Representation Matters: Leading With Our Latinidad

Thank you for attending this year's Fall Summit!

HPGM's annual Fall Summit is back and better than ever. This year's engaging event, Leading With Our Latinidad, presented by Kohl's, Milwaukee County, and Potawatomi Casino Hotel embraces themes of representation, Latinas in tech, and the importance of our culturally bold leadership in spaces where important decisions are made, stories are told, and justice is served.  

Established to inspire HPGM Members to stand in their power as Latin@ professionals, the HPGM Fall Summit provides attendees with the unique tools and strategies to lead confidently within their teams and throughout their organizations. Meaningful networking opportunities, conversations, and sessions are curated to benefit professionals at all levels. Meet our keynote speaker below!

Registration is SOLD OUT. Thank you!

We are so excited to announce Daniela Corrente as our keynote speaker for this year's Fall Summit. Recently named Latina of the year, Daniela Corrente is a trailblazing founder who made her mark by establishing and subsequently selling the financial technology company, Reel, earning her a spot on INC Magazine's Top Female Founders list, Forbes, CNN, and more. Daniela made further strides by joining SUMA Wealth, making history by forming the first all-Latina C-suite trio in FinTech. Her impact has been widely recognized, and she's passionately committed to closing the wealth gap for Latinos. Advocating for social and economic change as the path to genuine equality, Daniela's expertise and innovative thinking continue to drive change in the industry. Follow her HERE.

Thursday, Nov. 16 (the night before)

Fall Summit Kick-Off Event
BMO Tower (790 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202)
4:30-6:30 p.m.

This kick-off event is SOLD OUT. Thank you to all who registered!

HPGM is excited to formally kick-off the 2023 Fall Summit, Leading With Our Latinidad, with an event for Wisconsin Latinx/e/o and Hispanic employee resource groups. You're invited to join us for happy hour, networking, and a panel discussion featuring Latino employee/business (ERG/BRG) leaders. Hear firsthand from speakers as they share their insights, best practices, and strategies for elevating the impact of employee organizations. BONUS! We'll also be sharing a special HPGM announcement about a forthcoming initiative for employee resource groups. 

Marian Jimenez

Flory Jerez-Villa, Julea FerraraMaryvel RentaRebecca Belville

Friday, Nov. 17 (day of the Fall Summit)

Session I: 

Opening Panel | Es Tiempo: Advancing Latino Representation and Belonging 

We belong in all spaces. Hear from a diverse array of Latinos/as/es who will speak to the impact of representation on their careers and the broader community, as well as strategies for continuing to grow effective representation for Hispanics across all sectors. This meaningful discussion will focus on spaces where important decisions are made, stories are crafted, and justice is served.

Jovanny Hernandez

Cristina Villanueva, Cristy Garcia-Thomas, Jose Olivieri, Maria Vento, Ozzie Gromada Meza, Sophia Minnaert

Session II 

A. Breaking through Burnout | Building Resilience with Rosario Sanchez-Ledesma 

LIFECAMP, the Mental Fitness company, brings you a fun and engaging 70-minute session on building your resilience. Burnout is more than a common buzzword. Industry trends indicate mental fatigue and general workplace overwhelm are present in the non-profit, private, government and higher education sectors – and it can take a big toll on you, the people you lead and your organization. The American Psychological Association’s 2023 Work in America survey found that the majority (57%) of U.S. workers reported experiencing burnout symptoms. If you are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, overcome by negative thinking, or feeling like the demands on you are greater than the resources you have available – this session is for you. Come join us as we explore the causes of burnout and equip you with tools to build your resilience with your Latinidad! 

B. 3 Ways to Effectively Take Control of Your Career Growth with Elizabeth Suárez

We all want to grow in our careers. But how many of us feel we have full control when it comes to managing It? In this highly interactive session, Leadership & Negotiation Strategist, Elizabeth Suárez spells out 3 ways middle management professionals can take full control of their career evolution. Learn the importance of Focus, Reaction and Implementation. Become aware how the execution of these 3 words can make a positive impact in your career!

Session III 

A. Panel Discussion: Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Rulings on Affirmative Action

Join for a conversation with higher education and DEI leaders on what you need to know about recent Supreme Court Affirmative Action rulings. Learn about the impact of the rulings on Latino students and DEI initiatives in the workplace.  

Gabriela Barbosa

Abby Andrietsch, Alberto Maldonado, Derek MosleyEva Martinez Powless, PhDGladys Manzanet

B. Understanding Assimilation and Reclaiming Cultural & Collective Autonomy with Angela Mictlanxochitl Anderson Guerrero, PhD

The myth of the United States as a “melting pot” and concepts of “mestizaje” are misnomers that can detract from the impact of assimilation over generations on who we are in the family, as leaders, and how we construct our professional identities. In this workshop, we take a brief look back at the history of colonization and migration that have impacted the socialization of communities and the workforce in the United States. With that foundation, we will deconstruct understandings of ‘imposter syndrome’, ‘nepantla’, and ‘cognitive dissonance’ as frameworks to situate how our cultural identities are woven and limited in our leadership practices. In the spirit of compassion and acceptance, you will be guided to imagine how to reclaim cultural and collective autonomies and how to assess technical and adaptive leadership approaches to serve our well-being and future possibilities.

Session IV 

Closing keynote with Daniela Corrente

Learn more about our keynote speaker above! Did you know SUMA Wealth is the only all Latina-led fintech company in the U.S.? We'll close the summit with Daniela's keynote, a fireside chat moderated by Sandra Dempsey, and time for Q&A. 

Timeline for 2023 HPGM Fall Summit
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks
9:45 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Session I: Opening Panel - Auditorium C
10:55 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.
11:05 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Session II: Breakout Session A (Breaking through Burnout - Auditorium A)
Breakout Session B (3 Ways to Effectively Take Control of Your Career Growth - Auditorium C)
12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Grab and go lunch
12:30 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
Session III: Breakout Session A (Panel Discussion: Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Rulings on Affirmative Action - Auditorium A)
Breakout Session B (Understanding Assimilation and Reclaiming Cultural & Collective Autonomy -  Auditorium C)
1:35 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Session IV: Closing Keynote
2:55 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks