Supporting Latino Lawyers


Yesi Morillo-Gual, founder of Proud to Be Latina, discusses the unique challenges faced by Latino/a lawyers and strategies to help empower and support their career advancement.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we wanted to dedicate a post to the importance of supporting Latino/a lawyers.  According to at 2011 ABA report, despite comprising 16% of the US population, Latinos only comprise 4% of the legal profession. The report further noted that Latino lawyers face an astounding amount of racism and discrimination within the profession and in their communities. These challenges can have an adverse impact on the professional development and career advancement.

On today’s episode of the Esquire Coaching Radio Show, we will discuss challenges Latinos/as have within the professional environment.  Joining us for this powerful interview is Yesi Morillo-Gual, Director at Citi and founder of Proud to Be Latina, an organization created to help Latinas banish self-doubt and break self-imposed barriers.  A personal and professional development network, Proud to Be Latina educates, empowers and encourages Latinas to rise to their full potential.


In this powerful interview, we will:

  • identify challenges Latinos/as face in the professional environment;
  • learn cutting-edge diversity and inclusion strategies used in corporate America that can be replicated in law firms to help retain Latino/a lawyers; and
  • discuss the importance of cultivating leadership among Latino/a lawyers.


At Esquire Coaching, we believe it’s important to empower and support all attorneys.  Diversity and inclusion ensures that the legal profession stays at the cutting-edge, and enables lawyers to develop innovative solutions to our client’s challenges.

Join us TODAY at 5:30 pm EST/2:30 pm PT to listen to this enlightening discussion.  We encourage listeners to call in with questions. Click here to listen LIVE via the internet or call (347) 838-8719 to speak with our guest.



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