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    In 2013 I co-founded a nonprofit LatinaVIDA with my colleagues Santalynda Marrero and Julia Arellano-Sullivan.  The mission of LatinaVIDA is to inspire the next generation of Latina executives.   We founded this organization because our collective experience as Latinas in the corporate sector is that we continue to see few Latinas in leadership roles.  The US Department of Labor reports that only 3% of senior executives are Latina.  At a time when the population of the US is roughly 18% Latino, the time to grow the pipeline of Latinas is now.  

    LatinaVIDA offers a one-day seminar, networking events and on-line coaching sessions that address the key trends on leadership development and career advancement.  We cover the following topics:

     

    §  the role of Latino culture in our career success
    §  the importance setting clear career goals aligned with a vision of success
    §  using mentors and sponsors effectively
    §  developing a personal brand aligned with leadership goals
    §  demonstrating executive presence--the KEY skill for career advancement
    §  setting work life blend strategies that promote well-being and resilience

     

    LatinaVIDA is designed to be a scalable program that can be taken to communities where a large number of Latinas live and work.  We can do this in partnership with corporations, community groups, and colleges. 

    You can learn more about LatinaVIDA at www.latinavida.org.

    We also have a Facebook Group for those who are interested in participating in LatinaVIDA.  Please join the group dedicated to career minded Latinas eager to advance their careers.