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The US has reached an inflection point impacting every aspect of society. The Alumni Society, as the nation’s premier network of Latino leaders, is determined to step up during this critical time and lead the way towards a more tolerant, equitable, and prosperous future for all.

This year’s Leadership Summit theme is ConeXión, a reminder of the cultural connection that bonds us and a call to embrace the exponential power we wield when we move as one. We will focus on strengthening our ties, expanding our collective knowledge and reach, and driving change that centers Latinos as the future of America.

You must be a member of the Alumni Society to attend Leadership Summit.

The 2023 Leadership Summit will take place at Virgin Hotels New York City located at 1227 Broadway (at the northwest corner of 29th Street and Broadway) in Manhattan's up-and-coming NoMad neighborhood. Virgin Hotels New York City enjoys proximity to landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park, and Madison Square Garden. Be one of the first to experience this iconic brand in New York City in a fresh, contemporary hotel and event space!

NEW YORK, NY 10001

*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Networking Reception and Check-Ins

Reconnect with old friends and meet new members while enjoying snacks and refreshments to kick-start your day.

12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.–12:10 p.m. ET


Meet your Summit emcee and participate in the eighth annual Leadership Summit kick off.

12:10 p.m.

12:10 p.m.–12:20 p.m. ET

Presente! Mindfulness for Life and Leadership

Our feelings and how we deal with them greatly affect the way we present ourselves to the world. Executive coach and mindfulness teacher Alejandro Bravo will provide techniques for leaders to practice mindfulness in their lives and careers.

12:20 p.m.

12:20 p.m.–12:30 p.m. ET

Protecting DEI During a Downturn

DEI is crucial to an organization’s long-term success, but so often it’s one of the first functions to go during a downturn and at great cost. This session will illuminate the need to always prioritize and center DEI in an organization’s day-to-day operations and strategy for long-term success and growth.

12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

The CEO Spotlight: Fannie Mae’s First Latina CEO is Shaping the Future of Housing

Priscilla Almodovar will share her experiences as a Latina leader, provide advice for Latino leaders as they navigate leadership roles, and more.

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Networking Lunch

Power up your network while enjoying lunch at Virgin Hotels New York City! Plus, a few special surprises are in store for you!

2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.–2:35 p.m. ET

Afternoon Kick-off

Gear up for an afternoon full of inspiration and key learnings.

2:35 p.m.

2:35 p.m.–2:45 p.m. ET

The Spark of a ConeXión

A powerful connection. More than small talk over cocktails. Strong relationships that lead to activation and elevation. Join The Alumni Society Cofounder Pedro A. Guerrero as we build on the theme of this year’s event to create connections that spark collaboration.

2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m.–3:05 p.m. ET

Forging ConeXiones That Matter: A Game Changing Conversation with the Class of 2023

Meet members of the Class of 2023, high-achieving Latino leaders and, dare we say, business architects who stretch, ignore, or bust through boundaries—sometimes with thought, sometimes with surprise, and always chasing excellence.

3:05 p.m.

3:05 p.m.–3:25 p.m. ET

Inclusive Management is Great Management

In a time when so many organizations struggle to find the right employees, conversations and actions around leadership development are more crucial than ever. This session will explore the importance of leadership development and retention, as well as how organizations can foster supportive environments for Latino leaders to thrive and prosper.

3:25 p.m.

3:25 p.m.–3:45 p.m. ET

Board Advice from the Latino C-Suite

Latinos have made great strides in corporate America, and now they’re ready to take their careers to the next level and lend their talents and expertise to corporate boardrooms. This session will explore how nonprofit board work can serve as a jumping-off point for Latinos who want to join corporate boards and provide the necessary tools and skills to be effective and drive real impact.

3:45 p.m.

3:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. ET

Atrévete a Conectar: A Networking Exercise

Break the ice and meet fellow members in this structured networking activity. Hint: música will be involved.

4:05 p.m.

4:05 p.m.–4:25 p.m. ET

Tech Talk: Latina Leaders on the Sector’s Latest Challenges and Opportunities

Leaders working in the (sometimes volatile) world of tech are the architects of resilience. From emerging technologies to industry shakeups, it’s an ever-evolving sector. In this session, revolutionary thinkers and top Latinos in tech will dive into the industry’s top ethical concerns, discuss the impact of the changing venture environment, share their insights on how to thrive in this field, and more.

4:25 p.m.

4:25 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Creating a Life of Impact and Purpose: Insights From a Successful Latino Investor and Philanthropist

Clearlake Capital Group Cofounder and Managing Partner José E. Feliciano has come a long way since he was an engineering major at Princeton University. From sitting on several high-impact boards to making a record-breaking $20 million gift to his alma mater, this Latino leader has a lot to share about his career journey and charitable efforts that is sure to leave you inspired.

5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET

Cocktail Reception

Continue the dialogue while enjoying cocktails, appetizing bites, live music, and unique networking opportunities of the highest caliber.

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. ET

Event Concludes

Don’t forget to engage with your new contacts after you leave and keep the conversation going.

What is Leadership Summit?

Leadership Summit is The Alumni Society’s annual flagship event, and one of the most powerful gatherings of Latinos in America. It’s an entire day of panel discussions, talks, networking activities, and more, all of which aim to foster career-changing professional development and connection opportunities for our members.

You must be a member of The Alumni Society in order to attend Leadership Summit.

How much does it cost to attend Leadership Summit?

We have a Super Early Bird rate of $129, which expires on March 31. From April 1 to April 30, the Early Bird rate is $149. From May 1 to May 31, the Standard Ticket is $199. Beginning June 1, the Full-Priced Ticket is $249.

Do I need to be a member of The Alumni Society to attend Leadership Summit?

Yes! If you are interested in joining The Alumni Society, you can learn more about our qualifications for membership.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Email Jill Ortiz, Director of Events.

What’s the agenda for Leadership Summit?

Members can get excited for a robust day of programming, outstanding speakers, ample networking opportunities, and various fun surprises!

You can view our agenda for an updated schedule of the day’s events. We will update the agenda as more information becomes available.

What will I get from attending Leadership Summit?

You’ll have the chance to gain valuable insights from peer members and form genuine connections with other high-level, high-achieving Latinos in an intimate setting.

I can’t make Leadership Summit in person. Are there any virtual options?

Yes! We will offer a livestreaming option for those who can’t make it in person. Virtual attendees will be able to view the talks and panel discussions. You can register for the digital option here.