Adelante Conference.

Empowering the

Latinx identity

Harvard Business School
05 October 2019


Adelante is a Latinx professional conference that brings together the Latinx community across Harvard, Boston, and the United States. This year, the conference kicks off a year long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Latino Student Organization (LASO) at Harvard Business School.


With this year's theme of Empowering the Latinx Identity, we aim to challenge attendees to explore what it means to be Latinx - especially in today's social and political climate - and what it means to empower both yourself and others in the Latinx community. This full day of programming includes keynotes and panels by Latinx leaders and employers. Open to students, alumni, professionals, and the greater community.



08:00 am - 09:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Welcome Address

  • The Latino Student Organization at Harvard Business School

Opening Keynote

  • The Present is Latina: Showcasing Women Breaking Barriers

10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Increasing Power of the Latinx Dollar

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morning Panel Sessions

  • Supporting Your Family & Building Your Career: Building Wealth as a First-Generation American

  • Hecho Latinx: Lessons on Becoming a Latinx Founder

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


  • Afternoon Address: Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association

  • Managing Your Latinx Social Identity ​in the Workplace

  • Identity Conversations

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Panel Sessions

  • Entering the Boardroom: The Marketplace and Board Representation

  • The Circle of Tech: Understanding and Defining Our Presence

  • Paving the Way: Latinx in Consulting

  • Latinx in Finance: How to Break In & Build Your Career

  • Latinx and the MBA Option

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Afternoon Keynote

  • Damian Rivera, CEO, Association of Latino Professionals for America

Closing Remarks

  • Professor José Alvarez, Harvard Business School

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Reception


Featured Speakers



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Strategic Partner


About LASO

A Student Club at Harvard Business School
Latino Student Organization

LASO proudly promotes and supports Harvard Business School’s Latino students and works alongside the Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA).  Representing a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and Latino heritage, LASO members spearhead initiatives related to MBA admissions, alumni, career development and more to advocate for and empower the Latino community on campus and beyond.

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

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