The Women of ALPFA program was started in 2002 by visionary professional Latinas with a purpose of creating opportunities for professional Latinas and empowering Latinas through leadership skills, training, mentoring and career advancement. The Women of ALPFA network was launched at ALPFA’s 2002 National Convention in Orlando, Florida at a Women of ALPFA leadership breakfast. This annual Women of ALPFA leadership event brought together all of the women leaders of ALPFA from across the country and provided them with opportunity to network, meet other successful women in Corporate America and empower them to continue to develop their leadership skills.
Women of ALPFA empowers Latinas and women to reach their Full potential. Through targeted programs, access to opportunities and exposure to senior leaders, we provide a road map to strengthen leadership and management skills that fosters both professional and personal development.
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ALPFA awarded by Latina Style magazine for Women of ALPFA program.
"In 2002, along with three other women, I helped found the Women of ALPFA. At that time, we looked around the organization and saw very few women in leadership roles. We made it our mission to work toward changing that. …Today our events are integrated into the mainstream of the convention and into chapter programming and attract both men and women. Few experiences have been as rewarding as growing a small part of this organization into something that is valued and valuable.”
- Toni Riccardi
Women of ALPFA Founding Member
The Conference Board, New York
"Continuous learning and an open, curious mind is how I approach life and my career. I always say, if the going gets easy, be careful, you might be going downhill. I encourage everyone to get out of your comfort zone and routinely do something that scares you so you can continue to grow as a person. Being on the Women of ALPFA CAB is personally enriching and allows me the opportunity & privilege to help other women grow and learn. The best advice I can give is: "Do What You Say You Will Do, because your behavior, attitude and results equals your personal brand and that brand is how others see and perceive you. If you want to get ahead, protect and grow your brand. "