• Leading organization building Latino leaders offers professional development workshops, career opportunities and networking for students and professionals from August 5-10, 2011
  • Disney CFO James Hunt and PwC CEO Robert E. Moritz to offer keynotes, Los Angeles CBS anchor Laura Diaz to MC the Scholarship Luncheon

With more national focus on improving educational and professional achievement opportunities for the growing Latino demographic, more than 2,000 Latino professionals and students are expected to attend ALPFA’s 39th Annual Convention – Inclusion, Innovation, Inspiration, which will take place at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim beginning August 5, 2011. The 5-day event will offer more than 40 professional development sessions, networking opportunities with companies and peers and a career fair aimed at students and seasoned professionals looking to excel in their careers.

Ending on August 10, ALPFA’s Annual Convention features a business case study competition supported KPMG, a career fair featuring opportunities at 100 companies, professional networking, workshop options for Latinas, students and senior executives, and the ALPFA annual membership meeting. New this year, the Product Pavilion/University Forum will showcase companies such as the Walt Disney Company, and Walmart plus scholarship and educational opportunities.

The convention has lined up keynote speakers from sectors committed to developing a diverse workforce. James Hunt, Chief Financial Officer for The Walt Disney Company, will address attendees, as will PwC CEO Robert Moritz, Commissioner Catherine Sandoval from California Public Utilities, and  Antonia Hernandez, CEO of the California Community Foundation, to name a few.
On August 9th, scheduled activities will focus on Women of ALPFA, a national program created to promote Latinas in business leadership by advocating for skills, relationships and support structures that help them rise through the ranks. Students looking to transition into successful careers can participate in dedicated programming to develop their talent. Other participating corporations include JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Bank of America, Telemundo and GE.

As the convention is in Anaheim this year, ALPFA is offering students and professionals in California the opportunity to attend the career fair and product pavilion at no cost, provided they upload their resume.

For more information visit www.ALPFA.org or call (213) 243-0004. Follow the convention on Twitter at @ALPFANational, #ALPFA2011, or friend the organization on Facebook at ALPFA National.

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