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8:15 – 8:45 REGISTRATION
8:45 – 10:00
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Step Into Your Own Style of Success
Most women want to grow professionally, but what happens when old (often subconscious) mandates come into play? How can women continue to fulfill their career aspirations? With a carefully balanced combination of self-exploration exercises, group discussions and introduction of key concepts, Mariela Dabbah will help you:
  • Identify conscious and subconscious mandates, as well as verbal and non-verbal messages that women received very early in life, which might be interfering with career growth
  • Create new messages better aligned with current and future professional goals
  • Understand the impact language has on a successful journey
Mariela Dabbah, Author, Speaker, Consultant

Author of the new book Find Your Inner Red Shoes; Take Control and Step Into Your Own Style of Success
10:00 – 10:15
Jorge L. Perez, Jr.,, KPMG
Ali Curi, President, HPNG
Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Conference Chairman, HPNG Latino Leadership Conference
10:15 – 10:30
The Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr.
President of the Borough of the Bronx
10:30 – 10:45 Photos and Meet & Greet with Borough President Diaz
10:45 – 11:30
Investing in leadership is one of the most significant steps corporate America and the Latino community can take together. The diverse talent that corporations are able to recruit into their management team and business operations is an increasingly important determinant of a company’s success.

This panel discussion will look at distinct perspectives towards diversity leadership development as it specifically relates to Latinos. Additionally, this session will include a screening of “Insider Game.” This documentary brings to light Hispanic corporate leadership development and investigates the profound effect that Hispanics are having on shifting the corporate landscape.

George Herrera, Founder, President, & CEO, Herrera-Cristina Group
Pat Martinez, President and CEO, National Hispanic Corporate Council

Moderated by Ali Curi, President, HPNG
11:30 – 12:15
EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS PANEL: Developing Skills for the Next Generation of Corporate Leaders
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are no longer small, informal groups for people with common identities and interests. With increased focus and attention by corporations to the specific interests of Latinos, ERGs now provide valuable resources for advanced leadership and growth opportunities. More than just focusing on career advancement, ERGs help companies expand into new markets, exert influence, create meaningful messaging, and build opportunities for shared success. This panel will investigate the evolving role of ERGs and how they can facilitate professional development, advocate networking, promote business growth and mentor the next generation through impactful support.

Jessica Asencio, VP, Marketing & Communications, JPMorgan Chase
Patricia Boshuizen, National Board for the Hispanic/Latino Network, KPMG
Joseph Cangialosi, Hispanic Action Network (HAN), Senior IT Specialist, Colgate-Palmolive
Teresa Correa, Project Leader, Conéctate AHORA; Associate Manager, Consumer and Shopper Insights, Avon

Moderated by Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Conference Chairman, HPNG Latino Leadership Conference
12:15 – 1:00
Patricia Boshuizen, Principal, IT Advisory Services, Risk and Compliance, KPMG
National Board for the Hispanic/Latino Network, KPMG
National Corporate Responsibility, Diversity and Inclusion Team, KPMG
1:00 – 1:30
SOURCING TALENT: Optimizing Your Digital Talent Acquisition
Technology and the Internet have made the job of sourcing A-level talent more complex than ever. The overwhelming abundance of new tools and online talent resources, combined with lulls in global labor markets can make hiring a challenge. How can your organization work to embrace and adapt to these game changers while staying ahead?
You’ll find the answers in this session.

D. Zachary Misko, Vice President, Workforce Strategy, Kelly OCG
1:30 – 2:10
The Diversity Policy Disclosure of 2009 was established so that instead of just talking about diversity and how it is implemented, companies must now give investors facts that show the results of the company’s efforts. As companies increase their efforts to recruit, develop and retain high-potential Latino professionals, it’s important to benchmark against organizations doing it well. Find out what the crucial do’s and don’ts are when working with outside recruiters and staffing agencies to scout for Latino talent, achieve multicultural branding, and further diversity recruitment.

Monica Pons, Director, Executive Recruitment, NBC Universal
Kirk Santos, HR Director, Talent Organization, IBM
Reymundo Abrahante, Agency Recruiter, State Farm

Moderated by D. Zachary Misko, Vice President, Workforce Strategy, Kelly OCG
2:10 – 3:00
IMPROVING HUMAN RESOURCE’S PERFORMANCE: Exploring Leadership Productivity and Organization Performance
Striving to keep pace with brutal competition and fast moving markets, companies must focus their attention on continually aligning human resources strategies with industry best practices to improve business performance. Roberto Llamas has had senior leadership roles with some the country’s highest performing businesses and has recently been involved in the transformation of three Companies. Lately, he has been helping Univision improve its business performance through the implementation of effective organization processes, differentiated resource allocation, and improved leadership productivity. This presentation offers an industry front-runner perspective on how to best put into practice new initiatives to enhance organization and leadership performance, establish a merit-based culture, as well as identify and develop talent. Mr. Llamas will also suggest ways in which Hispanic professionals can improve their own effectiveness and enhance the management of their careers.

Roberto Llamas, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Univision
3:15 – 4:00
PANEL OF EXPERTS: Actualizing the Value of Effective Coaching in the Modern World
Coaching can be an extremely worthwhile and effective tool for individuals looking to focus on a particular career goal, but are unsure what steps to take to achieve it. Expert, insider knowledge from coaches who have done it before can help Latino professionals leverage their abilities and develop new skills to get ahead. Coaching can aid and accelerate this development through identifying the necessary steps to reach your goals. This session will focus on both the short and long term value of effective coaching in the corporate world and explore the modern role of a coach in supporting individuals looking to get to the next level.

Ellie Nieves, Esq., President and CEO, Leadership Strategies for Women, LLC
Josephine Rotolo, Founder & Principal, Type J Coaching
Catherine Kapferer, Global Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Covance Inc.

Moderated by Phyllis Barajas, Managing Partner, Barajas & Associates; Executive Director, CONEXION
4:00 – 4:30
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: An In-Depth Discussion on Measuring Success and Exploring What Coaching Can Do For You
To further round out the wealth of information presented during the previous session, we will gain insight into the modern role of coaching from an executive leader that has been coached. Attend this one-on-one interview to learn how coaching has specifically helped this professional achieve her goals, as well as understand how and why it can be an effective tool to continue to guide the next generation of Latino leaders.

Rebecca Vargas, Managing Director of Investment Bank for Latin America, JPMorgan Chase

Interviewed by Robert Rodriguez, PhD, Conference Chairman, HPNG Latino Leadership Conference
4:30 – 5:30
LATINO LEADERS ROUNDTABLE – A Personal Leadership Plan
Everyone’s career is a journey filled with many obstacles, bends and unexpected roadblocks, and while we all have different goals, the steps we take to achieve these career objectives are similar across the board. Career paths are forged in many different ways and people take varying paths, but through collaboration, communication and hard work we can achieve success together. In this roundtable you will hear from four unique Latino leaders who will share their experiences, learned insight, and the motivation behind their success. This conference closing session will leave you inspired and provide you with valuable, take home insight into how to rework your own personal leadership plan and professional development.

Maria Fernandez, Senior Counsel, Technology Licensing & Alliances, IBM
Eliana Murillo, Hispanic Business Development Lead, Google
William Robalino, Executive Director, Global Diversity, Finance Product Control, UBS; President,
ALPFA New York
5:30 – 5:40
Robert Rodriguez, PhDM, Conference Chairman, HPNG Latino Leadership Conference
Ali Curi, President, HPNG
5:45 – 6:15
This year we present the premier of the HPNG Latino Leader Awards presented by Ford. These awards recognize exceptional Latino leaders with admirable achievements in advancing business initiatives that exemplify Ford’s pillars of excellence: Technology, Quality, Environment and Safety. Award winners will be honored for their hard work, steadfast determination and notable commitments to the business community.

Awards Master of Ceremonies
Carlos Anaya, Multimedia Producer, GLAAD Award-winning Journalist

A Special Performance by Latin Pop Music Recoding Artist
6:15 – 7:45