9:00 – 9:05 AM CT Welcome Remarks
An introduction to the South Central Regional Hispanic Promise Summit summarizing an overview of the objectives of the day and next steps that will follow the learnings of the summit.
Speaker: Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder & CEO, We Are All Human
9:05 – 9:15 AM CT Host Keynote
Speaker: David Gibbs, CEO, Yum! Brands
A-Z of Hispanic Data, Insights and Trends
9:20 – 9:30 AM CT Trends in the US Latino Population
Hispanics represent nearly 20% of the US population with projections toward 25% in the next 30 years. With the force for growth in the US, this presentation will focus on trends across the community to understand the current state and what to expect in the future, from demographics, to buying power and more.
Speaker: Roberto Ramirez, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau
9:30 – 9:40 AM CT Data Overview of the South Central Region
An overview of the key facts and figures about the region’s Hispanic community, including key issues and opportunities.
Speaker: Mike Rosa, SVP Economic Development, Dallas Regional Chamber
9:40 – 9:50 AM CT Decoding Hispanic Workplace Expectations
Hispanics are a multicultural and important part of the US population. They represent not only growth but also power and energy to thrive. Nevertheless they are often misrepresented and face unique barriers. Join us to learn more about the current sentiment of and key barriers faced by the Hispanic community, particularly within our region.
Speaker: Lili Gil Valletta, CEO & Co-Founder, CIEN+
9:50 – 9:55 AM CT Importance of the Region
Speaker: Marty Martinez, CEO & Founder, Social Revolt Agency & Hispanic Star Dallas Hub Leader
9:55 – 10:05 AM CT Hispanic Star Spotlight: Why Aligned Leadership Matters
Speaker: Nina Vaca, CEO & Chairwoman, Pinnacle Group; Entrepreneur in Residence
10:10 – 10:50 AM CT Equipping the Workforce of the Future
Understanding some key skills and industries of the future, what will it take to ensure that access to education and skilling opportunities are available across the Hispanic community? From early education, to mentorships, to partnerships with academic institutions or community organizations and to professional development, how can we provide access to quality education and development opportunities? What is corporate America’s role? Let’s explore.
- Maryanne Pina Frodsham, CEO, Latino Career Assessment
- Merary Simeon, Vice President of Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion, PepsiCo
- Dr. Mayra Olivares-Urueta, Aspen Presidential Fellow and Professor of Professional Practice, TCU
- Dr. Carlos Morales, President, Tarrant County Community College- Connect Campus
Moderator: Delia Gutierrez McLaughlin, Principal Engagement Lead, Amazon Web Services
Decent Work & Economic Growth
10:50 – 11:00 AM CT Hispanic Star Spotlight: Thinking Ahead
Speaker: Rodolfo Dominguez, Managing Director, Deloitte
11:00 – 11:40 AM CT Successful Workplaces of the Future – For Entrepreneurs & Corporate America
Corporate America is playing catch up on how to best support and elevate the workforce of the future, the Hispanic community. From ensuring they have properly skilled employees, having diverse representation from their boards to entry level talent, and contracting diverse suppliers, it is imperative to have strategies to develop employees, partner with entrepreneurs, and prepare for the evolving workforce that becomes more Latino by the day. How can corporate America be prepared? How can entrepreneurs and talent be prepared? How can these business ecosystems work together? Let’s discuss!
- Jesse Cortez, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, McKesson Corporation
- Kim Cummings, Senior Vice President HR, Talent & Workforce Planning, Children’s Health
- Anette Landeros, CEO, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber
- Belinda Rodriguez, Head of DE&I Programs, DirectTV
Moderator: Andre Arbelaez, SVP Business Development, Dimiour & President & CEO of the Hispanic C-Suite Corporate Council
11:40 – 12:00 PM CT Hispanic Star Spotlight: A National Lens
- Marcela Escobar-Alava, Special Assistant to the President & Deputy Director of Technology, The White House
- Nancy Santiago, Managing Director, We Are All Human
12:00 – 12:40 PM CT Latina Leaders: Closing the Gap
Latinas are the key to the success of the Hispanic community. Yet, Latinas are one of the lowest paid groups in the country, largely underrepresented and misrepresented in media, and relatively absent from key industries. In fact, Latina Equal Pay Day was moved back over a month this year to reflect the massive pay gap. How do we elevate Latinas and help them flourish? What cultural, societal and economic paths have brought successful Latinas to the top? This session will be a conversation among Latinas in leadership positions to share their career journey and experiences as a Latina and discuss best practices for supporting the advancement of Latinas in the workplace and beyond.
- Hilda Galvan, Board Chair, Texas Women’s Foundation
- Amanda Arizola, Board of Managers, JPS Health System for Tarrant County (Fort Worth)
- Sandra Garcia, State Chair, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
- Betty Manetta, President & CEO, Argent Associates
Moderator: Gaby Natale, President, AGANARmedia
Good Health & Well-Being
12:40 – 1:20 PM CT Elevating Health & Wellness
Coming out of the global pandemic, health and wellness has been a prioritized discussion over the last two years. From farmers to businessmen, various areas of health and well-being have been under the microscope, from mental health, to access to healthcare, to activating healthy lifestyles through sport and physical activity. What is inhibiting best practices in these areas for the Hispanic community? What are some key barriers that have been faced by the community and what can be done to address these? This conversation will explore this.
- Marissa Castro Mikoy, President & CEO, Jubilee Park
- Veronica Torres Hazley, Founder, Healthy Latina Lifestyle
- Samantha Avila, Program Management, AMN Healthcare
Moderator: Norma Garcia, Anchor, Telemundo
1:20 – 1:30 PM CT Morning Session Close & Recap
- Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder & CEO, We Are All Human
- Marty Martinez, CEO & Founder, Social Revolt Agency & Hispanic Star Dallas Hub Leader