It is our pleasure to invite you to LAM’s 7th Year Anniversary Celebration on July 18th at W San Francisco. This event is a celebration of SF Bay Area’s Latino professional community with 18 local and national organizations co-hosting the event.
LAM’s anniversary event has become one of the largest networking Latino professional events of the year with over 500+ guests attending. This year will be no different, with a packed agenda for the event.
There will be an award ceremony showcasing our Bay Area’s Latino talent, Moe Vela as our key-note speaker, first Latino to hold an executive role at the White House, once under Al Gore and most recent under Joe Biden, a live performance by Gabriel Navia and Jose Rivera, and dance reception with DJ Santero and DJ C Bass playing the best of musica Latina.
This year, we are excited to celebrate the 2nd annual “LAM Community Awards presented by Verizon” where the most amazing individuals will be recognized by all our members. LAM has evolved to be a community of close 9,000 Latino influencers. Our members are highly motivated emerging Latinos and Latin culture enthusiasts and have proven to be the new generation of movers and shakers.
During our networking hour with members and friends of 18 top Latino organizations, Aeromexico will raffle off 2 round trip tickets to Mexico. Make sure to arrive early to enter the free raffle!
Last but not least, 120 lucky guests will enter to win tickets to The Glenmorangie Experience, a whiskey tasting experience, just make sure to purchase your tickets in advance to enter!
We have an amazing program for all you to and we hope you can join us! Save the date and get your tickets in advance!
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This event is sponsored and supported by:
Founded in 1988, Aeroméxico and Aeroméxico Connect together now operate a total of 553 daily flights to 78 destinations across the Americas, Europe and East Asia, with a global fleet of 116 airplanes. Its destinations in Mexico include beautiful locations such as Cancun, Guadalajara, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez and Mexico City. Aeroméxico is not only known for having the most complete, modern and safe fleet but also for the destinations that it flies to. Additionally, it prides itself on continuously striving to offer the service its guests deserve during their travels making them the premiere Latin American airline.
VIP Reception Sponsor
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader.
The Glenmorangie Experience
You must purchase your tickets in advance in order to be considered for the raffle.
Moe Vela. Moe Vela’s diverse career and experience uniquely positions him at the epicenter of where law, politics, business and finance intersect. Mr. Vela is a longtime Washington insider. Mr. Vela served in President Obama’s administration as the Director of Administration in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden. The stint was the second White House appointment for Mr. Vela, who served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Advisor on Public Affairs for Vice President Al Gore. His cousin, Filemon Vela, is currently a U.S. Congressman representing Texas’ 34th congressional district. Mr. Vela has been named one of the “Top 100 Hispanics in America” by “Hispanic Business” magazine and was twice named as one of the “101 Most Influential Latinos” by “Latino Leaders” magazine.
Host and Red Carpet Interviewer
Kira Vilanova. With a degree in broadcast journalism and a career of more than 15 years at Univision, Kira Vilanova is an EMMY®-winning TV host and television producer who is uniquely talented both in front of and behind the camera. As a native of El Salvador who is fully bicultural and bilingual, Kira has a passion for the livelihood of our Latino community. “Half Salvadoran and half Dominican,” Kira is committed to contributing to every Latino’s balanced quality of life, including her own, which she believes comes from self-sufficiency and validation of who they are and where they are coming from. She co-hosts the Bay Area’s #1 Spanish-language morning news magazine, Al Despertar, every weekday morning on KDTV Univision 14.
This event is co-hosted by our partners:
ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with chapters nationwide and over 20,000 members. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills.
The Bay Area Hispanic Professionals Meetup is a group of Hispanic Professionals who share the love for our Latin customs, traditions and our Spanish language. The group unites our community through many enjoyable social events and promotes the cultivation of friendships and professional relations. All members have the opportunity to participate by suggesting and organizing events of interest to the group.
The Chicana/Latina Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, founded in 1977, whose mission is to empower Chicanas/Latinas through personal, educational and professional advancement. Its main programs include: scholarships and leadership training to Latina college students; workshops on essay writing and interviewing skills; professional development, mentoring and networking for the CLF scholarship awardees; financial literacy workshops for Latinas, workshops for high school students to promote healthy relations among teens, and most recently, a technology awareness and internet connection initiative designed to close the digital divide in low income communities. Since 2003, CLF has reached over 2,500 students who have learned how to apply to scholarship programs, how to interview and how to access resources on campus. Over the years, CLF has provided over $500,000 in scholarships to close to 550 low-income students.
Es Tiempo provides leadership development by bringing leaders together through business mentorship and annually through the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit (SVLLS). Es Tiempo also works with organizations by providing solutions to help them guide and grow their workforce. Mr. Carbajal utilizes the FUTURE framework he developed to help businesses recruit and retain Latino leaders. The Future Leadership Model is based on the book Building the Latino Future Success Stories for the Next Generation.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Alameda County has a rich 30 year history of promoting advocacy, support and strategic alliances that serve to enhance the Latino Business and social needs of the community. To achieve this goal the HCCAC actively seeks to improve the quality of life in the community by providing strong leadership, promoting economic development and partnering with businesses, corporations, and governmental agencies. HCCAC serves as the primary business organization for economic, political and social needs of the Latino community in Alameda County.
The mission of the Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Silicon Valley is to maximize Hispanic business and economic development of Silicon Valley by serving as an advocate and resource for its members, business owners, professionals, students and the community in general by being the premier voice for Hispanic and minority businesses.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit originally established by the White House in 1987, inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.
The mission of the Latino Community Foundation is to build a better future for California by investing in Latino children, youth, and their families. LCF fulfills this mission by investing in cultural and community-based solutions, sharing knowledge, uniting leadership, and inspiring philanthropy among Latinos. LCF sees the Latino community as one with tremendous assets, resiliency, and an unyielding hope for a better future. Latinos are committed to their families, their communities, and to building a better future for the state of California. LCF invests in Latino-based organizations that are adaptive, resilient, and serve as vital community anchors that promote a culture of self-efficacy.
Latina Success Network is the premier chapter based community for professional, business and self development for Latina professionals, entrepreneurs and those in between. Our approach is holistic and takes into account the unique cultural needs of Latinas for development and maximizing potential. We do this through our scheduled in person, as well as virtual, workshops, seminars, teleseminars, webinars, group coaching, one-on-one counseling and Annual Conference.
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in1988. Widely known as the “Premier Hispanic Organization,” NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 8,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association is a nonprofit resource for and advocates on the behalf of the Latino legal community in the Bay Area. With multiple active committees and a number of annual events, SFLRLA provides attorneys with a number of opportunities to network, engage in advocacy, and give back to their communities. In addition to promoting the diversification of the legal profession, SFLRLA’s work fosters the exchange of ideas and information among members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the community that enable reform in the law necessary to the administration of justice. Our biggest event of the year is Noche de Gala, a dinner to raise scholarships for law students who work at public interest organizations during the summer.
The SF Bay Area SHPE chapter was founded in 1983. The national organization, SHPE was originally founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. SF Bay Area SHPE re-enforces its reputation as a vital Hispanic organization by its social responsibility to be involved in education, business, and community outreach.
Latino Startup Alliance‘s mission is to encourage the inspiration and cultivation of U.S. Latino led technology startup ventures by providing a strong support network of fellow entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, & mentors.
UC Berkeley Chicano Latino Alumni Association. CLAA is committed to maintaining Cal’s tradition of academic excellence through diversity by providing a mechanism for all to network as professionals, share ideas & resources that foster stewardship & mentorship for Chicano/Latino students. We strive to create an expanding force of alumni throughout the state who are committed to maintaining ties with the larger Cal community, as well as provide valuable support in recruiting and graduating Chicano/Latino students.
LAM Network is a multi-platform network connecting Latino professionals online and in person. Through a social media network and inspiring events, LAM creates strong and dynamic opportunities for like-minded individuals to foster valuable relationships. LAM is an exclusive community of influencers, highly educated, newly affluent, and urban Latinos engaging and interacting in social, educational and political advocacy activities. For more information, visit http://www.lam-network.com