Diversity & Inclusion

AlixPartners celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Celebrated in the United States, Hispanic Heritage Month is an observation of the Hispanic American community’s traditions, history, culture, and many contributions. Together with our HOLA ERG and Diversity & Inclusion team, AlixPartners is celebrating the month with a series of festivities in multiple offices. The month long celebration straddles two months, and starts on September 15th, which is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence on September 16th and September 18th, respectively. 

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Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with Prospanica Conference

The Prospanica Conference & Career Expo, held in Milwaukee, serves as the premier platform for companies to connect with the Latino professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who will fuel their competitive engines. Other attendees included representatives with Toyota, Nokia, Amazon, and PNC Bank.

The Prospanica Conference & Career Expo, held in Milwaukee, serves as the premier platform for companies to connect with the Latino professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who will fuel their competitive engines. Other attendees included representatives with Toyota, Nokia, Amazon, and PNC Bank.

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HOLA & WE Matters attends Frida Kahlo exhibit and dinner

Members from HOLA and Women Empowerment (WE) Matters combined forces and helped to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with a guided tour of the Frida Kahlo exhibit, followed by dinner at Lupita. The Victoria & Albert Museum set the backdrop for the exhibition, which takes a deep dive into the collection of personal artifacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist.

Members from HOLA and Women Empowerment (WE) Matters combined forces and helped to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with a guided tour of the Frida Kahlo exhibit, followed by dinner at Lupita. The Victoria & Albert Museum set the backdrop for the exhibition, which takes a deep dive into the collection of personal artifacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist.

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How heritage makes us stronger

We are also celebrating by asking our people how their heritage makes them stronger in their personal lives and at AlixPartners. Here's what a few of our team members had to say.

"Having a diverse heritage as a Brazilian-American has helped me to be more attuned to when these cultural clashes are happening, and how best to resolve them."

— Fernando Silva

Senior Vice President
Investigations, Disputes & Risk

We are also celebrating by asking our people how their heritage makes them stronger in their personal lives and at AlixPartners. Here's what a few of our team members had to say.

"Having a diverse heritage as a Brazilian-American has helped me to be more attuned to when these cultural clashes are happening, and how best to resolve them."

— Fernando Silva

Senior Vice President
Investigations, Disputes & Risk

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Zandra Rios discusses Latino culture's concept of family.

"Latino culture really emphasizes the idea that we are all one community, so there was very little distinction between my biological relatives and the friends we absorbed as part of our family.

— zandra rios

Houston Office Manager

Zandra Rios discusses Latino culture's concept of family.

"Latino culture really emphasizes the idea that we are all one community, so there was very little distinction between my biological relatives and the friends we absorbed as part of our family.

— zandra rios

Houston Office Manager

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Diego Gamboa explains how his heritage gives him a broader worldview.

"I believe my heritage contributes in my work by helping me provide a different perspective and point of view to the teams I work with."

— Diego Gamboa

Senior Vice President
Performance Improvement

Diego Gamboa explains how his heritage gives him a broader worldview.

"I believe my heritage contributes in my work by helping me provide a different perspective and point of view to the teams I work with."

— Diego Gamboa

Senior Vice President
Performance Improvement

Cecilia Velazquez explains how her heritage fortifies her.

"A large part of my heritage is centered around family being at the forefront of everything we do. I have always felt very supported by my family and strive to be someone they can be proud of what I accomplish personally and professionally."

— Cecilia Velazquez

Senior Vice President
Investigations, Disputes & Risk

Cecilia Velazquez explains how her heritage fortifies her.

"A large part of my heritage is centered around family being at the forefront of everything we do. I have always felt very supported by my family and strive to be someone they can be proud of what I accomplish personally and professionally."

— Cecilia Velazquez

Senior Vice President
Investigations, Disputes & Risk