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2021 LATINO Ideas Festival

Here’s the agenda of our online event on June 3

about diversity in Corporate America

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On Thursday, June 3 at 2-4 PM EST, LATINO Magazine will present the 2021 LATINO Ideas
Festival. This will be a series of online panels on the subject of diversity and support for the
Latino community in Corporate America presented on Attendance is free of


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2:00-2:30 PM EST Introduction to the 2021 LATINO Ideas Festival

The event will begin with a welcome by LATINO Magazine Editor and Publisher Alfredo
Estrada, followed by a one-on -one conversation with one of the top Latinos in Corporate
America, David Velazquez, President and CEO, Pepco Holdings.

2:30-3:15 PM EST Defining Diversity

Our first panel will explore Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs with panelists from some of
the leading companies in Corporate America. Participants include:

Eugene Kelly
VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Colgate Palmolive 

Calline Sanchez 
VP, IBM Global TSS Service Planning and Premium Support

Valerie Love
Chief Human Resources Officer, North America Operating Unit

Susanne Cappendijk

Sheryl Battles
Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
Pitney Bowes

Moderator: Rafael Romero, LATINO Magazine

3:15-4:00 PM EST   2021 Latino 100

Our second panel will include companies from our 2021 Latino 100 listing and discuss how they
continued their support for the Latino community through the pandemic. Participants include:

Laura Birk
Head of Human Resources
Barilla America

Elia Quintana
Director of Stakeholder Relations 
American Petroleum Institute (API)

Nichole Fernandes
Manager, Stakeholder Strategy Outreach

Jorge Martel
VP and General Manager, Puerto Rico

Moderator: Dalia Almanza Smith, LATINO Magazine

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