National Diversity Council Achieves Global Success at Inaugural Mexico City Women in Leadership Symposium
On July 20, 2016, the National Diversity Council hosted the Inaugural Mexico City Women in Leadership Symposium at Live Aqua Mexico City Hotel. This event brought together a diverse mix of successful women who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, educated, inspired and encouraged their peers to reflect on their own goals as they strive to advance within their organizations. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Secure your place at the table.”
“I am thrilled to see the success of our Inaugural Mexico City Women in Leadership Symposium,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Expanding our reach to new markets gives us the opportunity to acknowledge exceptional women around the world.”
The half-day event began with registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Following registration, attendees were greeted with a warm welcome from Ellen Torbert, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Southwest Airlines and Board Member of the National Diversity Council. The symposium featured a panel of business leaders from various organizations discussing topics such as “Finding Your Own Voice,” “ Becoming a Person of Influence,” and “Developing Your Leadership Potential.” Following panel discussions, attendees were given the opportunity to share their thoughts in an open question and answer session.
“The National Diversity Council has reached another milestone as we inaugurate our Women in Leadership Symposium in Mexico City,” said Angeles Valenciano, Chief Executive Officer at National Diversity Council. “ I am very pleased with the message of unity and inclusion our organization carries now into the International Business Community.”
The National Diversity Council would like to thank AT&T, Nielsen, American Express, Unilever, and Southwest Airlines for helping make this event a success. We would also like to thank all of our speakers and attendees for their participation.
Program booklets, photos, and past events can be viewed on the National event timeline.
- Angeles Valencianp,Chief Executive Officer, National Diversity Council
- Laura Bonilla, Corporate Affairs, Mexico & Caribbean, Unilever
- Lyssette Bravo, Head of External Communications, Mexico & Latin America, HSBC
- Erika Elias, Chief Financial Officer, Mexico, Neilsen
- Youman Harb,Vice President, Charge Product & Marketing, American Express
- Christina Ruiz De Velasco,Executive Director, External Affairs, AT&T