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Hispanic MBA Conference To Take Over Chicago

 CHICAGO  -- The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) will be holding its 21st annual Conference & Career Expo from October 21-23 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Over 8,500 Hispanic MBA professionals and students are expected to assemble for the nation's largest Hispanic MBA conference, which includes a full schedule of professional development seminars, an exclusive executive forum, an entrepreneurial success program, a CEO speaker series, and the nation's largest career expo for Hispanic MBA professionals.

NSHMBA has partnered this year with lead sponsors State Farm, Humana and the Mendoza College of Business at theUniversity of Notre Dame to create a venue for fostering connections, learning and leadership between Hispanic students and professionals. This year's conference theme, The Winds of Opportunity, speaks to the unique circumstances and opportunities facing Hispanic professionals in the new economy of 2010.

"One thing that's apparent with this year's sponsors and attendees is we are putting the past in the past and looking forward to what's most important – getting back to business and getting our Hispanic business students and professionals back on their career tracks," said Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO. "NSHMBA, alongside its sponsors, is here to provide professional development, and opportunity to succeed regardless of the economic challenges."

Highlights of the annual conference will include:

  • Professional Development Seminars, CEO Speaker Series, an entrepreneurial success program, and an Executive Forum, October 21-23 Featuring CEOs from Sara Lee, State Farm, Campbell Soup Company, and SUPERVALU Inc.
  • Career Expo, October 22-23 Comprised of over 250 corporations, non-profits, government agencies and academic institutions seeking the most talented Hispanic students and professionals
  • Brillante Awards for Excellence, October 23 Including a gala reception, awards ceremony and high-caliber entertainment with John Quinones, Emmy award-winning co-anchor of ABC's "Primetime," as Master of Ceremonies. The Brillante Awards are the most prestigious honor granted by the organization, and are given to bright, radiant, and shining leaders whose work and contributions reflect NSHMBA's mission


About NSHMBA

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and over 8,000* members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA schools through scholarships, awareness programs and mentorship; enhance career management opportunities for Hispanic MBAs from school to leadership positions, through job placement and world class professional development; to be the partner of choice for organizations seeking to hire and develop Hispanic talent; and recruit and retain as life-long members a majority of Hispanic MBAs. 


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC , LATINO , MEXICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , LATINA , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY



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