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Find a Speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Latinx, Latina, Latino, and Hispanic people who have enriched the country. Join us in honoring these communities—consider one of the sought-after speakers below for your fall event!

Learn More About John Quinones

John Quiñones
ABC News Veteran &
Host, What Would You Do?

With a moving life story, exceptional career, incomparable insight and a powerful presence, Quiñones and his inspiring presentations celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American dream and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

Learn More About Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa
Emmy-Winning &
Pulitzer-Winning Journalist

As a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. She made that dream a reality when she created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit newsroom.


Learn More About Sonia Manzano

Sonia Manzano
Sesame Street's "Maria"
& Author

Named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine, Manzano broke ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television. She continues to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage and in the educational realm.

Learn More About Richard Carmona

Dr. Richard Carmona
17th U.S. Surgeon General & Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch

Dr. Carmona’s remarkable rise from poverty to prominence has inspired thousands. Born to a poor Hispanic immigrant family in New York City, he lived in and out of homelessness and hunger. Sharing his path from street kid to decorated Special Forces veteran and top graduate of his medical school class, Dr. Carmona challenges audiences to reach for their highest goals.

Learn More About Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio

Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, USAF (Retired)
America's First Latina Fighter Pilot & STEM Advocate
Turned away from flight school because she was a woman, Custodio went on to break barriers (including the sound barrier) as the first Latina USAF pilot and commercial pilot for
American Airlines.


Learn More About Dr. Q

Dr. Alfredo

World-Renowned Neurosurgeon & Neuroscientist
 Dr. Q was an impoverished teenager living in a rural Mexican village before he hopped an 18-foot fence into California and found his way through hope, hard work and perseverance into the loftiest heights of the American Dream. Now widely regarded as one of the world's finest surgeons and scientists, his inspirational life story is slated to be made into a movie.

Learn More About Moe Vela

Moe Vela
Attorney, Two-Time White House Senior Advisor &
Unicorn Hunters
Growing up in a prominent Hispanic, Catholic family on a ranch in South Texas, Vela never felt he belonged. He knew his parents would not accept that he was gay and he was bullied to the point of suicide. Now sharing his incredible journey of becoming a successful attorney, entrepreneur, YouTube star and more, Vela inspires with a message that everyone has a place at the table.

Learn More About Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee
COO, National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC)
Shaped by her upbringing as the daughter of a single Puerto Rican mother, Ortiz-McGhee is now a trailblazing executive and unwavering advocate. She speaks on everything from resilience and leadership to equity and underrepresented communities, offering compelling, inspirational messages on the power of possibility.

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