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The Latina Leadership Academy, in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the USC Latino Alumni Association, opened its 2015 application process for its Latina Global Executive Leadership Program.  It is the first program in the country to approach critical leadership skills from a gender-based, cultural and global perspective.

The program embraces the principles used in Harvard’s groundbreaking Authentic Leadership program and is designed for high potential mid- to senior- level Latina leaders who are looking to become more effective and take on greater leadership challenges.  Admittance to the program is competitive.  Selected Latina leaders immerse themselves in lectures, interactive exercises and leadership diagnostics, exploring critical leadership skills, including negotiation effectiveness, power and relationships, social networks, influencing across cultures, persuasive communication and adaptive leadership.

The program’s corporate faculty showcases some of the most powerful Latinas in Corporate America.  Qualifications to join the prestigious line up of influential corporate Latina faculty team are numerous, including being the highest ranking Latina in a fortune 500 company.  Dr. Yasmin Davidds, founder and CEO of the Latina Leadership Academy, states, “The program’s objective is to unite, empower and develop the top Latina Leaders in America.  Our Latina corporate faculty members are the program’s greatest asset.”

Graduates of the program have described the process as a life-changing experience.  Araceli Almazan, a litigation attorney for Stephenson, Acquisto & Colman and 2014 graduate of the program states, “Words can’t describe how amazing this program is; from the curriculum to the breadth of knowledge Dr. Davidds has and all the facilitators possess, this program is unmatched.  The format is unique because it incorporates different teaching methods that emphasize the importance of hard and soft skills in leadership, all while employing an interactive approach that makes this curriculum come to life.  Without a doubt, this program is absolutely amazing.”

The Application deadline for the 2015 Latina Global Executive Leadership Program and the Latina Entrepreneur Path is December 1, 2015.   

To learn more about the program and download an application, click here

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