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Center for Hispanic Leadership to Launch National Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Leadership Council; Kick Off Planned during December 2nd Event
Date:11/1/2013

Irvine, Calfornia (PRWEB) November 01, 2013

In response to the increasing demand for the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) to spearhead a STEM program, the organization announced today that it would launch the new initiative at its thought-leadership event, Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields, on December 2nd at City of Hope in Duarte, California.

With the low number of Hispanic staff in colleges and universities across the country as well as the fact that a recent Pew Hispanic Center survey found that 62% of Hispanics couldn’t name the most important Hispanic leader in the country today, the lack of Hispanic leadership in the higher educational school system and K-12 as well as across the country is painfully evident. “CHL is taking a stance and tackling these issues head on,” says Glenn Llopis, CHL Founder/CEO, who will facilitate the December 2nd event, which will be attended by healthcare and biomedical organizations and professionals, STEM professors, local leaders, students, media, and the community, “by changing the conversation about how Hispanic leadership is viewed in STEM as well as in other disciplines.”

According to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, in order for the United States to remain globally competitive in STEM, the country will need to train 1 million STEM professionals over the next 10 years. “We cannot expect Hispanics to fulfill this need if we do not first fix what is broken,” explains Marisa Salcines, Editor-in-Chief of http://www.HealthyHispanicLiving.com and communications lead on the new CHL STEM Council. “We are born to lead and don’t even know it. Hispanics need to awaken their Latino factor to discover their true impact and influence by embracing their cultural characteristics to become the natural leaders that they are.”

As the numbers of Hispanics continue to increase, more Hispanic leaders and role models in all industries are needed, but particularly in healthcare for two major reasons: 1) professional healthcare is not necessarily something Hispanics were raised with or see the value in, and therefore they may not seek it out; and 2) the urgency is greater in this industry because the lack of research and outreach to the community directly affects their health and well-being. “Today, the healthcare industry associates Latinos with problems instead of solutions which is why our new platform, HealthyHispanicLiving.com, was developed – to provide a platform so that the voices providing solutions could be heard,” explains Salcines. “It is not an issue of representation, but instead of how Hispanics will redefine the healthcare business model,”

With the aim of developing solutions to elevate the opportunities in the healthcare and biomedical professional fields for Hispanics and leveraging government, educational, business, and professional organizations as well as community partners throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles county, the two-hour thought-leadership event on December 2nd will feature an interactive discussion between a panel of senior leaders in the healthcare industry and attendees. At the conclusion of the panel discussion, attendees will then segue to a Solutions Exchange discussions with subject matter experts on specific topics such as educational awareness, recruitment, mentoring, networking, career management, and professional development. The session will serve as the first step in building the foundation needed to address the urgency to attract and retain Hispanics in STEM. Says Llopis, “When only five percent of licensed doctors in the United States are Latino, it’s clear that the conversation around the need to build a more prominent Hispanic workforce in the healthcare industry is escalating in relevancy.”

According to CHL, higher levels of accountability must be enforced to ensure more active STEM education and career building efforts are implemented. With this call to action, CHL will take the lead and launch the STEM Council on December 2nd at its thought-leadership forum on healthcare.

The goals of the CHL STEM Council include defining:

  • How to make STEM degrees more attractive to Hispanics
  • How Hispanics should navigate and manage their careers post-graduation
  • How Hispanics can reinvent themselves and create new opportunities for themselves throughout their careers in STEM as influential and prominent leaders
  • How to initiate a scholarship program for CHL’s Hispanic Leadership Academy

For more information about the event and to register, please visit: Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields or email Annette Prieto-Llopis at APrieto(at)centerforhispanicleadership(dot)com or call 949-387-2609.

Thought-Leadership Forum Details
Monday, December 2, 2013
6:00pm – 8:30pm
City of Hope Cooper Auditorium
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 910010

About CHL Corporate
We build brands from the outside in.
Instead of selling to Hispanic consumers, let them help build your brand and enable them to influence its growth.

We develop Hispanic leaders from the inside out.
By embracing their unique immigrant perspective instead of assimilating so quickly, Hispanic employees are enabled to innovate and lead your business with cultural authenticity.

As the only Hispanic human capital, business development, and marketing consulting firm of its kind, CHL’s unique approach is centered on building leaders and building brands by clearly demonstrating how these two facets are interconnected and dependent on each other. To learn more about CHL Corporate, visit us at: http://www.centerforhispanicleadership.com

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