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“Building a Culture of Leadership
It’s Time / Es Tiempo.”

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We are SOLD OUT! (waitlist available)
12th Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit  (SVLLS)

We proudly announce the 12th Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit (SVLLS) Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, California. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the CHC pays tribute to local tech origins and provides a space that is accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of everyone in the community. CHC offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, and Tesla chargers. Attendees can view portions of the museum during breaks and after the summit.

The theme of our summit this year is "The Latinx Economy: It's Time, Es Tiempo." The day will be shaped by providing inspirational insights into how the Latinx population drives U.S. economic growth. According to a report from Latino Donor Collaborative, the gross domestic product (GDP) of U.S. Latinos was $2.8 trillion in 2020, up from $2.1 trillion in 2015 and $1.7 trillion in 2010. If the U.S. Latinx population were a separate country, based on GDP, it would be the fifth largest in the world, exceeding that of the United Kingdom, India, or France. This attests to the value of our gente (people) in strengthening the U.S. economy.

This year, we are pleased to have Gary Acosta as our morning keynote speaker, co-founder of L'ATTITUDE, and co-founder and CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Among other topics, he can certainly speak to the fact that Latinx home ownership has outpaced other non-Latinx groups, increasing rapidly since 2014. We are also honored to have as our afternoon keynote speaker Ana Valdez, President & CEO of the Latino Donor Collaborative, who will speak about the Latinx GDP – not just gross domestic product but gross domestic power.

As always, SVLLS focuses on highlighting and cultivating the Latinx leaders of today and tomorrow. The panelists in the morning plenary: Latinos Making an Impact Toward U.S. Economic Growth, will share insight into the Latinx growth in the finance sector and the economy at large. The panelists in the luncheon discussion: The Latino Leadership Pipeline, will discuss growing Latinx leadership across multiple industries. The summit will also celebrate the young scholars, our future leaders, from our local schools in Northern California.

We hope you can join us for another inspirational event that builds and sustains our growing professional Latinx community. This day, and every day, it is time to seize the moment – Es Tiempo.

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SVLLS October 7 Agenda

8:00 Registration & Light Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome: Frank Carbajal, Founder, Es Tiempo, LLC & SVLLS

9:05 Opening Keynote Gary Acosta, Co-Founder of L'ATTITUDE, Co-Founder & CEO NAHREP

9:30 Sponsor Spotlight BMO

9:35 Morning Plenary: Latinos Making an Impact Toward US Economic Growth

Moderator: Sergio Garcia, Founder, Garcia Strategic Advisors

Patty Juarez, Executive Vice President & Head of Diverse Segments, Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo

Michael Miranda, Head of Investments - U.S. Wealth, BMO Wealth Management U.SBMO

Angel Chavez, Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director & Corporate Retirement Director, Morgan Stanley

10:25: Networking Break

10:40 Sponsor Spotlight: Kaiser Permanente

10:45 Visionary Leadership Award

Rosanna Durruthy, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Linkedin - a DEI and HR leader, investor, and start-up advisor.

11:00 Latino Leadership in Architecture, Ramiro Torres, Principal Architect, TOPA Architecture

11:10 Lunch & Networking

12:10 Luncheon Discussion: Navigating the Latino Leadership Pipeline

Moderator: Christian Rodarte, Founder, Managing Director - Commonwell LLC


Katty Coulson, Vice President of IT at Oracle NetSuite

Laura Long, Vice President, National Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Kaiser Permanente

Oriana Branon (Camacho), Vice President of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Gaming, Aristocrat

Angelina Barretto, Director, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Strategy, LinkedIn

1:10 Lifetime Leadership Award

Adela Cepeda, Chair, Angeles Investors, which focuses on angel investing in Latinx startups, and a board leader for privately- and publicly-held companies.

1:25 Pioneer Leadership Award

Marissa Solis, SVP, Global Brand and Consumer Marketing, National Football League (NFL), is helping the league give back to its communities and working to make the NFL more diverse.

1:40 Trailblazer Leadership Award

Monica Ramirez, Founder and President of Justice for Migrant Women and Co-Founder and President of Latinx House gathering place for those invested in discussing content creative relevant to issues affecting Latinx communities.

1:55 Author Spotlight: Latinx Business Success, Frank Carbajal & Jose Morey, MD

2:10 Networking Break, Book Signing & Afternoon Refreshments

2:30 Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI’s), Judy Castro. Ed.D, VP Advancement & Partnership Development, Project Director, Pacific Oaks College

2:40 SVLLS Young Latinx Scholars Recognition: Cristo Rey San José

3:00 Closing Keynote Speaker: Ana Valdez, President and CEO, Latino Donor Collaborative

3:30 Private Reception hosted by Es Tiempo, LLC.

Speakers and times are subject to change.

Sponsorship packages: contact Frank Carbajal at





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The Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit brings together influential leaders from various sectors and industries from around the country with the purpose of fostering growth in the Latino leadership community. It was a pleasure to serve as the keynote for the 5th Summit — a testament to the influence and impact that Frank and the SVLLS has had. Organizations like this have never been more important to the development of the Latino professional. I congratulate Frank on five years, and I look forward to seeing what he has planned for the next five.

Nina Vaca
Chairman & CEO, Pinnacle

“Frank and his team do an excellent job every year to put together a robust conference.   I’ve attended two of these over the years and every time I do, I get so inspired by many Latinos in various sectors.  The Stanford University Faculty Club is such an intimate and very engaging setting where I’m able to walk and talk to many of the great presenters and guest speakers of the program.  It is amazing to hear all of the shared journeys and success stories from the participants that it moves me to act and try to change the world too”.

Edward Avila
Former Co-founder and CEO of Manos Accelerator

“The Latino Summit was a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from leaders, successful business men and women, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and young, aspiring leaders of tomorrow.  I thoroughly enjoyed having the chance to meet with such a diverse group of people, hearing about and sharing experiences and stories, and believe it would be a valuable experience for anyone.”

Kai Huang
Co-founder of RedOctane
Former President and CEO (Publishers of the popular Guitar Hero) Entrepreneur


SVLLS is an exclusive opportunity to network with local and global top executives, change-makers, and thought leaders. Participating in SVLLS helps create new and strengthen relationships with colleagues across various sectors.

The annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit brings together 400 leaders in business, government, education, and industry, plus selected students, for a one-day conference. Attendees will learn first-hand from successful entrepreneurs, executives, and political leaders what it takes to survive and succeed in today’s world. The summit is designed to inspire and suggest innovative changes needed for future Latino generations to succeed. In addition to the renowned speakers, attendees also enjoy our networking opportunities during the summit since it allows you to connect with top executives and leaders to make those contacts you have been waiting for. Thank you for your continued support!

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