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For the 2nd consecutive Year ALPFA honors the 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2018 / -- ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, the largest organization serving Latino professionals and students, joins media partners Fortune and Latino Leaders to celebrate the 50 Most Powerful Latinas in corporate America at Columbia University on April 24th, 2018.

The 50 Most Powerful Latinas (MPL) list was announced on March 14th, 2018 by Fortune Magazine. The names include: Geisha Williams, CEO and President, PG&E Corporation; Grace Puma, Executive Vice President Global Operations, PepsiCo; Maria Moats, Vice Chair, U.S. and Mexico Assurance Leader, PwC; and Gisel Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart. The full list may be accessed here.

The MPL Summit (by invitation only) focuses on building a legacy and developing the next generation of Latinas. The day-long Summit convenes 150 of the most powerful Latinas in corporate America and the next generation of leaders, the Rising Star Latina executives.

“At ALPFA we are immensely proud to recognize the impact that these formidable group of Latina executives make in their respective communities and organizations, and the select group of Rising Stars they bring along to follow on their footsteps” said Charlie Garcia, ALPFA’s CEO.

ALPFA is presenting the Businesswoman of the Year Award to Mary Dillon, CEO ULTA Beauty during the networking reception on April 23rd. This recognition is given to a remarkable leader of a public company who has delivered results over the last three years measured in an increase in profits, revenues, stock performance and return on capital. We are also pleased to present global CEO, Sol Trujillo with the ALPFA Latina Empowerment Award. This award is given to a remarkable male executive who is a role model for other companies in promoting Latina advancement in corporate America

The event is supported by Lead Sponsor United Airlines, and by Salesforce, HBO, Walmart/SAM’s, Mastercard, State Street, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, BNY Mellon, Vanir, Morgan Stanley, Carnival, JPMorgan Chase & Co., PepsiCo, United Healthcare, Pinnacle Group, EY, Google, Accenture, Diageo, McDonald’s, Time Warner, and ULTA Beauty.
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Founded in 1972, with over 92,000 members, ALPFA operates in 45 cities and 160 universities across the US. ALPFA’s purpose is connecting Latino leaders for impact. Through its chapter network and online community, ALPFA provides leadership development, mentorship, and employment opportunities for its members who are primarily in the business, finance, accounting, and technology sectors.

Luis Vargas, CMO
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America)
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