FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Francisco Bay Area, CA – January 22, 2013 – ELLA Leadership Institute, founding organization of the successful Latina Leadership Network on Facebook, will celebrate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to the Bay Area with an ELLA Institute Latina Leadership Network Meet Up on Monday, January 28th, 2013. This networking event will bring together local Latino professionals from a variety of social sectors within the community. This is the first of many ELLA Institute initiatives that will benefit rising Latina leaders and professionals, and is at the heart of ELLA Institute’s mission to advance the lives and careers of women through innovate programs and connection to a national network of exceptional women.
The event is organized by Hilda Ramirez, Chief Strategist at Got2BSocial.com, and launched in partnership with LAM Network, an online and event-driven professional social network for Latino professionals.
The Latina Leadership Network has 1,850 current members, and is an active online community of talented, professionals Latinas across diverse sectors, including women in academia, corporate America, the non-profit sector, health careers, STEM and government. The network also includes college and graduate students, authors, artist and social media influencers. The network, which launched only seven months ago, is a testament of the profound need for career-bound and professional Latinas to connect and dialogue around issues that matter to them. Informal peer mentoring, support and resource/opportunities sharing are among the many reasons why the Latina Leadership Network has grown so rapidly. This online community is managed by Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin, founder & CEO of the ELLA Institute, Stephanie Bravo, Founder of StudentMentor.org, and Dr. Maria Hernandez, Executive Consultant.
ELLA Institute extends thanks to Hilda Ramirez for her efforts in organizing this important event, and to LAM Network for their collaboration in hosting the event, as well as New York Life for their co-sponsorship.
To learn more about the event and RSVP, visit http://llnbayarealaunch.eventbrite.com/
About ELLA Leadership Institute
ELLA Leadership Institute is a career development training and consulting center, with a national network of professional women, leaders and experts. The institute’s mission is to advance the lives and careers of women through innovate programs, research and connection to a national network of exceptional women. ELLA Institute is directed by Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin, founder & CEO of the institute, and a social entrepreneur and Clinical Psychologist based in New York City. Dr. Perez-Litwin has held a faculty appointment at New York University School of Medicine, where she engaged in research and has a B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Fordham University. She is an alumna of Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Kennedy School and National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI).
About LAM Network:
LAM Network is an online and event-driven professional social network. Through social media, inspiring events and online articles, LAM creates opportunities and connections for Latino professionals. LAM is becoming a platform for organizations and individuals to create valuable relationships. LAM started of as a social group out of UC Berkeley and has evolved to a lot more now with close to 5,000 members and growing. For more information about the team click here: http://lam-network.com/about/team.
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