What’s Informing Us

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, we wanted to share what helped inform our work deeper, drove conversations internally, and prompted more reflection.

Here are several articles that we found especially informative throughout the month of September:


Boston University | 24 Books to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Talent Citizen client and trailblazing racial equity research institution Boston University published this wonderfully eclectic list of books by Latinx authors, curated by Latinx literature expert Maia Gil’AdÍ. It features everything from YA, graphic novels, poetry, fiction, and horror.


Inicio Ventures, Google for Startups, and Capital Factory | Pitch Series Celebrating Latinx-led Startups

This isn’t an article, but instead a post by Hispanics in Philanthropy that inspired our team to do more research and learning about Latinx-led startups. It highlights a Pitch Series focused on showcasing the talented pool of investment-ready Latinx founders across the US.


Seattle Met | “Rehabilitating Uncle SAM” 

In this article by Sophie Grossman, the Seattle Art Museum’s reinstallation of its American collection grapples with the institution’s past and reaches for a new vision of its future. It cites Seattle’s rich history of Chicano activism but the lack of proper understanding and appreciation of that activism historically.


NPR | “How Some Businesses Flounder with Hispanic Heritage Month Marketing Efforts”

Journalist Dustin Jones tracks how major brands and organizations fail to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by missing the mark about truly celebrating community. It also discusses the nuances of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx/Latine populations and how they are not a monolith.


Chief | “Latinx Women Are More Than Caretakers. It’s Time to Address the Biases Holding Them Back”

This article highlights systemic barriers to advancing Hispanic women. This, in particular, caught our eye: “Currently, Hispanic women earn just $0.49 for every dollar earned by white men. For white women the gap is $0.73 to every dollar. And when looking at the S&P 100, Hispanic women hold just 1.6% of senior executive roles, with only two Hispanic women ever holding the title of Fortune 500 CEO.”