There are the leadership books by the authors you met at the 2010 Summit.
Visión Hispana, the East Bay’s bilingual newspaper featuring business, community, education and culture content for and about the Latino community, has published a feature article about the May 15th event titled “Success Summit, Latino Style.
The Spanish version of the article, titled “Conferencia Exitosa, al estilo Latino,” is also available. A big shout out to reporter Alan Lopez for his great writing, his time, and multiple phone calls to gain multiple perspectives. Also double thumbs up photographer Rigo Galvez who gets the photo credit.
The following testimonials have rolled in since the May 15th, 2010 event. If you attended, please add a comment here. Tell us your key takeaway(s) from the Summit.
“The 2010 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit was an excellent forum of Latinos who lead in their fields from small to large businesses and from public to non-profit services to their communities. The range and depth of the ideas presented and discussed provided the one hundred fifty attendees with ideas for their own work-in-progress, as well as seeds for future ventures. This Summit and future such forums also serve to enable like-minded Latinos and others to connect with each other on projects to achieve what forum creator and author Frank Carbajal calls “Building the Latino Future.”
Gil Villagrán, MSW, Lecturer, School of Social Work, San Jose State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
“I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Latino Leadership Summit. It was inspiring to be in room full of successful Latinos. I had the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to establish new relationships. One highlight was meeting a young woman who was there as part of the Ivy League Project. She is a high school sophomore from a small farming community in California’s central valley and already has planned to attend either Yale or Johns Hopkins to become a doctor. As Latino professionals, we have a responsibility to encourage and mentor our young people. This forum is perfect and I look forward to next year. I wholeheartedly endorse Frank Carbajal, Es Tiempo LLC, and the Latino Leadership Summit.”
David J Neighbors, Tax – Partner-in-Charge, Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corporation
“Social Capital is developed through relationships, and the Summit helped bring together motivated professionals from government, business and academia to develop personal relationships critical to the success of any community. In less than two weeks, I have had “lunch dates” with several people I met at the event.”
Albert Beltran Jr., Congressional Aide for Congressman Mike Honda
“”Attending the Latino Leadership Summit helped me connect with other professionals who want to show the world a much more realistic image of our community. We are PhDs, MBAs, entrepreneurs, and government officials who are positively contributing to our communities—and our stories must be told. I left the conference feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to help shape our message.”
Nayelli Gonzalez, MBA Graduate 2010, Presidio Graduate School. Nayelli Gonzalez writes about sustainable business for Triple Pundit, Important Media, and GreenBiz.com. http://www.linkedin.com/in/nayelligonzalez