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For Immediate Release: Friday, February 19, 2010                             
Contact: Cheryl Aguilar 703-527-6007;

The Nation’s Premier Leadership Organization for Latinas Kicks-Off Leadership Conference Season in Charlotte, NC, Hundreds Expected

The National Hispana Leadership Institute will Hold its Latina Empowerment Conference Featuring Regional Leaders and Professionals on March 26, Online Registration Available Now

 (Washington, DC) The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), the premier leadership organization for Latinas, has selected Charlotte, North Carolina to hold its first Latina Empowerment Conference of 2010 on Friday, March 26 from 8 to 4 pm.

Latina Empowerment Conferences convene hundreds of regional leaders and professionals for a day of leadership training; professional development opportunities that help Latinas with career advancement; peer to peer learning through an interactive panel of successful Latina leaders; networking, and employment connections.
WHAT? Latina Empowerment Conference featuring regional and national leaders

8:00 am Registration, Breakfast and Networking   
9:00  Welcome Remarks
9:20 Latinas in the US presentation and Overview of NHLI by Cristina López, President
9:50  The Seven Demands of Leadership, presented by Zulma X. Barrios, Senior Advisor, Gallup University
11:15 Break
11:30 Unleashing your Genius presented by Gina Rudan, President, Genuine Insights
12:45 pm Lunch & Panel: Latinas Share Their Secrets of Success featuring: Andrea Bazan, President, Triangle Community Foundation; Deborah Aguiar-Velez, Principal, Sistemas Corporation; Astrid Chirinos, Principal, Calor Energy; Irma G. Santana, Bi-lingual Resource Mother, Palmetto Healthy Start; and a State Farm® Insurance Companies Agent.
2:15  Professional Development Workshops
3:45 Closing Remarks

WHEN? Friday, March 26 from 8 am to 4 pm.

WHERE? Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 South McDowell Street Charlotte, NC 28215 Sheraton Austin, 701 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701

HOW? Interested participants can register online at Cost per person $30 (Now - March 19); $35 (March 20- Onsite); $100 for group registrations of 4 (Now-Onsite)

The Latina Empowerment Conference series is made possible with the support of title sponsor, State Farm® Insurance Companies. The conferences will continue in Ft. Worth, TX, April 22; New York, NY, May 20; Denver, CO, June 4 and will conclude in Portland, OR, August 13.

NHLI also offers the Latinas Learning to Lead program for young Latinas (17-22 years) enrolled in college, applications available until March 26;  the Executive Leadership Program (for mid-career professionals); an annual Executive Leadership Training Conference and Mujer Awards (Miami, FL November 4-5), and online training seminars. In 2010, NHLI will launch ALL IN (Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits) a new program which seeks to cultivate, promote and sustain emerging leaders, Latinas 24-34 years of age who work in the nonprofit sector..


NHLI is the premier executive leadership organization preparing Latinas for positions of national and international influence, public policy impact and to contribute to the advancement of the Hispanic community. Its mission is to develop Hispanas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building and community activism.