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HPGM Fostering leadership, educational attainment, mentoring, networking, and partnerships that support Hispanic talent in all career stages.

As Milwaukee and its business community strive to attract and preserve a talented, diverse workforce, HPGM's founding members recognized the important role they could play in this endeavor and the service it could provide to the Hispanic professional community as well as to corporations in the Greater Milwaukee area. HPGM was started with the help of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin a

As Milwaukee and its business community strive to attract and preserve a talented, diverse workforce, HPGM's founding members recognized the important role they could play in this endeavor and the service it could provide to the Hispanic professional community as well as to corporations in the Greater Milwaukee area. HPGM was started with the help of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin a

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New scholarship opportunity alert! In partnership with the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, HPGM proudly offers a...
01/25/2023

New scholarship opportunity alert!

In partnership with the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, HPGM proudly offers a scholarship opportunity for Hispanic law students attending University of Wisconsin Law School or Marquette University Law School.

Eligibility requirements and applications can be found here: https://hpgm.memberclicks.net/LawScholarship

Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marquette University

A huge congratulations to our HPGM members, board members, and partners recognized as recipients of Milwaukee Business J...
01/24/2023

A huge congratulations to our HPGM members, board members, and partners recognized as recipients of Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 Under 40 awards. 🎉

A special shout out to former HPGM Executive Director Héctor Colón for his induction into the 40 under 40 Hall of Fame!

The HPGM team is growing! We're so happy to welcome Jorge Perez, Senior Leader of Member Engagement and Experience. Orig...
01/23/2023

The HPGM team is growing! We're so happy to welcome Jorge Perez, Senior Leader of Member Engagement and Experience. Originally born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Jorge is a proud husband, father, and veteran non-profit leader with over 20 years of experience working with Milwaukee nonprofits. His mission is to create opportunities, invest in people, and break down barriers especially for those most impacted by inequities. Welcome Jorge!

Our team at HPGM is passionate about partnering with employers to unlock the power and potential of Latino talent across...
01/20/2023

Our team at HPGM is passionate about partnering with employers to unlock the power and potential of Latino talent across the state of Wisconsin. ✨

StoneCreek Coffee
Lila A***n Photography

Questions about submitting your HPGM scholarship application? ⁣Register for our virtual Scholarship Program info session...
01/18/2023

Questions about submitting your HPGM scholarship application? ⁣Register for our virtual Scholarship Program info session taking place next Wednesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m.⁣

Hear from the HPGM team and learn more on eligibility, application requirements as well as helpful tips for submitting a successful application. All students, advisors and community members are welcome.⁣

All registrants will receive a recording of the info session once it concludes.

Sign up available here: https://www.hpgm.org/scholarship-program.

REMINDER! 2023 scholarship applications are officially live. Applicants must have all supporting materials prepared to s...
01/17/2023

REMINDER! 2023 scholarship applications are officially live. Applicants must have all supporting materials prepared to submit before beginning the application process. ⁣

All scholarship applications are due no later than Friday, March 17, 2023 by 5 p.m.

A more detailed checklist and information is available here: https://www.hpgm.org/scholarship-program.

"Finding mentorship is so important! I’m so thankful for HPGM events and efforts that gather Latin@ professionals in my ...
01/14/2023

"Finding mentorship is so important! I’m so thankful for HPGM events and efforts that gather [email protected] professionals in my community to connect. I left Mentor Mindset with great new connections and ideas for how to further my dream with my business.”⁣

-Kayla Gonzalez, HPGM member⁣

Will we see you at our first Mentor Mindset of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 31?

Looking for a way to connect with other HPGM members? ⁣⁣Our Book Club gets together on the first Saturday of even-number...
01/13/2023

Looking for a way to connect with other HPGM members? ⁣

Our Book Club gets together on the first Saturday of even-numbered months beginning at 4 p.m. at Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen. February's pick is "The Farm" by Joanne Ramos. ⁣

More info here: https://www.hpgm.org/member-connections😊

01/12/2023

January is . ⁣Tag your mentor or mentee below! ⁣

P.S. have you registered for our next yet?

"The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever."⁣-Sonia Sotomayor ⁣⁣
01/11/2023

"The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever."⁣
-Sonia Sotomayor ⁣

Scholarship applications are OPEN! A virtual info session with the HPGM team will take place Wednesday, Jan. 25, from no...
01/09/2023

Scholarship applications are OPEN! A virtual info session with the HPGM team will take place Wednesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m.

Snag your spot for our info session here: https://www.hpgm.org/scholarship-program.

Save the date! Our first Mentor Mindset of 2023 will take place Tuesday, Jan. 31,  from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Start the...
01/06/2023

Save the date! Our first Mentor Mindset of 2023 will take place Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Start the year off right and develop new relationships to reach your full potential.

Location is TBD. Registration is available here: https://www.hpgm.org/mentor.

HPGM is always striving to increase representation and economic opportunities for Latin@s.
01/04/2023

HPGM is always striving to increase representation and economic opportunities for [email protected].

Feliz año nuevo from us to you! 🎇
01/01/2023

Feliz año nuevo from us to you! 🎇

Which one will you be taking part in this year? Tell us your favorite (or if we missed any) in the comments! 😉
12/31/2022

Which one will you be taking part in this year? Tell us your favorite (or if we missed any) in the comments! 😉

As we prepare to enter a new year, a time for reflection and manifestation, how will you use your voice to unlock the po...
12/29/2022

As we prepare to enter a new year, a time for reflection and manifestation, how will you use your voice to unlock the power of your story in 2023?

Image via Teen Vogue.

Feliz Navidad to all that celebrate, from us to you.
12/25/2022

Feliz Navidad to all that celebrate, from us to you.

Please pardon our delayed responses. HPGM's offices will be closed for the holiday season this Friday, Dec. 23, through ...
12/21/2022

Please pardon our delayed responses. HPGM's offices will be closed for the holiday season this Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 26. We wish everyone a joyful, restful, and cheerful break.

 HPGM has been awarded a two-year $350K grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. to support the advancement of Latinos and ...
12/19/2022

HPGM has been awarded a two-year $350K grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. to support the advancement of Latinos and Hispanics in the region.⁣

“This funding is the largest philanthropic investment we have received to date. We take the responsibility of increasing economic opportunities and representation for Latinos and Hispanics very seriously and are humbled by the confidence and trust Bader Philanthropies has placed in HPGM,” said Francesca Mayca Wegner, executive director for HPGM.

Oh (rein)deer! TODAY's the day. ⁣⁣We come together for a festive celebration like no other. Noche de Niños takes place t...
12/14/2022

Oh (rein)deer! TODAY's the day. ⁣

We come together for a festive celebration like no other. Noche de Niños takes place tonight at Wantable Cafe from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. See you there. ❄️

Sleigh, what?! Noche de Niños is 2 DAYS AWAY. A very special thank you to our sponsors.
12/12/2022

Sleigh, what?! Noche de Niños is 2 DAYS AWAY. A very special thank you to our sponsors.

"At HPGM our vision is a Wisconsin where Latinos can reach their fullest potential for ourselves, our families, and our ...
12/10/2022

"At HPGM our vision is a Wisconsin where Latinos can reach their fullest potential for ourselves, our families, and our community."
-Francesca Mayca Wegner, HPGM Executive Director

Latinas are the least paid of all female demographics. Latinas make 54 cents to every dollar paid to a white non-Hispani...
12/08/2022

Latinas are the least paid of all female demographics. Latinas make 54 cents to every dollar paid to a white non-Hispanic man. Because of the gender pay gap, Latinas were compensated just 54% of what non-Hispanic white men and 74% of what white women were paid in 2021. ⁣⁣
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At the current rate of change, Latinas won't achieve equal pay until the year 2197. HPGM is committed to changing this reality.⁣⁣
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What now? TAKE A STEP TOWARD CHANGE TODAY!⁣ Help generate awareness and take action to help close the gap:⁣⁣
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1. Educate yourself on the pay gap and importance of . Helpful reading materials below.
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2. Show your support. Attend and share events on , like Killer Salary Negotiation Strategies to Close The Gap (link below) and be sure to follow AAUW, Lean In, Weallgrow Latina, and HipLatina.

3. Conduct a self-assessment and make your own pay equity plan. How can you negotiate your compensation? Is it time to search for a new role? Are you seeking a mentor or career coach? HPGM can help! Learn more about membership and professional development resources on our website here https://www.hpgm.org.
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Information and statistics via Lean In.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/killer-salary-negotiation-strategies-to-close-the-gap-tickets-479493406687
https://www.aauw.org/resources/article/latinas-and-the-pay-gap/
https://leanin.org/data-about-the-gender-pay-gap-for-latinas?fbclid=IwAR3f0pEN_ckWdWoqD3JE4GxdjFZQNL5NWLXSGLKyv0mMhVEQTlyt4sFj5_0

Noche de Niños is one week away! ⁣⁣Your generosity ensures that wish lists for children and families are fulfilled this ...
12/07/2022

Noche de Niños is one week away! ⁣

Your generosity ensures that wish lists for children and families are fulfilled this holiday season. ⁣

Will we see you there?

We're so excited to announce Diana Gutiérrez as our event emcee for HPGM's annual holiday celebration, Noche de Niños.Em...
12/06/2022

We're so excited to announce Diana Gutiérrez as our event emcee for HPGM's annual holiday celebration, Noche de Niños.

Emmy Award-winning anchor for WISN 12 NEWS, Diana is a Mexican-American Chicago native with a passion for amplifying stories and voices within the Latino community.

Word on the street is, there's some special HPGM news to be shared at the toy/gift drive on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Get involved and register here: https://www.hpgm.org/noche-de-ni-os.

Excited to welcome Latino Chamber of Commerce of SE Wisconsin Inc as our newest HPGM member.  for a bright future elevat...
12/05/2022

Excited to welcome Latino Chamber of Commerce of SE Wisconsin Inc as our newest HPGM member. for a bright future elevating our [email protected] community!

43% of Latinas and 33% of Latinos say they feel the need to compromise their authenticity at work to adhere to the stand...
11/30/2022

43% of Latinas and 33% of Latinos say they feel the need to compromise their authenticity at work to adhere to the standards of their company.

Read more here:
https://tinyurl.com/latinosinclusionatwork

Harvard Business Review LatinasInBusiness.us

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for HPGM's annual Noche de Niños celebration! Toys/gifts collected will be...
11/29/2022

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for HPGM's annual Noche de Niños celebration! Toys/gifts collected will be donated to matching non-profit and community organizations that serve Latino families and children in the region. Ready to get involved and learn more? Info on sponsorship levels available here https://www.hpgm.org/noche-de-ni-os.

Feeling grateful for nuestra comunidad today and every day.
11/24/2022

Feeling grateful for nuestra comunidad today and every day.

Flashback to our Mentor Mindset event at StoneCreek Coffee Factory. Get ready for more  in 2023.
11/18/2022

Flashback to our Mentor Mindset event at StoneCreek Coffee Factory. Get ready for more in 2023.

North Star Resource Group is on a mission to support first generational wealth builders throughout Wisconsin. Bienvenido...
11/16/2022

North Star Resource Group is on a mission to support first generational wealth builders throughout Wisconsin. Bienvenidos to our newest member, North Star Resource Group, we're so happy to have you!

Save the date! Noche de Niños, HPGM’s annual toy drive to benefit organizations that serve communities in need, will tak...
11/15/2022

Save the date! Noche de Niños, HPGM’s annual toy drive to benefit organizations that serve communities in need, will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Wantable Cafe from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.⁣

Details and registration are available here https://www.hpgm.org/ndn.



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Shop small Latin@ businesses this Saturday. Below are a few of our favoritos. What are yours? 💕⁣⁣⁣⁣1. Alquimia Holistica...
11/12/2022

Shop small [email protected] businesses this Saturday. Below are a few of our favoritos. What are yours? 💕⁣⁣
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1. Alquimia Holistica
2. Ina Maka
3. Dulceria Alice

November is National Entrepreneurship Month. ⁣⁣Latinx businesses and entrepreneurs continue to play an important role in...
11/09/2022

November is National Entrepreneurship Month. ⁣

Latinx businesses and entrepreneurs continue to play an important role in the U.S. economy through business ownership and job creation. ⁣

According to Forbes growth continues to be strong particularly in the tech space for Latinos. Read more below!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/allbusiness/2022/04/14/new-state-of-latino-entrepreneurship-report-shows-strong-growth-in-tech-sector/?sh=6eae149fa555

Image via Lila A***n Photography.

Please go vote!
11/08/2022

Please go vote!

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What a transformational investment for HPGM, an organization dedicated to empowering the lives and futures of Latinos in Wisconsin!
Weekend Read 📰🗞️ https://bit.ly/3kywswx

HPGM receives the largest philanthropic contribution in organization's history.
Francesca Mayca Wegner said: “We must continue transforming Greater Milwaukee into a leading region for Latinos to work, live, grow and thrive."
📌 HPGM informa: 📣 ¡Las solicitudes de becas están ABIERTAS!
NO TE PIERDAS LA SESIÓN INFORMATIVA VIRTUAL:
🗓 Miércoles 25 de enero, 2023
⏰De 12 del mediodía a las 13:00 horas.
REGISTRATE aquí 👉 https://www.hpgm.org/scholarship-program.
HPGM recently received a $350,000 multi-year gift from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. Executive director Francesca Mayca Wegner says the gift gives Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee the means to operate in a new and broader capacity.

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Aplicaciones para becas abiertas ahora! Sesión de información virtual con el equipo de HPGM el viernes 25 de enero. infórmese
Applications for HPGM Scholarships are OPEN!
Learn more about this opportunity on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m.
Thank you to all who supported our Advent Angels program to provide wrapped gifts to all 600 children in K4-5th grade! Check out our feature yesterday on TMJ4 News' Positively Milwaukee segment. 👼🎁

Shout out to Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin, HPGM, Mercy Hill Church - Bay View, St. Alphonsus Parish Greendale, and St. Charles Catholic Parish and School! 🎅🏼
We created our magic last night and helped HPGM collect piles of toys for local families in need. Thanks for the photos Mary Dion Madigan!
Last night, HPGM held the 19th annual Noche de Ninos event.
During the toy drive, HPGM was awarded with a transformational grant by Bader Philantropies.
The Alverno Career Studio team, led by Dr. Cheryl Moore, in collaboration with the college’s Vanguard Society, launched a networking night – attended by 70+ students - that connected students with women leaders in the community. Career professionals also shared their experiences through a panel discussion and an evening of speed mentoring.

A big thanks to student partner organizations Alverno Business Leaders Empower, HPGM, and Alverno Black Student Alliance - BSA.
“Philanthropy is a partnership that can empower, uplift and shift power. We are building a culture of philanthropy because we believe that every [email protected] and Hispanic deserves choices and the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.” – Francesca Mayca Wegner, executive director, HPGM

To build a Milwaukee for all, we need to reimagine philanthropy, including who has a seat at the table. We are proud to support HPGM’s Board Pipeline Initiative (the 2017 cohort is pictured), which helps prepare [email protected] and Hispanic professionals for board service. Board membership involves sharing time, talent and ties, and making boards more diverse helps ensure that diverse voices, visions and experiences are part of an organization’s decision-making process.

Learn more >> bit.ly/CelebratingHispanicphilanthropists
Thanks to our talented committee of Foundation Board members and committee representatives, we selected and honored another group of impressive Greater Together Award recipients this year. Our gratitude to the following individuals:

* Darryl Morin, Advanced Wireless president/CEO
* Jackie Herd-Barber, former Foundation board chair
* Mary Ellen Stanek, Baird Funds president, Foundation board member
* Pedro Colon, Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, Foundation board member
* Carmen Pitre, Sojourner Family Peace Center executive director
* Francesca Mayca Wegner, HPGM executive director
* Tyler Briggs, RBC Wealth Management financial adviser
enjoyed a lovely evening at the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) Gala. It was a perfect evening to celebrate each other and National Hispanic Heritage Month. More than 450 Milwaukee-area business and community leaders helped raise an estimated $500,000 to support education and HPGM. 🎊

What a night That was! A night of friends, hugs, laughs, dancing, and fundraising for a great organization, HPGM! For the second year, we have had the honor to partner with HPGM to make videos for their gala night!

As a video producer and creative content company, we always strive to deliver innovative concepts to tell stories in a fun, genuine, and meaningful way.

Working with Francesca Mayca Wegner, a visionary-innovator-collaborator and influential Latina leader has allowed the team of Source Ten Creative to develop and propose unique, creative, and out-of-the-box videos.

The best ideas result from teamwork, supportive collaborators, and friends who share their vision. By the reactions of the audience and the feedback from so many attendees at the event, we confirm once more that innovative videos with powerful narratives create a genuine interest and capture the attention.

Many professionals participated in the production of these 4 videos for HPGM. We deeply appreciate each one who had a part in the videos! They gifted us with their time to make amazing videos.

Thank you so much, Francesca, for trusting us to engage an incredible audience at the HPGM Gala Experience night 2022.

Life is great when you get to work, play and collaborate with friends.

The team of Source Ten Creative was looking for a location for our next video, and Gladys Manzanet, a dearest friend and a superstar in the diversity and inclusion space, came to our help and kindly made all the arrangements to allow us to film in her organization’s building for our client HPGM . We scouted the area and it was exactly what we wanted. Thank you Gladys!, All I can say is wow! You made our day 💛✨😀

Me lo pasé muy bien como moderadora invitada del evento de Poderosa Collective el pasado domingo. Fue un evento tan divertido. El panel de discusión llenó la sala con palabras como: colaboración, oportunidad, amor, respeto y muchas ideas para animar a todos a perseguir y lograr los sueños en un espacio de colaboración.

El evento tuvo como objetivo empoderar, honrar e inspirar a las latinas, mientras se crean espacios y oportunidades de networking dentro de nuestra comunidad. Tengo la suerte de formar parte de Poderosa Collective y de haber trabajado con estas formidables e increíbles mujeres y empresarias.

Quiero agradecer a todas las organizaciones que lo hicieron posible, incluyendo , , , , , y más.


⭐️Poderosa Collective:
Latinas Connect Milwaukee
HPGM
MiVoz Milwaukee
Botanica Galactica
Mujerón Movement
Mercadera

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