Two new features of the summit were the initiatives #NewGenR3, which discussed the next generation of American Latino
business leaders, and the American Latina Leadership Caucus (ALLC), an organization that will focus on the promotion of American Latinas across various sectors and the aggregation of these women into an empowerment group.
The Friends of the AmericanLatinoMuseum strives to create a museum in our nation's capital to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino
experience within the U.S.
"If we want America to be strong and to continue to be a leader in the future, we need to ensure that we address American Latino
progress in all areas."
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Following NAA tradition and having worked for 14 years to promote the leadership of Latinos on Wall Street, business and government, the NAA Wall Street Summit showcased the gradual evolution on Wall Street and Corporate America acknowledging the market value and contribution of the American Latino
community and a push towards greater inclusion.
One of these platforms is the American Latino
Initiative which Pages describes as a timeline to change the narrative of the industry and, in the end, erase the use of "Hispanic" as a term.
ACCORDING TO THE NAA: "The purpose of the National Summit is twofold: first, to define to the nation who we are as American Latinos
by elucidating where we stand and what our contributions are to our country in terms of economic capital, human capital and political capital; and second, to articulate cohesive positions on the major issues of our times as they relate to the American Latino
community and our nation, with an overarching emphasis on the economic case for Latino advancement."
Huffington shared her family story of immigration, struggle and success as well as her views on the importance of the American Latino
community and the need for continued advocacy.
Through this effort, NAA aims to have a bigger impact locally and build a pipeline of American Latino
leaders who may rise from a local stage to a national stage, and through the ranks of leadership in our organization and our country.
* Members are nearly 100 American Latino
entrepreneurs, professionals, and business leaders.
I encourage all American Latinos
to view "ser Latino" as an advantage rather than a hurdle in achieving success in the financial sector.
The NAA creates the opportunities through its forums, such as the Wall Street Summit, to build the networks and relationships among recruitment firms, corporations, and American Latino