Jose Mas, CEO at MASTEC, sums it up nicely:
But ultimately, in order for Hispanics to play a stronger role in the private sector – whether it’s sitting on corporate boards, entering fields with low Hispanic representation, improving success rates for Hispanic small businesses, or creating more employment opportunities for Hispanic workers – we, as a community, will need to make the necessary changes to create this reality. This requires a strong family and community foundation, as well as access to reliable academic and professional networks. Hispanics are certainly not lacking in ideas, ambition or ingenuity, but we need to make sure that the necessary steps are being taken to ensure that Hispanics are fully represented in all sectors of our fast growing and diverse American society. Education and digital literacy skills are crucial in this effort.