Today, July 21, 2011, marks my third year anniversary here at Northern Trust, adding to a total of 25+ years of industry experience. But the better news is that this week I was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President! I am very, very excited about his recognition. This is a very significant event both on a personal and professional level. This achievement has not come without a lot of hard work and effort. I would be remiss if I didn't say that the Mujeres de HACE program played a big part last year in the journey leading up to this day. Learning about my personal profile; defining my brand, and solidifying my networking skills, to name a few, were critical components of the knowledge and confidence I gained which prepared me to take significant steps i.e. increasing my network within the NT universe; and preparing and proposing a new business service model for my department. As a result, in early April of this year I began reporting directly to the President of NTSI (Northern Trust Securities, Inc.); took over the responsibility for supervising the Institutional Sales Associates which doubled my team and thus formed the Institutional Client Services Team at NTSI.
I would like to believe that with this recognition in a small, but significant way I am paving the road and making a difference for many more latinas at Northern Trust since number of Hispanic Latinas who are Senior Vice Presidents is very low. I hope that with this achievement many more Latinas will feel empowered to cut through the stereotypes, believe in themselves and continue breaking through glass ceilings.
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much for the experience with Mujeres de HACE, and for your individual contributions to such a successful program. A very special, personal thank you to each of you for influencing my life in such a positive manner!
Saludos y un gran abrazo a cada una!
Senior Vice President, Northern Trust