Name: Kayla Garcia
Organization: Molson Coors Beverage Company
Title: Community Affairs
Community work (board service, volunteering, mentoring, etc.): I’m very passionate about empowering women and girls, supporting our future leaders and working to advance opportunities for people of color. I am a Colorado native and love all things Colorado has to offer and want everyone who calls Colorado home the opportunity to thrive. I’m on the board of Denver Leadership Foundation, Girls Inc. Metro Denver, B:CIVIC and Wonderbound. I also serve on national committees for UnidosUS and LULAC and an active volunteer for Mile High United Way. I believe in all these organizations missions and purpose to serve our community, all in different ways from social responsibility to the arts, but all needed to continue provide opportunities for families, individuals and businesses to thrive in Colorado.
CWCC Involvement (CWCC member for x amount of years, Engagement within CWCC: serve on our board, support our members and team, etc.): Molson Coors has been a member o CWCC for years. We annually support putting our women through programs, attending learning opportunities and events. There has never been a program put on by the CWCC that I have not left feeling inspired and motivated to break down barriers. I especially love working with the staff as they help to curate what our employees need and keep up with what we need to learn and hear.
The Why: Why do you do what you do/ why are you passionate about your work in our community? I’m a purpose driven individual and Colorado is an amazing place to live out that purpose. I’m so fortunate and thankful to be surrounded by strong leaders and supportive friends and family. I do believe it is all of our purpose to pay it forward and to always leave this place (seat, position, role, experience, etc.) in a better place than where we found it and in a better position for the person who will come after you to ensure their success. We have many great organizations such as the CWCC that are a community within a community for us to connect and have shared experiences and women. I’ve been fortunate in a young age to be deep rooted in our community and give back all I can to the organizations that have help strengthen me along the way. My role at Molson Coors allows me to do what I love and invest and build programs and partnerships in our community.
Remember where you came from but never lose sight of where you are going!