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Philadelphia, PA — April 3
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Austin, TX — May 15
Atlanta, GA — July 22
Chicago, IL — August 14

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Thanks to the
Latina Empowerment Conference's
Title Sponsor,
State Farm® Insurance Companies

for their support.

The National Hispana Leadership Institute to Hold its Latina Empowerment Conference in Atlanta

Conference Series has Sold-Out in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Austin

(Washington, DC) The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), 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, will hold its fourth Latina Empowerment Conference (LEC) of 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 22, from 8 am to 3 pm.

Facilitated by Latina leaders from the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors, NHLI's empowerment training conferences are open to the public and held in different cities across the country. The conferences offer professional development training focused on career success and planning in today’s economy; networking opportunities with regional and national leaders, and peer to peer learning through an interactive panel of successful Latina leaders. More than 500 Latinas have joined sold-out LECs in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC and Austin, Texas since the conference kick-off in early April—far surpassing attendance goals at each event.

“In today’s economy where families across the nation are confronting tough economic times, the community excitement we see at each conference demonstrates that good things are still happening, and that even in rough economic times, professional development and networking opportunities are still essential to advance in our careers despite our occupational levels,” said Cristina López, NHLI’s President. “Through our programs and trainings, we will continue to develop leaders who offer solutions to the growing challenges facing our communities today,” added López.

Support from sponsors has been critical in continuing NHLI quality programs. “Our regional conference sponsors recognize the impact NHLI has in developing strong leaders and the effect of our leadership conferences. We thank our long-time supporter and title sponsor of NHLI’s Latina Empowerment Conference series, State Farm® Insurance Companies, for their commitment to investing in our communities and developing strong leaders,” concluded López.

The conference series will culminate in Chicago, IL, August 14. This year NHLI has extended its regional trainings from half-day events to day-long conferences to provide more professional development opportunities to its participants and offer greater value. Concluding the Empowerment Conferences, NHLI will unveil a webinar training series to extend the trainings to more people across the nation.

WHAT? Atlanta Latina Empowerment Conference

WHO? Regional and National Latina Leaders

WHEN? July 22, 2009 from 8 am to 3 pm at Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303

HOW? Interested participants may register by clicking here. Early registration fee until Thursday, July 16: $30. Registration fee after July 16 or onsite $40. Group rates: 4 registrations for $100. Conference workshops are provided in English.

Additional leadership and professional development opportunities include:

  • NHLI’s 2010 Executive Leadership Program, a John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Center for Creative Leadership affiliated leadership program for mid-career Latinas. Online applications available now through August 7, 2009.
  • NHLI’s annual Executive Leadership Training Conference and Mujer Awards will take place November 5-6, 2009; Albuquerque, NW. Online registration available.

To learn more about NHLI’s program and events, call 703-527-6007. For media inquiries contact Cheryl Aguilar at 703-527-6007 or 202-360-7867.

The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) is a national leadership development organization focused on Latina leaders. For more than 20 years, NHLI has developed hundreds of Latina leaders who have gone on to become elected officials, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, executives at non-profits and powerful decision makers. Founded in 1987 to address the disparity of representation of Latinas in leadership, NHLI’s mission is to develop Hispanas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building, and community activism.



July 22, 2009

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hilton Atlanta

255 Courtland Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30303