Claudia Romo Edelman

Claudia Romo Edelman of We Are All Human : We Sit Down With Corporate America for Talks, and Its Leaders Are Responding
Liz Unamo|13 de septiembre de 2019

The Hispanic Leadership Summit: Dallas on Sept. 9 brought together prominent local leaders of such companies as AT&T, PepsiCo, Pinnacle Group, Texas Instruments, Southwest Airlines and Yum! Brands to the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) for a wide-ranging debate on achieving the priorities of the U.S. Hispanic community.

“We are getting together with more than 15 leaders of important enterprises to coordinate actions - and corporate America is responding. We sit down with them to talk” said Claudia Romo Edelman, founder and executive director of the We Are All Human Foundation.

At the meeting in Dallas, 99 corporations signed the Hispanic Promise, in which their executives promised to hire, promote, retain and do their best for Hispanics in the workplace. "It was a historic moment to have so many Hispanic leaders meet with so many corporations. In this Hispanic Heritage Month, it sends a message of unity, collaboration and engagement,” she said.

Dallas inaugurated Hispanic Heritage Month and the closing will be in San Francisco on October 17. “We want to do exactly the same thing we did in Dallas but with technology companies, so we want to deliver a very big message that Silicon Valley cares about Hispanics,” Romo Edelman said, and from that perspective, “we are going to attract the most important technology companies in the country so they will come out in favor of our community through the Hispanic Promise.”

The executive said the summit seeks to unify the view people have of Hispanics in order to change how the group is perceived in the U.S., and to “move from the negative to the positive, from the invisible to the visible, from takers to makers.” In other words, to be contributors.