Alejandra Castillo (CEO, YWCA-USA)
Alejandra Castillo discusses how she has dealt with issues of sexism and racism during her career. According to Castillo, the problem can be very subtle such as not being invited to critical meetings or not being given needed information. She talks about the need for women and minorities to confront both sexism or racism head on and let employers know the value of your work as a team player and advocate for your organization. Castillo points out the need to find people to help you to address problems such as the dealing with the old boys’ network that exists in government in Washington DC.