worked, what hasn’t, and how we can collaborate across communities to elevate the playing field for all.


James Fripp, Chief Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Officer, Yum! Brands Inc.

William Rawson, Principal, Phillips Exeter Academy

Monica Trasandes, Director of Spanish Language & Latinx Media and Representation, GLAAD

Jerika Richardson, SVP of Equitable Justice and Strategic Initiatives, National Urban League

Moderator: Marco Davis, President & CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) 


5:40 pm – 5:50 pm Keynote: Alfonso Herrera, Actor and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR


5:50 pm – 6:00 pm Opportunities to Connect the Dots: Collaboration

Close Day 1 with a recap session and discussion on where we can connect the dots across the various stakeholders represented at the Summit to move the need for the Hispanic community.

Speakers: We Are All Human Board Members & Hispanic Leadership Summit Co-chairs


Hispanic Leadership Summit Reception 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Network with attendees following the close of Day 1 at the Ambassador Grill & Lounge at the Millennium Hilton One UN Plaza, One Un Plaza, New York, NY 10017


**Program Closes**

Morning Session 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


10:00 am – 10:10 am Welcome Back: Day 2

Speaker: Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder & CEO, We Are All Human


10:10 am – 10:20 PM Latina Equal Pay Day Facts & Figures

Presentation of the facts and figures surrounding Latina Equal Pay Day.

Speaker: Stacie de Armas, SVP Diverse Insights & Initiatives, Nielsen


10:20 am – 10:40 am Latinas: An Unstoppable Force

Claudia Romo Edelman sits down with Christina Kolbjornsen, SVP, Corporate & External Affairs, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, to talk about how U.S. Latinas– 31 million strong – are pushing the country forward through their own drive to thrive. Together they’ll discuss data that reflects how Latinas are feeling today about their opportunities to grow, how we can navigate our way up and how imperative it is to open more paths ahead for our collective progress.   


Christina Kolbjornsen, Senior Vice President, Corporate & External Affairs, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder & CEO, We Are All Human


11:00 am – 11:35 am Using Your Platform for Community Impact

As a leader, how are you able to use your position or resources to move the needle for the Hispanic community and have true impact? Join a special conversation with a diverse set of leaders sharing their experience in utilizing their platforms for philanthropic efforts or initiatives to advance the Hispanic community.  


Yvette Pena, Vice President, Audience Strategy  Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, AARP

Cid Wilson, CEO, Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility (HACR)*

Beatriz Acevedo-Greiff, President, Acevedo Foundation; CEO, Suma Wealth

Maria Lensing, Board Director; Former CTO, McKesson

Moderator: Jorge A. Plasencia, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Republica Havas


11:15 am – 11:35 am Fireside Chat with Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD

Respected journalist Maria Elena Salinas and Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD and one of this year’s co-chairs of our Hispanic Leadership Summit, will discuss what Sarah Kate has learned in her years at the helm of this respected media organization. Following the recent Colorado Springs attack and the legislative challenges, we also will discuss elements and rhetoric that lead to hostility, violence, and injustice and everyone’s role to play to drive real, significant, meaningful cultural change.

During their conversation, you will hear more about GLAAD’s work and our shared goals and how our interconnected communities – LGBTQ, Latinx LGBTQ, and Allies – can continue to work together to drive acceptance, representation and inclusion in all spaces and places of leadership from corporations to government to social advocacy realms, so that we all can live the lives we love.


Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD

Moderator: Maria Elena Salinas, Reporter, ABC News


11:35 am – 12:10 pm Pride: Hispanic Perceptions and Narratives

Leaders in the creative industry convene for a discussion on the visibility, perceptions, branding, communications related to how the Hispanic/Latino narrative is framed today within and outside the community. Will also explore how to increase Hispanic talent in this industry.


Pedro Lerma, CEO, LERMA/

Ariana Stolarz, Managing Director, Growth & Product Innovation, Accenture

Karen Vega, VP, Audience Impact & Intelligence, Paramount

Moderator: Gaby Natale, President, AGANAR Media


12:10 pm – 12:40 pm Journey of Diversity in Sports & Entertainment  

Sports and Entertainment represent a window into culture. They tug at the passion of fans, the hearts of competitors and the spirit of community. How can this be effectively harnessed to make the most of these platforms to reach and advance diverse communities, particularly Hispanics? In what ways has diversity progressed within these industries and how does this differ across geographies and cultures? Join this conversation of sports and entertainment leadership to understand best practices and keys to success through a diverse lens.


Omar Minaya, Baseball Executive, MLB

Iris Díaz, Chief Marketing Officer, Dallas Mavericks

Gersson Rosas, Senior Basketball Advisor, New York Knicks

12:40 pm – 12:55 pm Closing Session

**Program Closes**

Thanks to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

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Meet our sponsors


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50-plus to choose how they live as they age. We aim to  strengthen Latino communities by advocating for what matters most to their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. Or, as we like to say, salud, dinero y amor. 

We are proud to partner with We Are All Human in its mission to advocate for every human to be empowered, and together, we will strive to make sure that Hispanic-Latinos of all ages have access to a world of possibilities.

Avocados From Mexico is the number one selling brand of avocados in the U.S. and the nonprofit marketing organization that manages it. AFM was founded by the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) and the Association of Avocado Exporting Producers & Packers of Mexico (APEAM) with the dual responsibility of promoting a brand for Mexican avocados and growing demand in the U.S. Currently, more than 8 in 10 avocados in the U.S. come from Mexico!

Beam Suntory is a world leader in premium spirits, focused on building brands that consumers love and creating human connections. As ambassadors of these brands, we’re proud to carry on our brand founders’ bold ambition and passion to make a difference responsibly.

As part of our long-term sustainability commitments, we are working to drive diversity, inclusivity and equity throughout our business, industry and communities, and contributing our skills, time and resources to positively impact the communities in which we work and live.

We are proud to support our Hispanic and Latin communities, and through our partnership with We Are All Human, celebrate and embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures to create equitable opportunities and empower the full potential of our communities. 

At PepsiCo, we have long understood and are committed to embracing the value of equity and inclusion to catalyze positive change. As we mark the second anniversary of the launch of PepsiCo’s RacialEquality Journey Hispanic Initiative, we are proud of the measurable progress we have made across our three strategic pillars: People, Business and Communities. In 2020, as part of our Racial Equality Journey Hispanic Initiative, PepsiCo committed $172 million over five years to address issues of inequality and create opportunities for Hispanic Americans within our workforce, business partnerships, and the communities we serve.
As part of this commitment, PepsiCo launched Juntos Crecemos, a multi-faceted platform that helps Hispanic small businesses, specifically restaurants, bodegas, and carnicerías across the U.S., address foundational business challenges to support growth. Small business owners participating in the platform have access to the Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program, a customized eight-week consultation curriculum focused on enhancing online presence, delivery logistics, online ordering, and marketing practices. To date, Juntos Crecemos has also supported 500+ Hispanic-owned businesses across the U.S. with marketing and safety essentials resulting in these stores outpacing peers in most markets.
We invite Hispanic-owned restaurants, bodegas, and Carnicerías to apply online at

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mission to inspire, heal and unite all of us is vital for successful and healthy communities.
By joining forces to elevate leaders and bring together companies with similar visions, we are able to
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