Latina Style Inc

2018 Conference Agenda

Program Agenda

Thursday, February 8 , 2018, from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm


1700 Jefferson Davis Highway | Arlington | VA | 22202

7:00 – 7:30 am
Registration (Arlington Ballroom Level)
7:30 – 8:45 am

(Arlington Ballroom Salon I, II & III)



LATINA Style Opening Breakfast & Awards Ceremony
  • Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
  • Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International, Inc.
  • Aflac Remarks
  • 2017 TOP 10 LATINA Style Corporate Executives of the Year Awards Presentation
  • 2017 TOP 15 Employee Resource Groups of the Year Awards Presentation
9:00 – 9:50 am

(Arlington Ballroom Salon IV)





Session 1 – Corporate Latina Executives of the Year: Celebrating Achievement
Focus: Each year we recognize the hard work and dedication Latina executives are performing at the top of their respective companies through the LATINA Style Corporate Executives of the Year program. The panelists have been selected and recognized based on their excellence in business impact, corporate leadership, mentorship, and remarkable dedication to working with our communities both locally and nationally.
10:00 -10:50 am

(Arlington Ballroom Salon IV)



Session 2 –Employee Resource Groups of the Year/Empowering the ERGs
Focus: Employee Resource Groups develop a connection between the company and employees by empowering, nurturing and retaining talent. Tapping into the collective intelligence of the ERG to provide competitive advantages in the market place, these ERGs have proven to be essential in their business impact by building a relationship with the consumer for businesses throughout the nation. Creating a culture of success with a systematic approach is essential to nurture and maintain a steady flow of diverse talent to the top.
11:00-11:15 am

11:20 – 12:10 pm

(Arlington Ballroom SalonI V)



Networking Opportunity & Break

Session 3 – Chief Diversity Officers Roundtable: Diversity as a Business Imperative 

Focus: Globalization is rapidly redefining today’s business environment. Corporations are constantly changing strategies and operational procedures to develop a workplace that fully understands diverse cultures where people can come together and foster a sense of community and corporate culture while appreciating individuality. A positive environment reflects in the higher quality of work and sustained levels of motivation. A strong mentoring relationship has been identified.

12:10-12:55 pm

(Arlington Ballroom Salon IV)





Session 4 – Corporate Hispanic Directors – Leadership Council: Building a Bridge

Focus: Corporate Hispanic directors are individuals who are elected as, or elected to act as, representatives and advocates on policies and help advice on major company issues and decisions. They are accomplished experts offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives on diversity initiatives. They serve on leadership councils to help build a bridge between senior leadership, the executive C-suite, and the Hispanic community. Strong and effective directors can be a tremendous asset to both new and well-established organizations and corporations.

1:00 – 4:00 pm

(Arlington Ballroom Salon III)


LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony
Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc. Keynote Remarks: Yanela Frias, SVP and Head of Investment & Pension Solutions, Prudential Financial, Inc.

  • Awards Presentation of the 2017 Top 50 Companies: 1:40 – 3:30 pm
  • Awardees Group Photo for LS 50 Companies: 3:30 – 4:00 pm (Arlington Ballroom- Salon IV)
Please note this agenda is tentative and subject to change

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