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Annual Report



Latinas as Ethical Leaders.


To develop Latinas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building, and community activism.

Message from the President and the Chair This year, as we celebrate 24 years of providing award-winning leadership programs for Latinas, we reflect on what we’ve accomplished, prepare to continue to crack the glass ceiling for Latinas and reaffirm our commitment to shaping the next generation of American leaders. We’ve accomplished so much with your support. 2010 marked the launch of our new program targeting nonprofit Latina leaders, Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits program (ALL IN) designed to help Latinas 25-34 years of age develop their leadership and management skills, find their voices as effective community leaders, and build external networks to support their continued professional and personal growth. The women participated in an eight day training program at Georgetown University‘s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership in the nation’s capital where they earned a certificate in nonprofit management; and attended two exclusive webinars to complete the program. The 22 fellows, from 14 different states, reconvened during the 2010 Executive Training Conference in November held in Miami, Florida. The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) brought together 20 Latinas from 12 different states to complete a rigorous curriculum over a nine month period in four separate locations: California, Havard University, Center for Creative Leadership and Washington, D.C. The 2010 fellows raised a recordsetting $35,000. Fund raising efforts included special events such as Inspirational Latinas Nights held in eight different cities across the country. Averaging 150 viewers for each of the nine sessions, the Webinar series continued to deliver lunchtime, desk top training seminars. Training topics spanned the range of personal and professional development. Latinas Learning to Lead (LLL) brought together 22 Latinas from 13 states and 21 universities for an eight day leadership training program in the nation’s capital. Highlighting the week was living in “A Day in the Life of a Congressional Member” and participating in non-traditional activities such as changing the oil on a car and playing tackle football. Miami, Florida was the site of our Annual Executive Leadership Conference and Mujer Awards Gala, once again providing leadership development training led by top-level Latinas from across the country. NHLI acknowledges the support received from corporate partners, the work of the Board of Directors, the dedication of the NHLI staff and alumnae from the ELP, ALL IN, and LLL programs. Join us in pledging to be part of the future success of NHLI. Si se puede for Latinas!

Barbara J. DesMarteau Acting President

Marieli Colón-Padilla Chair of the Board

Executive Leadership Program

Graduating 20 impressive Latina leaders from 12 states, the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) had an amazing 23rd year. After a week of self-reflection and working on communication skills in San Juan Bautista, CA, the women completed prestigious week-long trainings at the Kennedy School at Harvard University and the Center for Creative Leadership before ending their ELP experience with policy briefings in Washington, DC. While the program curriculum stayed mostly the same, the women set a new record for fellow-fundraising, raising more than $35,000 for NHLI through events such as the Inspirational Latinas Nights held in eight different cities.

I have discovered a side of me that I always knew was there but did not acknowledge due to fear. I stand proud to be an immigrant and a community leader. Now, I walk and dress in a different way. The four weeks changed my life and my career. Helen Arteaga Landaverde, 2010 Fellow.

2010 Highlights

Sol Flores and Helen Arteaga Landaverde are teaming up to design and build a new housing facility in Chicago. The proposed project is to bring high quality healthcare to a homeless and at-risk Latino youth and family population in the new facility. Sol wants to incorporate best practices and delivery model structures as developed by Plaza del Sol /Urban Health in New York City. Rosalia Miller was accepted into Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Lisette Nieves was appointed a Commissioner on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Aurelia Flores was selected as a Miller Coors Lideres. Marcela Bailey and Leticia Lara became Conference cochairs for NHLI’s 2011 Executive Leadership Conference & Mujer Awards.

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Six fellows advanced vertically in

their careers, receiving promotions either in their work or at another organization.

14 ELP Fellows mentored 21

participants from the ALL IN and LLL programs with 6 mentoring at least 2 younger NHLI fellows.

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Latinas Learning to Lead Program Teaching young Latinas “ to dream big and be persistent,” as participant Cruz Olivia Gallegos-Huitron described it, the Latinas Learning to Lead Program fostered the leadership skills of 22 outstanding Latinas from 13 states and 21 universities during an eight-day leadership training in Washington, DC. They lived “A Day in The Life of a Congressional Member,” learned financial literacy and public speaking and even participated in “non-traditional” activities for females, like playing tackle football and changing a car’s oil and tires. Most importantly, the experience opened up a network of Latina role models for these women.

I gained a sisterhood of professionals I never thought was possible to attain with Latinas like myself... I know I can reach out to anyone we’ve met to seek counsel and advice in career decisions. Candis Nikolic, 2010 Fellow.

2010 Highlights

Candis Nikolic worked to create a Latino Student Union for

middle school students in Dekalb, IL, conducting meetings twice a month over the course of the year to build a coalition amongst the parents, students, teachers, and community through events, community volunteer work, workshops and more. Candis Nikolic presented a workshop on the importance of a college education, parental involvement, and the transitions from high school to college for Latino parents at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta, IL. Stephanie Rivera started a community-service student organization at her university called Latina Youth Leadership Alliance (LYLA), which provided bi-weekly workshops for Latina girls at 1-2 Chicago high schools throughout the school year, targeting primarily 11th graders. Jessica Fuentes initiated the AB540 Mentoring Program at Leadership Public School, which provided mentorship and education on issues affecting undocumented students, helping student create a portfolio that would prepare them for college.

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Karla Gomez was named “Napa Valley College Student of

the Year” by the Napa Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Mechanics Bank Community Awards program. Lorena Tule and Ana Aguayo were accepted into prestigious internships in Washington, DC.

More than 31% of graduates were foreign born. Nearly 70% of the women were first generation college students. 100% were matched with mentors from NHLI’s Executive Leadership Program and Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofit Programs.

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Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits NHLI launched the nation’s first leadership training program for emerging Latina nonprofit leaders. The Advancing Latinas Leaders in Nonprofits program was designed to help Latinas 24 -34 years of age develop their leadership and management skills, find their voices as effective community leaders, and build external networks to support their continued professional and personal growth. After an eight-day training in the nation’s capitol in which the women earned a certificate from Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership and two exclusive webinars, the 22 Fellows from 14 states reconvened for a one-day Nonprofit Institute in November in conjunction with the 2010 Executive Leadership Training Conference.

2010 Highlights

Jenn Sanchez was hired as Immigration and Refugee Initiative Director for the United Way of Salt Lake, Astrid Garcia was promoted from Redistricting and State Policy Manager to Director of State Election Policy and Redistricting of MALDEF. Joyce Medina was promoted to Education and Scholarships Manager at the Arizona Community Foundation, Julie Gonzales was promoted to Director of Organizing at the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and Maria Clara Samaniego joined the NHLI staff as Resource Development Manager. Karol Espejo is now pursuing her Masters Degree in Social Services at Catholic University.

Xiomara Guevara and 2009 ELP Alumna Lillian Plata

Being part of NHLI’s ALL IN program was truly transformational. The training provided me with great insight about myself and managerial styles that will allow me to grow as a leader in my nonprofit and my community. [Additionally, the] program instantly provided me with a network of hermanas that I know I can count on to support me in my future endeavors. Mareth Flores, 2010 Fellow.

100% of the participants described the ALL IN program as “exceeding my expectations” and highly recommended the training to other Latina leaders in the nonprofit sector. 8 fellows moved vertically in their career and 2 fellows started their own business.

founded KEYS, a nonprofit organization that will assist and guide young, inner-city, minority girls to attend college.

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Latina Empowerment Conferences & Webinars Bringing NHLI trainings to Charlotte, North Carolina, and Portland, Oregon for the first time, NHLI trained over 800 participants across the country during its one-day Latina Empowerment Conferences (LECs) in 2010. LECs also took place in Fort Worth, TX; New York City, NY; and Denver, CO between March and August 2010. For those needing a cure to the mid-day blues, NHLI’s webinar series provided lunch-time access to trainings from the comfort of people’s own desks, for an average of 150 viewers each time. With topics ranging from people-centered leadership to financial literacy, from Latina entrepreneurs to time management, the nine webinars supported both personal and professional growth for the over 700 individuals who logged on to watch. As one participant put it, “The speakers were great, knowledgeable and entertaining, and gave me the tools to be confident moving forward in my career. The best part was I could do the webinars while eating lunch.” The 2010 webinar series included: “The First Step to Effective Leadership: Knowing Your Self,” “Time Management: Organizing Your Busy Life” and “Latina Entrepreneurs: Opening Your Own Business.”

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2010 Executive Leadership Training Conference & Mujer Awards Gala

In one of the largest NHLI conference to date, over 600 community leaders gathered in Miami, Florida in November for NHLI’s the 2010 Executive Leadership Training Conference.

Over 45 innovative leadership and professional development workshops, educational panels and sessions were presented by nearly 100 top-level Latina trainers and speakers, including a large majority of NHLI alumnae.

It was a conference of many firsts: the first annual conference in Miami, Florida; the first Legislative Award presented to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Letinen; first Alumna of the Year Award presented to U.S. Ambassador Carmen Lomellin (ELP ’88); the first Nonprofit Management Institute and Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits (ALL IN) graduation; and the first Housing Fair held in conjunction with Fannie Mae and Chase. The workshops were open to the general public, providing Miami area residents with the opportunity to participate in the many useful and thought-provoking sessions.

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This year’s conference was the best I’ve attendedthank you for highlighting the talents of our women and diverse speakers 2010 Conference Participant

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NHLI’s 2010 Classes Executive Leadership Program Helen Arteaga Michelle Azel Belaire Marcela Bailey Ana Maria Camargo Vanessa Cardenas Gloria Contreras Edin Edna Figueroa

Sol Flores Aurelia Flores Leticia Lara Rosalia Miller Laura Nieto Lisette Nieves Sylvia Orozco

Jodi Perry Deborah Quinones Rosa Robles Julie Rodriguez Rebecca Saldana Gina Weber Rosemary Ybarra-Hernandez

Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofit Program Astrid Garcia Jennifer Sanchez Julia Gonzales Carmen Iniguez Beatriz Mieses-Hernandez Marisol Morales Xiomara Guevara Diana Stefany Mendoza

María Clara Samaniego Marcela Ramos Mareth Flores Dulce Maria Gamboa Vania Nagelly Ruiz Jesusita Santillan Vanessa Rodriguez

Fabiola Sandoval Alicia Rascon Fanny Arroyo Oliveira Araceli Campos Stephanie Ramirez Karol Beatriz Espejo Joyce Medina

Latinas Learning to Lead Program Ana Aguayo Miriam Armijo Diandra Elizabeth Calderin Gabrielle Camelia Carbone Columba Anahi ContrerasdeCervantes María Corona Jessica Guadalupe Fuentes Cruz Olivia Gallegos-Huitron

Karla Enedina Gomez Alexis Ariana Hermosillo Marisa Belen Mendoza Anna Victoria Muñoz Sandra Nanita Candis Nikolic Tessa Anne Otero

Carolina Andrea Palacios Sara Carmen Peña Christina Perez-Camarillo Stephanie Nicole Rivera Jasmine Maria Rosa Mirella Stephani Saldana-Moreno Lorena Tule

Thank you to our 2010 Donors and Supporters FOUNDATIONS & CORPORATIONS AARP Aflac Amway Anheuser-Busch Atlas Family Foundation Baptist Health South Florida BBVA Compass Bank Center for Creative Leadership (In-Kind) Chase Credit Card City of Doral Coca-Cola-Foundation Comcast Miller Coors Diageo Fannie Mae Foundation

ORGANIZATIONS AND SMALL BUSINESSES PK Management Group, Inc. MIO Restaurant DC Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute IBM Matching Fund Xecutive 1

MADRINAS & PADRINOS ($1,000 and above) Maria L. Rubio & Ana Rubio Aliana Apodaca* Robert Bard Gerardo Cárdenas Amelia De Jesús* Barbara DesMarteau* Gina Linn Espinoza*

Ford Motor Company Goya Foods Johnson & Johnson JP Morgan Chase Kaiser Permanente Macy’s McDonald’s Corporation MERCK Mt. Sinai Hospital Nielsen Nissan USA Nordstrom Northgate P&G Corporation & PG&E Foundation Pfizer

Prudential Foundation SAIC Scholastic Seattle International Fund Southwest Airlines Sprint Foundation State Farm Insurance Companies Tupperware Univision UPS AND UPS Foundation Verizon & Verizon Foundation Wal-Mart Walt Disney World WAMU Bank Western Union Foundation

Yolie Flores Anna Flores Catalina Garcia* Anita Gomez-Bennett* Virginia Gonzales* Marlene Gonzales Liliana Grip Flavia Hernandez* Cristina López & Jorge Donado Linda Rivera & José Rivera* Mónica Mantilla Raul & Ana Mármol Olivia Meza Rosalía Miller* Michaeline Pérez-Guzman Sandra Rivera* Ana Maria Soto*

Julie Stav Annette Taddeo Maria Elena Toraño Cristina Zellers*

INDIVIDUAL DONORS Carolyn Adrian Leticia Alejandrez Jesus Almodovar Myrna Almodovar Audrey Alvarado* Cassandra Andrade Ruth Arevalo Angela Arismend-Pardi Helen Auerbach Lic. Arlene Austin Shadia Avila

Ynoluz Bacalao Arnhilda Badia Marcela Bailey* Natasha Bannan* Susana Barciela* Cynthia Barlow CC Barran Janie Barrera Leonora Barron Emily Berlin Gail Bernstein Cesar Biggeri Fernanda Borja Jollene Brown Barbara Bruner Amanda Caballero-Holmes* Ana Maria Camargo* Lizet Campos Araceli Campos* Patricia Cannon Irene Carranza Lourdes Castillo* Ingrid Duran M. Helen Cavazos* Nubia Chaidez M. Childers Deisy Chilin Ana Ciereszco* Christine Clavijo-Kish Marieli E. Colón-Padilla* Gloria Contreras Edin* Ana Corrales Lorraine Cortez Vazquez* Gianinna Daniel Adriana De La Fuente Marcella De La Torre* Gloria Del Pozo Isis Delgado * Justa Diaz

Janet H Ervin Karol Espejo* Cecelia Espenoza* Idalia Fernandez* Maria Ferrer Sarah Figueroa Rosemary Flores* Amanda Flores-Witte* Cecilia Fox Amanda Fox Emily Gantz McKay Evelyn Garcia Morales* Olga Garcia* Miguel Garcia Adela Garcia Yudith Garcia Cynthia Garcia Gordon Amy Garza* Evelyne Glaser Catherine Pino* James Walker Amy Washburn Gina Weber* K. Workcuff Marjorie Wyatt Marlene J Yencho Martha Young* Magda Yrizarry* Arleen Zabala Angela Zapata Reyes SPECIAL THANKS TO NHLI’S 2010 FELLOWS FROM THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AND THE ADVANCING LATINA LEADERS IN NONPROFITS FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO NHLI.

*Alumnae of the Institute *Donations received from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010.

FINANCIALS Consolidated Financial Statements, Independent Audited Figures, Fiscal Year Ending December 30, 2010.

Support and revenue: 1,365,079

Foundations & Contributions 64% Registrations 5% Individual Contributions 5% Tuitions & Fees 9% In-Kind Contributions 17%

Expenses: 1,554,375

Trainings & Programs 87% Board of Directors 2% Board Fundraising 5% General & Administration 6% To request copies of Audited Financial Statements please contact the National Hispana Leadership Institute at 703-527-6007.

Board of Directors TOP ROW

Chairwoman of the Board Marieli Colón-Padilla Fleishman Hillard Vice Chair Antonia Jimenez Dartmouth College Secretary Mayda Prego Chevron products Company Treasurer Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez El Camino College

MIDDLE ROW Carmen Bauza Wal-Mart

Amanda Caballero Holmestead Communications Maria Cardona Dewey Square Group (DSG) Dr. Catalina Garcia Dallas Anesthesiology

BOTTOM ROW Michelle Minguez Moore Ibarra Strategy Group Luis Miranda MirRam Group Peter R. Villegas JP Morgan Chase Chair Emeritus Hon. Maria Elena Toraño

Staff LEFT TO RIGHT Barbara J. DesMarteau Acting President Evelyn Garcia Program Manager Victoria Morillo Event Manager

Gloria Del Pozo Director of Finance and Administration Maria Clara Samaniego Resorce Development Manager

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NHLI 2010 Annual Report  
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NHLI Annual report for year ending December 31, 2010