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April Highlights from our President

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Thursday, April 13, 2017
Hello ALPFamilia,
 
This past month was filled with empowering and inspiring programming and I hope you were able to join us for some of them. Most notably, Dr. Antonia Novello visit to Boston, Salem and Lawrence was a huge success. She inspired us and provided so many lifelong nuggets and made us laugh through it all. I can't thank enough Dr. Lisa McBride, VP Diversity Inclusion at Salem State University in joining ALPFA in the creation of such a wonderful week. But none of this would have happened without the tireless, hard working and dedicated help of the board and specifically the Marketing and Project management team!! You are the true meaning of volunteers and we would not function with your dedication. We are looking for interns and board members to join our team, feel free to reach out to me if you'd like to get involved. 
 
ALPFA's purpose is to connect passionate Latino leaders for exponential impact. I exude to all of you to find your purpose and share it with others. ALPFA Boston will continue to provide gateways for our membership to be educated, inspired and to find your passion. We hope our content is of interest and you find it beneficial. 
 
I look forward to meeting many of you at the upcoming events.
 
Thanks 
 
Enna Jimenez 
President 
ALPFA Boston

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March Highlights from our President

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Monday, March 13, 2017

Enna Jimenez

President of ALPFA Boston Chapter

Earlier this month, I was asked to be a speaker addressing an audience primarily from IT (Information Technology) on "How to Manage your Boss" or what I'd like to refer to as How to manage your career. I had an opportunity to share my experiences on moving up the career ladder and providing tips on how to network within your company. It was a great experience for me personally, but I share this with you, as it also made me think of all the things we encounter daily. How are you sharing your experiences? How are you helping you peers or a colleague? I believe it is our job to help strengthen and foster a more welcoming and nurturing environment, one in which we can all learn from each other. As we celebrate Women's History Month, let's focus on developing and 'pulling up' those around us.


This month, ALPFA is kicking off 2017 in a huge way, a week-long celebration with Keynote Speaker Dr. Antonia Novello, 14th Surgeon General, the first women and first Latina to hold this position. We have an exciting week of content-filled, thought-provoking and call to action events hosted at Simmons College, Salvatore's in Lawrence, MASSDot and Eastern Bank. This was a collaboration with Salem State University, Lisa McBride, VP of Diversity and Inclusion. Conversation run from a variety of topics such as: healthcare disparities, fundraising event for a Latino student to attend Salem State University, Latino pipeline into STEM+M fields and a Women's Breakfast on leadership to end the week. I invite you to join us at one or all of the events during the week -- you won't want to miss it.


We invite you to also join our lead media partner El Mundo at their Latino Career Expo on Thursday March 30th. There are many partners who are looking to hire people like you, if you're looking to transition, then this is the event to attend.

Thank you for being a part of ALPFA.


Enna Jimenez
President
ALPFA Boston

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ALPFA Boston First Hackaton

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Friday, March 10, 2017

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El Mundo Latino Career Expo and Professional Mixer

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Friday, March 10, 2017

 

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February Highlights from our President

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We are on our way into building an exciting 2017 Calendar of Events! As winter gains momentum and we constantly think about going to work or working from home due to all the snow, we must ask ourselves why we get up in the morning. What motivates us to go above and beyond our daily expectations and deliver? At ALPFA Boston, we have a large Board of Directors who ‘daily’ goes above and beyond their call of duty. They work hard and late into the night to deliver content-rich programming that provides value to our membership and to our corporate partners. These groups of dedicated volunteers have stepped up and raised their hands and are working diligently to deliver and mostly exceed my expectations. The Calendar of Events for the next few months is amazing, and none of this would occur without them. I dedicate the February Newsletter to my 2017 Board of Directors and their committees. I have set forth an exciting and packed-full agenda and I know each and every one of them will help deliver.

 

To our membership and corporate partners, I hope to meet and greet each of you at the various upcoming events. Most importantly, I would highlight our March keynote speaker Dr. Antonia Novello, who accomplished two big milestones when she was appointed the 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Services. She was the first Latina and the first Woman. We are excited to have her in Boston for an entire week where she will host various topics such as A Call to Action. I’m also super excited to be partnering for the first time with Salem State University and Simmons College for these events.

 

You will notice lots of new partnerships and collaboration this year. Please stay tuned and follow us on our website and looking forward to seeing you at all the events.

Sincerely yours,

Enna Jimenez

President

ALPFA Boston

 

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Welcome 2017! Remarks from our President

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

Enna Jimenez - President of the ALPFA Boston Chapter

 

Welcome to the 2017 January Newsletter!!

As we embark on a new year, with many hopes and desires to see a world come together towards a united future, I reflect on what 2016 has meant for me personally. It was probably the toughest year in my 25 working years. I struggled with understanding 'did I belong?', 'did I Do something wrong?', and probably the most important question 'who is Enna?'. I struggled with these questions based on the challenges I faced and it took me a lot to find the answers. I had to go deep inside and reflect on how and what I've accomplished. I needed to remind myself of my previous struggles and successes and my passion and desires to succeed. And I had to find the answer to the, why? Why was I doing what I do?

 

As I step into my first year as ALPFA Boston President, I bring with me all of my experiences and journeys, my desires to succeed and the steps taken to reach new heights. I'm excited to have an amazing board and to be working closely with Caro Ruiz and Natalia Hilton as part of the executive team. My goals and objectives as your President, is to pave the way for each of you to find that inner you. To help you gain the knowledge, experience and expertise to make you excel in your personal and professional goals. Through the collaboration of amazing mentors, family and friends, I was able to find my way and I want to help you find and strengthen your way!!

 

This year ALPFA is going to focus on increasing our membership engagement by providing content-rich programs, by engaging our corporate partners in meeting their diversity goals around recruitment and retention and by working closely with our community. I ask you to come on-board this train and take this journey with us. We have an exciting and energizing calendar of events and we are super excited to share it. Events such as: Celebrating Women's History Month for a week-long celebration with special guest speaker Dr. Antonia Novello, 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service; Our first Financial Education Series; holding our Women of ALPFA Summit on May 10 at MIT; having our first-ever Hackathon; Creating a conference for high school students; and our continued lectures and summits on Healthcare, Investment and Students. These are just a highlight of what we are doing in 2017!!  If you haven't been to an ALPFA event in a while, this is definitely the year to get involved and reengage. This is the year where it all matters.

 

I look forward to meeting and seeing many of you at one of our upcoming events and feel free to reach out to me directly at Enna.jimenez@alpfaboston.com.

 

At your service, sincerely yours,

 

Enna Jimenez

President, 

ALPFA Boston Chapter

 

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College Conference at Salem State

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Wellington Management Diversity Summer Internship

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Monday, January 16, 2017

Position Description

2017 TECHNOLOGY DIVERSITY SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP

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THE COMPANY

Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management Company, LLP is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With US$998 billion in assets under management as of 30 September 2016, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 55 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the
global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Wellington Management is seeking enthusiastic self-starters to be part of the Summer Diversity Internship program in the Information Technology (IT) department during the summer of 2017.

Working as part of a dynamic team focused on delivering cutting edge solutions to business problems, successful candidates will gain in-depth understanding of the investment management industry and the technology that drives asset management, portfolio analysis, trading, and client engagement.

Over the course of 10-12 weeks you will have the opportunity to:

  •   Leverage your skills on impactful projects

  •   Gain knowledge of daily IT operations

  •   Attend learning programs and training sessions throughout the summer

  •   Participate in networking activities with other interns, young professionals and firm leaders

    ROLES

    Interns will be imbedded in the following IT department teams:

    - Investor & Portfolio Technology - Client & Enterprise Technology - Corporate & Firmwide Technology - Trading Technology

    Opportunities in the summer of 2017 in the following IT roles:

    Systems Analysis

    •   Engage with business users such as investors, traders, or client relations to assess needs, understand

      workflows and propose solutions

    •   Create functional specifications and user requirement documents that outline enhancements, defect fixes,

      and integrate with existing system architecture

    •   Partner with development teams to build solutions and participate in testing efforts

    •   Ensure user acceptance by leading training sessions and gathering continuous feedback

Position Description
2017 Diversity Summer Internship – Undergraduate Technology Associate

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       Application Development

  •   Build application functionality, leveraging implementation patterns and open source solutions as appropriate

  •   Work closely with business users and analysts to review strategic business solutions

  •   Determine impact to servers, network and storage capacity, and throughput in conjunction with infrastructure

    delivery teams

  •  User Experience

  •   Recognize user needs by understanding business workflows, identifying areas for improvement, and providing

    solutions to improve the user experience within a core functional area

  •   Detect technical and functional issues by monitoring the health of applications, servers, network, and storage

    before they impact end users

  •   Prevent technical and functional issues by implementing changes to improve processes and workflows

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The Diversity Undergraduate Internship program targets the traditionally underrepresented populations of women and people of color interested in technology in the investment management industry.

    The ideal candidate must have excellent time management and communication skills. Specific requirements include:

    •   Strong academic record with a concentration in technology, management, engineering, finance, or computer

      science is preferred

    •   Detail-oriented and ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment

    •   Ability to learn new concepts and subjects quickly

    •   Aptitude for solving complex technical or functional problems

    •   Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    •   Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

      For the developer roles:

      •   Good Java or Web programming skills

      •   Experience in working with relational database is a plus

        As a successful internship can lead to a full-time offer into our Technology Associate Program, students in their junior year of study are encouraged to apply. All internships are located in Boston.

        APPLICATION PROCESS

        Please send all application materials to SKorna@wellington.com and LJSchneiderhan@wellington.com. Please note that it is required that all documents submitted be in pdf format with the applicant’s first & last name.

        REQUIREMENTS

      •  Interested candidates should submit:

  •   Resume

  •   Unofficial transcript

  •   Statement of interest that addresses (1) why you are interested in interning at Wellington, (2) which role you are interested in and (3) why you would be a good fit for that particular role (1 page or less)

 

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JESSYCA FELICIANO'S END OF THE YEAR REMARKS

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 was a year of transition. Our focus centered on meeting our partner commitments while continuing to deliver value to our members. We did our best to meet partners to solicit feedback to ensure we were continuing to deliver value, address concerns and make changes as needed. So, while the past 15 months have been filled with challenges and obstacles, you can see that as a chapter we accomplished many great things and are set up for success in 2017. It’s been an incredible journey filled with bumps and detours but we never lost sight of the way ahead and I have always believed that any journey worth traveling is a journey filled with challenges and risks along the way.

None of this would have been made possible without the dedicated and selfless leaders of this board. They stepped up, devoted hours, nights, weekends to ensuring that the work continued.

It has been an incredible honor to serve as the ALPFA Boston Chapter President alongside all of you. I have learned so much about myself, my strengths and certainly my weaknesses. This work isn’t about one person or group of people but it’s about our community. It’s about relationships, it’s about opportunities and it’s about hope. We must continue to fight for opportunities and ensure that our youth have a path to success. Now more than ever, in a climate when racism and hate seem to be on the tongues of so many, we must come together as a community to ensure that the progress that we have made is not taken away. We must not grow complacent and we must not be silent. There is still so much more work to do. We are poised for greater things and have an incredible 2017 planned.

The Boston Chapter is ready for the next breakthrough. Our next leader has the  passion, the commitment and the energy to continue to drive the work forward and to bring this Chapter to new heights. I am excited to announce that as of January 1st, Enna Jimenez will serve as your next President. Enna has been pivotal to the growth and the success of the chapter this past year and has been an incredible leader throughout the community serving on numerous boards and in various leadership roles. We are all excited to see the things that Enna will continue to bring to ALPFA. I will stay on as Immediate Past President and Advisor to Enna and the Chapter.

This is work that I am so passionate about and will continue to support from wherever I am. I want to thank all for your support and commitment during my time as President. You have inspired me to be a better person and a better leader. You are not just my friends you are my family and I will cherish these moments and those yet to come.

 Jessyca Feliciano

President, ALPFA Boston Chapter

 

 

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ALPFA BOSTON ANNOUNCES ITS NEW BOARD PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS

Posted By Claudia Madrid, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

CONGRATS  ENNA!

Boston, MA – ALPFA Boston, part of the largest association for Latino professionals and students in the U.S., announced its incoming Board President and Directors. Enna Jimenez, will serve as ALPFA Boston President effective January 1, 2017.

Enna is a senior IT and business professional with expertise in quality assurance (QA) and organizational change management with experience working in financial services, education, advertising and software industries. Recognized in 2016 for Manager of The Year by Year Up for coaching and mentoring QA Interns while working at Wellington Management and elected by El Planeta as one of the 100 Most Influential leaders for Latino communities in MA.  Enna previously served in the ALPFA Boston Chapter Board as Senior Vice President of the Project Management Office(PMO), overseeing the PMO team in planning and execution of the Chapter’s events. She was born in Puerto Rico to parents who are from Dominican Republic, raised in Boston with her 2 brothers and sister. She obtained her B.S. as a double major in Computer Science and Spanish from Simmons College. In addition, Enna is an active community member and serves on several boards in Boston: Simmons College Honorary Board of Trustee, Beaver Country Day School Board of Trustee and the Commonwealth Corporation Board of Directors. 

As President of ALPFA Boston, Enna will lead the Board of Directors, the Corporate Advisory Board and Chapter staff.  She will work with them to enhance program services, expand membership and ensure the Chapter provides value to its members, corporate partners and the Greater Boston Community.

 “I am humbled and honored to continue moving forward ALPFA’s agenda and following in the footsteps of previous amazing leaders. My vision, as I step into this leadership role, is to pave new roads for Latino students and professionals to find their success, to create opportunities to strengthen and develop those core skills needed to thrive and to be a voice in the city for Latinos. Together, we are stronger and ALPFA is the hub that links to the city and our partners, both locally and nationally. To help educate, teach and empower everyone. I hope to bring my passion of helping others succeed to the board and our committee members, and to engage our membership in content-driven, thought-provoking, leadership development forums where we can gather, collaborate and learn from each other.” ALPFA Boston President, Enna Jimenez.

“The Boston chapter has long been known for its ability to innovate its programs to better serve the Latino community.  As the needs and the landscape of our members and community partners continue to evolve, having leaders in place with the ability to adjust as needed is paramount.  Having had the privilege of knowing and working with Enna for the past few years, there is no doubt in my mind that she is the right leader to take ALPFA Boston to the next level.  I look forward to working closely with Enna and the rest of the ALPFA Boston leadership in 2017.” ALPFA National Chief Operating Officer, Migdalia Diaz.

 

In addition, ALPFA announced the rest of its Board of Directors:

Daniela Afonso   - Vice President  Marketing

Lesly Alvarado, YWCA - Vice President Women of ALPFA

Jan Pierre Blasini, Wellington Management - Vice President Coaching and Mentoring

Seth Buks, Columbia Threadneedle - Advisor

Monique Casellas, MIT - Vice President Women of ALPFA

Mayur Chimurkar – Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

Glenda  Ciampa, Mass Mutual - Vice President of ALPFA Ways

Andres Echeverri, Quality Interactions, Inc. – Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

Jessyca  Feliciano, Mass Mutual - Immediate Past President

Nelson   Franjul, State Street – Chair Investments

Tarialis Garcia, Partners Healthcare – Secretary

Natalia Hilton, State Street Corporation - Chief Relationship Officer

Arvin Isabel, Best Doctors - Project Manager, Project Management Office

Busola Laguda, State Street – Vice President of Finance

Hervert Mendez, State Street - Vice President of Investments

Stefany  Mendez, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - Project Manager, Project Management Office

Adriana Mesia, Project Manager, Project Management Office

Sonila Milori - Project Manager, Project Management Office

Giselle Ortega, Macro – Chair Marketing

Pavel Payano, ALPFA - Director of Chapter Operations

Mario Rivera, UBS Financial Services – Vice President of Strategic Partnership

Giselle Rubiera, GSA - Project Manager,   Project Management Office

Caro Ruiz, Tufts Health Plan - Chief Administrative Officer

Natalie  Sanchez, Tufts Health Plan - Vice President of Healthcare

Christel Smit, Morgan Stanley - Vice President of ALPFA Ways

 

ALPFA has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Boston.

About ALPFA

Founded in 1972, ALPFA, Inc., Association of Latino Professionals For America, provides its members with the foundation to advance Latino leadership through access to opportunities and to mentors and role models who can impact them throughout their careers. ALPFA's mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. Today, with more than 72,000 members, including students, early and mid-career professionals and C-Suite executives, 43 professional chapters and more than 150 student chapters in campuses around the nation, ALPFA has the largest member base and footprint in the country among professional associations for Latinos. For more information on ALPFA visit www.alpfa.org.

ALPFA Boston was founded in the year 2000 and is today ALPFA’s second largest chapter with over 6,000 members, more than 20 corporate partners and ten student chapters. For more information on ALPFA Boston visit www.alpfa.org/group/boston.

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