LATINA Style Recognized Latina Heroes at 16th Annual National LATINA Symposium




Media: Gloria Romano Barrera,

Event information:

(214) 357-2186


16th Annual National LATINA Symposium to Recognize 13 Latina Heroes


Washington, D.C. – August 29, 2019 – LATINA Style Inc. in partnership with Parents Step Ahead (PSA) will host the 16th Annual National LATINA Symposium – a national platform for Latina professionals addressing the most pressing issues affecting the Hispanic woman in the United States – on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National in Washington, D.C. The conference is one of the most anticipated gatherings for Latinas in the country and serves as the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Washington, D.C. Since 2004, over 164 Hispanic women and two men have been recognized for their exemplary record and commitment to serve in our Nation’s Armed Services.


The Symposium features workshops on advancement in the workplace, successful leadership, global public service, applying military skills to everyday life and business, and the role a military spouse plays in their military career.


The highlight of the program is the Distinguished Military Service Award Luncheon. LATINA Style is proud to present the only national awards program honoring Latina military and civilian personnel who through their service have enhanced the role of Latinas in their organizations.


The 2019 Distinguished Military Service Award Recipients are:


U.S. Army: Chief Warrant Officer Four Sherry M. Coffey and Ms. Elsa Gudiel

U.S. Navy: Lieutenant Melissa Ann Rodriguez; Lieutenant Commander Margaret V. Cole; Ms. Sara Salas

U.S. Marine Corps: Gunnery Sergeant Marisol Horta

U.S. Air Force: Master Sergeant Brenda Rodriguez; Captain Amparo Elizabeth Romero-Ortiz and Mrs. Martha P. Flores

U.S. Coast Guard: Commander Blanca Rosas and Mrs. Xiomara Torres (Civilian)

U.S. Coast Guard Academy: First Class Cadet Christina M. Gonzales

Army National Guard: 1LT Mairim M. Cosme


The luncheon is also the stage for the President’s Award which recognizes an individual for their distinguished service to our country and exemplary work as a Latino role model.


For further information about the Symposium or to register, please visit, or call (214) 357-2186.


For further information about the Symposium visit or call
(214) 357-2186.

About LATINA Style Inc. LATINA Style Inc., headquartered in Dallas, TX, is the publisher of LATINA Style Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for the professional Hispanic woman. The magazine has been published for 24 years and has a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000. LATINA Style Inc. is host of the LATINA Style Business Series, the LATINA Style 50 Report, the National LATINA Symposium, and the LATINA Style HERO Initiative.

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