Olga Sanchez de la Vega started in the grape fields and moved up to coaching in the telecommunications field.
Cinthya Allen was promoted from a call center representative to an area manager in Business Solutions. Max Herrera started as a billing support specialist and is now a lead financial analyst.
All three are national vice presidents of HACEMOS, AT&T’s Hispanic/Latino Association Employee Resource Group (ERG). And they all believe the HACEMOS leadership opportunities helped advance their careers. Cinthya said she loves being able to tell hiring managers: “HACEMOS believes in me. You can believe in me as well.”
HACEMOS started as a small group in San Antonio. Now, it is celebrating its 25th anniversary during National Hispanic Heritage month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
HACEMOS is now more than 6,000 members strong. There are 34 chapters in 17 states. This year’s newest chapters are in Evansville, Ind. and Corpus Christi, Tex. Before the year’s end, HACEMOS plans to expand to Tulsa, Okla. and Washington state.
As membership has grown, the focus continues to be on “doing.” Last year, HACEMOS increased volunteer hours by 40 percent – making it the number one reported ERG in that category. Their motto: Juntos HACEMOS más. Together we do more.