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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.