Hispanic Federation President Lillian Rodríguez López to Speak
2008 Female Entrepreneur Lecture
Madison, NJ (February 25, 2008)—The president of the Hispanic Federation, Lillian Rodríguez López, will be the featured speaker at the 2008 Female Entrepreneurial Lecture on Friday, March 28. The event is sponsored by for the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. This free lecture will be held on FDU’s College at Florham Campus, Madison, NJ, and the community is invited to attend.
The Hispanic Federation is a service-oriented membership organization serving 90 Latino health and human service agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. As president, Rodríguez has dramatically increased its organizational capacity to serve an ever-increasing network of agencies and respond to the Latino community’s needs locally and nationally. Today, the Federation’s network of member agencies serves more than 1,000,000 Latinos and has a collective budget of over $230 million.
She chairs the Coalition for New Philanthropy and New Yorkers for Smaller Classes in addition to serving on the Community Advisory Board for Fannie Mae New York Partnership Office and Loan Committee for Women’s Venture Fund.
Rodríguez will speak on “Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Good While Doing Well,” continuing a strong annual tradition of influential Female Entrepreneur Lecturers at the Rothman Institute. Previous speakers include Ann Limberg, President, Bank of America New Jersey; Doris Drucker, who started a national manufacturing company from scratch at the age of 82; Peg Brady, Executive Director of Medical Missions for Children; and Diahann Lassus, CFP and CPA, co-founder and president of Lassus Wherley & Associates, P.C.
“We have been fortunate to have successful and influential businesswomen as our Female Entrepreneurial Lecturers. Their perspectives are invaluable to our students and the community, and they are outstanding role models,” said James Barrood, executive director of the Rothman Institute.
The annual lecture is part of the Female Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, which was founded to educate and support women business owners. It will be held in conjunction with the awards ceremony for the New Jersey Business Idea Competition, a program designed to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset among high school students.
The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. and the lecture by Lillian Rodríguez López will start at 7:15 p.m. in Hennessy Hall (the Mansion), on FDU’s College at Florham campus, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. It is free and open to the public; due to limited seating, registration is required. For more information, call 973 443 8842 or visit http://www.fdu.edu/rothman