- Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national non-profit that has made ground-breaking progress developing the next generation of African American, Hispanic and Native American leaders in major corporations, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. MLT delivers programming at the critical career transition points: high school to college, college to early career, early career to MBA and MBA to executive leadership.
NHLI was created in 1987 to address the disparity of representation of Latinas in leadership positions in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Glass Ceiling Initiative. This seminal study found that while minorities and women were making substantial gains in entering the workforce, they were not equally represented at the mid- and senior-levels of management in government or corporate sectors. The report found that Latinas were also significantly underrepresented on corporate boards and in the nonprofit and political arenas.
The NHLI is the only national leadership development program in the United States focused on future Latina leaders. The Institute’s goals include:
- Ensuring that Hispanic women are in leadership positions and have the access and power to influence public policy and shape an equitable and humane society.
- Enhancing and developing leadership abilities among Hispanic women whose commitment, contribution and dedication will help ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for the United States.
- Providing visible role models and mentors for Hispanic women leaders.
- Improving services provided to the Hispanic community by local, state and national organizations.
There are two important programs for Latinas: the Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute and the Executive Leadership Program.