Negocios Now “40 under 40” List Showcases Nyack Alumna Kathia Benitez

Nyack alumna (BS ’05; AGSC ’09) Kathia Benítez, director of sustainability at Northwestern University, a private research university in Evanston, IL was among the distinguished panelists who shared about their professional experiences at a recent event that marked the 10th anniversary of Mujeres de HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement). HACE is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals.

Mujeres de HACE is a women’s leadership program that empowers high-potential Latina professionals, at or above manager level with demonstrated potential to reach serve in executive roles. Mujeres de HACE reaches individuals who “succeed professionally and thrive personally by providing insight, access and professional development in an effective manner: individualized, culturally relevant curricula and via collaboration, mentoring and powerful relationships that continue beyond completion of the program.”

Kathia was also named this year to the third annual “40 under 40” list of Negocios Now, recognizing the leadership of young Latinos in the Chicago area. Negocios Now is the only digital business publication in the state of Illinois that reaches more than 15,000 Latino entrepreneurs and business leaders. The 2017 “40 Under 40 List” was celebrated earlier this month at the popular Chicago venue, Latinicity.