ALPFA Releases 2017 List of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas

The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) released its 2017 list for the 50 Most Powerful Latinas in corporate America. The ALPFA seeks to empower and develop Latino professionals into global leaders.  

For selecting winners, the “ALPFA applied the same criteria that Fortune uses for its Most Powerful Women list: the size and importance of the woman’s business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman’s career and social and cultural influence.” This list prioritizes women who are executives running Fortune 500 companies, large private firms as well as those leading global companies. The women featured hold significant operating roles within large public and private firms or have retired but still exercise leadership roles on Fortune 500 boards.

This list includes: Sonia Dulá, Vice Chairman, Latin America Bank of America who has held previous positions at Goldman Sachs and Pemex; Gisel Ruiz, EVP and COO, Sam’s Club whom was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business throughout 2012-2014; and Cynthia Hudson, SVP General Manager of CNN en Español and Hispanic Strategy CNN who oversees all Spanish-language content for CNN Worldwide and boasts the world’s #1 Spanish language Facebook page.

The formal dinner celebration was held 20th May at Columbia University. Congratulations to these pioneering women! 


Sonia Dula: Image via World Economic Forum | Gisel Ruiz: Image via Hispanic Executive | Cynthia Hudson: Image via CNN



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