Northern Trust sponsors 11 Business Resource
Councils (BRCs) that provide tools and resources to
support an inclusive culture that values and leverages
DE&I to achieve and sustain superior business results.
One of those BRCs is the Latin Heritage Leadership
Council (LHLC) which was established in June 2006 to
create opportunities that promote and develop
leaders among employees of Latin Heritage and those
with interest in Latin Heritage.
LHLC promotes the diverse backgrounds of Latin
Heritage employees at work and in the community as
well as establishes programs to broaden career
opportunities. LHLC has active representation at the
BRC Advisory Council which comprises all BRC
leaders who work together on addressing what’s
important to the organization.
Additionally, they bring issues to the forefront and
work with key stakeholders on impactful strategies
through continued discussions and planning. With a
view into enhancing the organization’s capabilities,
LHLC strengthens leadership skills through efforts
supporting the corporate priorities. Efforts include
internal and external training and development that
enhances career advancement and work experience.
Using an innovative approach, the LHLC
consistently delivers on initiatives that address what is
important to the ongoing success of Northern Trust
and the career growth of all employees.
Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney strives to provide an environment
where employees from all backgrounds are valued,
respected, and rewarded so that they can achieve
their highest potential personally and professionally.
P&W’s Hispanic Leadership Forum (HLF) is critical in
bringing this vision to life while simultaneously
driving business results.
Established in 2002 with 700 members across
the U.S., the HLF is a self-empowering support
system organized to address all opportunities to
help Pratt & Whitney attract, develop, support, and
retain Hispanic professional talent. The Hispanic
Leadership Forum also seeks to strengthen the
bonds within the Hispanic community where Pratt &
Whitney employees work and live.
The HLF strongly values innovation and believes
that inclusion powers innovation. HLF’s value to Pratt
& Whitney both boosts the organization’s ability
to foster a climate of inclusion and provides a
competitive advantage through innovation.
State Street Corporation
Latin American Professionals Group
Established in 2006 with over 500 members located
in Massachusetts, New York, California, Brazil,
Luxemburg, Poland, and Australia, the Latin
American Professionals Group (LAPG) aims to
develop, empower, inspire and build on the
professional capacity of our members by providing
programs and initiatives that create experienced
leaders, establish partnerships, promote community
projects and participate in shared social issues. Its
members are representatives of an inclusive network
that encourages any employee regardless of
their age, ethnicity, gender, religion, or professional
levels to embrace our differences and deliver
As a global organization, State Street is moving
to transform the work culture to one that is more
efficient and would help the decision process for our
clients and community to become high performing
organizations. As a result, the company has rapidly
adapted technological tools to help shape and cut
through an immense amount of data quickly. To
ensure its members could compete and remain
relevant, the LAPG launched a series of data
visualization workshops. Beginning with introductory
classes for basic knowledge of data visualization, and
followed by more specialized sessions.
Established in April 2018, the SOMOS Office Depot
ERG consists of over 230 members across the U.S.,
Mexico and Puerto Rico.
SOMOS Office Depot’s mission is to bring
Latino/Hispanic associates and allies together to
encourage positive change, strengthen the company’s
culture by promoting the Office Depot brand, and
supporting the organization’s critical priorities by
connecting with Latino/Hispanic markets and the
communities that the company serves. SOMOS
members embrace Office Depot’s 5C Culture,
focusing on Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring
and Creativity. SOMOS continues to champion, drive
and contribute to reinforcing each 5C through its D&I
Southern California Edison
Founded in 1992, LEAD serves as a resource for
1,141 SCE employees to achieve their full potential,
drive awareness of Latino’s contributions, and
support SCE’s business objectives.
LEAD aims to grow as an influential and
strategic partner to SCE through positively impacting
employee: Development & Advancement; Community
Outreach & Involvement; and Engagement
LEAD supports SCE’s inclusive diversity efforts
by engaging, connecting, and driving initiatives for
both Southern California Edison employees and the
communities it serves.
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