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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 24, 2008

Contact: Cheryl Aguilar 703-527-6007, ext 16.

Leadership Conference Addresses Disparity in Workforce with Support of Major Corporations and Participation of Nationally Recognized Experts

(Orlando, FL) The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), the premier non-profit organization dedicated to developing Hispanas/Latinas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building and community and world activism, will hold its 2008 Executive Leadership Training and Mujer Awards conference in Orlando, Florida on Thursday and Friday, November 13-14 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

The conference is a major gathering of professional Latinas and community leaders from non-profits, corporate, public and private sectors.

The two-day conference will provide cutting-edge management and leadership skills workshops facilitated by some of the country’s most successful Latinas and other top-level executives. In addition to workshops and seminars ranging from professional development to politics to corporate strategies to financial advice, the conference will feature top of the line Latina authors, offer one-on-one “Ask the Expert” sessions and provide Health and Career Fairs.

“Women and Latinas have overcome important barriers to break the glass ceiling, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Cristina López, President of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. “Through skills-building training of this magnitude, networking and community projects, NHLI prepares Latinas to take on leadership positions in government, corporate America and as non-profit executives.”

Featured panelists and speakers include: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, New York Times bestseller author of “Dirty Girls Social Club” and the recent “Dirty Girls on Top”; Congresswomen Loretta and Linda Sánchez co-authors of the memoir “Dream in Color: How the Sánchez Sisters are Making History in Congress”; renowned motivational speaker Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, Founder & President of Educational Achievement Services; Millie Herrera, President of the Miami Group; Ysabel Duron, Anchor and Reporter at San Francisco’s KRON-TV 4; Fernando Desa, Goya Foods celebrity Chef, among others.

The gathering will culminate with the Mujer Awards Gala which pays tribute to the sustained lifetime achievements of three exceptional Hispanic women.  This year’s honorees are Media Mogul and President of Galan Entertainment, Nely Galán, Dr. Angela Díaz, MD, MPH, a national leader, health advocate and Director Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in NY, and Rossana Rosado, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of New York’s El Diario-La Prensa.

NHLI’s 2008 Executive Leadership Training and Mujer Awards is supported by sponsors who understand the value of diversity in the workplace and are committed to creating opportunities for professional Latinas. Sponsors include: State Farm Insurance, Wal-Mart, T-Mobile, MillerCoors, Southwest Airlines, General Motors, Nordstrom, Ford, McDonalds, Nationwide Insurance, Nissan, Johnson & Johnson, Direct TV, WaMu, Goya Foods and American Family Insurance.

“During these economic times, it is more important than ever to find top talent. Our conference sponsors recognize the impact NHLI has in developing strong leaders and the effect of our leadership conference and its value in helping them acess the pool of top Latina talent,” concluded López.

For an overview of the conference schedule and to register online, visit


The National Hispana Leadership Institute NHLI is a national leadership development organization focused on future Latina leaders. Created in 1987 to address the disparity of representation of Latinas in leadership, NHLI’s mission is to develop Hispanas as ethical world leaders through training, professional development, relationship building, and community activism.

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