Women of ALPFA, Building Latina Leaders Strong from the Inside Out, is the premier professional development event for Latinas in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This year’s event includes a keynote by nationally recognized Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ana Nogales, and a fashion show by Banana Republic.
With over 400 Latino and Latina leaders from the Bay Area expected to attend, its going to be a fantastic event to help build Latina leaders.
11:30am Registration and Networking
12:30 – 2:30 pm Luncheon, Keynote and Panel
2:45 – 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions (Executives, Professionals, Students)
4:15 – 5:30 pm Motivational Speaker
5:30 – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception hosted by Ketel One and Fashion Show hosted by Banana Republic
Empowering Yourself from Within
Kristen A. Sanchez – Deputy Managing Partner, Deloitte
What strategies do talented Latinas use to succeed despite obstacles and stereotypes? This panel will discuss ways to succeed without making impossible choices. Our panel of accomplished and high-profile Latinas will provide strategic advice and concrete ideas about positioning yourself for long-term success as they insights and advice based on their own career experiences. The panelists will discuss building relationships, cultivating a sponsor, creating opportunities, assessing risks, obtaining recognition and advancing through various stages of your career.
Moderator: Yvonne Garcia – Marketing & Distribution Director, Liberty Mutual
- Laura E. Martinez – Partner, PwC
- Martha Torres Morgan – VP Brand Management – McKesson Corporation
- TBD – Kaiser Permanente
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Executive VIP reception & Working Session
Advancing Latinas in Corporate America: An Interactive Session with Lourdes
Albacarys, Director Global Package Development. Led by Maria Hernandez
Proctor and Gamble has one of the most comprehensive talent development strategies in the Fortune 100. For the past 10 years, the company has also focused specifically on-boarding and leadership development for Latino employees. At the center of this effort is Lourdes Albacarys, Director of Global Package Development and who leads the company’s Corporate Hispanic Development Programs. This session will offer you an insight into the strategies, programs and best practices used to promote and retain Latinas at one of the world’s most successful consumer product companies. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions as well as receive a copy of “Sin Fronteras: Celebrating and Capitalizing on the Strengths of Latina Executives” a comprehensive study on Latina executives produced by the Center for Work-Life Policy. Your session is lead by Dr. Maria Hernandez, an executive coach and consultant to Fortune 500 companies and author of the syndicated column Latina Cubicle Confidential™
The Latino Leadership Advantage: Leveraging the Strengths of Our Culture in Our Careers
- Dr. Santalynda Marrero of SM CONSULTING
- Julia Arellano Sullivan, MBA of Próspero Leadership
As Latinos we share a rich heritage that works for us and at times against us in our careers. Come explore how our values can be leveraged to be the leaders companies need to succeed in today’s environment. This session is an opportunity to understand the values that make us outstanding leaders and remarkable team players. Your facilitators will first highlight the traits that are expected of effective leaders in today’s competitive workplace and how Latino values can strengthen your leadership quotient. Understand the importance of communicating about yourself, your achievements, and your vision in a way that attracts the right kind of attention. Learn about the link between our sense of community and the importance of creating a strong network. Identify mentors and sponsors that can position you for new leadership roles.
Mentors and Sponsors – Your career musts
The life of a young professional involves adjusting to corporate culture, building new skills, and quickly getting up to speed on new industries. Many find that having a mentor along the way can be an invaluable resource. This panel will discuss what it takes to select the appropriate mentor, what commitment is involved on the part of the mentor and mentee respectively and how to get the most out of formal and informal mentoring arrangements. Our panelist will speak about the role of mentorship in their career, how to identify and connect with potential mentors, and how they have both benefited from and served as mentors along the way.
Moderator: Samantha Raniere – Director of Executive Development, Charles Schwab
- Arcelia Gallardo – Entrepreneur, Casa de Chocolates
- Stephanie Bravo – Co-Founder and President, Studentmentor.org
- Tera Gallegos – Area Sales Manager, The Clorox Company
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Motivational speaker
Latina Power! Using the 7 Strengths You Already Have to Create the Success You Deserve
Dr. Ana Nogales – Founder, Nogales Counseling Inc & Clinical Director, Casa de la Familia
During this session, Dr. Ana Nogales will encourage the audience to move beyond their expected roles and become the person they wish to be by embracing the seven traits they inherit naturally from their Latino culture. Learn how to identifying and acknowledge your and turn negative stereotypes upside with a practical roadmap for self-empowerment and personal accomplishment.
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Cocktail reception hosted by Ketel One
Fashion Show hosted by Banana Republic
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