National Hispana Leadership Institute

National Hispana Leadership Institute in Collaboration with American Express is Celebrating the Graduation of 2011-2012 Class for the Advancing Latinas Leaders in Nonprofit Program

Press Release   •   May 23, 2012 14:45 EDT

Washington, D.C. — The National Hispana Leadership Institute in collaboration with American Express is celebrating the graduation of their 22 high-performing graduates of the 2011-2012, Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofit (ALL IN) class.

The graduation ceremony will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6:00pm, at the Hyatt Arlington.
Barbara J. DesMarteau, Acting President, stated “I am so honored to take part of the second graduating class of the ALLIN program.” She added, “With the support of American Express, this program has fostered the advancement of Latina leaders in Nonprofit and has enabled the growth and development of these 22 exceptional women.”

The ALL IN program, which was launched 2010 consist of four distinct components. These include a five-day leadership training in conjunction with NHLI’s Executive Leadership Training Conference, which convenes over 600 graduates across all sectors, an exclusive online webinar training, a five-day intensive session in Washington, D.C. including a certificate from Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, a mentoring component, and a capstone project to be implemented in the fellow’s employing nonprofit organization.
“At American Express, we have a passion for leadership development,” Said Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at American Express. “Our support in the ALL IN program, allows us to facilitate that development, and see almost immediate results as the fellows go on to apply the skills learned at their own organizations.”
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About American Express
One of American Express' three platforms for its philanthropy is Developing New Leaders for Tomorrow. Under this giving initiative, which recognizes the significance of strong leadership in the nonprofit sector, American Express is making grants focused on training high potential emerging leaders to tackle important issues in the 21st century. Learn more at and connect with us on,,,, and

Founded in 1987, NHLI has trained and empowered more than 10,000 Latina leaders from the public and private sectors who have been appointed to leadership positions in government, corporate America, nonprofits, foundations or have started their own businesses. NHLI’s mission is to develop Hispanas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building, and community activism.