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30+ Ways Companies Are Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Founded in 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The four-week span over two calendar months may seem a bit odd, but it comes with good reason, as it covers independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, as well as key celebrations in Hispanic and Latin communities. Apart from commemorating major holidays and historic milestones, this month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

We asked some of our partner companies what they're doing to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work this year, and we were inspired by the wide range of responses, from highlighting the impact that employees have in local communities to hosting fireside conversations on allyship to sharing performances and instruction of famous cultural dances.ot only are these companies honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, they're finding ways to spread positive change throughout the year. Here's what they're doing, in their own words:

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Expedia Group

Introducing our Global Inclusion Business Groups

Below is an article originally written by Ben Delk, and published on Life at Expedia blog. Go to Expedia Group's company page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.


Our work of driving inclusion at Expedia Group and designing a more equitable workforce would not be possible without our Inclusion Business Groups (IBGs), a subcategory of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs—the commonly used industry term), who are specifically dedicated to systemic inclusion of historically excluded identities. These employee-led groups provide spaces for our employees to connect through lived experiences and cultivate a sense of belonging and, furthermore, their charters guide them to empower their members, collaborate across intersectional identities within their communities, and promote allyship to all employees across the company.

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Watch Our Virtual Event with Expedia Group

PowerToFly was thrilled to present a virtual networking event on October 13th 2020 with Expedia Group, a global travel platform that believes in the power of travel to break down barriers and bring the world within reach. Expedia Group represents the world's most comprehensive selection of travel offerings and is among the largest technology companies in the world.

WATCH THE VIRTUAL EVENT HERE

Speakers from Expedia Group included:

  • Andrea Pund, Director of Engineering
  • Helen Bakker, Vice President of Technology
  • Mamtha Banerjee, Senior Director of Technology
  • Vivian Chan, Principal Software Developer
  • Zoe Yang, Senior Director of Data Science
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Moms Share Their Tips For Parenting Through a Pandemic

Let's be honest: juggling personal and professional responsibilities as a mom has never been easy. But in the midst of a pandemic? There are times when it feels virtually impossible. In this new world of massive unemployment, millions working from home for the first time, virtual school, and social distancing, parenting has entered uncharted territory — What To Expect When You're Expecting certainly didn't prepare anyone for this.

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