CHICAGO—Related Midwest today announced that Vice President Yanet Garcia has been selected by the Negocios Now editorial board for inclusion in the annual list of "Who's Who In Hispanic Business" in the "Corporate" category, based on her leadership and success as an executive.
Garcia is a market leader in the real estate development and construction industries, and is dedicated to redesigning the way the construction and development industry approaches equity and inclusion. She is recognized as an expert in creating transformative programs that provide opportunities for emerging businesses and was instrumental in the development of an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Directive at Related Midwest, which sets a standard and raises the bar for true inclusion of underrepresented groups throughout the entirety of a project.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible list of Hispanic leaders who are creating change in their companies and communities,” said Yanet Garcia, Vice President at Related Midwest. “Related Midwest is committed to strengthening the communities we work in, and I’m proud to represent a company that acts on its values in meaningful ways to create greater equity in all parts of the construction and development industry.”
Also passionate about mentoring small women- and minority-owned businesses, Garcia co-leads Related Midwest’s small business mentoring program of 25 companies, helping them learn, build relationships and propel their organizations to new successes.
Garcia, a licensed architect, serves as a trustee for the National Museum of Mexican Art and has also served on a number of other boards, including Center for Changing Lives, City of Aurora CDBG, The Society of Hispanic Professional Architects, and has served as Commissioner for the Aurora Housing Authority. She is a founding member of Arquitina, a national nonprofit organization with a mission to increase the fewer than 1% of licensed Latina architects in the U.S. and is a contributing author in the recently published book Latinas in Architecture.
You can find the full list of “Who’s Who in Hispanic Business” list here.
Tricia Van Horn