Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO of major staffing firm Pinnacle Group, recently addressed Dallas-Fort Worth’s top business leaders and professionals at the Hispanic Leadership Summit: Dallas. Vaca’s keynote presentation highlighted the role of intentional leadership in maximizing the potential of Hispanic Americans and helping all of America thrive.
While discussing the important issues of visibility, perceptions, and framing of the Hispanic narrative within and outside the community, Vaca discussed the importance of having a proper perspective as a leader. She even called perspective the “secret sauce” that makes a great leader.
Coinciding with the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, the summit, which took place on September 9, 2019, was organized by We Are All Human, a nonprofit foundation that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The event culminated with the signing of The Hispanic Promise, a first-of-its-kind diversity and inclusion pledge for Hispanics in America. Joining Nina Vaca and Pinnacle Group in their pledge to reinforce their ongoing commitment to hiring, retaining, promoting, and celebrating Hispanics in the workplace were business leaders from other major DFW-based corporations, including AT&T, Yum! Brands, and PepsiCo. To date, more than 97 companies have signed The Hispanic Promise this year, including Microsoft, Aflac, and Unilever.
“I would like to thank Nina Vaca and Pinnacle Group for being true champions of the Hispanic community,” said Claudia Romo Edelman, former United Nations diplomat and founder and CEO of the We Are All Human Foundation. “By choosing to become a signatory to The Hispanic Promise, Pinnacle Group is not only showcasing its commitment to being a Hispanic-friendly workplace, but is also sending a strong signal empowering our youth, our workforce, our leaders, and our families who are quickly becoming a growth engine for the U.S. economy.”
Nina Vaca added: “Pinnacle Group is proud to support the Hispanic Promise as a symbol of our ongoing commitment to diversity in all aspects of our business that started when the company began over 23 years ago, including in all aspects of employment and in our supply chain. We are proud to be viewed as a leader in this area and hope it encourages other companies to increase diversity and inclusion in employment and to do more business with diverse-owned companies.”
Widely regarded for its committed to diversity and inclusion, Pinnacle Group’s corporate staff is comprised of over 60% women and over 40% minority employees. Fully minority and woman-owned since its launch in 1996, the company’s commitment to the diversity of thought has helped establish it as a global workforce solution provider and a leader in its industry.
About Nina Vaca
Nina Vaca is Pinnacle Group’s Chairman and CEO. She is also one of the few (and youngest) Latinas serving as a director of publicly traded corporations. For the third consecutive year, she has been named one of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas, ranking 4th in 2019. In addition to her business leadership, Vaca is a civic leader and philanthropist, working relentlessly to expand opportunities for minorities and women in business, particularly in STEM fields in the U.S. and around the world. With Women on Boards 2020, she is working to increase the number of women on public company boards. Vaca is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and recently was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
For information and resources, visit NinaVaca.com.
About Pinnacle Group
Pinnacle Group is a leading provider of workforce solutions headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1996, Pinnacle Group’s core services include talent acquisition and management, managed services (MSP), and payrolling. With an unwavering commitment to client service and a specialty in analytics and emerging technologies, Pinnacle Group provides transformational outcomes to primarily Fortune 100 clients. Its Progata Talent Platform utilizes machine learning (ML) and proprietary algorithms to help match talent with opportunity and maximize utilization rates. Pinnacle Group is consistently named one of the fastest-growing companies in the country and was named fastest-growing women-owned company in the country by the Women Presidents’ Organization in both 2015 and 2018.
For more information, visit pinnacle1.com.
About We Are All Human
We Are All Human is a foundation dedicated to advancing the agenda of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Its vision is for every human to value every human. We Are All Human’s mission is to advocate for every human to be respected and empowered by focusing on our common humanity. By focusing on the universal values that make us all human, we can reach common ground, eliminate discrimination and achieve a more equitable society.
For more information, visit http://www.WeAreAllHuman.org.