Women of ALPFA

Women of ALPFA is an initiative of ALPFA focused on empowering Latinas and women to reach their full potential. Women of ALPFA aims to provide a leading network for Latinas (professionals and students) to connect, learn, and share experiences that lead to personal and professional growth and advancement within ALPFA, in the workplace and in our communities. Through targeted programs, access to opportunities and exposure to senior leaders, Women of ALPFA provides a road map to strengthen leadership and management skills that foster both professional and personal development.

The Strength that Binds Us--Looking Ahead

I’m thrilled to have assumed the role of Chair of the Women of ALPFA Corporate Advisory Board in March 2013. Since then, it’s been a privilege to collaborate with my fellow CAB members and the Strategy Development Committee to advance our work on providing opportunities and a road map, to strengthen leadership and management skills that empower Latinas to reach their full potential.  This also means that we, every woman and member of ALPFA, recognizes the importance of connecting with one another to share experiences, learn from one another and help those that need it most.

We will achieve this goal by focusing on several key priorities that allow us to fully deliver on one of ALPFA’s most important initiatives--Women of ALPFA.

  • Building & Delivering Impactful WOA Programs- We have partnered with the ALPFA Institute to develop the thought leadership and expertise that will bring industry-leading know-how and training to bear on the barriers to Latina leadership.
  • Developing Latina Leaders – We are establishing “a learning community” for all members. Last, year we launched our three-year umbrella on Building a Legacy of Latina Leadership and our 2013 Focus on Advancing Latina Leadership through the Power of Influence. This year we launched our focus on Using the Power of YOU to Transform Latina Leadership where we develop skills on Earning Respect, Acquiring Credibility and Building Trust.
  • Connecting Women & Members of ALPFA - Building a community (our network) of professional women and allowing members to connect with each other. 
  • Giving Back - Providing opportunities to rally around WOA & ALPFA Cares to give back in our communities.

I’m excited about the future where Women of ALPFA will become the leading network for Latinas (professional & students) to connect, learn, and share experiences that promote personal & professional growth and advancement within ALPFA, in the workplace and in our communities.

We look forward to a successful year of significant advancement and opportunities for the Women of ALPFA and members at large.
Best,

Ileana Musa

Mission

To develop and manage impactful programs that strengthen leadership and management skills and empower Latinas to reach their full potential .

Vision

To be the leading network for Latinas (professional & students) to connect, learn, and share experiences that lead to personal & professional growth and advancement within ALPFA, in the workplace & in our communities.

Purpose Statement

Women of ALPFA empowers Latinas and women to reach their Full potential. Through targeted programs, access to opportunities and exposure to senior leaders, we provide a road map to strengthen leadership and management skills that fosters both professional and personal development. 

Women of ALPFA Achievements

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  • 2012: Yvonne Garcia, Member of Women of ALPFA Corporate Advisory Board and now current ALPFA National President, recognized as One of Five Top Executives of the Year, LATINA Style Magazine
  • 2012: WOA launched a 10-city tour to promoting Building Latina Leaders, Strong From the Inside Out and recognized Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts with the first Latina Excellence Award.
  • 2012: initiated a Mentorship Program that is positioned for exponential growth
  • 2010: Women of ALPFA Advocate of the Year, LATINA Style Magazine
  • 2009: Yvonne Garcia, One of the 2009 Women of Vision, Hispanic Business Magazine
  • 2009: Frances Garcia, Inspector General, Government Accountability Office, Co-Founder, Women of ALPFA Woman of the Year, Hispanic Business Magazine
  • In 2007, there were 10 WOA events at local chapters and by 2009 it had increased to 23 events across the US, and 2010, 18 major events were held and 2012 will see the first national 10-city tour.
  • In 2002 WOA began as a small breakfast at the National Convention. Today, it has expanded to a full day and included workshops, a luncheon and panel discussions.
  • National speakers have included: Yasmin Davidds, Anna Escobedo Cabral, Maria Marin, and Ronna Lichtenberg
  • Women of ALPFA local summits feature many Latina business owners.
  • National corporate support includes Prudential, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, GE, McDonald’s, JPMorgan Chase, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Key metrics
    • 60% of ALPFA's National Board of Directors are women
    • 50% of ALPFA Chapter Presidents are women
    • over 50% of ALPFA's membership are women
  • The Annual Deloitte Woman of ALPFA essay competition awards $1200 to a deserving student.
  • Latina Style Magazine recognized the Woman of ALPFA program with the 2010 Advocate of the Year Award.
  

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