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The Latina Leadership Academy, Led by Founder and CEO
Dr. Yasmin Davidds, Join in Strategic Partnerships with the USC Marshall School of Business, California Bank and Trust and Mattel Inc. to Launch the Latina Global Executive Leadership Program
Four Premier Hispanic Organizations Join Partnership to Demonstrate their Commitment to Developing Latina Leaders
Los Angeles, Calif., July 22, 2013 - The Latina Leadership Academy, a division of the Women's Institute of Negotiation, has partnered with the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, California Bank & Trust and Mattel Inc., to launch the Latina Global Executive Leadership Program. It is the first program in the country to approach critical leadership skills from a gender-based, cultural and global perspective.
The program, which embraces the principles used in Harvard's groundbreaking Authentic Leadership program, is designed for high potential mid to senior level Latina leaders and business owners who are looking to become more effective leaders and take on greater leadership challenges. The Latina Global Executive Leadership Program will provide Latina professionals with techniques and tools to assist them in their leadership development journeys, exploring concepts such as lifelong leadership development, the power of your life story, the impact of your crucible, discovering your authentic self, knowing your values, leadership principles and ethical boundaries, understanding your motivated capabilities, building support teams, leading an integrated and purpose-driven life, empowering leadership, and improving leadership effectiveness through your style and use of power.
Four Hispanic nonprofit organizations will participate in helping to launch the Latina Global Executive Leadership Program: National Society of Hispanic MBA's-OC, National Latina Business Women's Association - LA, Women of ALPFA-LA and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers-LA.
California Bank and Trust and Mattel Inc. - this year's title sponsors - are showing their strong dedication and support to the advancement of Latina leaders by actively engaging their highest ranking Latina executives as faculty members of the program. California Bank and Trust's, Executive Vice-president of Personal and Business Banking, Dr. Betty Uribe and Mattel's Vice-president of Global Diversity, Graciela Meibar will participate as faculty members, sharing their leadership journeys, the power of their life story, their leadership principles and ethical boundaries as well as building support teams, their leadership crucibles and how to effectively manage influence and power.
Dr. Betty Uribe, faculty member and Executive Vice President for Personal and Business Banking at California Bank and Trust states, "Latina-owned businesses are important to California Bank & Trust, our economy and to me personally. I hope sharing my story and leadership principles will inspire and empower other Latinas. California Bank & Trust's TEAM program supports women and minority-owned businesses by providing the resources and tools needed to launch and grow a small business. We're excited to support the Latina Leadership Academy to further our mission of supporting the Latina community through education, leadership and mentoring."
Graciela Meibar, Mattel's Vice-President of Global Diversity and faculty member of the Latina Leadership Academy states, "To realize their full potential, Latina leaders must learn to appreciate the value of using their own style and culture as a foundation for effective negotiation. Negotiation is most effective when it is authentic and meaningful to the individual - and those skills can and should be learned, especially from role models, instructors and mentors they can relate to!"
The 11-month program is scheduled to commence on October 14, 2013 and will be hosted by USC Marshall's School of Business at the University of Southern California [USC]. This is the second year the USC Marshall School of Business has committed resources to spearhead the development of Latina Leaders. In 2012, the USC Marshall School of Business hosted the Latina Negotiation Initiative, a program developed to train 25 Latina leaders in the art and skill of negotiating for effective leadership success.
Keith Vaughn, Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions, USC Marshall School of Business states, "The USC Marshall School of Business believes it is imperative that we seek to strengthen our relationship with the fastest growing segment of the US population, the Latino community in California. Our partnership with the Latina Leadership Academy is evidence of our desire to help grow and educate women in business education. Along with Forte and the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, the USC Marshall MBA program actively engages Latinas to support their success in both corporate and entrepreneurial endeavors."
Applications for the 2013-2014 Latina Global Executive Leadership Program are ongoing until August 30, 2013.
To learn more about the program and download an application go to
To apply for a scholarship to attend the Latina Global Executive Leadership Program visit www.latinaleadershipacademy.org
For more information on the Latina Leadership Academy and it's Global Executive Leadership Program