Capital One Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Capital One is celebrating and honoring the many diverse backgrounds of the community
Welcome to the Mosaico!
Family, music, food, tradition, love and fútbol.
Those are only a few of the characteristics that make the Hispanic/Latinx community so unique.
As the largest multicultural population (18.7%), the second fastest-growing in the U.S., and the youngest of the nation’s racial and ethnic groups, this community is growing and building upon itself. While most Hispanics and Latinos come from diverse social, economic and geographic backgrounds, this group is part of a pan-ethnic community that includes people from all over the world with diverse cultures and perspectives.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Capital One is celebrating and honoring the many diverse backgrounds of this proud and vibrant community to show how so many individuals come together to form one beautiful mosaico. And our support doesn’t stop there. We’re committed to implementing workplace policies, investing in the community, and amplifying the voices of the community year-long.
We are many. We are one.
Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) at Capital One play an important role in attracting, developing tomorrow’s leaders, engaging and retaining our diverse workforce and enhancing the richness of our workplace for all associates. They provide resources for professional development, connections, cultural celebrations and community engagement.
Two of our BRGs -- ¡HOLA! and Hispanics in Tech (HIT) -- aim to empower Hispanic/Latinx associates and allies to thrive both in and out of Capital One. We are stronger together, and our BRGs strive to ensure that all members feel a deep sense of belonging, discover valuable avenues to participate and feel invested.
Emilia Lopez, Accountable Executive for ¡HOLA! and Senior Vice President, U.S. Card at Capital One, emphasizes the importance of BRGs as a pathway to fostering a more inclusive work environment.
"During Hispanic Heritage Month, Capital One ensures that the commitment to celebrating the Hispanic/Latinx community is known,” Lopez said. “Our company champions equity, advancement and economic growth through our own workforce and our community investments. Embracing diversity in all forms is foundational to who we are as a company and how we work. This year we are highlighting and celebrating the mosaico of cultures that make up this growing and vibrant community and beyond."
Capital One is proud to support the Hispanic/Latinx community
At Capital One, we believe it’s our responsibility to advocate for an equitable and inclusive society. To honor and celebrate the contributions of everyone who supports this diverse group, Capital One is awarding a $500,000 grant to long-time partner UnidosUS.
UnidosUS, formerly known as the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and advocated for Hispanics in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights, immigration, education, workforce, the economy, health and housing.
Capital One’s contribution will support UnidosUS’s Racial Equity Initiative which focuses on programs that break down social, economic and systemic barriers for Hispanic/Latinx communities.
The grant is a part of our effort to support the Hispanic/Latinx community through the Capital One Impact Initiative, a $200 million multi-year commitment to support growth in underserved communities and advance socioeconomic mobility by closing gaps in equity and opportunity.
Through the Capital One Impact Initiative, we invest in diverse communities and businesses and support organizations that expand economic opportunity, particularly for Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, our Capital One cafés will transform into a space inspired by the richness and diversity of the Hispanic/Latinx community. We will also sponsor events, amplify stories and partner with the Hispanic/Latinx community to not only celebrate but to advocate for change.
At Capital One, we are a proud supporter of diversity and equity initiatives, including partnerships with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and its efforts to provide leadership, public service, and policy experience to Latinx students and young professionals in order to address issues facing the nation and the Hispanic community.
Find your place in the mosaico
We recognize that we are not at the finish line, and more work needs to get done to reach inclusive financial well-being. There’s awareness to be raised, policy to be changed and equality to be achieved. But when we come together as a community, our voices are more powerful, celebrations are more memorable and our impact more lasting.