Patricia is recognized for her optimistic resolve in building inclusive and equitable workplaces, helping others become the best version of themselves, her resourcefulness and resilience in diversifying, scaling impact regardless of economic conditions, and her extensive relationships of influence with top business leaders across industries, disciplines and geographies.
Patricia serves as the President & CEO for the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), leading strategy, fundraising & development, professional leadership programs, and expanding organizational reach on a national scale. Patricia strives to engage experienced professionals as mentors and advisors to create a multi-generational network to support Latinos’ career growth. Patricia increased operating budget by 40% in less than two years of the new role, and nearly 70% in less than 3 years, bringing in 2.5 million in new corporate partnerships, increasing membership from 35,000 to 77,000, along with strengthening program processes and staff capacity. Patricia expanded leadership programming impact to over ten (10) cities in the U.S., including Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C., impacting the lives of over 25,000 and 200+ Fortune 500 corporations & employers along the way. Patricia is a sought-out thought leader & speaker, having presented at various conferences and for top corporations.
Patricia co-founded a Financial Technology (Fintech) app to close the wealth gap, FARO Associates, by providing culturally relevant financial education, career development tools, and resources to the underserved, the underbanked or unbanked, beginning with Latinas.
Patricia has a strong history of serving the community, as reflected by her service on various nonprofit boards and committees, and several accolades, serving on the O’Neil School of Public Affairs Distinguished Alumni Council, Chicago Theological Seminary Board of Trustee, Illinois Treasurer Charitable Trust Board Committee, a 2019 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and Aspen Institute Festival of Ideas Scholar and named Chicago’s Most Powerful Latinos in 2019 by Crain’s Chicago Business, Nonprofit HR 2020 Women to Watch.
TOP SKILLS & SPECIALTIES:
–> Innovative & Intercultural Thought Leader
–> Growth Revenue & Scaling Strategist
–> Extensive, National & Diverse Network
–> Leadership Coach, Culture & Content Developer
–> Board Governance
–> Negotiations, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Certified (ADR)