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Inspirational stories of Human Resources professionals leading, thriving, and breaking barriers

Available Now! The first book of its kind showcasing amazing stories of inspiring Latinas making a change and rising up in the Human Resources field across various industries.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Latinas Rising Up In HR created by Priscilla Guasso proudly showcases inspirational stories of aspiring human resources professionals who overcame obstacles and defied statistics to achieve their dreams in corporate America, non-profit and as entrepreneurs. Their experiences answer the question, “Why aren’t there more Latinas in executive leadership?” and show how determination, grit, and finding the right mentors can pave the way to opportunity for anyone of any background. Be inspired by their personal wisdom in the Reflect and Rise micro-mentoring moments at the end of each chapter, and you too can continue to rise to your dreams.

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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

The Latinas Rising Up in HR Authors proudly represent 16 different countries and 280+ years of HR experience. Learn more about them below!

PRISCILLA GUASSO

Speaker, Author and HR Leader.

Years in HR: 15

Proud Roots From: Mexico, US

“Take chances, boldly invest in yourself, and give yourself permission to pause.”

NAYSA APARICIO HERNANDEZ

VP of HR.

Years in HR: 25

Proud Roots From: Venezuela

“Following our dreams is how we can do more and do it even better.”

PAMELA BURGA

Diversity & Inclusion Leader.

Years in HR: 6

Proud Roots From: Peru, Mexico, US

“Dale Ganas!”

MYRIAM DEL ANGEL

HR Manager.

Years in HR: 20

Proud Roots From: Mexico, Colombia, US

“If you make a good impression, people will remember you and think of you for potential roles.”

VALERIE HOPE

Leadership Coach & Professional Speaker.

Years in HR: 20

Proud Roots From: Panama, US

“We have the silver lining in our minds.”

MERCEDES E. JAIME

Supplier Diversity Professional.

Years in HR: 12

Proud Roots From: El Salvador, US

“If we can’t take the time to invest in ourselves, how will we discover what we value?.”

KARINA A. JIMENEZ

Regional HR Manager.

Years in HR: 6

Proud Roots From: Mexico, US

“We need self-care to succeed professionally and personally.”

SONYA LAMAS

Colleague Experience Director.

Years in HR: 13

Proud Roots From: Mexico, US

“Don’t forget to pause and take care of yourself and those around you.”

KATIE LOPES

HR Anthropologist.

Years in HR: 2

Proud Roots From: Guatemala, El Salvador, US

“Network and practice your public speaking skills.”

STEPHANIE MARTINEZ

CEO & Founder, HRDesigned4U, LLC.

Years in HR: 20

Proud Roots From: US, El Salvador, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic

“The path to success is never easy, so take time to acknowledge all you’ve accomplished.”

ISABEL MONTES

Human Resources & Learning Director.

Years in HR: 20

Proud Roots From: Colombia, France, US

“As we go through our journey, we should be opening doors for others.”

SUSANA MOTA

HR Business Partner.

Years in HR: 4

Proud Roots From: Mexico, US

“Although situations you are in can make it very difficult for you, the responsibility for change falls on you.”

EDITH PACHECO

Benefits Manager.

Years in HR: 23

Proud Roots From: Mexico, US

“We all have the ability to become who we are meant to be with faith, perseverance, and resilience.”

LUZ PÉREZ

Manager, HRBP.

Years in HR: 14

Proud Roots From: Dominican Republic, US

“Don’t wait for someone else to open the door for you; seek and create your own path.”

FRANCISCA PHILLIPS

Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion Leader.

Years in HR: 15

Proud Roots From: Chile, US

“Say ‘Yes’! Then figure it out.”

KARINA PRO

Sr. Director of Human Resources.

Years in HR: 8

Proud Roots From: Mexico

“No matter what, you have to keep rolling that dice to get to that finish line.”

IRMA I. REYES

Director of HR.

Years in HR: 13

Proud Roots From: Puerto Rico, US

“Leaders learn from experience and challenge themselves to raise the bar.”

GRISELDA RODRIGUEZ

Benefits Director.

Years in HR: 17

Proud Roots From: Mexico, US

“Always look for ways to improve yourself.”

MONICA TIJERINA

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategist.

Years in HR: 14

Proud Roots From: Colombia, US

“There is value in creating opportunities in places others might not.”

JANINE TING JANSEN

Director, People Partner.

Years in HR: 14

Proud Roots From: Mexico, China, US

“Experiencing racism and discrimination will not lessen but navigating it will strengthen your resolve to influence and elevate others.”

COMMUNITY

Latinas Rising Up in HR is not just a book, it’s a COMMUNITY.  Join us and be a part of this new group of Latinas rising up and making a mark in the Human Resources Industry. We are more powerful together.