In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Marisa Salcines, Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) Vice President of Strategic Communications, has been selected to receive the 2014 Atlanta Falcons Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Salcines will be recognized at the Atlanta Falcons versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on September 18 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
“I am honored to receive this award as it is a testament to the need to continue to educate Hispanic professionals about how to unlock their full potentials by leveraging their cultural characteristics to advance their careers,” explains Salcines, who also leads the communications and healthcare divisions — including the in-culture content platform HealthyHispanicLiving.com — for CHL’s parent organization, the Glenn Llopis Group.
The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation created the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award to recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL Market. In addition to the recognition, the organization makes a charitable grant in the amount of $2000 to the 501 (C) (3) of the award winner’s choice.
“We are pleased to recognize Marisa for her dedication to making a difference and improving the community,” says Kendyl Moss, Vice President of Community Relations for the Atlanta Falcons.
Over the past seven years, CHL has successfully helped thousands of Latino professionals to accelerate their advancement in the workplace by offering its flagship program, Discover Your Hispanic Leadership Impact and Influence, in cities across the country as well as its popular online video-based training platform, Hispanic Leadership Academy.
Since Hispanics will comprise 18 percent of the labor force by 2018, organizations, corporations, and universities will need to better prepare Hispanics with culturally-relevant education and training in order to increase the talent pipeline of Hispanic employees.
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