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2017 Global Webinar Series – Perspectives on LGBT Workplace Equality in Mexico
March 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
While threats of a wall and questions over who will pay for it are straining relations between the U.S. and Mexico, trade between the two countries is at an all-time high and Mexico’s position in the global economy remains strong. Mexico is home to the world’s 15th largest economy and more than half a trillion dollars (US) in trade took place between the United States and Mexico in 2015. Despite a historic culture of machismo, Mexico has also made progress in advancing the rights and protections it affords its LGBT citizens, from marriage equality in some states to workplace non-discrimination laws nationwide. Given these factors, what are the opportunities and obstacles to being out and equal at work in Mexico? This is the question our panelists will address. Horacio Horta from LGBT Confex will look at the landscape for LGBT equality in Mexico, including the legal, social and cultural dimensions. Luigi Forestieri will discuss how Intel is pushing the technology ecosystem, driving diversity and inclusion in Mexico. And Luis Silva will share examples of how AT&T Mexico is creating a more diverse and inclusive environment for its LGBT employees. Join us as our panelists share their experiences and perspectives in advancing LGBT workplace equality in this critical market!
Luigi Forestieri, Marketing Director and LGBT ERG Chair, Intel Mexico
Luigi is the Marketing Director for Intel’s Mexico Operations, where he is responsible for the company’s brand campaigns and focuses on building its visibility in the marketplace and driving sales. He joined Intel in Mexico in 2012 as Product Marketing Manager. Luigi began his career in Panama after completing his studies at the Technological University of Panama. He is also the 2017 Chair of Intel’s LGBT ERG in Mexico.
Horacio Horta, Project Coordinator, LGBT Confex
In his current role, Horacio served as coordinator of the International LGBT Business Forum at LGBT Confex, an organization dedicated to advancing inclusive business in Mexico and throughout Latin America. A graduate of the University of Guadalajarahe has worked at LGBT Confex since its inception in 2011 in a variety of areas including logistics, communications and events. Horacio has a passion for helping and supporting the LGBT community by creating spaces for dialogue and free speech.
Luis Silva, Vice President of Human Resources, AT&T Mexico
Luis began his career with AT&T at BellSouth in 1999 as a sale representative in the Customer Organization in Miami and has worked in a number of positions in marketing, regulatory affairs, sales, service, force management, planning and process improvement. In 2011, he was appointed Director for AT&T Global Human Resources Operations and Services and today he heads Human Resources for AT&T in Mexico, where he is responsible for enterprise-wide operations support.
José Alberto Pino Andrade, Consumerism Value Chain Manager LATAM / GLAD Mexico & LATAM Leader
Founder of Dow´s ERG on LGBG & Allies (GLAD) on Mexico. Committed with social responsibility, partnered with COPRED created and implemented a Diversity Trainning for Children that merges science with inclusion for Public Schools. Launched GLAD in Mexico manufacturing sites. One of the Pride Connection founders (first Mexican association of companies on LGBTTI issues, now with 26 members). Hosted at Dow the first event of HRC outside of USA with Chad Griffin and organized with other three companies the first Summit on Diversity in 2016 at WTC México. Speaker on several Panels and Seminars, including Out&Equal in Orlando last Fall. Ranked 15 on 2016 Top 50 Future LGBT+ Leaders on Annual´s OUTStanding & Financial times Ranking.