Yvette Donado, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President, People, Process & Communications at Educational Testing Service (ETS), has been named one of the nation’s top five Latina executives of the year by LATINA Style magazine. The program honors influential Latinas as true leaders and examples for the Hispanic community and for the professional women in the U.S.
“These Latinas demonstrate excellence in leadership, commitment to the community, impact the company’s bottom line and create an environment where associates are encouraged to always look for the next big opportunity,” says magazine officials. This year LATINA Style had a record number of submissions making the selection process particularly challenging.
Yamilet Torres, Senior Director, Customer Support Services Life Sciences, Healthcare and Insurance Industry at Oracle, was selected as LATINA Style Executive for 2012. Besides Donado, other top Latina executives selected include: Nellie Borrero, Managing Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity, Accenture; Carmen R. Bauza, Vice President Beauty and Personal Care, Walmart; and Louise Nelson, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel Governance & Compliance, Hilton Worldwide.
In 2012, Hispanic Business named Donado as one of the 50 most influential Hispanics. The Dallas-based Parents Step Ahead organization also honored Donado for her sustained support. An expert on leadership and self-actualization, Donado enjoys speaking on education and assessments and their role in successful careers and productive citizenship. She has addressed conferences at Princeton and Rutgers universities, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the National Hispana Leadership Institute and the International Association of Professional Administrators, among others. She is fluent in Spanish.
“Yvette brings great distinction to ETS,” says President and CEO Kurt Landgraf. “In addition to her attributes as a senior executive, she illustrates how community engagement helps people and supports ETS’s mission of advancing quality and equity in education worldwide.”
“I owe much to my experiences at ETS in receiving this honor,” says Donado. “Our mission and culture foster civic engagement, volunteerism and enabling success in learning. I am truly honored to be in the distinguished company of my fellow honorees.”