Latina Style Inc

2017 Conference Agenda

Program Agenda {watch live!}
Thursday, February 9 , 2017 From 7:00 am – 3:30 pm



7:00 – 7:30 am
Registration (Arlington Ballroom Level)
7:30 – 8:30 am

(Arlington Ballroom Salon IV, V, VI)



LATINA Style Opening Breakfast & Awards Ceremony
  • Mistress of Ceremonies: Claudia Curiel, Reporter, News Anchor, Telemundo Washington, D.C
  • Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
  • Breakfast Sponsor Remarks: Denice Torres, Chief Strategy & Business Transformation Officer, Johnson & Johnson
  • 2016 TOP 10 LATINA Style Corporate Executives of the Year Awards Presentation
  • 2016 TOP 15 Employee Resource Group of the Year Awards Presentation
8:55 – 9:55 am

(Arlington Ballroom Salon III)





Session 1 – LATINA Style Corporate Executives of the Year:  Celebrating Achievement 
  • Moderator:  Rosie Kitson, Vice President, Channel Marketing, AT&T
  • Speaker:  Vickie Chinchar, Vice President, Global Shared Services N.A., Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  • Speaker:  Michelle Freyre, President, U.S. Beauty, Johnson & Johnson
  • Speaker:  Marie Robert, Senior Director, Supply Chain Contracts, United Technologies Corporation
  • Speaker:  Maria B. Winans, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Watson Marketing, Commerce & Supply Chain, IBM
  • Speaker:  Laura Hernandez-Romine, Director, Global Media, Branded Entertainment & Diversity Marketing, General Motors Company
10:00 -10:55 am

(Arlington Ballroom Salon III)



Session 2 –Employee Resource Group of the Year/Empowering the ERGs 
  • Moderator: Manuel Diaz, Hispanic Organization of Leadership and Achievement, Johnson & Johnson
  • Speaker:  Ana F. Arguello, Hispanic Latino Associate Resource Group, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  • Speaker:  Ben Alvarado, Latin Connection, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Speaker:  Adilka I. White, Hispanic & Latino BRG, Crecer, UPS
  • Speaker:  Dawn Cordero, Hispanic/Latino Employee Association, HACEMOS, AT&T
11:00-11:55 am

(Arlington Ballroom III)



Session 3 –Chief Diversity Officers Roundtable: Diversity as a Business Imperative
  • Moderator:  Nellie Borrero, Managing Director of Global Inclusion & Diversity, Accenture
  • Speaker:  Mia Hairston, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Nationwide
  • Speaker:  Cynthia H. Bowman, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Bank of America
  • Speaker:  Kenneth D. Barrett, Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors Company
  • Speaker:  Elizabeth Nieto, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, MetLife
12:00-12:40 pm

(Arlington Ballroom III)





Session 4 – Corporate Board Members: Preparing Yourself to Serve  
  • Moderator: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
  • Speaker: Marta Tienda, Maurice P. During ’22 Professor in Demographic Studies, Princeton University, Board of Directors: Teachers Insurance Annuity Association (TIAA), the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland, the Sloan Foundation and the Population Reference Bureau
  • Speaker: Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow, CEO of the Oliver Group Inc. Board of Directors: Vice Chair, Latino Corporate Directors Association, Chair, HR and Compensation Committee, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Inc., Chair, Governance Committee, Hispanic Communications Network, Board member, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Chair Emeritus, National Education Association Foundation
  • Speaker: Lili Gil Valletta, Cofounder and CEO, CIEN+. Creator of Dreamers Ventures Board of Directors: the National Board of Directors YMCA USA and Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board
1:00 – 3:00 pm (Arlington Ballroom Salon IV, V & VI)











LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony
  • Mistress of Ceremonies: Claudia Curiel, Reporter, News Anchor, Telemundo Washington, D.C
  • Welcome remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, 
  • Introduction: Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International Inc.
  • Keynote Remarks: Brenda Durham, Senior Vice President & Regional General Counsel, Marriott International Inc.

Awards Presentation of the 2016 Top 50 Companies (Salon IV, V & VI at 1:40 – 3:00 pm)

Awardees Group Photo for LS 50 Companies (Salon III at 3:00 – 3:30 pm)

Please note this agenda is tentative and subject to change






Floor plan