Expat Leadership: Lessons All Professionals Can Learn from Hugely Successful Immigrant Women

3 things powerful immigrant professionals have in common that can propel any aspiring workplace ‘outsider’

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Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist, and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers, and innovators across all B2B and B2C categories. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations, and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor, and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as Host of the nationally-syndicated “Savvy Living” TV show. As a prolific business and consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme—also delving into the minds behind the brands. Her work reaches multi-millions worldwide via broadcast TV (her own shows and copious others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com and www.SavvyLiving.tv / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReports  / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListReports / Facebook www.Facebook.com/LuxeListReports / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

On Race and Immigration in America: An evening With Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

The United States of America has struggled, since the beginning of the republic, to find deep peace and reconciliation with its history of immigration and race. New voices and leadership, particularly from the recent majority change in Congress, offer optimism. Seemingly, Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is the face of the movement. This Congress is the most race and gender diverse in the history of the country.

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Henry Cross grew up in sunny Miami, Florida. Upon graduating high school, he moved to the politicized Washington, D.C. and double majored in History and Politics at the Catholic University. He served as a social studies teacher in Prince George’s County Public School in 2008-2009. In the fall of 2009, he moved to New York City to continue and grow his work in education and service.

He joined Hosh Yoga in 2011 as a teacher and Program Director. And since 2013, he founded and expanded programming for the organization with Hosh Kids and Hosh Seniors. Henry's entrepreneurial spirit helped developed the organizational, program, and financial capacity of the nonprofit to deliver self-sustaining and self-supporting health and wellness services to over 3,000 children, adults, and seniors every month in a cost-effective and fairly-priced way. And from 2014 to 2016, he participated in a philanthropic role by expanding the programming, policy, and public advocacy efforts of the Sonima Foundation as Community Relations Director.

His work has been featured by the Huffington PostElephant JournalBlog Talk RadioThe NYC Social Innovation FestivalSocial Venture Institute, and multiple Brooklyn and Queens newspapers. He is an appointed New York City official of Community Board 5 in Queens, serves on a Department of Youth and Community Development Neighborhood Advisory Board, and on the board of directors of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association. And in 2015, Henry was selected as an etsy.org business fellow and awarded Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Rising Star. He finds joy in his community work service everyday and loves ballroom dancing!

LaVerne's Potato Candy / Pennsylvania Dutch Recipe

Nobody is pretending this beloved recipe is health food, but its use of unexpected ingredients, and spot in the appetite lexicon of so many makes it a special treat. One of many fascinating flashback recipes from The Great American Potluck, a collection of recipes like grandma might have handed down, specifically brought to America by immigrants through the years.

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Two women in hijab holding up posters of women.
10/21/2019
3 things powerful immigrant professionals have in common that can propel any aspiring workplace ‘outsider’ Being an outsider in the workplace is tough. Doubly so if you’re both a woman and an... read more
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez with group of young people.
03/11/2019
The United States of America has struggled, since the beginning of the republic, to find deep peace and reconciliation with its history of immigration and race. New voices and leadership,... read more
recipes form Library of Congress by immigrants
07/10/2015
Nobody is pretending this beloved recipe is health food, but its use of unexpected ingredients, and spot in the appetite lexicon of so many makes it a special treat. One of many fascinating flashback... read more
Two women in hijab holding up posters of women.
10/21/2019
3 things powerful immigrant professionals have in common that can propel any aspiring workplace ‘outsider’ Being an outsider in the workplace is tough. Doubly so if you’re both a woman and an... read more
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez with group of young people.
03/11/2019
The United States of America has struggled, since the beginning of the republic, to find deep peace and reconciliation with its history of immigration and race. New voices and leadership,... read more
recipes form Library of Congress by immigrants
07/10/2015
Nobody is pretending this beloved recipe is health food, but its use of unexpected ingredients, and spot in the appetite lexicon of so many makes it a special treat. One of many fascinating flashback... read more