Release: Friday, October
Contact: Cheryl Aguilar 703-527-6007, ext 16.
Addresses Disparity in Workforce with
Support of Major Corporations and
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 &
is a major gathering of professional Latinas and community leaders from
non-profits, corporate, public and private sectors.
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
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.”
panelists and speakers include: 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.
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 Companies, Wal-Mart, T-Mobile, MillerCoors, Southwest Airlines, General Motors,
Nordstrom, Ford, McDonalds, Nationwide Insurance, Nissan, Johnson &
Johnson, Direct TV, Hispanic MPR WaMu, Goya Foods, American Family Insurance, Latinosinhighered.com and Diversity Journal.
“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 access the pool of top Latina talent,”
For an overview
of the conference schedule and to register online, visit www.nhli.org
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. www.nhli.org.