April 4, 2021

roles

Four Latinas in the Biden White House reflect on their personal trajectories, historic roles

WASHINGTON — It’s been quite a journey for Jennifer Molina.

“I arrived without papers, we were poor,” said Molina, who immigrated with her family from Colombia. She now works at the White House as senior director of coalitions media, responsible for communications with media that focuses on specific communities such as Latinos.

“We didn’t have much and I think that as I grew up with so little, that helped me,” Molina said. “My mom was a single mom and I could really see the need for politics in people’s lives.”

Molina is one of four high-profile Latinas in the Biden

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Share of black employees in senior US finance roles falls despite diversity efforts

Black employees held a lower share of top US financial services jobs in 2018 than they did more than a decade earlier, according to new research by the Financial Times, underlining the shortcomings of Wall Street’s long-running efforts to improve racial diversity.

The FT analysed the most recently available anonymised data on the demographics of 3.6m staff across 13,000 financial services employers in the US from 2007 to 2018. All companies with more than 100 staff were required to submit the information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 2007. 

Black staff account for 13 per cent of all finance

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