Empowerment

Nation’s Teachers More Diverse but Still Lag Racial, Ethnic Makeup of Students

The racial and ethnic diversity of the nation’s 6.6 million teachers has increased since 1990 but has not caught up with the diversity of their students, according to a U.S. Census Bureau analysis of employment and population data.

Latinas Exiting the Workforce: How the Pandemic Revealed Historic Disadvantages and Heightened Economic Hardship [REPORT]

As baby boomers retire in record numbers, Latinas are poised to transform the U.S. labor force and catalyze economic growth. However, the pandemic has made clear that without considerable changes in job protection and safety-net programs, the economic potential of Latinas will be limited.

The benefits of a bilingual brain [VIDEO]

It's obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier -- like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain?

Telemundo Puerto Rico expands training program for Journalist Students

The Telemundo Station Group, part of NBCUniversal Local – a division that includes 43 NBC/Telemundo stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico – is expanding its preparation program for journalism college students by adding Universidad del Sagrado Corazon as a new program partner

Being seen on screen 2021 {REPORT]

As platforms diversify—and populations in our communities evolve—audiences are expecting the stories they see and hear across media to reflect their diverse voices and experiences.

NBCUniversal & Telemundo program donates laptops & internet access to Latino Communities

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, announced a gift of over 2,000 laptops and free internet service for a year to young people, students, and seniors across the United States. The laptops and internet access are being donated by Comcast and Telemundo to support Latino communities most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Sharing Our Stories Builds Inclusion

Conversations around inclusion are on the rise in 2021 following an intense and unprecedented two years. Converging events like the Covid-19 pandemic; the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery; hate crimes against Asian and Jewish communities; and stalled progress among working women are creating an awakening in many organizations. But is this reinvigorated conversation translating to results? What’s the actual impact?

Latina focused Storytelling Guide [REPORT]

The guide, incorporating insights from SeeHer, NBCUniversal, and Telemundo, features key questions to illuminate the immense opportunity that lies in genuine representation of Latinas and encourages storytellers to address potential blind spots and unconscious biases, as well as language and cultural nuances.

Special Olympics launches First-Ever Fitness Campaign aimed at Hispanic Athletes With Intellectual Disabilities

For the first time in its over 50-year history, Special Olympics launched a fitness campaign aimed at Hispanic athletes with intellectual disabilities. The campaign, Escuela de Fuerza, which translates to School of Strength, drops at a key moment during the pandemic when many athletes with intellectual disabilities are working out from home to avoid public spaces.

Selena Comic Book

TidalWave Comics announced the addition of the iconic singer Selena comic book to its popular “Female Force” series focused on women who make an impact around the world.  “Female Force: Selena” will be released this week.    

Education as an Equalizer: New Survey of US Workers Finds Education Is a Catalyst for Change in the Workplace [REPORT]

According to the report, Black (90%) and Hispanic/Latino (91%) workers believe learning new skills will be important for them to succeed in the future.

12 Ways to Get Smarter

The level of a person’s raw intelligence, as measured by aptitude tests such as IQ scores, is generally stable for most people during the course of their adulthood.

NBCUNIVERSAL awards Grants to Non-Profits

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Local, division of NBCUniversal, announced $3.475 million in Project Innovation grants will be presented to 100 non-profits in 11 markets.

NBCUniversal Telemundo launches “Nuestras Finanzas”

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is celebrating Financial Literacy Month with the kickoff of Nuestras Finanzas (Our Finances), a national program designed to inform and encourage U.S. Hispanics to accelerate their financial freedom and success.

Comcast Commits to investing $1B to reach 50M Low-Income Americans with tools and resources to succeed in Digital World

Comcast announced it would invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

The Covid-19 Pandemic, a Crisis with a Woman’s Face

A strange and different March is ending, which finishes a year of being mired in a global pandemic. At the same time, we will say goodbye to Women’s History Month in the U.S., in the midst of a scenario quite complicated for women.  By: Francheska M. León de la Parra, Marketing Director of Thema America

Lone Star State Entrepreneurs named Mosaic Champions for Diversity by American Advertising Federation

Business leaders Alex and Cathy López Negrete, co-founders of Lopez Negrete Communications in Houston, have been named the 2021 “Mosaic Champions” by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The AAF’s Mosaic Awards recognize individuals whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their creative work and organization-wide and industry-wide initiatives.

On-demand: The Intersectional Afro-Latina Experience {WEBCAST]

The Culture Marketing Council presented their “The Intersectional Afro-Latina Experience”.

What’s Really Holding Women Back?

As scholars of gender inequality in the workplace, we are routinely asked by companies to investigate why they are having trouble retaining women and promoting them to senior ranks. It’s a pervasive problem. Women made remarkable progress accessing positions of power and authority in the 1970s and 1980s, but that progress slowed considerably in the 1990s and has stalled completely in this century.

‘The Future is Female, Multi-colored, and Marvelously Different’

Everyone can learn from the female energy in our lives and women’s contributions as much as we have to learn from males, ungendered or multiculturals, without it being mutually-exclusive, a diss on others, or descending into divisiveness, reparation for the past, or white male bashing. America is not perfect, but it’s the only place in the world you can start with nothing and end up with your own thriving business, and despite the blemishes, get a fair chance. I know. I’ve lived around the world. And with gender and ethnic fluid GenZ on the horizon, the best is yet to come. Marvelously different is America.  By Liz Castells-Heard, CEO & Chief Strategy Officer, INFUSION

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