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Honoring Your Workforce’s Diversity: Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

It’s important to acknowledge the diversity of your workforce and the inclusion of the broad range of cultural experiences in the Hispanic community. One way to do that—celebrate Hispanic and Latino/a/x Heritage Month!


From September 15 to October 15, Hispanic and Latino/a/x Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions, culture, and history of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and South America.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your workforce by highlighting the accomplishments, traditions, and stories of your Hispanic and Latino/a/x employees!

There are many ways to participate in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in the workplace.

  • Tasting tour of classic Latin foods:
    Either in person or through Zoom, invite employees to share family recipes and traditions to connect Latin culture and history with the foods we now eat all over the world.

  • Book Discussion:
    There is a saying in Spanish, “cada cabeza es un mundo,” which roughly translates to: every mind is a world or universe. What better way to explore the diversity of experiences and perspectives of Latino/a/x people throughout history and across the American continents than through great stories?

  • Healthy Habits Challenge:
    Keep employees engaged in Hispanic Heritage month by awarding points for participation in sponsored activities through the Virgin Pulse platform.


About the Authors


Kapri Gonzales, BS, NBC-HWC 

Kapri is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She completed her B.S. in Health Promotion at Arizona State University and her internship with the American Diabetes Association. Kapri has been in the wellness field for almost a decade and has a variety of experience in clinical settings as well as working with professional and elite athletes. She has a passion for helping others find balance in their life to be able to move forward in their health and wellbeing goals.

BasiBasi Perkins, MPH, CHES, CTTS

Basi is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Certified Health Education Specialist. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Florida International University in Miami, FL. For almost a decade she has worked in clinical settings and public health programs focused on tobacco cessation and health promotion. As a health coach, she sees herself as someone who supports by listening and affirming everyone’s innate ability to make positive changes that contribute to their sense of health and wellbeing.

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