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Lynn Ponder: It’s a mega early Sunday morning in Miami and I am off to the airport to start a new journey in Los Angeles attending the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 33rd Annual National Convention. I have to admit that I am more than thrilled, as I will have the opportunity to meet the movers and shakers of corporate America and the most successful Hispanic Leaders in the US.
Last year USHCC took place in Miami Beach and I was so fortunate to have been invited by IBM and it was truly a remarkable experience. This year promises to be an extraordinary experience, as the people I met last year remember me and will be a little bit more interested to find out the who, what and the why about my presence with IBM and The Ford Motor Company.
My relationship with The Ford Motor Company is also a big factor of attending USHCC as several public relations activations by the Moore Communications Group will take place and I am responsible to share this experience via my digital influence on Twitter using hashtag #FordUSHCC.
I had the opportunity to speak over the phone with Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of USHCC who was visiting The Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in observance of the Hispanic Heritage Month and asked him what should we expect at the 33rd Annual USHCC Convention: “This year expect 7,500 high ranking Latinos, 16 CEO’s from mayor corporations, a time to recognize those businesses that illustrate what the American Dream is all about and the contributions Hispanics are making to this Country”, said Javier Palomarez.
Javier Palomarez also commented about his experience visiting The Ford Motor Company learning what this brand stands for, their commitment to the Hispanic-American community and a diversity global employee program. “Palomarez stated that it is critically important to continue to part with global leaders as Ford who values the Latino community and has an important sense of accountability with employees, shareholders, suppliers and consumers, proof point of what a class act and leader The Ford Motor Company is”. Closing remarks from Palomarez, “Corporate America has a lot to learn from The Ford Motor Company”.
Side Note: as I was being introduced over the phone to Javier Palomarez by Alvaro Cabal, Ford Motor Company Multicultural Communications Manager, Javier says hello Lynn Ponder I remember you from last year. That made me feel great ☺
This month I wanted to get a little bit creative in how I introduced myself and webcitygirls//, so I am “estrenando” a new type of business card which helps me stay within the 30 second pitch and create an impact. You tell me if you like it! It’s a bookmark with my #PinkGlam signature brand style and the backside has social media services short description as well as accomplishments in the social space.
I will use the bookmark at all of the conferences and events I go to through end of 2012. I travel back to Miami on Wednesday to attend my next one on Thursday, which I am mega excited about, as webcitygirls// is a media partner along with LATISM , among others for event hosted by Vanidades and Poder Hispanic Magazines Hispana Leadership Summit 2012. A Women Summit bringing powerful Latinas from across the country together to inspire, motivate and educate one another in a intimate luxurious setting in Miami. You can follow this great event at @HispanaLS2012 and Facebook.
Stay connected as my next post is going to absolutely rock because I am part of a sensational breast cancer social media awareness program called @HerHighway that is taking me back not only to Los Angeles but to an amaZing road trip experience throughout the US…so grateful!
Wish me luck…Los quiero xo!