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Meet Patricia Garcia – Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

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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.

 

#13 – Patricia Garcia

Diversity, inclusion and equity

Age: 29

Title: Diversity Partnership & Strategic Recruiting Lead

Name of Organization: Abbvie

Patricia Garcia is a Human Resources professional with a focus in diversity, inclusion, and equality within the workplace. She is currently the Diversity Partnership & Strategic Recruiting Lead at AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company. At AbbVie, she serves on the Steering Committee of AHORA, AbbVie’s Latino Employee Resource Group (ERG). Her passion for advancing women, Veterans, and diverse professionals has motivated her career choices.

Patricia received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is currently pursuing her MBA. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) Chicago Chapter as the Membership Committee Chair focusing on the recruitment, engagement, and retention of ALPFA members.

Patricia looks forward to continuing her career in Diversity & Inclusion while also contributing to her community. She enjoys volunteering with Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, Bernie’s Book Bank and other local organizations helping underserved youth.

 

Words of Wisdom:

“It is important, now more than ever, for Latinos to support and lift each other up. Be a resource and provide guidance to others following in your path.”

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