CHLI's Sixth Annual Future Leaders Conference Highlighted Global Awareness and Innovation
Friday, July 27, 2012
Posted by: Mari Cabrera
at the US Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium
Sixth Annual Future Leaders
Conference Highlighted Global Awareness and Innovation
America's emerging leaders gathered to explore
their future with a global perspective
July 24, 2012.
(Washington, DC) -"I am confident in America's
future" declared Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart during his speech at the
Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Sixth Annual Future
Leaders Conference on Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Congressional Auditorium
in the US Capitol Visitors Center. Over 200 emerging leaders along with other
Members of Congress and representatives of Fortune 500 companies gathered to
discuss "Global Competition and Innovation".
Former Congressman Lincoln
Diaz-Balart, Chairman of CHLI, opened the event and remarked how appropriate and
timely it was to hold a future leaders conference at the U.S. Capitol as
Americans many times overlook the country's diversity and the many
opportunities available at ones fingertips. CHLI's Sixth Annual Future
Leaders Conference was one of those opportunities.
The conference was
conceived to bring together students and young professionals of diverse
backgrounds to learn from Members of Congress and successful businesspersons
on subjects such as leadership, globalization and the increasingly important
role they play in the future of our country. Congressmen David Rivera,
Francisco Canseco, Bill Flores, and Arthur Estopiñan, Chief of Staff for
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen also shared their insights on the
importance of a STEM education and understanding of innovation and public
policy to the audience full of the nation's future leaders.
Participants entered the
Congressional Auditorium and enjoyed sessions with a remarkable group of
speakers who shared their stories and experiences of leadership and success.
The engaged audience asked questions, which led to a very energetic
conference that had a perfect ending with a networking lunch.
The networking lunch allowed
both the speakers and the participants to engage in face-to-face
conversations, making more enriching the experience at the conference.
Representatives from Ford Motor Company, George Washington University,
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Greater Washington
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. Mayor Office on Latino
Affairs, Teach for America, Florida International University, American Jewish
Committee, U.S. Agency for International Development, The Libre Initiative
and the U.S. State Department all shared a lunch with students while
answering questions about their companies, organizations and careers.
Hispanic Leadership Institute was also promoting its scholarship program:
"Global Leaders Program" which takes part in partnership with the
Semester in Washington Program offered at the George Washington University.
Through this program undergraduate and graduate students are invited to spend
a semester at the nation's capital attending classes at George Washington
University. The program also includes the opportunity for students to work for
a prestigious private company and for a Member of Congress.
The Congressional Hispanic
Leadership Institute (CHLI) Sixth Annual Future Leaders Conference was made
possible by the generous contributions of its sponsors: Ford Motor Company,
Google, Walmart, Comcast/NBC/Telemundo and Merck Pharmaceuticals.
About CHLI: Founded in 2003, the
Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI), pronounced
"chili" is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization, based
in Washington, D.C. CHLI's vision is advancing the Hispanic community's
diversity of thought. CHLI is the premier organization founded by Members of
Congress to advance the Hispanic Community's Economic Progress with a focus
on Social Responsibility and Global Competitiveness.www.chli.org
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