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Live Chat: Driving Diversity and a Career in Finance

May 2005

Check out the transcript of our first ever Hispanic Business Roundtable Live Chat: Driving Diversity: The Path to a Career in Finance.

Leaders from the Robert Toigo Foundation, an organization supporting under-represented minorities committed to careers in finance, together with affiliate organization leaders, Toigo Alumni and Fellows, gathered to provide perspectives on the environment for Hispanic business professionals committed to pursuing careers in finance.

Read the live transcriptLiveChat for added insights into the MBA experience and the transition to a full-time finance career.

Roundtable Panelists:

Tiffany Showell, Director of Fellow and Alumni Programming, Robert Toigo Foundation

Gabriela Snyder, Fellowship Program Administrator, Robert Toigo Foundation

Maria del Pilar Avila, VP of Marketing, Palladium Equity Partners and Former Exec Director/Current Member, New America Alliance

Thomas Melendez, Toigo Alumnus and Mentor (Columbia '92), MFS Investment Management MFS Investment Management

David Moradi, Toigo Fellow, The Wharton School

Julio Obeso, Toigo Fellow, The Wharton School

Our special roundtable of panelists will be on hand to discuss a wide variety of topics, including:

•Business Schools and the Hispanic Demographic: The latest information on what is being done to ensure the ongoing advancement of Hispanics and other ethnic minorities in B-schools and in the finance industry.

•Networking and Existing Infrastructure: Industry insiders weigh in on where to look for mentoring and support on your path to a career in business, as well as the hiring outlook and career paths available to business school graduates and seasoned professionals.

•The Employment Environment and Transition into the Industry: Toigo Alumni speak about the responsibility to reach out to next generation, changes they would make if they knew then what they know now, tips for prospective MBA candidates and more.

•The "Front Line" Perspective: What is it like to go from B-school to the top of the financial world? Find out as former fellows discuss how they've decided on their career paths, how they've tapped support groups, how they've made connections to accelerate choices, and the lessons learned as a Hispanic in B-school/business/finance.

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LiveChat is designed to give our readers the opportunity to discuss timely subjects relevant to Hispanic business interests, with experts in those fields. Visit the LiveChat page often to view our schedule of upcoming chats.


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