Hispanic Executive Announces Its Annual Leading Latinas Issue

The September/October 2018 issue will feature fifteen Latina executives from across the United States

CHICAGO—Hispanic Executive is proud to recognize contributions from some of the most groundbreaking Latinas in business in its annual Leading Latinas issue and a corollary event on September 19 in Chicago. The September/October 2018 edition of the magazine will feature fifteen Latina executives from across the spectrum of business and guest editor Anna Maria Chávez, executive vice president and chief growth officer at The National Council on Aging.

“Many pundits have proclaimed 2018 the year of the woman in politics,” Chávez writes in her editor’s letter. “I would argue that it is also the year for Latinas to lead—in every facet of society.”

This Leading Latinas special issue addresses many topics related to Latina leadership, including mentoring, having a global mind-set, and taking on careers in HR and STEM. In addition to featuring Latina executives who have firsthand experience in these areas, Chávez shares her insights into these topics, which she has gained over the course of more than thirty-year career in public service, taking her everywhere from the White House to her current role at The National Council on Aging. In sharing these, she is furthering her own personal mission to empower women.

“As Latinas, we have an obligation to foster and mentor the women coming behind us,” Chávez writes. “We must model the behaviors that inspire them to act.”

The fifteen women in the issue embody the best of breaking the glass ceiling and are paving the way for the next generation of Latina leadership. Some of the outstanding women in this special feature section are Anne Alonzo, president and CEO of the American Egg Board; Virginia McGathey, president of McGathey Commodities; Maria Fernandez, vice president of operations and CFO of the Latin Iberia Region at Sony Music; and Indrani Franchini, executive vice president and chief compliance officer at Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

“Indrani is a transformative leader for Alexion, setting the direction for our executive committee and the broader organization on all compliance matters as we work to provide life-changing therapies for people affected by rare diseases,” says Ludwig Hantson, CEO of Alexion. “Indrani is also a champion of our culture, embracing our values and fostering an innovative, inclusive work environment. We are thrilled to see her being recognized by Hispanic Executive. So well deserved!”

In addition to the magazine, Hispanic Executive has partnered with Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Prime Lending, and the American Egg Board for a Leading Latinas event celebrating Latina leadership. The event will feature a networking hour and a panel discussion led by Chávez:

Leading Latinas: Changing the Face of Leadership

Date: September 19, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Location: 777 N. Green Street, Chicago IL 60642

For more information about the Leading Latinas event, visit hispanicexecutive.com/events/leading-latinas-anna-maria-chavez.

For media inquiries, please contact Vianni Busquets at vianni@hispanicexecutive.com.

Editor’s note, 8/9/18: This press release was updated to include a new event sponsor, PrimeLending.


About Hispanic Executive
Hispanic Executive unites the leaders of the new majority. By turning our spotlight on business’s most influential Latinos, we help drive our community’s unmatched economic, political, and social power. As we shape the dialogue on the cultural force that is Hispanic leadership, we connect corporate America to Hispanic America and amplify the voices of those driving growth in the global marketplace. From our pages, a network emerges for the brightest minds in the Américas. Subscriptions to Hispanic Executive are free for qualified executives living in the United States. Please visit hispanicexecutive.com/subscribe for more information.

About Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases through the discovery, development, and commercialization of life-changing therapies. Alexion focuses its research efforts on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade and its development efforts on the core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders. Alexion has been named to the Forbes list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies seven years in a row and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts’ Innovation District. The company also has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than fifty countries. For more information about Alexion, visit www.alexion.com.

About American Egg Board

Through the American Egg Board (AEB), US egg producers come together, in accordance with statutory authority, to establish, finance and execute coordinated programs, on research, education and promotion—all geared to drive demand for eggs and egg products. AEB and all program activities are funded by US egg producers, subject to USDA approval. AEB’s mission is to increase demand for eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion. The Board consists of eighteen members and eighteen alternates from all regions of the country who are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The AEB staff carries out the programs under the Board’s direction. For more information, visit www.aeb.org.

About Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors

Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors is exclusively focused on tenant representation. We work with executives and entrepreneurial business owners to deliver an unbiased perspective while harnessing the best market driven deal available. We are humble advisors, relentless negotiators, and strategic operators. Regardless of our job descriptions, we advocate for tenants and tenants only. For more information, visit www.advocateadvisors.com.

About PrimeLending

PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is a proven powerhouse in home lending, combining personal guidance and local expertise with fast service, more choices and the flexibility to meet homeowners’ unique needs. We’re a Top 10 national home lender focused on empowering our customers to confidently pursue their homeownership goals. Whether they’re looking to buy, refinance, or renovate a home, the PrimeLending team works alongside our customers in all fifty states, helping them make smart home financing decisions and have a rewarding experience along the way. Delivering on this promise for more than thirty years, we’re proud to consistently earn a 96 percent customer satisfaction rating. PrimeLending is a wholly owned subsidiary of PlainsCapital Bank, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. For more information, visit PrimeLending.com.