Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
ALPFA’s National Convention themed “Recruiting and Developing Exceptional Latino Leaders” was held in Las Vegas, NV on July 30th – August 2nd. The annual convention brought together members from across the U.S. to be motivated, inspired and better business leaders. Thousands of Hispanic professionals and college students attended the four-day convention and career fair with Fortune 1000 corporate partners.
Hispanic Women of Distinction (HWOD).
The 17th anniversary of the Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon was held on August 24 at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. The event drew more than 900 guests to pay tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).
Honoring Latino contributions and four decades of elevating Latino leadership, CHCI hosted its 2018 Leadership Luncheon and 41st Annual Awards Gala in the nation’s capital on September 11-13th. Delivering on its mission to foster and elevate diverse leadership, CHCI proudly convened more than 2,500 leaders including Congressional members, community champions, and aspiring changemakers to engage in meaningful discourse around issues impacting the Latino community and the nation.
On September 12-14, Prospanica, a platform for Latino professionals that provides development experience designed to educate, inspire, and connect business leaders, entrepreneurs, seasoned and young professionals, and students held its Conference & Career Expo in Milwaukee, WI. The Prospanica Conference & Career Expo marked Prospanica’s 30th anniversary.
DFW Hispanic 100.
On September 13, the DFW Hispanic 100, a network of Dallas/Ft. Worth area brought together Hispanic leaders to honor Mercedes Olivera with its Latina Living Legend Award. Working to increase business and leadership opportunities for Latinas, Olivera was recognized for giving voice to the voiceless, using her platform to share the stories of those quietly making an impact on the
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC).
The 2018 USHCC National Convention, the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America was held from September 16-18 in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown. The National Convention is the country’s largest networking venue for Hispanic-owned businesses and Fortune 1000 corporations interested in the Hispanic market.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)
The 31st Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards taking place on September 12, 2018 in Washington, DC brought together celebrities, educators, innovators, community and business leaders, elected officials, and others to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America.
Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)
In the spirit of CHLI’s vision of advancing the Hispanic community’s diversity of thought, the CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium brought together international business leaders, experts on trade, members of the diplomatic community, Members of Congress, and U.S. government officials to discuss trade issues and international affairs that affect U.S. global competitiveness on October 3rd in Washington, D.C.
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