Emerging Markets

Northwestern Mutual Empowers Latino Professionals by Investing in Their Futures

Company sponsors national ALPFA Convention in Dallas for fifth year

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — This August, Northwestern Mutual is a platinum sponsor of the annual ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) Convention in Dallas, an event to help build the confidence of young Latino professionals and empower the next generation of Latino leaders.

Northwestern Mutual’s support of ALPFA, a national non-profit organization that develops Latino leaders in every sector of the global economy, is a key element of the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts which are focused on attracting and retaining talent and increasing the financial confidence of multicultural audiences including Latinos.

The annual ALPFA convention provides a rich platform for Latinos who are looking to connect and grow their careers with companies like Northwestern Mutual.

ALPFA represents just one example of Northwestern Mutual’s efforts to build its diversity and inclusion bench strength.

The company has also been a major sponsor of national programs including the “I Am Latino In America Tour,” hosted by Soledad O’Brien, and in 2015, was listed as one of the Top 50 employers in the country by Equal Opportunity Magazine for providing a positive working environment for minority groups.

Commitment to the Latino market

Additionally, the nearly 160-year-old company continues to evolve its financial services for Latinos through its national network of financial representatives, providing Spanish-language print materials, website and bilingual customer service capabilities.

“Northwestern Mutual is deeply committed to growing the financial confidence of Latinos to ensure they have a strong plan in place that will serve as the foundation for future success, whatever an individual’s personal, professional and financial goals in life,” said Karl Gouverneur, vice president and chief technology officer for Northwestern Mutual and panelist at this year’s convention. “Whether someone dreams of owning their own business or leading a global company, our goal through sponsorships like ALPFA is to empower everyone on their journey.”

Whether someone dreams of owning their own business or leading a global company, our goal through sponsorships like ALPFA is to empower everyone on their journey

Northwestern Mutual-sponsored sessions at the 2016 ALPFA Convention:

  • Student Lunch & Learn | Saturday, August 6: This collaborative session will focus on personal finances and provide information on how to develop a sound financial plan, including cash management, emergency savings and retirement planning.
  • Power Breakfast | Sunday, August 7: This panel will showcase how developing new skills can propel career opportunities, including what is needed to make a career change and how leadership skills can translate across industries.
  • Professional Workshop | Sunday, August 7: This seminar will cover how to effectively leverage differences in an ever-changing marketplace while identifying competitive advantages for business success.
  • Leadership Luncheon | Tuesday, August 9: This panel will highlight the importance of leaders in raising the bar and exploring new professional heights while aiming high, taking calculated risk and remaining inspiring without becoming complacent.

For a full schedule of ALPFA sessions and panels, visit www.alpfa.org/events.




ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. Throughout our 43-year history we have experienced steady growth and demonstrated consistent value. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
ALPFA currently serves more than 72,000 professional and student members across the country – a number we plan to grow aggressively to 100,000 within the next two years. In addition to networking and professional leadership development opportunities, our members have access to 50,000 paid summer internships through hundreds of Fortune 1000 corporate partners. We aspire to be the business partner of choice for companies seeking to hire and develop Latino talent.
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With $238.5 billion in assets, $27.9 billion in revenues and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 100 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500, and is recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2016.
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (NMWMC), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC).