Latina Leaders Summit

Despite the rapidly growing Hispanic population in the United States, Latinas in particular are underrepresented in leadership positions across the board.

What is needed to make these opportunities more accessible to people of color and what unique challenges do Hispanic women face in rising to management positions? How can current Latina leaders act as role models and mentors to the next generation of American leaders?

The Hill Latino convened Hispanic women leaders from politics, government, education, business, entrepreneurship and media for a dialogue on diversity, leadership and building a pipeline of tomorrow's Latina leaders.


  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman Emeritus, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Member, House Appropriations Committee
  • Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
  • Alejandra Castillo, Former National Director, Minority Business Development Agency
  • Monica Gil, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Jennifer Korn, Special Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Director for the Office of Public Liaison
  • Monica Lozano, Chairman, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program and Former Chairman and CEO, US Hispanic Media, Inc.
  • Michele Salcedo, Desk Editor, The Associated Press
  • Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Pinnacle Group
  • Shirley Velasquez, Digital Executive Editor, People en Españ
  • Geisha Williams, CEO and President, PG&E Corporation


  • Ana Cabrera, Anchor, CNN Newsroom, CNN
  • Maria Cardona, Principal, Dewey Square Group and CNN/CNNE Political Commentator
  • Erika Gonzalez, Anchor, WRC - NBC4

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