On Thursday, March 1, the Latino Leadership Institute co-hosted the Power In Numbers: Latinos Fueling Colorado’s Economic Growth and Workforce symposium with the Denver Business Journal. The sold-out event was attended by nearly 150 business and community leaders from across the Denver Metro area.

Demographic, business and industry experts from across sectors presented relevant data on growth trends of Colorado’s Latino community and discussed the strategies companies are employing to maximize market share while fostering diverse and inclusive work places. The symposium was part of the Latino Leadership Institute’s Impact Initiative which was launched last year.

We would like to thank our partner, Denver Business Journal, and our sponsors, Wells Fargo and the Denver/ Boulder Better Business Bureau for helping make it a successful event. Finally, we would like to thank our panelists for sharing their knowledge and insights with those in attendance:

Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver

Maria Garcia Berry, Founder & Chairman of the Board, CRL Associates

John Hayes, President & CEO, Ball Corporation

Brady Kellogg, Senior VP of Corporate Partnerships, Denver Broncos

Peter Villegas, Head, Office of Latin Affairs, Coca-Cola

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Professor of Medicine & Director at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA