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      Leading Change, Closing the Opportunity Gap


      Despite our demographic and economic power, Latinos remain underrepresented in leadership across all industry sectors. To ensure that leadership is reflective of the increasingly diverse U.S.​ populace, the Latino Leadership Institute identifies, prepares, and​ elevates Latino professionals to positions of influence and success.



      Latinos accounted for more than half of U.S. overall growth according to the 2020 Census



      Latinos will account for 78% of new workers between 2020 - 2030


      $ trillion

      If U.S. Latinos were a country, they would be the 8th largest economy in the world


      $ trillion

      U.S. Latinos control a total of $1.9 trillion in purchasing power

      Our Approach


      The LLI is a center of excellence for leadership across industry sectors, geography, and generations. Our approach provides leaders, entrepreneurs, and allies with the social and technical capital to close the longstanding opportunity gaps and unlock the potential that reflective leadership offers the future of organizations, businesses, and the U.S.

      The LLI Approach

      Our Vision


      Together, we can close opportunity gaps and unlock the full economic potential of the rapidly growing Latino and BIPOC communities. 

      By 2025, our programming and network will have an economic impact of more than $1 billion and drive social change for our community.

      LLI's Vision

      Our Results

      Building a Leadership Pipeline Across Sectors and Industries

      In less than 7 years:


      of program participants achieved career advancement


      of program participants selected for board service


      of program participants elected or appointed to public service

      21 Latino-owned small businesses supported

      300 Latino professionals added to the LLI Network

      400 Organizational leaders participated in DEI programming

      Our History

      Inspire. Influence. Impact. Inform.

      In those 4 powerful words lives the history and legacy of the LLI.

      Our story began in 2013 when our Founders came together to design and build a pipeline of Latino leadership. They were among a small group of Latinos to sit in influential positions, but they were determined not to be the last. Our Founders understood Latino leadership’s power, potential, and need across industry sectors.

      In 2015, in collaboration with the University of Denver (DU), the LLI graduated its first cohort of LLI Fellows. DU served as an important and valued incubator for the LLI, helping build the momentum that allowed it to launch as a national, independent 501(c)3 in 2021. The LLI has continued to inspire leaders to recognize their potential and its impact multiplies as Alumni and members of the LLI Network ascend to higher levels of leadership and success.

      We couldn’t have done it alone. Our Founders, Board, Alumni, and Partners have been there every step of the way. As we engage and empower today’s leaders and inspire tomorrow’s generation, we honor those who paved the way.


      Timothy Márquez
      Hon. Federico Peña
      Dr. Patricia Baca
      Marco Abarca
      Patricia Barela Rivera
      Cindy Peña
      Katherine Archuleta
      Maria Garcia Berry

      Your Investment

      Drive Economic and Social Change

      Your support and partnership will bring us closer to closing the opportunity gap by investing in a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs who will:

      • Be ready to lead in elevated leadership roles
      • Grow and scale businesses to build community wealth
      • Leverage a network of expertise and support
      • Increase diversity and create inclusive workplaces
      • Add billions to the U.S. economy
      • Ensure the vitality of our communities

      The time is now to lead together, close the opportunity gap and realize the full potential of the growing Latino and BIPOC communities.

      Drive economic and social change