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Renown guest speakers at female leadership Power Lunch

Guest speakers will participate at “The 3 Pillars of Effective Female Leadership” 2017 Business Retreat including Guest Panelists  at Power Lunch  Michele Meyer-Shipp, Esq., VP and Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial and Patricia Campos-Medina, Co-Director & Extension Associate, The Worker Institute, Cornell University. Also, Fireside Chat with Adelcida “Adel” Wilson, Speaker, Coach and Author. 

For additional information and to register, please visit: http://retreat.latinasinbusiness.us// or call 848 238 6090

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Michele C. Meyer-Shipp Bio

Chief Diversity Officer, Corporate Human Resources

Prudential Financial, Inc

Michele-Meyer Shipp, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial Guest Panelist Female Leadership

Michele C Meyer-Shipp, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp is vice president and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential. She is responsible for leading and supporting all diversity and inclusion efforts for the company, and for ensuring ongoing compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity/affirmative action laws.

Meyer-Shipp joined Prudential in April 2010 as vice president and counsel in the Employment and Labor Law Group. In this role, she provided legal advice, counsel, training and investigative support to several lines of business on a variety of employment and human resources related matters.

Prior to joining Prudential, Meyer-Shipp served as General Counsel of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, and spent four years at Merrill Lynch, where she served as employment counsel and lead of its diversity and inclusion efforts in the Global Wealth Management business.

Meyer-Shipp served as Director of New Jersey’s Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Prior to joining the ranks of public service, Meyer-Shipp was in private practice with the law firms of Collier, Jacob & Mills, P.C. and Lowenstein, Sandler, P.C., both in Roseland, N.J. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, her alma mater.  She served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr. of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Meyer-Shipp is on the Boards of GLSEN, Inc. (The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), the National Organization on Disability, Women Presidents’ Organization and the American Conference on Diversity.  She is an active member of several professional associations and is a Co-Chair of the Asia Society Global Talent and Diversity Council.

Meyer-Shipp has been named a “Diverse Attorney of the Year” by the New Jersey Law Journal, and has received numerous honors including the Oliver Randolph Award from the Garden State Bar Association, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award for the Corporate Sector, and was recently inducted into the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance Hall of Fame. She has made the Black Enterprise list of Top Executives in Corporate Diversity for three consecutive years, and has also been named one of the “Most Powerful & Influential Women of the Tri-State Area” by The Tri-State Diversity Council.

In 2017, Meyer-Shipp was honored with the Winds of Change Award in the individual category by The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and has been recognized by Seton Hall Law School for her work in advancing diversity in the New Jersey legal community.  In her free time, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and their three sons.

 

Patricia Campos-Medina Bio

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Patricia Campos-Medina,  Co-Director and Extension Associate, Workers Institute at Cornell University and President, Latinas United for Political Empowerment PAC of NJ

Patricia Campos-Medina is a nationally recognized labor and political leader with more than 20 years experience on grassroots and labor organizing, coalition building, electoral campaigns at the local and national level.

She is a leadership development professional with the Workers Institute at Cornell University, leading leadership development and education programming for Local and National leaders in the labor and non-profit sector.  She is the President of Latinas United for Political Empowerment PAC of NJ, and a co-founder Board member of PODER PAC (Washington DC), two organizations focused on developing Latinas leaders to run for political office and increase representation of Latinas in politics.

She is considered a policy expert on workers rights, Latino voting rights, trade and US immigration policy.   Because of her expertise on trade policy and worker rights, Patricia served on the Transition Team of President Barack Obama in 2008, and served as a staff member of the United States Office on Trade under Pres. Bill Clinton and Pres. George Bush.  As a political consultant with her own firm Campos Strategies, Patricia has worked on the electoral campaigns of Governor Jon Corzine, Mayor and Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Mayor Wilda Diaz of Perth Amboy and many other state-wide races in NJ.  She has served on national roles as both Legislative and Political Director for several major international labor unions such as SEIU, UNITEHERE and UNITE.

Patricia holds a BS and MS from Cornell University and is currently pursuing at PhD from the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University-Newark. She is the proud wife of Robert Medina and the mother of twin boys Diego and Enrique.

 

Adelcida “Adel” Wilson Bio

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Adel Wilson is a Best-selling author, Territory Sales Business Manager, Speaker and Coach

Adel Wilson, is a Territory Business Sales Manager in NYC for a leading international Pharmaceutical company.  She is the bestselling author of  Pharma Success Secrets: 12 Winning Strategies to Get your Foot in the Door and Launch a Successful Career in Pharmaceutical Sales.

She earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from New York University, graduating from both with honors.  Adel is fluent in Spanish and conversational Italian.  She has an eclectic professional background, having started as an Actress and Host and then moving into corporate training and healthcare.  As an actress she has appeared in countless productions, including commercials, voiceovers, print ads, film and television.  She had a recurring role on ABC-TV’s daytime drama, “One Life to Live” and has also appeared on “All My Children”.

Prior to working in Pharma, she had a career at one of the top academic medical centers in New York City, as a Physician Relations Manager, where she was responsible for the overall business growth, promotional marketing of hospital services, special events, medical conferences, fundraising, as well as Physician recruitment. She is a former board member and Gala Chair of the Dominican Women’s Development Center and is a Telly Award-recipient for “Best Marketing” in a Corporate Video.

As a Corporate Trainer, Speaker and Coach, Adel specializes in soft skill training. Some of her seminars include:  Public Speaking and Presentation Skills, Leadership, Image, Spanish for Business, Diversity and Teambuilding, to name but a few.  Having taught over 50 topics to over 14,000 students from all walks of life, from CEOs and Physicians to Educators and Finance Professionals, Adel has a strong grasp on what it takes to succeed in business.  Adel’s leadership skills combined with her background in training, entertainment, healthcare, and marketing have opened up opportunities and allowed her to move her career forward, and in her most recent book, she reveals her personal success strategies.  Adel resides in New Jersey.

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Patricia Campos-Medina on the art of being a modern Latina

What does it mean to be a modern Latina in today’s convoluted world? How hard is it for Latinas to achieve success in a corporate career, as a business owner or pursuing some interest in the non-profit or political sector?

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Patricia Campos-Medina, President of Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE) PAC of NJ, and a co-founder Board member of PODER PAC. Credit: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/

Patricia Campos-Medina, a nationally recognized labor and political leader, will be moderating a discussion panel on this topic at the Latina Symposium to be held by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey in Lyndhurst, NJ, on May 4th.

With more than 20 years experience on grassroots and labor organizing, coalition building, electoral campaigns at the local and national level and a stellar resume, Patricia has served in several Administrations, run campaigns for high profile candidates nationally and statewide, served in transition teams for the White House and still finds the time to be a caring wife and the mother of twin boys.

“The goal of this panel discussion is to get a sense of what it takes to a modern Latina to be successful in corporate, business or the non-profit sector,” Patricia told LatinasinBusiness.us. “I will ask our guests at the Latina Symposium to share their stories of success, how they balance family and career goals and find common ground to achieve success.”

Patricia will be moderating a panel of guest speakers that includes Diana Albarracin-Chicas, In Orbit Test Director, Space Systems Loral; Jeanine Mendez, Regional Greenlight Manager at Uber; and Denise P. Laskody, Principal at USA Architects, all of them modern Latinas that juggle careers, family and personal interests.

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What is the definition of success for a modern Latina?

“The definition of success might be different for each of us. For me, I feel successful when I attain a certain level of personal or professional achievement and at the same time, I’m able to take care of and nurture my family as my mother did,” Patricia said. “My parents were blue collar workers who migrated from El Salvador and worked two and three low-paying jobs to support our family,” she shared. “They still found the time to be with my siblings and me, put a roof over our heads, and send us to school. These are the models of success I cherish,” she said.

Patricia has lived by those ethical standards, reaching high levels of recognition in labor and political leadership. She conducts leadership development professional and education programming for local and national leaders in the labor and non-profit sector with the Workers Institute at Cornell University.

The President of Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE) PAC of NJ, and a co-founder Board member of PODER PAC (Washington DC), two organizations focused on developing Latinas leaders run for political office and increase representation of Latinas in politics, Patricia is considered a policy expert on workers rights, Latino voting rights, trade and US immigration policy.

Because of her expertise on trade policy and worker rights, Patricia served on the Transition Team of President Barack Obama in 2008, and served as a staff member of the United States Office on Trade under Pres. Bill Clinton and Pres. George Bush.

Do modern Latinas have it rough in the United States to achieve success?

As a political consultant with her own firm Campos Strategies, Patricia has worked on the electoral campaigns of Governor Jon Corzine, Mayor and Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Mayor Wilda Diaz of Perth Amboy and many other state-wide races in NJ. She has served on national roles as both Legislative and Political Director for several major international labor unions such as SEIU, UNITEHERE and UNITE.

“As a Latina, and especially many immigrant Latinas, it is hard for us to reach high decision-making levels in different sectors. For us, it is not enough to ‘lean in’ as Sheryl Sandberg said. Sometimes we lack that network of powerful or influential people who would open doors for us or help us overcome obstacles,” she explained.

Patricia Campos-Medina modern Latina

Patricia Campos-Medina

For that reason, Patricia believes one key element in achieving success is to build a network of people who would support your career goals, starting with your family, spouse or partner, and following with your network in your workplace or industry.

“Although it was a different generation, my father was always supportive of my mother in many ways. My husband shares many domestic tasks and children’s care because he understands how important my career is to me,” Patricia explained. “Women need to be careful when they choose a partner; it must be someone who understands your goals, is supportive of your dreams, and is not threatened by your success,” she said. “More and more Latino men now understand that women also have career ambitions and support them. Women, on the other hand, need to set the rules from the start so their expectations are met in the relationship.”

On May 4th, Patricia will moderate a panel with other three formidable women who will share their definition of success, and how they manage career expectations and family goals. For additional information and registration, email at chamber@shccnj.org or call 201 935 0035.