National Hispana Leadership Institute partners with American Express Foundation to launch leadership program for Latinas in non-profit sectors

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) with the support of the American Express Foundation, NHLI is launching the ALL IN Program (Advancing Latina Leadership in Nonprofits), in an effort to address the under representation of Latina professionals in the nonprofit sector.

It is estimated that the nonprofit sector will need about 500,000 new senior managers in the next 10-15 years. But the leadership pipeline is seriously lacking for Latinos.

Hispanics total about 15% of the US population and are expected to exceed 30% by the year 2050, yet Hispanics account for about 4% of leadership positions in nonprofit organizations.

“Demand for talent, as the baby boomer generation retires, coupled with a scarcity of people of color in the leadership pipeline will hit the nonprofit sector particularly hard in the next decade,” said Cristina Lopez. “It’s imperative that the leadership picture of America reflects the demographic reality,” she added.

The ALL IN Program will offer training, mentoring, and practical experience in the form of a capstone /leadership project and is targeted to emerging leaders 24-34 years of age.