May 20, 2022
Micaela Vargas on finding purpose, and finding ways to bridge faith with professional life
Welcome to the podcast that exists to enrich and inspire young adults in the U.S.! ¡Bienvenidos al podcast que existe para enriquecer e inspirar a jóvenes Latinos en los Estados Unidos!
In today's episode, Vicente Del Real sits with Micaela Vargas, part of Negocios Now's Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.
A native of the Gage Park community in Chicago, Micaela is a high impact engager and coalition-builder. She has over ten years of experience in public policy, political strategy, business development and operations. In her current role she leads her organization’s initiatives to support and mobilize the next generation of Latino leaders. She leverages key relationships with stakeholders, organizations, and allies to develop the collective Latino Caucus legislative agenda that enables sustainable and equitable policies to justifiably advance the livelihood of Chicago’s Latino communities. Micaela has served in a variety of leadership roles supporting senior-level executives and top government officials. Through her company, MAV Consulting, Micaela performs enterprise sales, external relations, social impact plan development, and more for clients. She previously served as Chief of Staff for Cook County government where she analyzed a $5 billion budget and served as lead on legislation that positively impacted thousands of individuals and families in Illinois. She is a member of the Global Shapers World Economic Forum Chicago Chapter and has previously served on the board of directors for Mujeres Latinas En Accion, in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, and the National Diversity Advisory Council for the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C.
Micaela received her bachelor’s degree in international studies and business administration from DePaul University and received the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship from Carnegie Mellon University.
The Joy of the Gospel/La Alegria del Evangelio Podcast provides a top quality content to evangelize, enrich and inspire young Latinos. We aim to be the most-listened to bilingual podcast for young Latinos in the United States. EVANGELIZATION: We are continually challenged to transmit and share "The Joy of the Gospel" with new ways and methods. Through our podcast we aim to spread the joy that comes from knowing and following Jesus Christ. FORMATION: Filling the gap in formation resources specifically for first, second and third generation immigrants, The Joy of the Gospel will produce enriching content, forming listeners through interviews with leaders and experts.
INSPIRATION: Young Latinos will hear the voices of current Latino leaders and relate to tiger stories of overcoming challenges and difficulties. The Joy of the Gospel will inspire them to become the next generation of Latino leaders. Produced by Latinos for Latinos.
Iskali is a Catholic 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to EMPOWER and EQUIP young Latinos with HIGH-QUALITY FAITH FORMATION that enables them to become TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERS.
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