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LATINA Style Announces the Top Hispanic Employee Resource Groups for 2014

PRESS RELEASE
12/18/2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bertha Escarzaga, Events & Special Projects Manager
(214) 357-2186
bertha.d@latinastyle.com

 

HACEMOS, AT&T’s Hispanic/Latino Association, Selected as the Top Employee Resource Group of the Year for 2014

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2014 – LATINA Style, Inc. the premier company addressing the needs of the Latina professional and business owner in the U.S. and publisher of LATINA Style magazine, names HACEMOS, AT&T’s Hispanic/Latino Association, as the Employee Resource Group of the Year for 2014. HACEMOS receives recognition for their commitment to empower their members, foster relationship building, diversity and inclusion, and for providing opportunities for employees to grow.

Since 2010, LATINA Style has recognized and honored the Top 5 Hispanic Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in the country. ERGs provide growth for their members, assist in business goals, and are key resources to a company’s bottom line. “We applaud AT&T for creating opportunities where employees can interact, network and develop professionally,” states Robert E. Bard, president & CEO of LATINA Style Inc. “Corporate commitment to the needs of its employees is critical for career success. This year we recognize AT&T for their best practices and diversity accomplishments.”

Since 1982, HACEMOS, AT&T’s Hispanic/Latino association and one of the largest employee resource groups in the telecommunications industry serves 28,772 Hispanic employees with a total of 229,920 U.S. –based AT&T employees. The philanthropic organization’s mission is to ‘foster an environment where people support and encourage each other to succeed professionally, personally and in the community’. With three primary objectives: To prepare membership for advancement opportunities; to help AT&T reach its objectives, and to improve the quality of life in the Hispanic community, HACEMOS is an organization where all members of the Hispanic/Latino community can thrive. Today, 50 percent of the National Board is Latina, including its national president.

The top Employee Resource Groups for 2014 recognized for exceptional leadership are: Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) of Bank of America; Conexión of Cisco; Hispanic Business Council of Target; and Hispanic Initiative Team (GM HIT) of General Motors.

ERGs not only connect and empower its employees but also the local community. ERGs also provide mentoring and training resources to its members, and aid in the innovation and company’s bottom line and success. There are four additional companies who demonstrate innovative work, and are included in this year’s Employee Resource Groups as honorable mentions. They are: Professional Latino Allstate Network (PLAN) of Allstate; Sodexo Organization of Latinos (SOL) of Sodexo; Enlace of Sprint, and Hispanic Support Organization (HSO) of Verizon. Other distinguished ERGs include Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement (HOLA) of Johnson & Johnson and Virtually Intelligence Providers, LLC (VIP).

The selected Employee Resource Groups will be recognized at the 12th Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards Ceremony & Diversity Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington D.C. located in Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.The conference will present powerful workshops discussing issues related to Latinas in corporate America and feature prominent diversity leaders from the companies selected to the 2014 LATINA Style 50. Learn first-hand how Latina executives in America’s largest corporations have achieved success and what lessons they learned along the way. The LATINA Style 50 Awards luncheon will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To secure your admission, RSVP by registering online by January 30, 2015 at www.latinastyle50.latinastyle.com. Attendance is limited. Registration Fee: Corporate/ General Admission – $100.00 / Government – $50.00 / Students with ID – $35.00.

 

 

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LATINA Style Inc. Announces the Top LATINA Style Corporate Executives for 2014

PRESS RELEASE
12/18/2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bertha Escarzaga, Events & Special Projects Manager
(214) 357-2186
bertha.d@latinastyle.com

 

Calline Sanchez, Vice President, IBM Enterprise Systems Storage, as the LATINA Style Corporate Executive of the Year

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2014 – LATINA Style, Inc. the premier company addressing the needs of the Latina professional and business owner in the U.S. and publisher of LATINA Style magazine, proudly announces Calline Sanchez, Vice President, IBM Enterprise Systems Storage, as the LATINA Style Corporate Executive for 2014. Since 2009, the LATINA Style Corporate Executive of the Year program recognizes accomplished Latinas by acknowledging them and their work with the LATINA Style Corporate Executive of the Year Award. This year, 11 Latina executives are recognized for their leadership, commitment to the community, and business acumen. Each has been selected by their peers, as true leaders and examples for the Hispanic community.

“We are proud to recognize such an outstanding Latina,” says Robert E. Bard, president & CEO of LATINA Style, Inc. “Her work and commitment to the community and at IBM is remarkable and we commend her for all that she has achieved.”

IBM’s Enterprise Systems Storage Vice President Calline Sanchez began her career with IBM in 1999 as a co-op in Markov Chain Statistical Tools. As the team lead, Sanchez contributed significantly to the development of assertion based models and code in C for FCP, SCSI, and FICON interfaces for both tape and disk products. An ambitious and determined Latina, she took on several assignments throughout the company allowing her to learn and develop her career path. In her current role, Sanchez is responsible for the entire Enterprise Storage portfolio. This includes developing the overall strategic product direction that sustains IBM as an Enterprise Disk Storage leader and the premier industry Data Protection & Retention worldwide leader.

In addition to the top Latina corporate executive of the year selected, LATINA Style also takes pride in honoring 10 additional Latinas that exude excellence in leadership at the company they work for. They are: Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, Executive Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP; Sonia Perez, President, AT&T Louisiana; Silvina A. Salazar, Specialty Servicing Process Quality Executive, Bank of America; Christiane Brocky, Vice President/General Manager, Marie Callender’s Brand, ConAgra Foods; Rita Ferro, Executive Vice President, Disney Media Sales and Marketing; Nereida (Neddy) Perez, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Talent Management, Ingersoll Rand; Stacie de Armas, Vice President Community Alliances, Events & Engagement, Nielsen’s Corporate Global Communications; Deanna Rodriguez, Vice President, Regulatory and Public Affairs, Entergy Texas; Lina C. George, Vice President of Human Resources,Walmart Latin America. Honorable Mention: Gloria L. Valdez, Executive Director, Program Executive Officer, Submarines Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition).

The 11 Latina corporate executives will be recognized at the 12th Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards Ceremony & Diversity Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington D.C. located in Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.The conference will present powerful workshops discussing issues related to Latinas in corporate America and feature prominent diversity leaders from the companies selected to the 2014 LATINA Style 50. Learn first-hand how Latina executives in America’s largest corporations have achieved success and what lessons they learned along the way. The LATINA Style 50 Awards luncheon will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To secure your admission, RSVP by registering online by January 30, 2015 at www.latinastyle50.latinastyle.com. Attendance is limited. Registration Fee: Corporate/ General Admission – $100.00 / Government – $50.00 / Students with ID – $35.00.

 

 

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LATINA Style Inc. Announces the 2014 LATINA Style 50 Report

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The 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.

PRESS RELEASE
08/27/2014
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Robert Bard
(214) 357-2186
roberte@latinastyleinc.com.

 

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2014 – LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of the Latina professional and business owner in the U.S., proudly announces the LATINA Style 50 Report for 2014. Now in its 17th year, the annual report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas.

Companies responding to LATINA Style‘s questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style magazine readers identified as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups, and Hispanic relations. Evaluations for the 2014 annual report are based on 2013 data.

“The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most exhaustive study of corporate America’s policies and opportunities for Latinas in the workplace. The companies listed on the report are the ones that truly are the best places for Latina professionals to work,” says Robert E. Bard, president and CEO of LATINA Style, Inc. “This year, we are happy to announce Accenture as our ‘Company of the Year.’ Accenture has been steadily rising up the list through the past years. Their ascension reflects a continued commitment straight from the top and throughout the company. Congratulations!”

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.

“At Accenture, our more than 293,000 people represent a tremendous variety of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs and languages that provide us with a level of diversity that makes our company stronger, more innovative and better able to serve the diverse needs of our clients around the globe,” states Steve Rohleder, Group Chief Executive – North America, Accenture. “Inclusiveness will always be at the core of everything we do at Accenture, and so we are especially proud to have been selected as the 2014 Company of the Year.”

The annual awards ceremony honoring the LATINA Style 50 companies will take place on February 5, 2015 during LATINA Style‘s Diversity Leaders and Awards Conference in Washington, D.C.

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    1. Accenture
    2. Verizon Communications, Inc.
    3. AT&T
    4. Comcast Corporation
    5. Sodexo
    6. Prudential Financial, Inc.
    7. Allstate Insurance Company
    8. Johnson & Johnson
    9. Marriott International, Inc.
    10. Walmart Stores, Inc.
    11. Chrysler Group LLC
    12. New York Life Insurance Company
    13. United Technologies Corporation
    14. General Motors Company
    15. Kraft Foods Group
    16. Booz Allen Hamilton
    17. Colgate-Palmolive Company
    18. Wells Fargo & Company
    19. General Mills
    20. Kaiser Permanente
    21. Xerox Corporation
    22. PepsiCo, Inc.
    23. Wyndham Worldwide
    24. Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.
    25. Bank of America
    26. IBM Corporation
    27. WellPoint, Inc.
    28. State Farm
    29. Southern California Edison
    30. Aflac
    31. Hilton Worldwide
    32. Nationwide Insurance
    33. Citi
    34. USAA
    35. TIAA-CREF
    36. Target
    37. Darden Restaurants
    38. Comerica Bank
    39. MetLife, Inc.
    40. Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    41. CVS Caremark Corporation
    42. Morgan Stanley
    43. Teach For America
    44. Consolidated Edison, Inc.
    45. Navy Exchange Service Command
    46. The Exchange (Army and Air Force Exchange Service)
    47. Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
    48. Northern Trust
    49. Cisco
    50. Sprint

Honorable Mentions (In Alphabetical Order):

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Ingersoll Rand
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About LATINA Style magazine

Now in its 20th year, LATINA Style magazine is the most influential publication reaching the professional working woman. LATINA Style broke new ground in 1994 by launching the first national magazine dedicated to the needs and concerns of the Latina professional working woman and the Latina business owner in the United States. For more information regarding LATINA Style please visit: www.latinastyle.com

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