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The HITEC Foundation Appoints Ivonne Valdes as New Board Chair

The HITEC Foundation has appointed Ivonne Valdes, Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts, Cloud and Service Segment of Schneider Electric as the Chair of the HITEC Foundation.

“We are excited to continue to grow the work and impact of the HITEC Foundation under Ivonne’s leadership. She has been a tremendous force on the HITEC Foundation Board of Directors and we look forward to expanding our reach and impact,” says HITEC President Omar Duque. “We are eternally grateful for Ramon Baez’s leadership. His presence will be missed on the board of directors but we look forward to his continued engagement.”

Valdes, part of the HITEC community since 2009, has served on the HITEC Foundation Board of Directors since December 2017 and as Board Secretary since 2019. Valdes has a longstanding commitment to ensuring Latinx youth have the resources and opportunities to advance in the professional tech space. She also serves as the Chair of the Hispanic/LatinX members group for Infrastructure Masons.

Valdes is the recipient of the 2020 Silicon Valley Women of Influence, 2019 Infrastructure Masons Diversity and Inclusion Champion, 2020 Infrastructure Masons 100, 2016 CRN power 100 the most powerful women of the channel, eight-time recipient of the HITEC 100 and HITEC Hall of Fame Inductee, 2015 Top 10 Latina Executives of the Year.

Harvard Law Review Elects Priscila Coronado ’23 as its 136th President

Credit: Lorin Granger/HLS Staff Photographer Priscila Coronado ’23

The Harvard Law Review has elected Priscila Coronado ’23 as its 136th president. Coronado succeeds Hassaan Shahawy ’22.

“Priscila is a rigorous scholar and a passionate advocate. From the start, she has impressed her fellow editors with her remarkable intelligence, profound humility, and deep commitment to service. Her values represent the very best of the Review. I cannot wait to see what Volume 136 will achieve under her inspiring leadership,” said Shahawy.

Coronado was born and raised in Downey, California, a suburb in southeast Los Angeles. The youngest daughter of two Mexican immigrants, Coronado became the first in her family to attend college. She graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in three years, earning a B.A. in English with college honors, departmental honors, and Phi Beta Kappa. Coronado was the Community Advocacy Program coordinator at the Disability Rights Legal Center before beginning her J.D. She is also a member of La Alianza and First Class.

“Hassaan’s intellectual prowess and humility are unmatched. He was given the unenviable task of guiding the Review through an unpredictable and challenging year, but he served Volumes 135 and 136 with grace. I will do my best to follow in his footsteps and build on the work he did this year,” said Coronado.

Pro Mujer Names Carmen Correa as CEO

Pro Mujer, a social enterprise with more than 31 years working to advance gender equality in Latin America, announces Carmen Correa as its new CEO. Correa joined Pro Mujer in 2017 as the Director of Alliances. She has served in several different leadership roles, including becoming Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2021. In this most recent role, she supervised the operations and implementation of Pro Mujer’s social impact programs, which include expanding financial inclusion, providing health and well-being services and offering skill-building opportunities to women across Latin America.

Correa has more than 30 years of experience in operational management, strategic planning and program execution, focusing on sustainable development in Latin America. Before joining Pro Mujer, she led efforts at the National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII) in Uruguay, served as the Program Director at Fundación Avina, was the Director of Operations and, later, the Executive Director of Endeavor Uruguay, and held various positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington D.C. and the Organization of American States (OAS) in Uruguay.

In her new role, Correa will lead Pro Mujer and expand the organization’s impact to bring it closer to its goal of achieving gender equality in Latin America.


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