Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.

New York Life | September 15, 2023

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Today, 63.7 million people – or 19.1 percent – of the American population have origins that are Hispanic, a term that refers to people who identify as Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or Latin American. That makes the Hispanic population our nation’s largest and fastest-growing community, underscoring the importance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 – October 15 each year.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebrations, parades, festivals, and live demonstrations of Hispanic and Latinx culture.  At New York Life, we believe appreciating cultural uniqueness makes workplaces throughout America stronger. Hispanic Heritage Month is a vital component of our commitment to educate our colleagues about the richness of Latinx cultures and foster an environment where Latinx employees are encouraged to celebrate their identity.

"Celebrating the diversity of our nation is not just a duty, but a privilege. As the Hispanic population becomes the largest and fastest-growing community in America, National Hispanic Heritage Month takes on even greater significance. At New York Life, we recognize that embracing and appreciating the richness of all cultures strengthens our workplaces and enriches our lives,” says New York Life Chief Diversity Officer Jomil Guererro.

We are enriched by the work of our Latinos for Excellence, Advancement & Development (LEAD) Employee Resource Group, which supports, motivates, and empowers our Latinx and Hispanic employees at all levels within New York Life, providing resources, leadership opportunities, and avenues for professional development.

“Hispanic Heritage Month serves as a vital reminder of our commitment to educating our colleagues about the vibrant tapestry of cultures across the enterprise and fostering an inclusive environment where our Latino employees are not only encouraged but celebrated in their journey of self-identity,” Guererro says.

Visit the official Hispanic Heritage Month site to learn more about the fastest growing group of Americans, and to appreciate their many contributions to our nation. 


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