Meet Mimi Garcia- Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

Negocios Now is proud to present Latinos 40 Under 40’s Class of 2018. We’d like to showcase the 40 between now and March 7th, that’ll be the day of the event to celebrate and recognize these forty individuals, some of Chicago’s finest Latino professionals.

 

#12 – Mimi Garcia

New visions of global consulting

Age: 32

Title: Strategy Consultant

Name of Organization: Accenture

Mimi is a Strategy Consultant for Accenture, a global consulting firm, specializing in customer experience and customer retention strategies. Her expertise has benefitted global Fortune 500 companies spanning the Retail, Consumer Goods, Communications, and Life Sciences industries helping them increase customer satisfaction, grow revenue, and reduce costs. Mimi works alongside clients to understand their needs and develop solutions that bring their vision to life.

Mimi is a proud first generation Mexican-American born to immigrant parents who always instilled the importance of education. Her passion for giving back to her community is attributed to the constant sacrifices and resilience demonstrated by her parents. As a young girl, she dreamed of one day paying it forward for future generations. She honors her roots and upbringing by dedicating time outside of work to organizations driven by a mission to encourage and support others to achieve their goals and aspirations. She is extremely passionate about inclusion and diversity and leads Accenture’s women’s recruiting for the University of Chicago promoting the firm’s efforts to achieve a gender balanced workforce by 2025.

She leads Strategic Partnerships for Accenture’s National Hispanic American Employee Resource Group. During her tenure in this role, she formalized the first partnership with a national non-profit organization –Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) – dedicated to the career development and advancement of low-income high school students. This partnership spans across 10 high schools within Chicago and Houston and impacts 200+ students. Outside of work, Mimi serves as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago and has dedicated time supporting refugee resettlement through World Relief, a local non-profit organization. She also serves as a mentor through Year Up Chicago, an organization that provides under-served young adults with hands-on skills development to prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education. 

Mimi holds a Bachelors of Sciences in Finance from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and is a native Spanish speaker. She grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago but is a Tejana at heart being born in Dallas, Texas. She now resides in the Gold Coast area and enjoys traveling, cycling, and spending time with her niece and nephew.

Words of Wisdom:

“If you don’t get out there and try to solve your own problems, it’s never going to change.” – Dolores Huerta

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