Every day, the world is inspired by the work of Latinx women in powerful business positions. Women who have built themselves from the ground up and are now in positions to promote diversity and change the lives of others in the process. In fact, Latinx women are achieving higher education at a higher rate than their male counterparts.
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, here are five notable Latinx women worth highlighting.
United States Congress
Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez (also known as AOC) became the youngest woman to serve in the United States Congress at the age of 29. Since being elected in 2018, she has continued to make headlines due to her Green New Deal, a congressional resolution for tackling climate change. The Puerto Rican Bronx native has already been reelected in the Democratic primary.
Founder of Multicultural Marketing, Google
Eliana Murillo is the founder and CEO of Eliment and Company, which includes an innovation venture lab, production studio and consulting firm. Her mission is to amplify and invest in diverse small businesses, startups and content creators. She also consults business and tech leaders on how to design culturally-relevant products and campaigns. She spent a decade at Google, where she founded the multicultural marketing team and co-founded HOLA, the Latino employee resource group.
Senior Associate Director for Public Engagement, U.S. Government
Raffi Freedman currently serves as the White House’s primary liaison to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and also an Outreach and Recruitment Director in the Presidental Personnel Office. She has a strong history of powerful activism for transgender people of color. Prior to her position at the White House, Freedman-Gurspan served as a policy advisor for the National Center for Transgender Equality where she led racial and economic justice initiatives that focus on transgender people of color in low-income areas.
Delfina S. Eberly
Vice President – Infrastructure Facebook, Inc.
Delfina Eberly is responsible for infrastructure at Facebook and oversees its data center framework, maintaining the social network giant’s scalability and security. From server cooling to staffing, Facebook, with the help of Eberly’s team of techies, has created custom servers, automation, and racks to help process more than ten trillion queries per day.
Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Amazon
Elizabeth Nieto is the Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Amazon. Before her tenure at Amazon, Nieto served as the Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at MetLife. In 2014, she was named one of the Top Champions of Diversity by Diversity Global and recognized as one of the 2014 Hispanic Business 50 Influentials by Hispanic Business.