Love Wins 🏳️‍🌈

Like millions of people around the globe, my family and I are celebrating lesbian l, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month. It is the first time we are participating in the annual June festivities since my daughter Isabella announced openly with all of our family and friends that she is a bisexual woman.…

Recalibrating Workplace Leadership Through Diversity

Today’s largely millennial workforce sees old-world bureaucratic systems favoring decision-making by big titles as unattractive. These people seek positions of influence, which enable them to collaborate with others by integrating their individualities. The key to success isn’t in a company’s ability to create order, but how it introduces a little chaos. I have noticed that…

Diversity Without Inclusion Is Only Skin-deep

Many companies embrace diversity, but fail to build a long lasting inclusive workplace environment because they focus too much effort on representation and not enough on integration. In media, the theory is that an audience is distrustful of storytelling marketed as important to their needs when the messengers aren’t reflective of their community. I generally…

Unconscious Bias: Cloning in the Workplace

It’s lonely being the only one in the room. In my nearly 25-year career in media, I’ve often been the only Latino around a decision-making table. It’s frequently the same situation for any person of color. Nielsen reports that the multicultural population is 120-million strong and increasing by 2.3 million per year in the United…