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HACR is Live Streaming its 22nd Annual Symposium

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is pleased to announce that new Corporate Member, Google, will be the official live stream sponsor for four of the Annual Symposium’s business sessions next Monday and Tuesday.

"Google is excited to partner with HACR around the work they are doing to advocate on behalf of Hispanics for more corporate inclusion and diversity in the workplace. We are thrilled to help amplify the diversity message of the conference via live stream on Google+," said Hector Mujica, Social Responsibility Strategist at Google.

“On behalf of HACR and its Board of Directors, we are honored to partner with Google for the first time, as they join the ranks of fellow Fortune 500 companies committed to improving diversity and inclusion practices across the board,” said HACR Interim President & CEO Frank D. Alvarez.

If you can’t make it to San Diego this year, log on to HACR’s website next Monday and Tuesday to catch the following sessions:

Monday, April 7:
• 3:30 p.m. PST
Business Session: C-Suite Roundtable

Jose Barra, SVP, Merchandising, Health & Beauty, Target Corporation
Michael Dominguez, SVP, Corporate Sales, MGM Resorts International
Graciela Montgomery, Chief Human Resources Officer, Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Moderated by: Dr. William Klepper, Professor of Management, Columbia Business School

The C-Suite Roundtable will feature three executives who have achieved an extraordinary level of success at their respective companies and have a wealth of knowledge to share with viewers. Among the topics panelists will discuss are key leadership traits they consider “must-haves” in order to be successful, career stumbling blocks they have overcome, and the role of mentors and sponsors.

• 5:15 p.m. PST
Business Session: Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) Partnership: 10 years of Success
Linda Akutagawa, President & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)
Ilene Lang, Senior Advisor, Former President & CEO, Catalyst
Ronald Parker, President & CEO, Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
Moderated by: Patrick Prout, President & CEO, The Prout Group

HACR is pleased to celebrate 10 years in partnership with the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD). The ABD is comprised of four of the most influential leadership organizations in the country, HACR, LEAP, ELC, and Catalyst. The Alliance works to advance Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, and Women in boardrooms across Corporate America. Panelists will discuss their victories and challenges over the last 10 years and what the road ahead looks like for increased board diversity in the future.

Tuesday, April 8:
• 9:15 a.m. PST
Business Session: Increasing Supplier Diversity-Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices
Ron Alvarado, Partner & Chief Administration Officer, SBM Management
Caren Bowman, Diversity Sourcing Manager, AT&T
Lucia Magdaleno, Supplier Diversity Manager, MGM Resorts International
Moderated by: Dr. Lisette Garcia, Director, HACR Research Institute

How can we better leverage, strengthen, and develop Hispanic suppliers? To better answer this question, the HACR Research Institute has undertaken a special project focusing on the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for increasing supplier diversity.

• 2:30 p.m. PST
Business Session: The State of Latinos in California Panel
Andre Arbelaez, President, Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC)
Diana Campoamor, President, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)
Helen Torres, Executive Director & CEO, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)
Fidel Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
Moderated by: Blanca Garza, Award Winning News Anchor, Telemundo Bay Area

The State of Latinos in California Panel will feature the Presidents and Executive Directors of five of the nation’s most influential Hispanic nonprofit organizations. Panelists represent a range of sectors including Philanthropy, Politics, and Technology and will discuss the state of the Latino community in their respective areas.

The Annual HACR Symposium brings together some of the most influential Hispanic community and corporate leaders to discuss best practices and solutions for Hispanic inclusion at Fortune 500 companies through HACR’s four pillars of Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.

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