MRP Celebrates U.S. National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 13, 2021 | Blog, Resources

MRP’s workforce is key to the company’s success, and we’re proud to celebrate our employees’  diverse backgrounds and experiences, which inspire great progress and innovation.

From September 15 to October 15, we’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our collective history and culture. While the event is officially commemorated in the U.S., all of our offices worldwide are participating.

The month is an opportunity for MRP to highlight the significant presence we’ve built since 2011 in Latin America, starting with 2 associates and growing to our current team of nearly 100.

Spotlight profiles throughout the month recognize Hispanic MRP employees nominated and selected by their peers. Among the honorees: Jorge Peña, senior brand manager for Latin America, and Latin America senior ABM manager Hector Castillo. MRP will also present a “lunch and learn” event to encourage dialogue about Hispanic race, culture, and language throughout the company. 

“My father inserted this drive to explore the world,” explains Carolina Barcellos Williams, Associate Vice President of LATAM at MRP. Barcellos Williams left Brazil as a teenager to live in England and eventually Philadelphia, where she joined MRP as sales development rep in 2011, working her way to roles in business development, management and ultimately her current position overseeing MRP’s commercial and client portfolio in LATAM.

“I think the background of wanting to explore and see how other sides of the world live is something I bring to this job,’ Barcellos William continues in her video interview.  “My job at MRP is to adapt teams to different cultures, understand the challenges of other regions, and these are skills I have developed over my lifetime and brought to this role.”

Year-round, MRP supports Hispanic and Latinx career advancement via employee affinity groups, mentorship programs to promote leadership, and clear career path development for under-represented groups. The company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion task force includes 50 employees from across the organization, who meet regularly to tackle a range of challenges and opportunities. 

To learn more about MRP’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives visit here, or to view current job openings check out our careers page

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