Accelerating Latina Representation in the C-Suite

Episode 230

Nikki Barua & Monica Marquez

Latina women represent only about 1.6% of C-Suite executives in Fortune 500 companies - and none of these companies held a Latina CEO. While this inequity is rooted in factors like the lack of career mentors, it’s also about navigating cultural norms.

As a first-generation corporate Latina, Monica Marquez discusses the unique opportunity for seasoned leaders - who navigated and broke through barriers - to transfer the unspoken rules of success and raise the next generation of Latinos/x. She also shares the pearls of wisdom from the most senior-level Latina women in the community, her own experiences, and the research behind what it takes to get ahead in the C-Suite.

“We have to break the cultural curse of keeping our heads down, working really hard, and being more reserved with self-promotion.”

Monica Marquez