Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI)

HLI (1) Centene Corporation recently committed to a multi-year $120,000 sponsorship of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis. The sponsorship includes a four-year Platinum Sponsorship at $25,000 per year and an additional $20,000 sponsorship to kickoff the Chamber’s newest initiative “The Hispanic Leadership Institute sponsored by Centene.”

The Hispanic Leadership Institute sponsored by Centene is a skills-based leadership training program targeted at Hispanic professionals. The Institute will consist of nine training sessions conducted once a month, each focused on a particular skill set for the developing leader. The Hispanic Leadership Institute will train Hispanic professionals on for-profit and non-profit management skills and network development within the St. Louis business community. In addition to their leadership training, participants will be encouraged to give back to the St. Louis region through community involvement.

Hispanic Leadership Institute Candidate Profile

  • Hispanic/Latino-American
  • Mid-Level Manager; a high level individual contributor; or professionals such as attorneys, doctors (MD and or PhD), CPAs
  • Employed a minimum of 2 years
  • Demonstrated leadership within the company, community, or school
  • Invested in the betterment of communities
  • Committed to full participation in the program

Why Become a Member?

According to a study conducted by the Schapiro Group, when consumers know that a small business is a member of a chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Who are HCC Members?

The HCC currently has over 225 members including Hispanic enterprises, small and minority-owned businesses as well as major corporate clients and community partners such as Anheuser-Busch, Inc, Centene, Nestle Purina, Regional Business Council and AT&T.

Can I Volunteer?

There are several committee and event volunteer opportunities throughout the year, please contact the office for details.