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How Hispanic Association Leaders Connect to Empower

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Two association professionals on opposite ends of their career spectrum found their way to the Hispanic Association Executives microcommunity on ASAE’s Collaborate network [ASAE member login required]. It has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for both, giving them a place where they felt immediately included and supported.

Silvia Quevedo, CAE, director of practice guidance and research at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APICE), was already very engaged with ASAE as a former chair of the ASAE Research Foundation Research Committee and a Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholar. The microcommunity feels special to her because it’s not as formal, but it’s supportive.

“It’s all about lifting each other up and trying to connect,” Quevedo said. “And frankly, for someone at my stage of life and career, I needed that boost.”

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