La Comunidad increases awareness, leadership opportunities, and representation for LatinX employees while creating an environment that supports LatinX cultural identity. Through education, advocacy, and community building, they partner with universities, professional associations, and the communities they operate in to help engage and recruit LatinX employees.
“Being a woman of color, you just don’t see a lot of role models, and I think sometimes people try to put you into a box. They say, ‘Hey, you can do this kind of work,’ and they don’t see that you can do so much more…for me it’s about helping others to break down the boundaries of their box, to empower them to do any kind of work they want to do.” – Simone Souza, co-lead, La Comunidad ERG, director of media and analyst relations
“2021 was a very difficult year…. My father passed in January and he’s of Mexican descent… then my mom passed in May, and she is also of Mexican descent. It was through writing their eulogies and learning about their past that it made me realize what my heritage means, the struggles that they went through to enable me to be where I am today…. I wanted to share that. It’s what has inspired me to increase Hispanic awareness at Synopsys and grow a bigger community.” – Dan Guilin, co-lead, La Comunidad ERG, director of R&D