The Hispanic Forum’s vision is to attract, develop, inspire and promote Hispanic talent in the Company. We do that by working with the leadership team both at the national and local chapters to share best practices and implement programs that increase the knowledge, skills, visibility and engagement of our members. The ultimate goal of the Hispanic Forum is to foster an inclusive environment where Hispanics can thrive, having impact in our business as well as making a difference in the community.
Through active participation in our national and local events, our members strengthen relationships cross-functionally, across multiple GE businesses and externally. The Hispanic Forum regularly offers webinars, training and networking events addressing the needs of our members. Whether you want to share your cultural heritage, develop your leadership skills, have a positive impact in the community or gain significant exposure to our company leaders, the Hispanic Forum offers ample opportunities to do this and so much more. We proudly foster an environment of functional excellence, performance, meritocracy and inclusiveness. Our leadership team and members work together demonstrating GE’s strong commitment to diversity.
Corporate Executive Sponsors:
- Steve Bolze, GE Power & Water President and CEO
- Reinaldo Garcia, GE Corporate in Latin America President and CEO
National Operating Leaders:
- Laura Reyes, GE Healthcare Diversity & Engagement Executive
- Juan de Bedout, GE Energy Management Chief Technology Officer
- Isabel Cruz, GE Corporate Senior Human Resources Manager
Promotes STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) across the US. Since 1981, the GE Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Also, the GE Hispanic Forum is working directly with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to administer and award the GE Hispanic Forum Scholarship. Together, the GE Hispanic Forum is able to award scholarships to high school students who plan to major in STEM fields.
Unidos Mentoring Program
Provides GE Hispanic Forum members with opportunities to further personal and professional development through formal training, networking and other community engagement programs at GE.