ESU Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with Yai Vargas

Yai Vargas

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on September 21, 2021, No Comments

To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, East Stroudsburg University will welcome Yai Vargas, a career and diversity consultant, as she delivers a virtual keynote address on Thursday, October 7 at 6 p.m. The program will take place via Zoom and is open to the public at no cost.

ESU’s Center for Multicultural Affairs and Inclusive Education will host Vargas’s presentation, “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Personal and Professional Branding – Leveraging Your Culture & Authenticity.”

Yai Vargas has 15 years of professional experience as a career and diversity consultant, designing inclusive programs for increased productivity, employee engagement and
culture change via employee resource and business resource groups.

She has expertise in developing & delivering training for career and leadership development including topics like: allyship, cultural intelligence, diversity, equity vs. equality, intersectionality, microaggressions and more.

Vargas also focuses on leadership skills like executive presence, professional branding and thought leadership. She has led the Financial Women’s Association Emerging Leaders Network of New York, has worked to develop money investing workshops for women with Ellevest, and has been featured in MakersMoney and on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Forbes and Nasdaq for her work on Latina Equal Pay.

Vargas also founded The Latinista, a national organization for Latinas and Women of Color invested in career and leadership development. The Latinista has chapters in Chicago, Miami, NYC and Los Angeles, serving as a resource for thousands of women focused on inclusion, professional development and financial literacy.

The link to attend the virtual Latinx Heritage Month keynote presentation via Zoom is: For more information contact L. Jamila Fleming, director of ESU’s Center for Multicultural Affairs and Inclusive Education, by emailing