Enna is a senior IT and Business Professional with expertise in Quality Assurance Management and Team Restructuring and Transformation. Her career spans almost 30 years of working in multiple industries such as financial services, education, advertising and many software and startup companies. Currently, Enna is the Head of the Quality Assurance team at IDEMIA, an augmented identity security organization. She received the Quarterly Manager MVP Award in October 2019, for leading change in the company. She has a huge passion for Diversity and Inclusion, talent engagement and community organizations. Dr. Lynn Wooten, President of Simmons University appointed Enna as the Presidential Adviser for Alumni Engagement. In addition, Enna has joined the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Board.
The Multicultural Symposium Series Black History Empowerment Recognition Breakfast recognized Enna as one of the Black and Brown Innovators of Action Honorees in March 2020. The National Diversity Council selected Enna as one of the 2019 National Latino Leader Award winners and she received a Citation from MA Governor Charlie Baker on Leadership and Excellence in 2019. Enna received the 2018 Inspirational Woman Award from Centro de Latinas, MARIA.
Enna is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) Boston Chapter, a nationally recognized Latino organization whose mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation. Through Enna’s leadership, ALPFA Boston Chapter received the 2018 Leader Chapter of the Year Award and more than tripled their corporate partnerships. Enna was featured in Lean In Women of Color Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project in 2020 and 2018. For two consecutive years, 2017 and 2016, Enna was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders for the Latino community in MA by El Planeta Newspaper and she was the recipient of the Year Up Outstanding Manager Award in January 2014.
Enna received a certification from Scaled Agile, SAFe 4 Practitioner Certification, May 2019. Enna is a 2012 graduate from The Partnership Fellows Leadership program and is a Certified Software Testing Professional from the International Institute for Software Testing.
Prior to joining IDEMIA, Enna led QA teams at Eastern Bank and Kronos. Enna spent 6 years at Wellington Management as VP of Quality Assurance. Enna also worked as QA Director at Bluestreak, a small ad serving company. She also worked at First Marblehead where she created a Quality Assurance Center of Excellence for the entire company. Enna also worked at MFS Financial Services in various QA groups for 6 years.
Enna is the Past President of the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) Boston Chapter, a nationally recognized Latino organization whose mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation. Through Enna’s leadership, ALPFA Boston Chapter received the 2018 Leader Chapter of the Year Award and more than tripled their corporate partnerships.
She served a 2-year term as SVP of Project Management Office (2015-2016) and served as Chair, Programming Committee (2014-2015).
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS BOARDS
Commonwealth Corporation Foundation Board, Sept 2020
Enna was appointed to the Latino Advisory Commission for the State of MA by Governor Charlie Baker.
She was also appointed by Governor Baker to the Commonwealth Corporation Board of Directors.
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Class of 1991, Past President of Alumnae Association, Honorary Trustee
Dr. Lynn Wooten, President of Simmons University appointed Enna as the Presidential Adviser for Alumni Engagement in September 2020.
Enna served on the Simmons University Presidential Search Committee 2019, to elect the first African-American President, Dr. Lynn Wooten.
In 2019, Enna was asked to join the COCIS Deans Advisory Council as Alumnae representative.
In 2016, Enna completed her term as Simmons College Board of Trustee and a 3-year term as President, Simmons College Alumnae Association Executive Board. She was named as Honorary Trustee by the Trustees. Enna joined the AAEB Board in 2007 and served as: Director of Nominations and Recruitment 2007-2010; Vice President 2013 - 2016.
Enna earned her Bachelor of Science in 1991 from Simmons College as a double major in Computer Science and Spanish and a certificate in 2006 from the Simmons College Graduate School of Management Executive Leadership Program. She was the co-founder of OLA, Organization of Latin American student organization as a sophomore.
She continues to be an Ambassador for Simmons, speaking at events on campus, connecting with students and sharing their brand across MA.
Multicultural Symposium Series Black History Empowerment Recognition Breakfast, Black and Brown Innovators of Action Honorees 2020
Lean In Women of Color Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project in 2020 and 2018.
National Diversity Council, 2019 National Latino Leader Award
Citation from MA Governor Baker on Leadership and Excellence 2019
El Planeta Newspaper, Named as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders for the Latino community in MA 2017, 2016
YALP, Young American Leaders Program, 2018 Boston Participant
Centro de Latinas, MARIA, 2018 Inspirational Woman Award
Year UP, Recipient Year Up Outstanding Manager Award January 2014
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Women's Advisory Board Member, 2020
Beaver Country Day School, Board of Trustees 2015-2022
Hyde Square Task Force, Board of Director 2017-2019; Committee Chair, Annual Breakfast 2015, 2018
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Board of Directors 2018-2019
Wellington Management, The Wellington Foundation, Grant Review Team Leader 2012-2014
Council for Latino Workplace Equity: The 2019 National Latino Leaders list highlights individuals who have achieved success in their career while paving the way for other Latinos to advance in the corporate arena.
LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE
Enna received a Citation from MA Governor Charlie Baker on Leadership and Excellence for her work leading the ALPFA Boston Chapter.
BLACK AND BROWN INNOVATORS OF ACTION
She was the recipient of this award from the Multicultural Symposium Series Black History Empowerment Recognition Breakfast
YEAR UP OUTSTANDING MANAGER
She was the recipient of the Year Up Outstanding Manager Award in January 2014 while working at Wellington Management.
100 MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS
2016 / 2017
Enna was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders for the Latino community in Massachusetts by EL Planeta Newspaper.
Enna was featured in Lean In Women of Color Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project in 2018. She also was featured in a podcast in 2020.
"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it.
If you don't ask, the answer is always no.
If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place"
UPCOMING SPEAKING EVENTS
October 8, 2020 - Carreras Speaker Virtual Series: Afro-Latinas in Executive Leadership
October 27, 2020 - SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit. Panelist: Leadership Session - SIM Women in IT
November 18, 2020 - Simmons University Office of Advancement in collaboration with Female Quotient. Panelist: Facing the Future with Help from Simmons Past
October 2021 - Harvard University Professional Programs - Speaker: Women in Leadership: Dual Program for Rising Leaders and their Managers
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Sept, 2020 - COCIS Faculty Retreat, Vignettes of Students Experiences at Simmons University
August, 2020 - ALPFA National Virtual Convention, Beyond The Dream. Closing Panel Moderator, Philanthropy in the Latinx Community
May, 2020 - International Women Build Confidence Conference: Stories of Courage, Speaker
Feb, 2018 – Beaver Country Day School, keynote speaker
Jan, 2018 – Argyle Supply Chain Virtual event: Using Emerging Technologies to Manage, Control, and be Predictive During the Complete Asset Lifecycle, panelist
Nov, 2017 – Society of Information Management (SIM) Boston Women’s Group, keynote speaker
Sept, 2017 – MetroWest Conference, panelist
Feb, 2017 – Managing Your Boss, keynote speaker, Diversity IT Network Monthly Meeting
Jan, 2017 – Interview with Jen Maseda, Woman2Woman (TV Show in Framingham, Massachusetts)
Jan, 2017 – Interview with Ferdandito Bossa, Common Ground Show
Jan, 2016 – Interview with Revista Hispana, Channel 7 (Spanish publication)
Featured in the first edition of Hispanic Stars Rising: A New Face of Power, 2020
If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now, Women's Stories of Discovery. Katherine Gilpin and Diane Marie Ford and Contributors. Enna is a contributor in this book. Published in July 2018.
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April, 2018. Women Inspired with Linda Ugelow - Latina finds a way to breakthrough in IT, a male-dominated field. Watch video here: