Oct
1
12:00 pm12:00
SAT

Luncheon: People, Passion, and Persistence

During her storied career, Dr. Laura Murillo has overcome many challenges, experienced many successes, and helped lead an organization from near-closure to unprecedented success. Through her own story, her address will look at leadership, empowerment, and personal success strategies and how the lessons she's learned can be applied to the lives of every professional to create a better future for themselves and their families.

Oct
1
9:00 am09:00
SAT

From Houston's Fifth Ward to Global Participation

Graciela Saenz will discuss her journey from childhood in one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods to her work helping international business integrate into the city.  The session will explore the knowledge she’s gained throughout a career that’s revolved around the intersection of politics and international business development.

Oct
1
9:00 am09:00
SAT

Career Advocacy

This session will cover ways to become active ambassadors for ourselves to help us proactively identify roles where we can gain interesting skills while continuing to make a strong contribution for our employers.  

Oct
1
9:00 am09:00
SAT

Project Management: Leverage Your Experience across Industries

 

The core principals of project management remain the same, but hierarchies, cultures, and relationships will look different from company to company and across industries. Expert project managers will discuss the management of teams and project activities within their fields, paying attention to common pain points as well as unique experiences. 

Oct
1
9:00 am09:00
SAT

Reduce the Wage Gap: How Women Can Negotiate Salary

On average women earn 79% of what men in comparable positions do. This panel will explore effective strategies for women to employ during interviews, salary negotiations, and throughout their careers to demonstrate their full potential and add incredible value to their employers.

Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00
FRI

Brillante Gala & Entertainment

The prestigious Brillante Awards are granted to individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact in improving the Hispanic community. Award-winning entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and TV media contributor, Liliana Gil Valletta will emcee the awards. Legendary salsa musician Tito Rojas--El Gallo Salsero--will entertain audiences at the Brillante Gala.  

Sep
30
2:00 pm14:00
FRI

Living the Mission and Connecting for Growth

Come hear how leaders from Cigna Healthcare are realizing their personal visions while leveraging both the company mission and the Prospanica ecosystem to empower Hispanic business professionals to achieve their full educational, economic and social potential.

Sep
30
2:00 pm14:00
FRI

Interviewing and Working While Minority

Implicit biases and microagressions form part of the realities minorities face in any workplace environment. This panel looks at interview and workspace experiences for minorities and how any professional can thrive in any environment.

Sep
30
12:00 pm12:00
FRI

Luncheon - Prospanica Emerging Professionals: Views on Leadership

Leadership has nothing to do with comfort and everything to do with your character.  Dean Rubsamen, a director at State Farm, and Maria Wich-Vila, founder of Applicant Lab, share insights on putting yourself in the position to succeed.  This session will be filled with strategies, tips and suggestions on how to develop leadership skills and use them to initiate change, inspire others and impact your community. 

 

Sponsor: State Farm                                                        

Speaker: Dean Rubsamen and Maria Wich-Vila