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ALPFA trade group hosts female empowerment event

Wesley Cullen was one of three women executives heading the panel discussion.

Wesley Cullen was one of three women executives heading the panel discussion.

The Puerto Rico chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America recently hosted its second annual “Women of ALPFA” event, which brought together a trio of female executives who spoke of their careers, keys to succeeding in the workplace, and how to balance work and personal lives.

Speakers Wesley Cullen, general manager of SMG, Alexandra Correa, CEO of PR Gourmet Products Inc., and Isis Carballo, co-chair of McConnell Valdés LLC, were asked about a variety of topics ranging from their profession, to the need for diversity in boardrooms and their unique life experiences. The panelists even gave their opinions on the island’s current issues.

“Puerto Rico is full of resources, dedication and talent. That is why we must not abandon our island, but contribute and fight for it,” said Correa, who briefly discussed upon Puerto Rico’s current social, cultural and economic state. “If there are few opportunities, we must then create them.”

For their parts, Cullen and Carballo each gave their perspective on the need to come together to provide solutions to Puerto Rico’s current problems.

ALPFA is dedicated to the development and diversification of Hispanic professionals for companies in the U.S. organization. The Puerto Rico chapter has about 400 members and seeks to develop leaders of character in every sector of the global and local economy through informative workshops, cocktails fraternization, executive panel discussions and active participation in educational conventions.

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