2014 Executive Leadership Conference & Mujer Awards — September 14-15

The 2014 Executive Leadership Conference brings together Latinas and the National Hispanic Leadership Institute’s (NHLI) accomplished alumnae from across the nation for a two-day conference that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of exceptional Latina leaders. Held since 1993, the 2014 Executive Leadership Conference is the nation’s premier leadership conference focused on bringing top speakers and influencers to provide training for Latina leaders.

This year’s national conference will include a Welcome Reception on September 14th. The full-day conference activities being held on September 15th will include the Rising Stars Breakfast, Leadership Luncheon, concurrent workshop tracks based on the attendees’ professional experience demographic, a job fair and expo.

Ending the conference will be the Mujer Awards Gala which has honored dozens of Latina leaders, honorees have included: journalist and TV anchor María Elena Salinas, NCLR’s President Janet Murguía, actresses Rosario Dawson and Eva Longoria. Dress code is black tie attire.

Join NHLI in celebrating Latina trailblazing.

September 14-15, 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1015 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Events Schedule

September 13, 2014
Pre-Conference Activity

September 14, 2014
Welcome Reception

September 15, 2014
Rising Stars Breakfast
Leadership Luncheon
Workshops
Job Fair
Expo

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NHLI expects Conference attendance of 250 attendees, the majority of whom will include, but not be limited to, Latina/o leaders from government, corporations and non-profit organizations. The theme of this year’s conference is “Championing Trailblazers Since 1987” 

Conference subjects and topics to be covered will fall into one of two categories and may include:

  • Professional Development
  • Understanding and navigating organizational politics and culture
  • Building Executive Presence
  • Managing from the Middle
  • Being an Effective Sponsor
  • Leading Diverse Teams
  • Policy Issues
  • Political Engagement
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Education
  • Wealth Development/Community Reinvestment

Conference sessions may be incorporated into various learning tracks for 4 core demographics: Early Career Professionals, Mid-Career Professionals, Senior Managers/Executives, and Transitioning Adults & Retirees

The Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown. The atmosphere will be one of fun and learning in a business casual environment, with numerous opportunities for professional development and networking. The Conference will utilize a variety of learning formats, including concurrent breakout sessions and plenary session keynote address.

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