WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, the GE Hispanic Forum, a General Electric employee resource group numbering more than 3,500 members, hosted an executive leadership symposium focused on developing business leaders and building professional and personal networks as a springboard for growth. The event attracted more than 150 Hispanic business executives from the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela who shared their perspectives on leadership and offered insights into global trends and mid-market financing strategies across a range of industries including energy, healthcare and technology.
Featured speakers included GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno and USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez, who discussed the important role Hispanic business leaders are playing in the growth of the global economy.
"The GE Hispanic Forum is just one example of how GE has been living its motto of 'imagination at work' for decades, as both a leader and an innovator, working on big ideas that will make our world a better place," said USHCC President and CEO, Javier Palomarez. "GE understands the economic power of diversity, and on behalf of our national network of Hispanic executives and business leaders, I am honored to have had the opportunity to participate in this event which so clearly illustrates GE's investment in the promise of American innovation and entrepreneurship."
"For over 16 years, GE's Hispanic Forum has been attracting, developing and retaining Hispanic talent within the company." USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca stated: "This strategy has paid dividends on many levels, and we hope that all others across corporate America will follow GE's excellent example."
In 2011, GE's Hispanic Forum was rated a "best in class" employee resource group model at the USHCC's 2011 Latino Employee Resource Group Corporate Challenge.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $420 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce