Empow(h)er™ During Times of Crisis White Paper

Last year, we published the HACR Empow(h)er™: Understanding Workplace Barriers for Latinas report, which examined the barriers that limit the visibility and career progression of Latina professionals. This year, we have developed a supplementary white paper, Empow(h)er™ During Times of Crisis, which looks at corporate resource communication networks and lays out four essential actions companies can take to ensure they are building equitable systems that can withstand crisis.

The four essential actions are:

  1. Check Bias Behavior: Companies must not only make sure that employees at all levels are aware of biases, they must also put processes in place to actively check them when they occur.

  2. Middle Management Buy-In is Vital: Middle management must see that cultural differences are strengths that can positively impact business outcomes.

  3. Increase Access to Mentors & Sponsors: Executive leaders need to leverage their own clout to not just advocate for underrepresented groups, but to form meaningful relationships with them as peers.

  4. Take an Intersectional Approach to Data Analysis: Companies must develop effective evaluation and tracking methods at every level of the professional pipeline with an intersectional lens in mind.

    This paper, and its parent report, is based on the insights of over 500 professionals in Corporate America. Fill out the form to learn more about Latina inclusion in Corporate America.

How to cite this paper:
Minkel, Alida. 2021. Empow(h)er™ During Times of Crisis. Washington, DC: Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility.