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2017- Dr. Robert Rodriguez


Dr. Robert Rodriguez specializes in enterprise diversity strategy planning; employee resource group optimization; and Latino talent management programs. Our goal was to engage community members and leaders in a conversation about the challenges created by West Michigan’s dominant culture in retaining talented people of color. How can a city bring its different sectors together to create the conditions, during and after the regular workday, to both attract and retain talent from Latino and other communities of color?  At our luncheon, we honored Gema Lowe and Paola Mendivil as individuals who work and live out their visions of what an equitable and welcoming work environment can look like, building bridges to uncharted spaces and bringing their complete selves every time.

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