I would like to extend an invitation to you to join us in New York City for our third annual HPNG Latino Leadership
There is an even higher level of priority for this year’s conference because of the growing sense of urgency regarding
Latino talent initiatives in corporate America due to the results of the 2010 U.S. Census. Corporations looking to tap into
the growing Latino purchasing power realize they must first invest in their internal Latino talent initiatives. HPNG’s 2012
Latino Leadership Conference will focus on developing and utilizing these initiatives to positively benefit both individuals
This year the conference will continue the tradition of gathering influential leaders from diverse fields for inspiring and
thought provoking discussions on how to advance the Latino leadership agenda. The panelists and presenters this year
come from some of the most innovative corporations in America and they have been selected to share best practices,
provide new perspectives and to challenge our thinking of how to generate a steady pipeline of Latino leaders.
As the conference chairman, I’m excited to see more and more Latino leaders asserting their ethnicity with more
confidence than ever before. These leaders realize that their Hispanic heritage can be a source of strength. This
conference is so important because it will investigate and help identify ways new ways for Latino leaders to positively
collaborate. Moreover, this event will focus on how we can work together to remove obstacles that prevent Latino
I’m particularly excited about the emphasis that is being placed this year on helping corporations create internal Latino
talent pipelines and how they can leverage their Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as talent engines. As always, there
will be commentary and discussion throughout the event to promote open dialogue and debate in regards to what it takes
to be a Latino leader.
Join me and other leaders at this one-day event where we’ll be guiding, teaching and paving the road to expand the
horizons of hundreds of Latinos.
Robert Rodriguez, PhD