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Influencers Dinners Impress and Inspire

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Over the past two weeks, we have hosted two incredible Influencers Dinners—on opposite coasts! Our Influencers Dinner: San Francisco, hosted in partnership with Facebook, and Influencers Dinner: New York, hosted in partnership with BNY Mellon, were our fifth and sixth of the year, and we have found these intimate gatherings provide a great platform for connection. For these past two events, we were honored to have C-suite executives from both partners as hosts: Facebook’s Chief Accounting Officer, Sue Taylor, BNY Mellon’s Interim CEO, Todd Gibbons, and the CEO of BNY Mellon Treasury Services, Paul Camp. To see more, view our Facebook albums.

MEMBER NEWS
Society Members Drive Latino Representation in Venture Capitalism

Rami Reyes

Alumni Society member Rami Reyes just helped launch an organization of experienced Latino VCs, called LatinxVC. The organization is focused on several initiatives: increasing Latino representation in venture capitalism from the meager 1 percent it is today, increasing access to capital for Latino VCs, and helping build a stronger Latino venture ecosystem.
If you’re already in the venture capital industry, you’re interested in getting into the VC industry, you know of VC job opportunities, or you’re an LP looking to invest in Latinx VC managers, connect with LatinxVC by filling out the applicable form on latinxvcs.com.

Marcos Gonzalez

At the helm of The Alumni Society’s first-ever capital partner, VamosVentures, Marcos Gonzalez believes tech innovation by and for Latinos must be part of the larger plan to drive economic enablement in our community, and our country. So he founded VamosVentures, an early-stage venture capital fund for US-based Latinx tech entrepreneurs. Gonzalez invites fellow Society members to contact him to learn more about this smart, easy, and unique opportunity to add venture to your portfolio and back companies led by the brightest tech founders in our community.

INSPIRATION
Favorite Summit Moments

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“Think of how your life has been enriched by the challenges you’ve faced. Life will always have situations, but we are never our situations. I think many of us already understood that, because if situations determined who we’d get to be, we wouldn’t be here now.”

Rosanna Durruthy, VP, Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, LinkedIn

New Member Spotlight: Frances Coronel

Who: Frances Coronel, software engineer at Slack, codirector of Techqueria

Alma Mater: Cornell Tech (’17)

Her Work: Outside of her role at Slack, Coronel became codirector in August of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Techqueria, which serves the largest community of US Latinos in tech. Techqueria currently has a 15,000+ member reach across multiple online platforms, with more than 4,000 in its core Slack community, of which more than 1,100 members are active weekly and more than 600 are active daily, representing a 400 percent increase in growth over just the past year.

Techqueria has worked with more than fifty organizations, ranging from public tech companies to other nonprofits, and has been instrumental in connecting and growing employee resource groups that serve both Latinx and people of color in tech.

“We’ve done this by providing a platform for tech companies to increase engagement and visibility for D&I efforts by partnering on events, contributing to open-source projects, and facilitating mentorship,” Coronel says.

Members’ Career Moves and Achievements

  • Rosanna Durruthy is now vice president, head of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at LinkedIn.
  • Victor Arias is co-practice leader of the Consumer and Retail practice as well as office managing director for Diversified Search’s new office in Dallas-Fort Worth.
  • Patti Solis Doyle is a partner in Brunswick Group’s Washington, DC, office.
  • Dr. Alejandro Badia is featured in American Healthcare Leader.

Upcoming Society Events

  • October 30—Society Connect at Capital One headquarters in McLean, VA
  • November 14Alumni Social Los Angeles, in partnership with Nike
  • November 19Influencer’s Dinner New York, in partnership with ADP

Email Jill Ortiz if you’d like to attend any of these upcoming events.

Harvard Event Recap: Adelante

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On October 5, Harvard Business School hosted its Adelante Conference 2019, which kicked off the twentieth year of its Latino Student Organization (LASO). The Alumni Society is proud to have been a partner of the event, which sold 225 tickets and hosted thirty-five speakers in ten sessions. This was the largest gathering of Latinos in HBS’s Klarman Hall!

Career Opportunities

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Senior Principal, Digital Business Development
(New York, NY; Pittsburgh, PA)

For more career opportunities with our partners, please visit the career opportunities page on our website. If you have any questions, or are actively looking for your next career move, please contact Taylor Frank at taylor@thealumnisociety.com or (312) 256-8458.

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