Latina Empowerment and Development Conference

February 02 2018 at 17:00 pm     Harvard University Northwest Building - 52 Oxford St Cambridge, MA 02138

Latinas Unidas (LU), a student-run organization at Harvard College, firmly believes that Latinas hold a wealth of untapped potential and skills that can benefit the larger community. Every year, LU plans the Latina Empowerment & Development Conference (LEAD) to foster a network of strong and talented Latina women.

The LEAD Conference began in 2007 when Bianca Caban (Harvard Class of 2009) gathered a team of committed leaders within Harvard’s Latina community and organized a conference dedicated to facilitating the entrance of young Latinas into the network of professional minorities. The first Latina Empowerment & Development Conference took place on December 8th, 2007 and brought together speakers and a community of Latinas with a common culture that spanned many generations, professions, and interests.

LEAD connects career-minded individuals with successful Latina role models who radiate positive ideals and represent the larger Latino community, and addresses the social, political, and economic issues facing Latinas today. LEAD promotes the development of a professional network, introduces mentoring opportunities, and inspires women to reaffirm their commitment to their profession and goals.

Latinas Unidas de Harvard College is committed to creating an environment that promotes Latina leadership and empowerment. LU connects accomplished Latinas with their cultural hermanas, while continuously contributing to an increasingly diverse and talented workplace.

The LEAD Conference 2018 theme is:

Facing the Future - Together.

Conference Schedule:

Check in and Reception:

Friday, February 2, 2018

Location: Northwest Labs 6 pm -9 pm


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Location: Harvard College Campus| 8 am -5:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:00 am)

· Saturday Breakfast| (8 am -9 am)

· Opening Remarks| (9:15 am -9:45 am)

· Keynote Speakers and Workshops | (9:45 am -1:00pm)

· Lunch/networking (1 pm -2:15pm)

· Keynotes and Workshops part 2| (2:15pm -5pm)

· 1 Musical performances (5:00pm -5:30pm)

· Break| (5:30 pm -7 pm)

· Keynote Speaker and Gala Dinner| (7:15pm -9:30pm)