The National Hispana Leadership Institute announces 2013 ELP fellows

WASHINGTON — The National Hispana Leadership Institute has announced its 2013 Executive Leadership Program fellows. Following a nationwide search, 22 Latinas have been selected to participate in this program.

“Every year, I am more amazed by the cohort of remarkable Latinas I see go through our programs, and this year is no different. Our women come from diverse backgrounds, with a genuine desire to contribute to their communities and professional settings. We extend a warm welcome and look forward challenging them, in addition to experiencing firsthand how they get ready to take the world on by storm and inspired to go to the next level,” stated Marieli Colon-Padilla, board chair.

Now in its 25th year, the Executive Leadership Program is held in conjunction with Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Center for Creative Leadership. The Executive Leadership Program spans 11 months and includes three components: training, mentorship and leadership projects. The 2013 program begins in December 2012 and ends in October 2013.

Fellows commit to mentoring at least two other young women and are required to complete their individual leadership project that is designed to significantly impact the community.

This year’s fellows come from all around the country and from varying professions. Participants are selected based on their community service record, their personal and professional accomplishments, and dedication to being leaders in their community.