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What I do

I take a lot of pride in training and developing future leaders. Connecting people in the right situations and placing them in opportunities that they can excel and develop others.

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Why I do it

At one point someone gave me the opportunity for a career because they simply wanted to give back. I’m fortunate to be able to pay it forward with those who were in my same economic situation growing up in Harlem.

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My Big Career Moment

Once I was able to be in a leadership position, I was able to develop and position future generations of leaders in many companies throughout my career.

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How Organizations Need to Better Engage with the Hispanic/Latinx Consumer, Candidate and Community

12/10/2020 06:00am | 144 views

The Hispanic/ Latinx community is one the fastest growing population in the U.S. and as leaders we must ask ourselves and our organizations what do we need to do differently to better prepare, educate and reach this growing talent pool and customer demographic. 

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About the mentor

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Lou Mercado

SVP, Supply Chain
Cost Plus World Market

Senior executive leading supply chain, planning and business analytics organizations with over 30 years’ of experience in retail, healthcare and global companies. I am passionate about setting new and exciting strategies with a forward thinking and innovative organization.