Claudia Romo Edelman

Founder @ We Are All Human | UN Advisor

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Claudia Edelman is a name synonymous with humanitarian advocacy. With an impressive career spanning over 25 years, Claudia has dedicated herself to championing social change on a global scale. Her collaborations with esteemed organizations such as the United Nations, UNICEF, and the World Economic Forum are a testament to her commitment and expertise in the field.

As the visionary founder of the “We Are All Human Foundation”, Claudia has taken significant strides in promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. This New York-based non-profit foundation has been at the forefront of various global, national, and regional initiatives, with one of its key projects, the Hispanic Star, dedicated to accelerating the progress of US Latinos.

Beyond her foundational efforts, Claudia’s voice resonates in the digital sphere as well. As the co-host of the podcast “Global GoalsCast”, she engages with a wide audience, discussing pressing global issues and inspiring listeners to be agents of change.

A polyglot, Claudia’s linguistic prowess extends to six languages, allowing her to connect with diverse communities and cultures. Her personal life is as vibrant as her professional journey; she is a mother of two, an avid sports enthusiast, and a passionate traveler. In a world that often seems divided, Claudia Edelman stands as a beacon of hope, tirelessly working towards a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

Claudia Romo Edelman: Elevating the Economic Power of Latinas

Claudia Romo Edelman, with her extensive experience collaborating with global giants like the United Nations and UNICEF, stands as a testament to dedication and change. Her "We Are All Human Foundation" is a beacon for diversity, inclusion, and equity on a global scale. A recent MSNBC article penned by Claudia sheds light on the Hispanic community's economic contributions. The Latino GDP, impressively standing at $2.8 trillion, would rank as the world's fifth-largest economy if considered independently. But behind these numbers lies the true force: Latinas. Despite systemic barriers, Latinas have emerged as an "invisible economic powerhouse." The wage gap remains a significant challenge, with Latinas earning notably less than their counterparts. Yet, their entrepreneurial spirit remains undeterred. Latinas are establishing businesses at an unprecedented rate, with 77% expressing the desire to be business owners. Their educational achievements are also on the rise, with a notable surge in Latinas obtaining higher degrees. Their belief in the American Dream remains unwavering. From significant tax contributions to their growing presence in the military, Latinas are integral to the nation's fabric. However, the corporate ladder remains elusive. The Fortune 500 has seen only three Latina CEOs, and senior executive roles are sparse. A concerning 77% feel the need to downplay their heritage to assimilate into corporate culture. Yet, the entrepreneurial zeal of Latinas is undeniable. They helm nearly 2 million businesses. Despite that figure, venture capital remains a challenge, with Latinas securing less than 2% of funds. Investors must recognize that supporting Latina businesses isn't charity—it's an astute strategy. In Claudia Romo Edelman, we see the embodiment of resilience and vision. Her advocacy underscores the potential of Latinas, not just as an economic force, but as trailblazers in every field. It's time we acknowledge and harness the power of Latinas, for the collective benefit of all.  

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