Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September xv marked the starting fourth dimension of Hispanic Heritage Month together with the start of our 3rd twelvemonth celebrating the Hispanic community through events together with community outreach initiatives. Googlers from our Corporate Social Responsibility Team, Diversity & Inclusion Team, Engineering Industry Team, the Hispanic Googler Network (HGN), together with our Community Partners worked together to host 20+ events focused on this year’s topic of Latinos inwards Technology.

We kicked things off at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) National Conference, where 2 members from our Google Accelerate team worked one-on-one amongst occupation organisation owners during matchmaking sessions to consult on the best usage of Google tools for their enterprises. Googler Eliana Murillo spoke on a panel titled “Beyond Social Media: The Potential of Technology & the Internet inwards a Global Economy,” where she shared how tools similar Google Analytics, YouTube together with Google for Nonprofits tin endure useful for businesses.

In early on October, nosotros ran a Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Hangout on Air on the Life at Google page amongst the Latino Community Foundation (LCF). Raquel Donoso (CEO of LCF) together with Googlers Hector Mujica (HGN member) together with myself shared the history of the partnership together with what our respective goals are. They also talked almost the Family Health Day at Google & Olympic Games event, which nosotros held at our Mountain View, Calif. headquarters that same week. Health is a pressing issue (PDF) inwards the Hispanic community; at this event, purpose of the Binational Health Week, nosotros encouraged guests to convey healthier lifestyles yesteryear teaching them or together with thus slow exercises, how to endure active together with consume healthy. More than 380+ community members together with 50+ Googlers attended.

Last calendar week nosotros wrapped upward a serial of networking events inwards partnership amongst the Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE), where to a greater extent than than 400+ technical professionals came to our Seattle, Cambridge, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, New York, together with Mountain View Offices to network together with larn almost how Google is supporting the local hispanic technical community.



Finally, today the Hispanic Googler Network is hosting the Bay Area Latino Employee Resource Group (ERG) Networking Reception inwards Mountain View. The Honorable Aida Alvarez, Chair of the Latino Community Foundation of the Bay Area, volition speak to 300+ guests from local Hispanic ERGs inwards the Bay Area almost what LCF is doing to construct a ameliorate futurity for Latino children, youth together with families inwards the Hispanic community.

Though the calendar month officially comes to an destination today, we’ll proceed to back upward the Hispanic community equally a Pb sponsor inwards the LATISM '12 conference, taking house inwards 2 weeks. LATISM ‘12 connects Latinos inwards social media, technology, education, occupation organisation together with wellness fields to growth their online footprint through the spider web together with Google's tools for pocket-size businesses together with communities. We’re also participating inwards the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference together with volition presently opened upward up applications for our Hispanic College Fund Google scholarship.

We’ve had a nifty fourth dimension celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, together with are already looking forrad to side yesteryear side year’s events. We invite yous to persuasion the recaps, photos together with hangouts on our Life at Google page on Google+ together with to see our Diversity & Inclusion site where yous tin run into to a greater extent than of what nosotros do.


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