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

Pre-order now! The Volume II, showcasing amazing stories of inspiring Latinas making a change and rising up in the Human Resources field across various industries.

Contributing authors Volume II

Catherine Ibarra-O’Connell

Regional Vice President, Human Resources – Latin America & Caribbean

Years in HR:  30+

We must be dedicated to climbing the ladder, then reaching back down to pull up the ones coming behind.

Priscilla Guasso

HR Leader, Speaker and Author

Years in HR: 20+

Take small steps first, celebrate your wins and the “how” will eventually come into place.

Joselin Zeneida Sanz

HR Generalist

Years in HR: 10

Free and courageous people do not avoid their current circumstances, but see them as temporary.

Angélica Herrera-López

Senior Human Resources Partner

Years in HR: 8+

Thriving as a first-generation Latina and finding my voice.

Arlene Nairn

Corporate Director of Human Resources

Years in HR: 8

Be a person of worth, not just a person of success.

Vanessa Durán

Employee Relations Specialist

Years in HR: 7

Rising above with fearless determination, a personal board of directors, and a little bit of luck.

Brenda Sánchez Pineda

Director, Human Resources

Years in HR: 20+

Don’t forget where you came from while never losing sight of where you are going.

Ariana J. Paz

Colleague Experience Director

Years in HR: 16

No matter how many redirections come your way, create your own reality by moving forward. Adelante siempre.

Kayla Castro Kruger

Area Recruiting Manager

Years in HR: 7

Embrace your past and forge your own future.

Stefanie Furniss

Talent Acquisition Manager

Years in HR: 5

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Monica Cristal Gaona

Human Resources Director

Years in HR: 10

It’s your life. YOU are responsible for your results. Risk, Attempt, Fail, and Succeed.

Angélica Patlán

People Operations Partner

Years in HR: 2

“Always believe that the impossible is possible.” —Selena Quintanilla-Perez

Arely Lagunas

Human Resources Consultant

Years in HR: 15

“The Past is your Lesson. The Present is your Gift. The Future is your Motivation.” —Zig Ziglar

Arlene Rodriguez

Senior Managerv HR Business Partner

Years in HR: 15

We CAN do it all, just not all at once.

Carolina M. Veira

Director of Partnerships, CSR, DEI

Years in HR: 5

Inside of us, we have all the tools we need to accomplish all we want and be successful. We just need to focus on what we are good at and take action. The universe will take care of the rest. Dream bigger, be patient, and believe in yourself, deeply and shamelessly.

Yared S. Oliveros

Sr. Director of Human Resources

Years in HR: 9

“To have courage for whatever comes in life—everything lies in that.” —St. Teresa of Avila


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