YO SOY: Virtual Conversations About Identity & Civic Impact

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The Latino Professionals Association of Madison invites you to be part of our 2020 Yo Soy Series! For this year’s Yo Soy event, we are focusing on our Civic and Public Engagement pillar and will be hosting a series of virtual conversations leading to our "Investing in Latinx Talent" Call To Action Luncheon on October 16th.

We are honored to welcome keynote speaker, Andrés T. Tapia, Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry. Mr. Tapia has been one of the leading voicesin shaping a contemporary, next-generation approach to diversity and inclusion.In response to COVID-19, this year's event will be entirely digital.

Conversations will be 90 minutes long and will have space before and after for Q&A. We invite the Latinx community of Madison to join the discussions and share anecdotes, ask questions and engage in dialogue.




We invite all Latinx Professionals to our virtual discussions to share your experience, your voice, your story.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 PM CDT

Virtual Conversation #1: Educational Pathways

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 PM CDT

Virtual Conversation #2: Career Advancement Experience

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 PM CDT

Virtual Conversation #3: Workplace Culture

OCTOBER 16, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

Investing in Latinx Talent


Andrés T. Tapia

Andrés Tapia is a Senior Client Partner for the Diversity and Inclusion Community of Practice in Korn Ferry’s Chicago office. He has been one of the leading voices in shaping a contemporary, next-generation approach to diversity and inclusion. The approach is global, deeply integrated into talent systems, and focused on enabling marketplace success. He has over 25 years of experience as a C-suite management consultant, diversity executive, organizational development and training professional, and journalist.

Mr. Tapia is the author of groundbreaking book, The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity, as well as the co-author of Auténtico: The Definitive Guide to Latino Career Success. He is a frequently sought-after speaker globally on the topic of diversity and inclusion. He has been published in major dailies throughout the US and Latin America, primarily through his writing for the New America Media wire service as well as on the Huffington Post.

He is the recipient of numerous leadership and diversity awards and has served on a number of boards, including currently serving on the editorial board of Diversity Executive Magazine, the corporate advisory board for the Bentley University Center for Women and Business, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), and Ravinia Festival.