Al "Skip" Solorzano

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SKIP is a recognized expert in the field of diversity with keen ability to build strategic alliances, and successfully expand supplier diversity initiatives. He has consulted with multiple client sectors including pharmaceutical, insurance, manufacturing, health care, telecommunications, utilities nonprofit organizations, business entities and employee groups. As a facilitator and learning consultant presents unique perspectives to develop solutions; and promote qualities to successfully work with others through diversity, team-building and leadership development. Solorzano has been featured as a presenter at conferences sponsored by such entities as: AT&T, The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Social Security Administration. A former Governor appointee and member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials; Solorzano has been recognized by United Way as Most Influential Hispanics of the Bay Area; and a recipient of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Corporate Advocate of the Year award. Skip’s career endeavors as a corporate liaison, community leader and entrepreneur, provides the unique insight to write on an array of subject matter from learning processes; diversity; with a shared humorous perspective of life.
A recent investigation of alleged fiscal corruption of a national organization along with my prior involvement with multiple non-profits, I was inspired to write this article to serve a forewarning to all those affiliated with organizations. From my experience...
Today, the longevity of employment with one organization is rare. According to research individuals between the ages of 18 through 48 will have held 12 jobs in their respective careers. The days in receiving gold watches to honor retirements...
Have you ever noticed how often the “community” is mentioned each day? Recently during a 30-minute news telecast, I heard the word mentioned sixteen times. It is a standard word you’ll hear incorporated in any political or civic (I...
I struggled with hesitancy to write this article, however now that I'm living during the sunset of my career pursuits (not life); I'll assume the role of a mentor to speak to an aspect of leadership qualities that are...
As we approach a new year setting goals and making lifestyle changes are frequent topics of conversation. Most of us refer to these self-declarations as New Year's resolutions. I'm just not sold day one of a new year is the ideal date...
Despite the massive corporate tax breaks, low unemployment and somewhat stable economic times, once formidable retailers keep announcing store closures.  According to economists (business mediums) forecast that this trend will continue; I wonder if the dressing room will ultimately...
It seems no matter where it comes from some organization have problems saying no to money. Just Write a Check… Despite all the Latino families that have been victimized by the financial practices of Wells Fargo Bank (WFB), instead of leading...
When consulting on the subject of fundraising my emphasis is acknowledging how critical it is that the whole organization be in sync on every aspect of these endeavors. It is understood how critical the reliance towards fundraising is for...
Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity Awareness is here to Stay Despite living in the Age of Aquarius and over fifty years now since Civil Rights Bill outlawed discrimination; racism and insensitivity remain a living virus in this country. Today technology facilitates communications to...
Inspired by the Marvel Universe, I wish to speak of diverse suppliers’ quest to do business within the corporate sector. Recently I've received a few inquiries from diverse suppliers seeking advice how to do business with the corporate sector. In...

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