The Premier Organization
Connecting Latina Leaders
2006 - 2015 | All Rights Reserved | Madrinas Inc. | Post Box 630231 | Ansonia Station | New York City 10023 | 641.715.3900 ext 48372
Latinas Empowering Latinas
Madrinas is a unique organization dedicated to the leadership development and advancement of Latina professionals. We are committed to celebrating our rich Latino culture. Through the organization we provide mentorship, role models, and we leverage our knowledge and experience to help shape the future of the growing pool of talented professional, Latina women.
Our members are supported through skill-building programs, networking, and mentoring opportunities, in person and virtual forums. Our distinguished “Conversation with Experts" are monthly programs that feature a variety of expert presenters who address key issues, trends, and topics impacting Latinas in the workplace and at home.
We welcome all who want to share and can benefit from this.
Madrinas - the organization that best understands and supports the leadership aspiration and career advancement needs of Corporate Latina Leaders.
Join Us on June 16 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern for a Special Conversation with
Lourdes Diaz, VP DIversity & Inclusion, Sodexo
1:00 p.m. Eastern
For over thirteen years, Madrinas® has been a strong advocate and leader in the area of Latina women's advancement in corporation. In May of this 2015, I became Madrinas' sixth President. I am honored to follow the amazing women and role models who were my predecessors.
Madrinas' first President, Maria Hernandez and founders' visionary goal in 2002 was to create a premier network that engages the support of highly skilled, professional Latinas to serve as mentors and role models for future Latina leaders. Sonia Green, second President, worked to increase the member network. Roseanne Lopez, Madrinas' third President, strengthened Madrinas as a thought leader, with insights, perspectives, and an intellectual resource for Latina women’s career advancement. Arisa Cunningham, our fourth President, provided strong leadership and guidance as we worked closely with Fortune 500 corporations to support their business strategies focused goals. And, Josy Laza Gallagher, our fifth President and Immediate Past President, successfully navigated Madrinas to our highest levels of membership and corporate sponsorship and opened the doors for outstanding strategic alliances and collaboration.
As I begin my tenure, I want to see Madrinas remain focused on being the resource that shares insights and creates innovative solutions that will drive sustainable change for Latina women and business. We must also continue to make our mission relevant to a new generation of Latina Gen Y women, as well as to Gen X and Boomer Latinas who are ascending the corporate ladder with greater levels of responsibility. Most importantly, we want to influence the diversity and inclusion priorities of companies and demonstrate the impact Latina women have on driving business results when properly supported and motivated. This will be my personal goal: distinguishing Madrinas as the “go to” resource and best practice benchmark for advancing Latinas professionally.
On behalf of Madrinas and the incredible Latina women we support, I want to thank all our sponsors, members, and numerous stakeholders for your vote of confidence and support. Without you, we would not be able to achieve our vision and make a substantial difference to business.