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Looking Back at Hispanic Women’s Corporation Professional Development & Leadership Institute 2012

By November 6, 2012December 17th, 20142 Comments

GM diversity team members hosted a special dinner during the Hispanic Women’s Conference to meet and mingle with local Phoenix media.

Great food and conversation set the tone for the events that transpired during Hispanic Heritage Month at the Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC) Professional Development & Leadership Institute.  Having mingled successfully in the previous few months,I was fortunate to attend a private dinner reception in Scottsdale the evening prior.

The dinner, hosted by General Motors’ diversity team members, brought together members of GM’s organization, Phoenix media and local players in the marketing and advertising field. Here, I had the opportunity to meet GM Diversity members and speak with the team and other key influencers in the community about the company’s initiatives regarding civic participation. I learned that GM Diversity has collaborated with members of the community to identify challenges and find solutions.

Pete Langenhorst, Alma Guajardo-Crossley and Linda Mazon Gutierrez posed for a quick picture during the conference.

The following day at Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC) Professional Development & Leadership Institute, speakers from GM’s Diversity team took the stage for a series of speeches and presentations that highlighted the organization’s efforts in promoting education for young Latinas. Alma Guajardo-Crossley, GM Director of Diversity Initiatives, was among the speakers who shared her personal story of success through education.

Additionally, Peter Langenhorst, Chevrolet’s Zone Manager, announced the donation of a 2013 Malibu Eco as a means to help raise funds for the Hispanic Women’s Corporation, a national organization focused on empowering Latina women.

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco donated to raise funds for the Hispanic Women’s Corporation programs.

Overall, the conference and dinner proved to be a gratifying experience and allowed me to connect with both local and national leaders. As a member of the Hispanic community in Phoenix, I look forward to such experiences that promote unity and progress. Until next year!

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