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Case Study: Northwestern Mutual

05/25/2015 03:21PM

By Glenn Llopis

Northwestern Mutual hosted a special event that invited clients, prospective clients and that included executives from their corporate offices in Milwaukee, WI and Financial Representative from offices throughout Southern California. The objective was to host a networking and dinner in appreciate for the Hispanic community and its local leaders throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.

The event was held on the lawns of the Wrigley Mansion (known as the Tournament of Rose House) in Pasadena, CA. Attendees were invited to tour the facility prior to the invite. Tournament of Roses President, Rich Chinen was in attendance. Over 150 guest where in attendance.

Glenn Llopis was the guest keynote speaker and the topic was titled: Inspiring Leaders - The Power of the Latino Perspective. Here is a briefing of the topic as presented in the invitation:

"Hispanic-owned small businesses generate $465 billion in annual sales revenue and have consumer purchasing power estimated to reach $1.5 trillion by 2015. Hispanics represent 16% of the United States population and that number is projected to reach 30% by 2050. That makes Hispanics the country’s largest economic development engine for reclaiming America’s global competitiveness. And that brings with it an enormous responsibility to U.S. Latino, their employers, their community, and America.*

It’s time for Latino talent to fulfill its role as the nation’s most valuable untapped resource. As the majority-minority since 2008, the business development current runs directly through the Hispanic community. So where are the Hispanic thought leaders, businesses and influencers? Who is building trustworthy, sustainable, and profitable relationships with Latino clients and the community-at large?

Inspiring Leaders: The Power of the Latino Perspective will showcase Northwestern Mutual’s commitment to building those relationships.

The Power of the Latino Perspective will share how Latinos can effectively succeed as leaders in the workplace and drive business growth opportunities. Through insights and first-hand experience delivered by keynote speaker Glenn Llopis, The Power of the Latino Perspective will instill confidence and inspire attendees to pursue new opportunities, embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and reach their full potential as leaders – personally, professionally and financially."


“That was absolutely incredible. You hit it out of the ballpark and addressed all of the key salient points.”

Luis Cachua, Director of Multicultural Markets l Northwestern Mutual

“Your perspectives were fresh, extremely relevant and unique. Your insights were invaluable and added new dimensions to the power of the Latino perspective that can’t be ignored. Your presentation was very inspiring and uplifting.”

Roy Eduardo Kokoyachuk, Partner l ThinkNow Research

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The cultural demographic shift™ in the United States is about the workplace and marketplace telling us that it is becoming less about the business defining the individual and more about the individual defining the business. This is exactly why Hispanics – both entering the workplace in search of the right employer who will allow them to be their authentic selves as well as those professionals who have been battling the gulf between assimilation and authenticity – are now ready to advance as 21st century leaders by activating their immigrant perspective; that is, the influence their cultural values have on the natural ways they think, act and are motivated to perform at work.