About the 2018 Symposium
The Latinas & Power Symposium is an annual gathering of Latinas on the move. The event has grown over the past 15 years to become the largest event of its kind in New England.
What to Expect
You are invited to our 15th Annual Symposium . . .
It’s our quinceañera!
For 15 years, I have had the honor and pleasure of hosting our annual Latinas & Power Symposium, and each year, thanks to our sponsors and participants, it has been a tremendous success.
Just like many young Latinas explore their cultural roots and limitless future during their fifteenth birthday, we too have taken extraordinary steps to ensure that this year’s event is the best ever!
Once again, we’ve packed a whole lot of treasures into one day! Aside from the workshops, sessions and panels, we also host an Exhibitor Marketplace for attendees to meet and obtain important information. It is also a wonderful place to meet key people from the various companies that are open to hiring and advancing Latinas. We have several important speakers lined up—women in leadership roles, fabulous lunch workshops hosted by our Sponsors. Throughout the day, we will be discussing current topics and issues that most impact our lives in the work force and in our personal development.
The Latina population in the U.S. grew by an impressive 37% between 2005 and 2015, and our professionals will most definitely be discussing how Latinas can be fiscally conscious, grow their wealth (job force, entrepreneurship, personal) and expand their footprints to impact their personal, regional and national growth and influence. The power is within our reach—our event this year will teach, guide and demonstrate how to best harness, utilize and embrace the latest reports on Hispanic consumerism and influence.
Finally, I’m so thrilled to announce that one of our keynote speakers is political TV commentator, Ana Navarro, a woman who is in touch with the political issues we are all talking about. She’s a straighter shooter, and not afraid to speak her mind especially on hot topic issues. I know we will all be inspired by her candor and words of wisdom and hard lessons she’s learned throughout her career.
My friends, one of the main reasons I founded Latinas & Power in 2004, is because early on I understood the great significance of our role as Latinas in this country. I had no choice but to take action. What I know for sure is that it takes Latinas to help other mujeres. Only we can give voice to relatable stories of joy, triumph, disappointment, pain, and circumstances.
In 2018, we are more energized than ever for the sole purpose of bringing together professionals, workforce leaders, and public figures to inspire and transform Latinas into their full potential. The women who attend, will leave equipped with empowerment tools, training, and education opportunities to become fearless competitors in the marketplace—and to obtain the financial wellness we deserve and have earned—the key to just about everything!
Founder and Producer, Latinas & Power Symposium
My most sincere congratulations for being a passionate leader. The Latinas and Power Symposium fits you perfectly! I’m so proud of you!!!Ana Alfaro
What an amazing and inspiring Symposium! Thank you to Marilyn Alverio and her team for planning such a fantastic day! I will definitely come back next year and bring some of my students. Great job!Fany Hannon
It was a great event. It was an exciting experience working and networking with so many successful Latina women all together.Thank you!!Katiria Arzuaga
Rita Moreno on Latinas & Power
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