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Author: Joe Arredondo

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My Latinx Life, is an exploration of my journey to learn, educate, and highlight Latinx, BIPOC, marginalized leaders in a comfortable setting similar to your mom’s kitchen. We will explore passion projects, community movements, intersectionality, culture, history, and mental health all with a leadership lens. An overarching theme and topic will be relationships how we build them, foster growth, and when to step away since interactions are built on some type of relationship.I invite you to join me, your host Joe Arredondo every other week as we delve into these topics with guest who range from colleagues, friends, and people that I admire. While I don't claim to be an expert I am someone who brings people together and I enjoy learning. My opinions may change and morph as I learn so join me on this journey. You can also follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Website all under My Latinx Life. I look forward to seeing where this goes, how it develops, and morphs because that is life, more specifically that’s My Latinx Life. You can visit https://www.mylatinxlife.com/
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Anticipated part 2 of my chat with Natalie Garcia author of Cosmica, published by LatinX publisher Alegria Magazine. A journey that starts as 1st generation Mexican American in California straddling Mexican culture while living in the United States and what that meant for her personal identity. We now explore her next adventure of writing a book and how it allowed her to work through her own trauma in a healing manner. The importance of community and finding identity is always in ...
In this first part of my chat with Natalie Garcia PR GRL at GRL Collective, we learn who Natalie is, what has brought her to where she is today, and what that means for her. A journey that starts as 1st generation Mexican American in California straddling Mexican culture while living in the United States and what that meant for her personal identity. Next stop the corporate world in Public Relation, the busy hustle and bustle and everyday grind of working yourself down to exhaustion, Then, fi...
Salvador Segura is originally from Veracruz, Mexico and currently a Director of Business Programs in the Employee Experience organization at Microsoft based in Redmond. He has been an active member of the Hispanic community since he joined the company in 2000, his passion around diverse talent acquisition while fostering inclusion and people development has been a staple of Salvador throughout his tenure in the company.He actively participates in mentoring programs for underprivileged high sc...
Salvador Segura is originally from Veracruz, Mexico and currently a Director of Business Programs in the Employee Experience organization at Microsoft based in Redmond. He has been an active member of the Hispanic community since he joined the company in 2000, his passion around diverse talent acquisition while fostering inclusion and people development has been a staple of Salvador throughout his tenure in the company. He actively participates in mentoring programs for underprivileged ...
Venus Rekow (She/Her) is the Founder of Neural Shifts, a consulting firm specialized in helping leaders drive culture change through a Diversity & Inclusion lens. She works with teams and executives creating strategies, implementing programs, and providing coaching to support their learning.As a speaker, she delivered a well-received TEDx talk on “The Power of Inclusion”. Venus recently completed a certification in Behavioral Economics at Harvard University & is a certified executive ...
Venus Rekow (She/Her) is the Founder of Neural Shifts, a consulting firm specialized in helping leaders drive culture change through a Diversity & Inclusion lens. She works with teams and executives creating strategies, implementing programs, and providing coaching to support their learning.As a speaker, she delivered a well-received TEDx talk on “The Power of Inclusion”. Venus recently completed a certification in Behavioral Economics at Harvard University & is a certified executive ...
In this episode I chat with a group of teens launching their own podcast, Teens Talking Mental Health which will focus on mental health both with a professional and personal standpoint all from the point of view of those directly impacted. Bringing the topic of the current mental health crisis to the forefront. Led by a group of diverse teens from various backgrounds navigating these conversations in their own lives. Initially starting as a fundraising group to support Seattle Children’s...
A quick post brunch chat with friends in my COVID bubble. We cover stress, the 2020 election, and COVID.
With the foundation of GRL Collective being laid for a few years, in a pandemic Kristine created care packages for GRLs to support other GRLs that lead to an uptick in business. A few amazing shoutouts allowed the brand to reach a new level on its journey. With the support of amazing family and friends Kristine has been able to focus on the building of GRL Collective to where it is today. From collaborative endeavors to being featured on local and national brands Kristine is carving out her s...
Part 1 from hours spent watching Tik Toks to interacting with the GRLs of GRL Collective to discussing getting tattoos at home I chat with Kristine Rodriguez of GRL Collective. That after testifying against her abuser who was her then stepfather Kristen felt she needed to go on her own journey to reconnect with herself. That in a self-love came a brand and philosophy of GRLs supporting other GRLs. That a relationship with those closest to her lead to this journey of building relationships wit...
Founder of Banister Advisors Vanessa Laughlin explains how she has built a team that can best serve the community. Her experience as a Latina set her up for success, by understanding and seeing how many people it takes to support a person. The importance of having a Jewish mother on the team allows the team to have a special resource that brings motherly wisdom from a lived life. The diverse background of the team allows for better service to those they serve. Building a network support ring ...
In this episode I chat with Vanessa Laughlin Founder of Banister Advisors. That after personal experience of helping her family navigate the entirety of what end of life looks like for a family build a business. Recognizing that if this was just her experience that there had to be others that needed help as well. In building a business model that is uncharted territory she gets to set standard and innovate what the future looks like. This is all done while maintaining personal relationsh...
In part 2 of my interview with Jonathan we delve more into the personal aspects that shape his EDI lens both personally and professionally. This episode is dedicated to his cousin Steven who has had a lasting impact on a family and will never know how he is changing the face of the world. The importance of visibility is so important, and he discuss a family experience that has shaped his views and brought a family together to discuss and understand the importance of creating safe spaces ...
In part 1 of my interview with Jonathan Carmona he shares his journey as a Cis Queer Latinx man that is multicultural and bilingual. His journey into Talent Acquisition for a pediatric healthcare organization. As the first in his family to complete higher education completing his undergrad at UCLA and then moving to New York while working for College Spring and taking the opportunity to get his Masters at Columbia University. Education and organization development was his path that then led h...
004: Nari Weaver

004: Nari Weaver

2020-08-2550:40

A leader paving a way in the marketing field building a path of her own while managing multiple endeavors, family, and volunteerism. Open with postpartum and finding a light with Make a Wish.Vigor LatinoMake a Wish FoundationChad's Legacy ProjectNational Suicide Prevention Life Line 1-800-273-8255Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386Call 1-866-488-7386Text START to 678-678Seattle Children's HospitalNari's Instagram
We continue to get to know Pilar Pacheco and how she manages more personal relationship with a long distance relationship. How COVID-19 has made her pivot and how she has already been used to long distance relationships. Casa LatinaNorthwest Immigrant Rights ProjectLatino Community Fund-Washington StateEl Centro de la RazaEntre HermanosWest Seattle Food BankPilar's InstagramPilar's LinkedInSomos Seattle
A Chilean American working in philanthropy building capacity for a large non-profit working largely in humanitarian sector. In the part one of a two part interview we learn a bit about Pilar Pacheco's journey to working in philanthropy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We discuss her work developing Emergency Response with NGOs and Intergovernmental Agencies. As well as how she came to sit on the Board of Directors for Casa Latina.https://casa-latina.org/
Meet the host of My Latinx Life Joe Arredondo as he introduce himself to listeners. A quick background on himself and what to expect from this show.
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2020-05-1601:03

My Latinx Life, an exploration of my journey to learn, educate, and highlight Latinx leaders in a comfortable setting similar to your moms kitchen. We will explore passion projects, community movements, intersectionality, culture, history, and mental health all with a leadership lens. An overarching theme and topic will be relationships how we built them, foster growth, and when to step away since interactions are all built on some type of relationship it will pop up. I invite you ...
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