Celebrations are typically public acts of praise or commemoration and this year the Latino Professional Association will celebrate legacy Latino professionals and association that they continue to build at Building Our Legacy Leadership Reception Oct. 8 at Monona Terrace.
The Latino Professionals Association (LPA) Annual Reception will gather Latino professionals, business, community, and government leaders to network, recognize, and celebrate achievements, as well as learn how the LPA can further develop career-minded Latino professionals to establish a diverse, skillful workforce to compliment business organizations’ diversity initiatives.
In two short years, the LPA has managed to obtain 140 members, host a variety of networking and professional development events, showcase Latino leadership, and become a community partner in diversity and inclusion efforts. These accomplishments have been made possible through the work of volunteers and the support and generosity of our members and community partners.
The LPA has highlighted Latino professionals in an effort to recognize their accomplishments and cultivate a community that empowers Latino professionals to pursue and attain success. This is imperative because when analyzing trends of Latino growth in the United States, we see that the population is ever increasing. Now, more than ever before, Latinos are obtaining high education degrees, obtaining leadership positions in top businesses, and holding the greatest buying power amongst communities of color. According to the Pew Research Center, this success and ability is anticipated to expand as the Latino population is “expected to grow by 80 percent between 2015 and 2050.”
According to DiversityInc, Latinos currently make up 16.9 percent of the U.S. population and 3.4 percent of senior management in business. When considering the individual and collective legacies of our members, it is important to consider these figures. We will be showcasing two Latinos who are part of the 3.4 percent: Cesar Pinzon, agency sales vice president of American Family Insurance as the keynote speaker and LPA President Sandy Morales, Chief Operating Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, who will host the event.
There is no denying that Latino professionals and the LPA are building a legacy. Please join us in Building our Legacy on Oct. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Monona Terrace. Please register for the event, by clicking here.