Capturing the success and curiosity of "Latinas Rising Up In HR," author and Chicago-native, now Miami-based Human Resource Leader Priscilla Guasso recently launched "Latinas Rising Up In HR, Volume II" at the University of Miami's Herbert Business School in Storer Auditorium.
MIAMI, Oct. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Capturing the success and curiosity of "Latinas Rising Up In HR," author and Chicago-native, now Miami-based Human Resource Leader Priscilla Guasso recently launched "Latinas Rising Up In HR, Volume II" at the University of Miami's Herbert Business School in Storer Auditorium.
The book presents inspirational stories of aspiring human resources professionals who boldly overcame obstacles and defied statistics to achieve their dreams in corporate America, nonprofit, government and as entrepreneurs. Guasso explained that for Latina professionals to succeed in human resources and to make a change for our whole Latino community, one actionable step is to boldly share your story in your circle of influence.
"As we look at the statistics where Latinas make up less than 2% of executive roles, the wage gap that continues to widen, that Latinas make up 1% of board seats and a recent Forbes study stating 98% of HR professionals are burnt out, it is imperative that Latinas, allies and organizations come together to create ACTION to combat this within their own organizations," she said. "In our second volume we continue to encourage Latinas to take ownership of their personal development, ask questions to advocate for change and respectfully challenge our organizations to do the same through strategic action. In just two years we have seen the impact this anthology and community has had for Latinas in HR globally such as career growth, support, encouragement, resources and celebratory moments as we each achieve milestones (development and promotions)."
In Volume II, Guasso will be showcasing new stories of Latina HR professionals.
The authors are the following:
- Catherine O'Connell, Regional VP, Human Resources, Latin America & Caribbean (preface writer)
- Angelica Patlán, People Operations Partner
- Angelica Herrera-Lopez, Senior Human Resources Partner
- Arely Lagunas, HR Consultant
- Ariana J. Paz, Director, Human Resources Business Partner
- Arlene Nairn, Corporate Director of Human Resources
- Arlene Rodriguez, Senior Manager, HR Business Partner
- Brenda Sanchez Pineda, Director, Human Resources
- Carolina M. Veira, Director of Partnerships, CSR, DEI
- Joselin Zeneida Sanz, HR Generalist
- Kayla Castro Kruger, Area Recruiting Manager
- Monica Cristal Gaona, HR Director
- Priscilla Guasso, HR Leader, Speaker, Author and Founder
- Stefanie Furniss, Talent Acquisition Manager
- Vanessa Durán, Employee Relations Specialist
- Yared S. Oliveros, Senior Diversity Equity and Inclusion Business Partner
The creation of Volume II came from a few of the book's authors expressing interest in sharing more stories.
"In this volume, readers will notice amazing stories that also touch on the impact the pandemic took in the author's personal and career goals, pursuing forward to go after their dreams when odds were against them and sharing how some of the hardest moments led to some of the greatest rewards years later," Guasso said. "Readers can also consider this book to be a mentor-in-your-pocket with the rise and reflect moments at the end of each chapter."
Partial proceeds of this book will fund their student and professional-specific scholarships:
- Latinas Rising Up in HR Student Scholarship offered to students ages 17-24
- Latinas Rising Up in HR Professional Scholarship offered to professionals with two to seven years' experience
The following corporate partners for this launch are:
- University of Miami Herbert Business School (Host)
- Fig Factor Media
- Topo Chico
The following community partners have supported us tremendously over the last year:
- HR Jeans
- The Fig Factor Foundation
- Hispanic Executive
- University of Illinois' Latino/Latina Alumni Association
- The Latinista
- Hispanic Star
- United Latinas
- The LatinaPro
- Latino Corporate Directors Association
- We Are All Human
- Latina Style Magazine
"In 2020 I started with one dream and 20 authors. In 2021 we published in Spanish, gave away six scholarships and partnered with Netflix. Fast-forward to today we have 15 new authors, 500+ Latinas in HR, a social following of 10,000+ professionals and a purpose to share our keys and open doors based on our four pillars: Opportunity, Philanthropy, Exposure, Networking. We are grateful for our partnership with University of Miami for welcoming us on their campus." Guasso said. "My vision is to continue our movement globally, publish Volume 3 in 2023 to lift even more Latinos, Latinas, Latinx, Latine and Hispanics as Human Resources executives. Next year we plan to continue building community in 10 cities across the U.S. and globally starting in Mexico and Colombia."
About "Latinas Rising Up In HR"
"Latinas Rising Up In HR" created by Priscilla Guasso proudly showcases inspirational stories of current and past human resources professionals who boldly overcame obstacles and defied statistics to achieve their dreams in corporate America, nonprofit sectors, government and as entrepreneurs. Their experiences answer the question, "Why aren't Latinas in executive leadership?" and show how determination, grit, and gaining access to the right mentors, sponsors and coaches can pave the way to opportunity for anyone of any background. It takes a strong leader to vulnerably share their journey and these authors are ready to step forward to inspire a new wave of leadership. Take advantage of the Reflect and Rise micro-mentoring moments at the end of each chapter to challenge your grown and rise to your dreams. For more information, visit http://www.latinasrisingupinhr.com/.
About Fig Factor Media:
Fig Factor Media Publishing is an international publishing company with a "beeping" heart. Fig Factor Media has helped many authors achieve and support their dream of impacting their communities in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Fig Factor Media is the official publisher of Today's Inspired Latina. For information, visit http://www.figfactormedia.com. ###
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