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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Prime Lending, AbbVie, Danone, the National Council on Aging, 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 [email protected].
Editor’s note, 8/9/18: This press release was updated to include a new event sponsor, PrimeLending.
Editor’s note, 8/28/18: This press release was updated to include a new event sponsor, AbbVie.
Editor’s note, 8/29/18: This press release was updated to include a new event sponsor, Danone.
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.
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.
AbbVie is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
At Danone North America, we believe actions matter, and we can make a difference every day. That’s why we foster an environment where we can be our best and truest selves. Diversity—in culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and more—enables us to serve our communities and spurs innovation. It’s how we drive our growth as a business, as teams, as members of communities, and as individuals. As a Certified B Corporation and the largest Public Benefit Corporation in the world, we aim to nourish people, communities and the world through our diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible, which means better lives and a better world. For more information, visit www.danonenorthamerica.com.
About the National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the national voice for every person’s right to age well. NCOA empowers individuals with trusted solutions to improve their own health and economic security—and protects and strengthens federal programs that people depend on as they age. Working with a nationwide network of partners and directly with older adults, NCOA’s goal is to improve the lives of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.