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Yai Vargas    

Founder & CEO of The Latinista; Career Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Yai Vargas is founder of The Latinista, a national network of women and Latina professionals invested in professional development and career mobility, which offers skill-building, activity-driven workshops. She is also a career diversity and inclusion strategist who helps organizations develop programming focused on career and leadership development. With a background in multicultural marketing and communications, Vargas was previously national multicultural marketing manager for New York Life insurance company and national diversity manager for the US Tennis Association. She is a mentor at WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs of New York City), an initiative of the City of New York, and the Emerging Leaders Committee lead at the Financial Women’s Association, among other endeavors.

Yai has led the Financial Women’s Association Emerging Leaders network of New York, has worked to develop money investing workshops for women with Ellevest, has been featured in MakersMoney, has spoken on Yahoo Finance, featured in Forbes and Nasdaq for her work with Latina Equal Pay Day and is an and works in partnership with orgs like: Luminary , WE NYC and The Financial Gym.

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