The New America Alliance’s 14th Wall Street Summit is convening in New York City once again on November 18-20 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Renowned Latino business leaders, entrepreneurs and prominent government officials will gather to showcase the participation of American Latinos in the national economy and to promote a greater inclusion across all sectors of economic and political activity.
In addition to the traditional U.S. Mayors Forum & Luncheon, Economic Development in America’s Cities, this year the highlights of the summit include three important discussion panels:
- New Generation of American Latino Leaders: Renovate, Remix, Rise, a session dedicated to promote and enhance the dimension of the next wave of Latino leaders’ rising stars;
- American Latinas, Leadership and Economic Force, a panel dedicated to discuss the increasing presence of Latinas as the propeller of the US economy’s growth, the barriers that still exist for their economic empowerment, and a new initiative that will target Latinas in business in the United States;
- Fund of Funds and Diversity Assets Managers: State and Outlook of Diverse Management and Investment, a productive discussion about the state of inclusion of Latinos in financial management and investment.
In the last 15 years, or since NAA’s inception, the economic power and political representation of Latinos has increased exponentially; however, political presence at the voting polls, political representation in offices –federal, state or local–, access to investment capital or the representation of Latinos and Latinas in corporate America is still disproportionately low. NAA’s mission is to advance the economic development of the American Latino community through its leaders, who have a special responsibility to guide “the process of building the forms of capital most crucial to Latino progress – economic capital, political capital, human capital and the practice of philanthropy.”
Guest speakers and activities
In addition to NAA’s Board members and executive staff, a three-day agenda full of activities include the Hon. Mary Gonzalez, Texas House of Representatives; the Hon. Alejandra Y. Castillo, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, US Department of Commerce; Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; the Hon. Letitia “Tish” James, Public Advocate for New York City; Javier Saade, Assoc. Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation, US Small Business Administration; the Hon. Alberto Bacó Bagué, Secretary of Economic Development & Commerce of Puerto Rico; and the Hon. Angel Taveras, Mayor, Providence, RI, from the public sector, and several important business leadership representatives from the private sector.
For additional information and registration, please visit New America Alliance.