This year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are all living and working in unprecedented times. Social distancing, the shift from traditional office environments to a remote workplace, and becoming default educators for children at home has resulted in the need to redefine balance, reset priorities, shift focus, and reinvent leadership. For Latina leaders across the US, this new normal can be summed up as "Values Leadership with Purpose".
For the 2020 Most Powerful Latinas List, ALPFA seeks to highlight the stories of fifty (50) incredible women who are navigating their business divisions, companies, and industries through these challenging times. While many of the Latinas who make this year's list may have impressive roles within corporate America, it is the inspiring stories of how these women are leading, supporting, and managing their businesses, teams, and relationships to impact lives and communities during this time that will determine who is ultimately named to this year's list.
Candidates for the 2020 Most Powerful Latinas List should fall into one of the following four (4) categories:
1. Executive Latinas working in Fortune 500 companies serving in C-Suite positions and/or running sizeable divisions, business lines or departments within their companies.
2. Entrepreneurs and business owners leading private firms or small businesses, with over $500 million in annual revenue.
3. Latinas, who although retired, exercise leadership roles on Fortune 500 boards.
4. Latinas from outside of the private sector, including Latina executives running large, national non-profit organizations, leaders in education (both K-12 and higher education), public health, law, and/or public policy.
Please note that ONLY Latinas who fall into one of the categories above will be considered for the final Most Powerful Latinas list selection.
The 2020 MPL Selection Committee will review each nomination carefully with a focus on the narrative around how each nominee has led her department, division, or company through these challenging and disruptive times to directly impact the lives of others through her professional work, charitable efforts, and commitment to community.
Each nomination will be reviewed considering the 4 attributes shown below:
The nominee's level of authority and influence in decisions made by her company since the US began its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The role the nominee plays within her company and industry to champion diversity and inclusion initiatives, especially those focused on Latinas.
The nominee's volunteerism, philanthropic and charitable work.
The executive Latina’s social and cultural influence.
We’re excited about launching our nomination process and look forward to identifying many exemplary Latinas this year. Nominations will be accepted until July 15, 2020.