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LIST OF PLACES TO GET TESTED FOR COVID-19 (Coronavirus) IN DC, MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA

From drive-thru sites to outdoor hospital tents: As coronavirus spreads in the DMV, more testing sites are being set up. Here’s where you can find them.
DC: George Washington University
George Washington University announced that the hospital has set up a tent at its Foggy Bottom campus for those in the District to be tested.
The tent, according to officials, will be used for COVID-19-suspected patients that medical officials anticipate discharging. Critical cases of the virus will be admitted into the hospital, officials said.
United Medical Center – United Medical Center, the District’s public hospital in Southeast D.C., has added a separate emergency department waiting room and isolated spaces for patients who report to the hospital with flu-like symptoms.
 Maryland – Drive-Thru Testing Sites
Gov. Larry Hogan announced on March 17 plans to re-purpose vehicle emissions sites as coronavirus testing sites. In our area, here’s a list of drive-thru testing sites across Montgomery and Prince George’s County:

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CONTACT:  Media – Gloria Romano-Barrera E-mail: gloria@latinastyle.com
Project Manager – Beana Ramirez Phone: (214) 357-2186

Latina Executives from Sprint and UTC – Pratt & Whitney Recognized at 22nd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

 

Flower Cantu-Kelley – Director HR – Planning & Staff Operations – ERGs Lead at Sprint, and Carla Lopez, ERG President / Global Supply Chain COE Specialist, UTC – Pratt & Whitney, receive top award for excellence in corporate leadership, business impact, and dedication to working with the Hispanic community.

 

February 25, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – On February 12th, LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of Latina professionals and business owners in the United States hosted the 22nd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference, honoring leading Latina Corporate Executives, Employee Resource Groups and highest-ranking Latinas from the 2019 LATINA Style 50 companies list.
     Flower Cantu-Kelley – Director HR – Planning & Staff Operations – ERGs Lead at Sprint was recognized as the top LATINA Style Corporate Executive of the Year and Carla Lopez, Global Supply Chain COE Specialist, UTC – Pratt & Whitney, and ERG President, Pratt & Whitney Hispanic Leadership Forum received the Employee Resource Group of the Year award on behalf of the company ERG.
In its 11th consecutive year, the LATINA Style Corporate Executive of the Year award honors influential Latinas, selected by their peers, as leaders and examples the Hispanic community and for the professional women in the U.S. Each year LATINA Style Inc. recognizes the achievement and dedication Latinas are performing at the top of their respective companies and in various industries.
“I am humbled and honored to be recognized by LATINA Style for this prestigious award,” shares Cantu-Kelley. “After attending this event for many years, I am happy to join the long list of amazing women leaders who have paved the way for us. I am truly proud of what I have accomplished, but most of all, I am proud to be recognized for this award which represents the hard work and dedication of all women in leadership. It is a long and difficult journey for some of us to get to a leadership role, but we are proof that when we set our goals high, anything can be accomplished.”
Cantu-Kelley is the Director HR of Planning and Staff Operations for the office of the CHRO & Chief Diversity Officer at Sprint. She is responsible for leading financial management for the HR organization, supporting transformation efforts and planning/operations. Her responsibilities include accountability for key operational leadership team support, financial management, performance measurement processes, action item follow-up/tracking, coordination of operational objectives, work plans, timelines and leading strategic projects involving cross-functional teams.
Cantu-Kelley also leads the Diversity and Inclusion efforts for the seven Employee Resource Groups at Sprint. She is responsible for driving membership engagement, officer’s professional development, executing on business objectives, and community outreach/partnerships.
Since 2010 LATINA Style, Inc. has recognized and honored the best Hispanic Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in the country. This year, Pratt & Whitney Hispanic Leadership Forum was honored as the Top Employee Resource Group of the Year. This recognition showcases ERGs that have an impact on career outcomes and overall diversity accomplishments for their respective companies.
Carla Lopez, ERG President / Global Supply Chain COE Specialist at UTC – Pratt & Whitney, has had many roles in global supply chain, such as account specialist, supplier quality engineer, supplier development lead, materials and strategic sourcing manager. She’s currently finishing her time in the Global Supply Chain Leadership Development Program at United Technologies Corporation – Pratt & Whitney. In July, Carla will graduate the rotational program and begin a role as a Project Lead for the Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence. She is the President of the Pratt & Whitney Hispanic Leadership Forum and has served in the roles of Secretary (2018) and Communications Co-Lead (2017). Carla is pursuing her MBA at Indiana University, Kelly School of Business.
“For our efforts to be acknowledged here today by LATINA Style and to be recognized alongside these other great organizations, it shows the impact of all our time and hard work, and that brings great joy to my heart,” shares Lopez. “None of our team members are a part of the HLF because they have to be, we’re all here because we want to make a difference. As we see the efforts and accomplishments of others in attendance, we can’t help but feel inspired. Not only does it fuel our passion, but it serves as a reminder that we’re on the right path, and inspires us to go even further and not settle for the status quo. With this recognition, we will continue to bridge the gap between Pratt & Whitney and the Hispanic community, to expand our reach and better serve those around us. On behalf of the entire Pratt & Whitney Hispanic Leadership Forum, we are thankful and appreciative of this opportunity. Let’s all continue to break barriers!”
The highlight of the program included the Awards ceremony for New York Life, the number one company for Latinas to Work for in the United States.
“We are humbled and honored to be named LATINA Style’s Company of the Year,” says New York Life Chairman and CEO Ted Mathas. “While our diversity and inclusion policies, programs, and initiatives provide the framework for a workplace that values and welcomes personal differences, it is our people who bring it to life each and every day.”
The program brings together executives, thought leaders, elected officials and key partners from a wide range of sectors to honor Latina achievement.
The day also highlighted the Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S., high-impact panels, networking opportunities and more.
For more information regarding the LATINA Style 50 visit http://latina50.latinastyle.com/
     Launched in 2004, the LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas. The LATINA Style 50 Report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the country. The report reflects on programs Latinas are looking for when seeking job opportunities. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, employee benefits, job retraining, affinity groups, and Hispanic relations.
Thank you sponsors: Johnson & Johnson, New York Life, Wells Fargo & Company, AAFES, Marriott International, Inc., AT&T, Colgate-Palmolive, State Farm, The Coca-Cola Company, General Motors Company, Accenture, Nationwide, FCA US LLC, Aflac, United Technologies Corporation, Bank of America, American Airlines, Hilton, Amazon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sprint, PenFed Credit Union, Comerica Bank, DFW International Airport, NEXCOM, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, WABC-TV.
For more information regarding the LATINA Style 50 or to register, visit http://latina50.latinastyle.com/
 MEDIA: To view program images click here. To request images please contact beana.d@latinastyle.com

 

LATINA Style Inc. Recognized Veronica Moreno, Co-founder, Olé Mexican Foods, Inc. with “Advocate of the Year” award; Hilda Abbott, Chief Operation Officer, WePartner Management, LLC named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Yvette Moise, President and Co-Founder of the Georgia Latino Film Festival and Alliance recognized with Leadership Award at LATINA Style Business Series in Atlanta, GA

 

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Tania Davila
E-mail: Tania@latinastyle.com

Media Contact: Gloria Romano-Barrera
Email: Gloria@latinastyle.com
Phone: (214)357-2186

LATINA Style Inc. Recognized Veronica Moreno, Co-founder, Olé Mexican Foods, Inc. with “Advocate of the Year” award; Hilda Abbott, Chief Operation Officer, WePartner Management, LLC named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Yvette Moise, President and Co-Founder of the Georgia Latino Film Festival and Alliance recognized with Leadership Award at LATINA Style Business Series in Atlanta, GA

 WASHINGTON, D.C., (November 14, 2019) LATINA Style, Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the United States recognized Veronica Moreno, Co-founder, Olé Mexican Foods, Inc. as  the “Advocate of the Year”; Hilda Abbott, Chief Operation Officer, WePartner Management, LLC named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Yvette Moise, President and Co-Founder of the Georgia Latino Film Festival and Alliance recognized with the “Leadership Award” for their dedicated community service, leadership, and vision at the LATINA Style Business Series in Atlanta, GA on November 14th.

Veronica Moreno co-founded Olé Mexican Foods, Inc., along with her husband, Eduardo, in 1988, in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently serves as company President and CEO, overseeing sales and marketing, product development, procurement, logistics, finance, and administration.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition from LATINA Style Magazine.,” shares Veronica Moreno. “I am humbled to be one of the 3.3 Million Hispanic Business owners driving growth for the U.S. economy.  Most importantly, I share this recognition with over 100 smart, tenacious Latinas in the Ole Mexican Foods family, who make sure our products reach families’ dinner tables every day.  This year we are also celebrating our 30th anniversary of creating authentic Hispanic products for everyone to enjoy – here’s to many more years of growth!  Muchas Gracias.”

Hilda Abbott a steadfast leader with a passion to lift others up, both in and out of the office. As a businesswoman, Abbott identified early-on in her real estate career that there was a serious need for more diverse representation in the property management and real estate sector and worked tirelessly to fully address that need. Abbott’s success as the Chief Operations Officer at WePartner is largely founded on her hard work and her dedication to having a company that was as representative as the diverse communities it serves. Through her years of experience before and after the establishment of WePartner, Abbott honed her skills in new home sales, executive-level management, business operations, and commercial and residential real estate, and she has used every opportunity to share her skills with others to serve as a mentor and help them grow professionally. Abbott works with organizations such as True Love for Special Needs Families, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Caminar Latino.

“I am beyond grateful to be recognized as the “Entrepreneur of the Year” by LATINA Style,” says Abbott. “My career has been a rewarding journey with both challenges and victories, and it’s truly humbling to be recognized for this achievement.”

Yvette Moise is the President and Co-Founder of the Georgia Latino Film Festival and Alliance the mission of the Georgia Latino Film Festival (GALFF) is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development and excellence by provoking thought through film. GALFF brings the best of the Latino cinema to Atlanta Georgia. The GALFF presents to the city and the United States film industry a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent. Moise is also the CEO and Founder of MY Consulting Firm.

The LATINA Style Business Series is the most successful ongoing business development program for Latina business owners in the nation.  Over 36,000 Latina entrepreneurs and professionals have attended and benefited from participating in this exciting and informative business development program since its debut in 1998. The award-winning program for Latina entrepreneurs marks its 137th stop in Atlanta.

The Business Series program agenda focuses on solving the most critical business challenges faced by Latina entrepreneurs as they start their business or plan for expansion. Experts addressed topics such as: The Essentials of a Successful Business; Successful Marketing Strategies; the Entrepreneurs Spotlight: Learning Strategies for Success; Cyber Security Presentation; and a Fireside Chat: For Your Leadership Side presented by Nationwide.

LATINA Style is delighted to count on the continued partnership of Nationwide as title sponsor of the Business Series. “Nationwide is proud to continue our sponsorship of the LATINA Style Business Series and assist Latina entrepreneurs in their efforts to protect and grow their businesses,” says Lu Yarbrough III, Nationwide’s Associate Vice President of Cause and Diverse Marketing. “These workshops provide valuable information to talented Latina entrepreneurs. Whether they are starting or growing a business or just want to meet other business owners to share their experiences, we think everyone can benefit from attending the Business Series.”

The Business Series is possible thanks to our sponsors, partners, and supporters.

Title Sponsor: Nationwide. Official Airline: American Airlines. Host Sponsor: AT&T. National Sponsor: Parents Step Ahead. Community Partners: Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Metro-Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta, ALPFA Atlanta Chapter, Atlanta Women’s Network (AWN), Tech Latino, LISTA, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), GALEO, Latino Student Services and Outreach (LASSO) | Georgia State University, Latin American Association, BIZMujer, PROSPANICA, SHPE, SCORE, SBA, and IRS.

To learn more about the Business Series visit www.bs.latinastyle.com or call (214) 357-2186.

MEDIA REQUEST: Contact Gloria Romano-Barrera at gloria@latinastyle.com

 About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Nationwide, Nationwide is on your side and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. © 2019

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DFW HISPANIC 100 TO HONOR LUPITA COLMENERO AND REBECCA ACUÑA

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Contact:  
Silvana Rosero
Silvana@lagunamg.com
214-686-1092

DFW HISPANIC 100 TO HONOR LUPITA COLMENERO AND REBECCA ACUÑA

Awardees to receive Latina Living Legend & Emerging Latina Leader Awards  

DALLAS, TX – September 10, 2019 – The DFW Hispanic 100, a network of Dallas/Ft. Worth area Hispanic women leaders working to increase business and leadership opportunities for Latinas, will honor Lupita Colmenero with its 2019 Latina Living Legend (LLL) Award and Rebecca Acuña with its inaugural Emerging Latina Leader Award (ELLA).

The LLL award recognizes the lifetime commitment of a DFW area Latina who has distinguished herself through her profession, active community and civic participation, volunteerism, and/or philanthropic endeavors.

“Lupita has dedicated a lifetime to helping to change the narrative of the Hispanic community through mass media,” said Lucinda Rocha, President of the DFW Hispanic 100. “She celebrated our culture before doing so was popular, and used her publications to create positive role models for our families. In helping Latino owned businesses and publications thrive, Lupita has helped our families to thrive. She has touched the lives of not only those close to her, but also countless others who have been moved by her words.”

Lupita Colmenero is the Co-Founder and Publisher of El Hispano News, the oldest Spanish language newspaper in North Texas, as well as the Executive Vice President of LATINA Style Inc., the first national magazine dedicated to the needs Latina professionals. A nationally respected expert on parenting and educational issues, Colmenero serves as the President and Founder of Parents Step Ahead, a Dallas-based nonprofit which engages parents in their children’s educational development and has served more than 50,000 families to date. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Cuban National Council and the National Association on Corporate Responsibility. In 2005 she was the first woman elected President of the National Association of Hispanic Publications Inc., where she championed the cause of minority-owned businesses and prioritized training and mentoring Hispanic publications.

The ELLA award recognizes a Latina professional making an impact on women and girls through her engagement and leadership in her community and profession.

“Rebecca deeply believes in mentorship and aims to knock down obstacles for the next generation,” added Rocha. “She aims to create the personal and professional networks to help others thrive both in her corporate role and in her community efforts. Her volunteer efforts are centered on her passion of leveling the political playing field for women and communities of color.”

Rebecca Acuña is a Director of Government Affairs for PepsiCo where she represents the global portfolio of food and beverage brands before public policy makers and opinion leaders in seven states. Prior to joining PepsiCo, she was the Executive Director of the Latino Center for Leadership Development. Rebecca has also served in leadership roles in political campaigns and federal and state government in Washington, D.C. and Texas. A veteran of the Texas State capitol, Rebecca has served as a Chief of Staff and Communications Director for three members of the Texas House of Representatives and one Member of Congress. She was the first Latina tapped as statewide Press Secretary for a major-party gubernatorial campaign in Texas. In January, Rebecca received the Ellis Island Honors Society’s Beacon Award which recognizes young Americans, who are considered influencers, and demonstrate that immigrants are important contributors to the United States. Rebecca serves on the Board of Directors for the Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas, The ChildCareGroup of Dallas, IGNITE Texas State Council, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Dallas where she is also a Co-Chair of the Susan B. Anthony Luncheon.

Colmenero’s and Acuña’s contributions to Dallas area Latinos will be recognized during a reception on October 10, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Vouv Event Center located at 4445 Sigma Rd. in Dallas. The net proceeds benefit the H100 Latina Giving Circle

Past honorees of the Latina Living Legend award have included some of the most prominent Latina leaders in North Texas such as the honorable Anita N. Martinez, Gloria Campos, Adelfa B. Callejo, Dr. Gloria Contreras, Dolores Gomez Barzune, Dr. Catalina Garcia, Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Dr. Michele Bobadilla, Bea Salazar, and Mercedes Olivera who was honored posthumously.

 

About The Hispanic 100

The Hispanic 100 is a network of Dallas-area Hispanic women leaders who are committed to increasing business development opportunities for Hispanic, women-owned businesses and to promoting Hispanic women’s leadership roles in the private and public sectors.  The organization’s endowment fund supports Latina educational and social initiatives.  For more information, visit www.dfwhispanic100.org.

LATINA Style, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2019 LATINA Style 50 REPORT: THE BEST COMPANIES FOR LATINAS TO WORK FOR IN THE U.S.

 

     
For Immediate Release
Contact: Gloria Romano-Barrera
(214) 357-2186
gloria@latinastyle.com

LATINA Style Inc. Announces the 2019 LATINA Style 50 Report

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

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 – LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of Latina professionals and business owners in the United States, proudly announces the LATINA Style 50 Report for 2019. The annual report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the country.

The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas.  “Preparing the LATINA Style 50 Report is a process that takes intense research and study,” says Robert E. Bard, President and CEO, LATINA Style, Inc. “It is our goal to provide the most accurate picture of what corporate America has to offer.  It is our pleasure to announce that this year New York Life has been selected as our Company of the Year. Its focus on serving the financial security needs of individuals and families in the Latino and other diverse communities across our country reflects the deep commitment of the company and its people.”  Companies responding to LATINA Style’s questionnaire are evaluated based on matters that LATINA Style Magazine readers deemed as most important to them in the workplace.

LATINA Style is proud to recognize companies that support programs that encourage training, mentorship, and promote Latinas within the company. The LATINA Style 50 report reflects those programs that Latinas are looking for when seeking job opportunities. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, employee benefits, job retraining, affinity groups, and Hispanic relations. Evaluations for the 2019 annual report are based on 2018 data.  “We are humbled and honored to be named LATINA Style’s Company of the Year,” says New York Life Chairman and CEO Ted Mathas. “While our diversity and inclusion policies, programs, and initiatives provide the framework for a workplace that values and welcomes personal differences, it is our people who bring it to life each and every day.”

The annual awards ceremony honoring the LATINA Style 50 companies will take place on February 2020 during the LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. For more information regarding the LATINA Style 50, please visit www.latinastyle.com.

2019 LATINA Style Top 50 Companies

 

  1. New York Life
  2. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  3. Johnson & Johnson
  4. Marriott International, Inc.
  5. AT&T
  6. Accenture
  7. Nationwide
  8. United Technologies Corporation
  9. Sprint
  10. Bank of America
  11. Intel Corporation
  12. Hilton
  13. Colgate-Palmolive
  14. FCA US LLC.
  15. General Motors Company
  16. Comerica Bank
  17. Aflac
  18. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  19. Kaiser Permanente
  20. Google
  21. Wells Fargo & Company
  22. USAA
  23. MGM Resorts International
  24. Sodexo
  25. Morgan Stanley
  26. JCPenney
  27. Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  28. Northern Trust
  29.  MetLife
  30. Boston Scientific Corporation
  31. Pacific Gas & Electric
  32. PenFed Credit Union
  33. The Coca-Cola Company
  34. Merck
  35. TIAA
  36. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  37. 3M Company 
  38. State Farm
  39. Los Alamos National Laboratory
  40. Fannie Mae
  41. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  42. Ford Motor Company
  43. CVS Health
  44. Consolidated Edison, Inc.
  45. Navy Exchange Service Command
  46. Army & Air Force Exchange Service (The Exchange) 
  47. Bayer
  48. Rackspace 
  49. Xerox Corporation
  50. Intrepid Global Leaders

About LATINA Style Inc.

LATINA Style Inc., 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. The company is host of the LATINA Style Business Series, the LATINAStyle 50 Report, the National LATINA Symposium and the LATINA Style Hero Initiative. To learn more about LATINA Style visit www.latinastyle.com or call (214) 357-2186.
Connect with LATINA Style on social media at @LATINAStyleMag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
 

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

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CONTACT:

Media: Gloria Romano Barrera, gloria@latinastyle.com

Event information: nls@latinastyle.com

(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 www.nls.latinastyle.com, or call (214) 357-2186.

 

For further information about the Symposium visit www.nls.latinastyle.com 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.

Latina Style announces speakers at the 21st Annual Latina Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference: don’t miss Jacqueline Maestri, VP Jonhson & Johnson engineering and property services; Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Senior Vice President, Chief Brand & Communications Officer, Aflac; Maria T. Lensing, Vice President, Global Business, AT&T and more.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
February 4, 2019

CONTACT:
Media: Gloria Romano Barrera, gloria@latinastyle.com 
Project Manager: Beana Ramirez, Beana.d@latinastyle.com
(214) 357-2186

LATINA Style Announces Speakers at the 21st Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference: Don’t miss Jacqueline Maestri, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Engineering and Property Services; Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Senior Vice President, Chief Brand & Communications Officer, Aflac; Maria T. Lensing, Vice President, Global Business, AT&T and more!

 Johnson & Johnson to be Recognized as the 2018 LATINA Style Company of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2019 – LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the United States, will host the 21st Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the HILTON CRYSTAL CITY AT WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL located at 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, VA 22202.

The LATINA Style 50 program, launched in 1998, recognizes the top 50 companies that provide the best career opportunities for professional Latinas in the workplace. The annual LATINA Style Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference 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.

Check out the remarkable lineup of speakers confirmed so far:

Jacqueline Maestri, Vice President, Engineering and Property Services, Johnson & Johnson

Maria T. Lensing, Vice President, Global Business, AT&T

Gladys Lopez, Senior Manager, Hilton Supplier Diversity

Linda Valdez Thompson, Executive Vice President, Administration & Diversity, Dallas Fort Worth Intl. Airport

Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Senior Vice President, Chief Brand & Communications Officer, Aflac

Yovany Jerez, Strategy & Technology Innovation, AT&T

Jamie Maldonado, Senior Manager – Strategy, Accenture

Anila Jivanji, Senior Specialist in Inclusion & Diversity, American Airlines

Silvina Salazar, Business Controls Strategy & Business Support Executive L&SS Business Controls, Bank of America

Carla Zanoni, Editor, Audience and Analytics, The Wall Street Journal 

Alexandra Contreras, Certified Diversity Professional Senior Analyst, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Robert Rodriguez, Dr. Robert Rodriguez Advisors, LLC

Nellie Borrero, Managing Director – Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture

Diana Morales, Vice President, Legal, Fire & Security Products, United Technologies Corporation

Pepe Estrada, Director of Public Affairs, Walmart 

Claudia Vazquez, Director of Product Management, Prudential Financial

Jon Muñoz, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Hilton

Celeste Carrasco, Director, Federal Public Affairs, Corporate External Affairs, AT&T

The conference will conclude with the LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony honoring the LATINA Style 50 companies. The luncheon will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

LATINA Style is thrilled to count on the support of Marriott International, Inc.; Accenture; Bank of America; Johnson & Johnson; United Technologies Corporation; Nationwide; Colgate-Palmolive; Aflac, Inc.; Hilton; AT&T; General Motors Company; Sodexo, Inc.; Wells Fargo & Company; UPS; Hyatt Hotels Corporation; MetLife; Boston Scientific Corporation; Exelon.

To secure your admission please RSVP by registering online at http://latina50.latinastyle.com/ Registration Fee: $100 corporate – $50 government – $30 Non-profit – $25 student with ID. To obtain media reservations contact Gloria Romano-Barrera at gloria@latinastyle.com. For sponsorship opportunities contact Robert E. Bard at robert@latinastyle.com  or (214) 357-2186.

Reservations are required for all members of the media. Contact Gloria Romano-Barrera at gloria@latinastyle.com.

What:
21st Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference

Who:
50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S., LATINA Executive of the Year and Employee Resource Group of the Year

When:
7 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Where:
HILTON CRYSTAL CITY AT WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL located at 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, VA 22202.

RSVP:
Media can RSVP for the event by emailing gloria@latinastyle.com 

All others can register here

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About LATINA Style, Inc.

LATINA Style Inc., headquartered in Dallas, TX, is the publisher of LATINA Style Magazine, a national magazine for the professional Hispanic woman. The magazine has been published for 25 years and has a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000. The company is host of the LATINA Style Business Series, the LATINA Style 50 Report, the National LATINA Symposium and the LATINA Style Hero Initiative. For further information about the LATINA Style 50 Report visit www.latinastyle.com or call (214) 357-2186.