The 1st Annual Latina Summit, hosted by the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, was held this month at the Renaissance Center. The Summit was organized to bring women together to encourage and empower them to forge paths of leadership.

Ideal Group’s very own, Linzie Venegas, was part of a panel of women who are leaders in their industry. Joining Linzie on the panel was Lorena Valencia, owner of Reliance Wire & Cable, and Mercedes Figueroa Mondragon, from Chrysler Group, LLC.

During the discussion they spoke about their journey to becoming leaders, the challenges they faced, and the risks they took to get where they are today. The qualities these women share and have utilized them in their careers are passion, drive, and resilience. They not only love what they do, but they are also passionate about giving back to others and encouraging them to succeed. It was a great event that gave leaders and future leaders a chance to come together to network and empower each other to succeed.