17 January 2020
Joseph E. Trimble editor of column
Immigration as a Leadership Crucible

Despite the fact that nearly half of U.S. Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children, immigrant leaders are rarely, if ever, mentioned in the leadership literature. In this article, Marco Aponte-Moreno explores immigration experiences of prominent immigrant leaders and looks at how they use the immigrant experience in their narratives as global leadership. The article is followed by an epilogue written by column editors Jean Lau Chin and Joseph E. Trimble.
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 Graduate Division Case Competition Winners from the University of Maryland
International Student Case Competition

Each year at ILA’s annual global conference, teams of students compete in two divisions (undergraduate and graduate) to see who will win the ILA International Student Case Competition. The prize? $1,000 cash to each winning team and free ILA membership. Meet the winning team from each division and watch a short video with advice from the grad team for future competitors. Information on the 2020 International Student Case Competition, to be held at ILA's 2020 global conference in San Francisco will be available soon!
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 Rian Satterwhite
What's New at LEA2020?

Did you miss ILA's Leadership Education Academy last year? This year's LEA co-chair, Rian Satterwhite, shares some of the exciting tweaks being made in advance of this year's academy including our new venue just outside of Washington, DC. Last year's LEA sold out! Make sure you're not on the waitlist this year by registering early and booking your hotel.
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Chrys Egan
Leading With Creativity

Named as one of Maryland’s Top Women Professionals for 2019 by Baltimore's The Daily Record, incoming 2020 Chair of ILA’s Women and Leadership member community, Chrys Egan infuses her work with creativity and caring. Learn more about how this dynamo blends together different aspects of her life in this profile illustrating how women leaders in ILA's Women and Leadership Community. And, if you're committed to advancing women and leadership, check out this year's 5th ILA Women and Leadership conference!
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