As President for the Americas and European Union Region, Odilon Almeida is responsible for Western Union’s business across 98 countries, encompassing all the companies’ products and services in three macro regions: North America, Latin America and Caribbean and the European Union. Like many who have found success in leadership positions, he embodies the six characteristics that define what it means to be a 21st century leader.
After recognizing the growing need for clinical professionals and research staff that more closely mirror the patients it serves in its primary service area, City of Hope took the lead to begin creating and reinforcing talent pipeline strategies for Hispanics in the health care and biomedical industries. With programs and events such as T.E.A.C.H. Project and its Diversity Health Care Career Expo proving highly successful (as featured in a previous article), City of Hope is now expanding upon these initiatives as well as developing additional ones in 2015.
Like many healthcare providers in the Los Angeles area, and well beyond to healthcare organizations throughout the United States, City of Hope has recognized the growing need for clinical professionals and staff that more closely mirror the patients it serves in its catchment area. And with a local population that is nearly half Hispanic, that means recruiting more Hispanics into the industry, as well as providing much needed career development opportunities. But whereas most in the industry are just beginning to acknowledge the need, City of Hope has taken the lead to recruit more Hispanics into the industry and also has started to build a Hispanic talent pipeline for the immediate and not so distant future.