Ep. 2 – Yai Vargas, Latinx Diversity & Strategy Expert
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This episode set a high watermark for my future episodes but that only motivates me to really keep up finding high quality guests and interviews.
I’ll be honest, I recorded this episode in February 2019 and it took me a while to face my fears to really kick off the podcast. Even though this was recorded months ago it offers timeless advice that both women and men can use to really propel their careers and life skills.
Yai who reigns from the Dominican Republic has focused her career on diversity and moreover the inclusion and success for women in the workplace. Seven years ago she created the Latinista which is an organization focused on the professional development that has satellite offices in Chicago, Miami, LA with their home base in New York. The Latinista was born when Yai noticed the need for professional development for Latinas. She’s a hands on trainer who gets right to work with all the women (and men) who come and participate in her workshops. I definitely recommend you check out and attend her next workshop.
We dive into issues of DNI, affinity groups, and navigating the corporate office to achieve your career aspirations.
Lastly we close with some great takeaways on:
- What can women do to establish a fair playing field in business and life to close the gap in the gender inequality?
- What can men do immediately to help support women empowerment?
My biggest takeaway learned from the episode:
Be bold, offer value, and unapologetic and strategic in working towards your goals!
You can follow and find Yai and The Latinista at the links below: