As the racial justice movement advances, business has to respond.

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was the match that ignited flames of a long-anticipated fire we all knew was coming. This quintessentially American crisis has been foretold by Black leaders dating back to slavery and every generation since. Today’s leaders demand an end to police brutality against the Black community but, ultimately, the dismantling of systemic racism and white supremacy. …


The unsettling impact of current events on the immigrant experience

As Donald Trump continues to fuel white nationalism with his recent tirade against four members of Congress who are all women of color, the essence of what it means to be American is in a seismic shift. The values of the constitution, the leadership elected to uphold it, and the American people are in direct conflict and the threat to already vulnerable communities like mine is real. The question that keeps getting louder in my ears is: Am I safe?

As much as we are a nation of immigrants, nativism [born from the original immigrants], is inextricably part of our…


The Year of the Woman has also been a year of advancing broader diversity and inclusion (D&I) through action. Building on the sustained momentum of Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March and immigrant rights efforts, D&I established new rules for engagement in the U.S. With the goals of greater representation, equity, and opportunity, there is a heightened expectation for individuals and organizations to understand increasingly complex dynamics. Failure to do so can and will lead to action that is organized, swift, and has a direct impact on reputation and public trust. In a year bookended by the launch of the…


Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is a celebration of history, culture and the contributions of Latinos to our country. From September 15th to October 15th — the diaspora of a rich global heritage gets to take center stage in special events, dedicated news segments, features on music apps, and even the popular Google doodles. But this year is different. The moment that usually evokes unity and pride in collective achievements is cast with a shadow and calls for something greater — leadership and action.

The sobering reality Latinos face leaves little mood for celebration. The 2,975 Puerto Rican lives lost to…

Carolina Espinal

Daughter of Immigrants. Inclusion-ist. Founder of Mozaic Strategies.

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