Diana Ruiz, Executive Director of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C.

Santa Rosa, Calif., July 11, 2016:  Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces that its Executive Director, Diana Ruiz, will speak at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Convention on July 13-14, 2016.

Diana will lead a session called Leveraging Latina Talent: Effective strategies to recruit, retain and develop talent. The session will cover the leadership challenge of addressing the largest and most diverse workforce in U.S. History. Today, Millennials represent the largest U.S. workforce in history, and Latino millennials represent a large portion of this population. By 2020, Latinos are expected to account for approximately 18.6 percent of the U.S. labor force.

Drawing on her deep leadership expertise, Diana will outline how leaders can adapt and thrive in this diverse and quickly-changing business climate by embracing diversity, understanding different cultures and creating workplaces that are inclusive and welcoming of all perspectives.

“I’m thrilled to be speaking at LULAC again, and am excited to share my insights on how to foster diverse, inclusive cultures that will continue to attract the best and brightest talent available to organizations today,” said Diana Ruiz. “I’m passionate about helping leaders learn to encourage individual contribution and growth, recognize their ability to influence and guide others toward their goals and leverage talent to improve the overall performance of their teams and organization.”

For more information on LULAC or event registration, go to http://lulac.org/convention.

About WGLI

Since 2008, WGLI has provided global education and support that empowers women to actively participate in the decision-making levels of their communities. The Core Leadership Program model includes a mentorship program and provides access to women’s professional associations, and partnerships with higher education, business, community organizations, and government agencies. WGLI also actively coordinates and participates in emerging leaders workshops, leadership lectures and speaking engagements, and Rise Up Now!; a community activism forum. WGLI is a non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.wgli.org.

About the LULAC convention

The LULAC Convention is an exciting, history-making convention, because it convenes the national delegates of LULAC to discuss issues, set policies, and elect the organization’s national leaders. For this reason, the LULAC Convention makes news and is covered by national and local media. It is the only convention in which participants representing Hispanic communities from across the country determine the positions and strategies of a national Latino organization.

For more information about WGLI, contact Carrie M. Hall, Director of Public Relations, at (707) 800-9454 or email carrie.hall@wgli.org.