Updated Sep 14, 2023 - Axios Events

Watch: Axios Visionarios 2023

The big picture: On September 14, Axios and Noticias Telemundo hosted the second annual 'Visionarios' event in Los Angeles, California featuring interviews with leaders and newsmakers including LA Mayor Karen Bass, Mexico Women's National Flag Football Team captain & quarterback Diana Flores and showrunner, writer, producer and actor Gloria Calderón Kellett.

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass shared her concerns about the treatment of migrants by Republican governors and her city's ability to handle an influx.

  • "We live in a city that welcomes immigrants, and so I do think we have been able to handle it, but I am fearful that any day planes may start coming."
Axios' Russell Contreras shakes hands with LA Mayor Karen Bass on the Visionarios stage.
Axios' Russell Contreras shakes hands with LA Mayor Karen Bass on the Visionarios stage. Credit: West Side Storytellers for Axios

Mexican women's flag football team captain Diana Flores talked about the many issues that women in sports face and her personal story of overcoming the odds as an athlete.

  • "I never imagined all of this could be possible for me one day – in a sport that was meant to be for men, being Latina and not having a role model to follow."

Hollywood showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett discussed challenges Latinos face in the entertainment industry and what changes would most benefit striking Latino writers.

  • "We are 20% of the population and 5% of what's on TV. And that 5% is still largely stereotyped."

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In a sponsored segment, Raul Anaya, President of Business Banking; President- Greater Los Angeles at Bank of America, talked about the impact of Latinos on the U.S. economy.

  • "When you think about the power of the Latino community nationally, the strength of it…if it were its own country, the U.S. Latino GDP would be $3.2 trillion."

Thank you Bank of America for sponsoring this event.

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