Leadership for a Changing World

Get ready for a seismic shift on June 13

at the 2024 Leadership Summit:

Leadership for a Changing World.

In a dynamic world where change is the only constant, effective leadership is essential. With the right mindset and skill set, Latino leaders must be a united front to ensure we are proactive participants in shaping the business landscape.

The 2024 Leadership Summit will spark conversations and learnings around critical issues such as the significant contributions of Latino leaders in politics, the power of personal narratives in authentic leadership, and the balance between corporate leadership and academic influence.

Prepare for a day filled with invaluable insights, tailored networking activities, impactful conversations, and most of all, life-changing conexiones.

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

Thursday, June 13, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET
Brooklyn, New York

Meet the Speakers


Super Early
Bird Special

February 22 – February 29


Sold Out

Early Bird

March 1 – March 31


Sold Out


April 1 – April 30


Sold Out

Full Price

May 1 – June 13



*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

08:30 a.m.

08:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. ET

Registration Opens

Join us as we gather the most influential Latino leaders from around the country to exchange insights, forge connections, and chart a course for the future at the 2024 Leadership Summit: Leadership for a Changing World. 

09:00 a.m.

09:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. ET – Rise and Lead: A Power Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast Commences


9:15 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Welcome to the 2024 Leadership Summit

Master of Ceremonies Eduardo Placer kick starts the morning to set the stage for a day full of intentional moments designed to empower you as a leader and a proactive participant in today’s ever-changing world.

9:25 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks: Leadership for a Changing World with The Alumni Society

Join The Alumni Society Cofounder for the official open of the ninth annual Leadership Summit.

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Leading with Legacy: A Power Breakfast with Julián Castro

Join us for an inspiring session featuring Julián Castro, Chief Executive Officer of the Latino Community Foundation, as he shares his remarkable journey from the westside of San Antonio to the forefront of American politics. Raised in a family of activists, Julián’s deep commitment to community service and democracy has guided his path from serving as Mayor of San Antonio to becoming the youngest U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama. Through his experiences and insights, Julián will explore the importance of leadership, legacy, and the ongoing quest for social justice in a changing world. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by Julián’s dedication to public service and his vision for a better tomorrow. 

Castro will be in conversation with National Political Consultant and Principal of Grassroots Lab, Mike Madrid.

9:55 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Navigating the Nexus: Affirmative Action, Expression, and the Future of Higher Ed

Against the backdrop of recent challenges and debates surrounding campus cultures, our discussion will explore the implications for the future of schools and universities and examine key issues facing institutions today. Offering perspectives from key faculty and thought leaders in education, join us as we engage in a critical dialogue about the path forward for higher education in an ever-changing world.

10:25 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fueling Change: A Breakfast Closing to Kickstart Our Summit Journey

As we wrap up this inspiring breakfast session with Latino trailblazers,
let’s carry this momentum into a transformative day at our Leadership for a Changing World Summit. Stay tuned for more inspiring speakers, engaging sessions, and interactive workshops, all aimed at equipping you to lead with resilience and adaptability. Let’s embrace change and make a lasting impact together.

10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.–01:00 p.m. ET – Breakout Programs + Networking Activities

Dive into breakouts with exclusive programming and hands-on networking activities to fuel your morning leadership journey.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Transitions for Breakout Activities

10:45 a.m.
– 1:00 p.m.
Portrait Studio Open

This is one of the attendee-favorite staples of every Leadership Summit! Don’t miss out on getting your professional headshot taken.


11:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Leading with Your Most Authentic Story and Becoming a Published Author

Join us for an enlightening fireside chat with Latina authors Alejandra Campoverdi and Dr. Esther Zeledon. Alejandra, a former White House aide and Harvard graduate, discusses her memoir “First-Gen,” which examines the emotional toll of social mobility on those she refers to as “First and Onlys”. In conversation with Dr. Zeledon, a former diplomat and author of “Creating Your Limitless Life,” a book that redefines the American Dream through her experiences as a high-achieving Latina and global humanitarian, this session will explore resilience, identity, and leadership, while offering practical advice for those considering writing a book.

11:25 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Activity: Author Showcase & Book Signing

Join us to support and celebrate the literary achievements of your fellow members, with books available for purchase.

  • “First Gen: A Memoir” – Alejandra Campoverdi

  • “Creating Your Limitless Life” – Dr. Esther Zeledon

  • “The Latino Century” – Mike Madrid


11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Activity: Rhythm of Leadership: Embracing Lessons through Salsa Dancing

Step onto the proverbial dance floor and into a transformative leadership experience where culture meets business. In this dynamic session, participants will uncover profound leadership insights through the lens of salsa dancing. Just as in business, salsa requires both leaders and followers, challenging traditional roles and assumptions. Through interactive exercises and small group breakouts, attendees will explore the nuances of leadership and followership by reflecting on their experiences and discuss the valuable lessons learned about collaboration, communication, and adaptability. Join us for a memorable exploration of leadership, diversity, and the power of rhythm to unite and inspire.


12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Activity: Elevate and Conéctate: Networking, One-on-One’s, and Professional Portraits

Engage in free-form networking to expand your circle, exchange insights, and forge valuable connections with fellow leaders. Elevate your experience with one-on-one member meeting to address your unique leadership challenges and aspirations. Plus, step into our portrait studio in the Berry Room on the event floor for professional headshots that will boost your confidence and amplify your professional presence. The portrait studio will remain open until 1:00 p.m.


12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Transitions to Luncheon

01:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.–03:35 p.m. ET – Leadership for a Changing World: A Power Lunch

01:00 p.m. – 01:15 p.m.
Lunch Commences


01:15 p.m. – 01:25 p.m.
Welcome Back

Our mainstage program resumes with an invigorating luncheon. Join us as we gather around the table to continue our journey of learning and collaboration, fueling ourselves for the afternoon ahead.

1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Heritage, Leadership, and Change: A Power Luncheon Conversation with a Trailblazing Latina

Gain inspiration, guidance, and actionable takeaways from one of today’s most influential Latina executives in The Alumni Society. Join us for an invigorating power luncheon as we sit down with Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri, Chief Operating Officer at TPG, for an intimate conversation about leadership, diversity, and driving change in the corporate world. As a trailblazer in the finance industry, Anilu has shattered barriers and paved the way for future generations of Latina leaders. In this exclusive session, she will share her insights, experiences, and strategies for success, offering invaluable advice on navigating career challenges, fostering inclusivity, and achieving personal and professional fulfillment.

Vazquez-Ubarri will be in conversation with The Alumni Society co-founder, Pedro A. Guerrero.

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
The Latino Influence in Modern Politics: A Conversation with the Highest-Ranking Latino in the White House

Join us for an insightful session with Tom Perez, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Perez will share his journey in public service, discuss the unique perspectives he brings to his role and to the administration as the highest-ranking Latino in the White House, and explore the influence of the Latino community in the U.S. Perez will be in conversation with National Correspondent and Anchor for CBS News, Lilia Luciano.

2:15 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Luncheon Wrap-Up

As we bid farewell to an informative luncheon, let’s leverage the energy and motivation it has ignited to launch us into an afternoon of growth and exploration. More captivating speakers, insightful sessions, and interactive workshops await.

2:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Activity: The Art of Giving Feedback with the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab

We explore the rich tapestry of culture and business through a performance by the Latiné Musical Theater Lab that serves as a catalyst for meaningful reflection and dialogue where feedback becomes an opportunity for growth and improvement. In this session, we’ll explore how theater can inspire personal growth, foster improvement, and create deeper human connections.

3:35 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Transitions to Breakout Programming


3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Portrait Studio Open

This is one of the attendee-favorite staples of every Leadership Summit! Don’t miss out on getting your professional headshot taken.

03:45 p.m.

03:45 p.m.–04:30 p.m. ET – Breakout Programming

03:45 p.m. – 04:05 p.m.
Breakout Track 1: From the Executive Suite to the Lecture Hall: Juggling Leadership Roles

Class is in session! Let’s explore the journey of transitioning from the executive-suite to academia. Learn about adjunct professorship as more than just a side hustle—it’s an opportunity to share expertise, mentor future leaders, and contribute to academia. From balancing corporate responsibilities with teaching to inspiring young minds, uncover the experiences of adjunct professors. Whether considering a career pivot or seeking to maximize impact beyond the boardroom, gain valuable insights and practical strategies for embracing adjunct professor life.

4:05 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Track 2: Navigating Career Risks and Change: A Master Class from the C-Suite

Top executives from various industries share candid insights on taking career risks and navigating change in today’s evolving business landscape. This session offers actionable solutions and invaluable perspectives on industry shifts, career progression, and personal transformations, guaranteed to leave you inspired.

Presented by

3:45 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Breakout Track 1: Top of the Private Equity Game

Industry Track

Join us for a first-of-its-kind session as we bring the Top of the Game podcast to life with podcast host Javier Saade. In collaboration with The Alumni Society, we’re thrilled to present a live taping featuring industry expert Gustavo Alberelli, sharing his unparalleled insights and leadership journey in the private equity/venture capital space. Get ready to be inspired and informed as we delve deep into the challenges, triumphs, and strategies for success.

4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Track 2: Pioneering Latinas: Rising to Leadership in Sports

Industry Track

This is the moment for Latinas and women in sports, and it’s a momentum that shows no signs of slowing down. In partnership with LiS: Latinos in Sports, join us for a compelling session spotlighting the remarkable journeys of Latinas to the sports industry boardroom.

In Partnership with




04:40 p.m.

04:40 p.m.–05:00 p.m. ET – Reconnecting and Reflecting

04:40 p.m. – 04:55 p.m.
Parting Thoughts and The 2024 Class Awards

Parting thoughts by presenting partner Bank of America. Plus, each year, The Alumni Society shines a spotlight on a class of high-achieving Latino business leaders who epitomize excellence and serve as trailblazers in their respective fields. As we celebrate the Class of 2024, we pay tribute to their unwavering commitment to our values and mission of advancing Latino leadership in America.

Presented by





4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Official Closing

As we approach the conclusion of the 2024 Leadership Summit, let’s reconnect with our purpose, our passions, and each other, inspired to lead with renewed vision and resilience in the face of change.

05:00 p.m.

05:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m. ET
Unwind and Connect: Cocktail Reception

Join us for our annual cocktail reception co-hosted by City Club NYC leaders Virginia Chavez Romano and Jesus “JB” Cuartas and presented by Summit Premier Partner TPG. Relax and unwind with delicious drinks, appetizers, and engaging conversations as we toast to the success of our conference. Enjoy one of the most stunning views of New York City and take the opportunity to reflect on the day’s learnings, network with industry experts, and forge lasting connections.

Presented by

07:00 p.m.

07:00 p.m. ET

Event Concludes

Venue + Hotel

The 2024 Leadership Summit will take place in New York City on June 13 at The William Vale hotel, located at 111 North 12th Street in Brooklyn. The hotel is located in the very trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg and enjoys proximity to several local restaurants, coffee shops, and outdoor parks.


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Media Partners

Interested in partnering with The Alumni Society
for the 2024 Leadership Summit?

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Krista Horbenko, Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, DEI Solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 four registration periods for this event.

  • Super Early Bird (February 21-29): $179
  • Early Bird (March 1-31): $199
  • Standard (April 1-30): $299
  • Full-Price (May 1-June 13): $349

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 about the Leadership Summit?
Reach out to Jill Ortiz, Director of Events: [email protected]

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?

No. However, if you are a member who cannot attend in person, we strongly encourage you to follow the event on our social media channels and make sure to connect with fellow members. Also, keep an eye on our events page and make sure to update your member profile for future event opportunities.

If you have any questions on how to maximize your membership with The Alumni Society, please email [email protected].


Leadership for a Changing World


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