Daniela Herrera
Daniela Herrera
Pronouns: She/Her/Ella

Dani Herrera is a Recruitment, Inclusion Strategist, and People Leader passionate about building cultures that attract and retain diverse talent, strategies that foster inclusivity and belonging; and processes that minimize biases.

Originally from Buenos Aires and now living in New York, she is the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition & EDI Advocate at R/GA and the Awareness & Advocacy Founding Partner at Allies in Recruiting. She has 15 years of overall Recruitment expertise, 10+ years of experience in Technology Recruitment and team leadership, and 5+ years of Intentional and Inclusive Recruitment experience.

At R/GA, a Marketing and Advertising global company focused on building a more human future, Dani’s goal is to fully embed unbiased and intentionally inclusive practices into all Talent Attraction and Hiring Processes. She is a compassionate leader, with a dynamic, adaptable, data-driven, and detail-oriented style. Her bilingualism and fluency in English and Spanish allowed her to develop her experience in both LATAM and the US.

In her day-to-day, she seeks to identify and redesign the inequities embedded in the Talent Attraction, Recruitment, Interviewing, and Hiring Processes and aims to train others to do the same. She builds partnerships with internal and external organizations, talent, and niche networks.

She is an unequivocally outspoken advocate for Equality, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and is known for identifying learning gaps and opportunities.

Her background in Talent Attraction and Retention, Sourcing, Recruitment Strategies, Technology Recruitment, Training and Team, and People Management --paired with deep knowledge and constant education in D&I-- make her thrive on the intersection of Inclusion + Diversity + Equity + Recruitment + Technology + Advocacy + Operations + Strategy.

She is a Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional and has had the privilege and opportunity to obtain professional certifications from Equify and Northwestern University among others. She had the great privilege of speaking at various events, conferences, and panels including “Lesbians Who Tech”; “Disrupt HR” and “Right The Ratio”. Please, take a look at the “Featured” section here on LinkedIn to see some of her work.

Dani grounded her advocacy efforts through learning and unlearning, mentoring underestimated communities, and sharing her knowledge with others, and is the proud creator of R/GA’s “Intentional and Inclusive Sourcing, Recruiting, and Networking Resources”, an internal database with 300+ sourcing, recruitment and talent resources for Recruiters and Hiring Managers to utilize when engaging in a new Talent Attraction Strategy.

In her spare time, you can find Dani reading sci-fi and fantasy books, cuddling with her cat, walking her dog, geeking out about words and language, or browsing numerous websites in search of her next floral midi dress.