LATINA Executives from Sonic Drive-in and Wells Fargo & Company Recognized at the 23rd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference

   May 17, 2021 Dallas, T.X. – On April 29th, LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of Latina professionals and business owners in the United States hosted the 23rd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference, honoring leading Latina Corporate Executives, Employee Resource Groups and highest-ranking Latinas from the 2020 LATINA Style 50 companies list.

Claudia San Pedro – President – at Sonic Drive-in, was recognized as the Top LATINA Style Corporate Executive of the Year and Patty Juarez, Executive Vice President Head of Diverse Segments-Commercial Banking, at Wells Fargo & Company, and ERG President for Latin Connection, accepted the Employee Resource Group of the Year award on behalf of the company ERG.

In its 12th consecutive year, the LATINA Style Corporate Executive of the Year award honors influential Latinas, selected by their peers, as leaders and examples the Hispanic community and for the professional women in the U.S. Each year LATINA Style Inc. recognizes the achievement and dedication Latinas are performing at the top of their respective companies and in various industries.

” I cannot begin to tell you how truly humbled and honored I am to be among such an accomplished set of Latina women. I want to encourage every participant here today to know and have confidence that each and every one of you have the power to positive impact significant change no matter where you are in your life and in your career. Please connect and know your own legend and set the standard for how we create inclusive environments and build a diverse set of high performing teams. I am grateful to Inspire Brands who has made that commitment over this past year with the people first initiative of identifying developing and promoting diverse talent in every aspect of our organization,” said San Pedro.

San Pedro is the President at Sonic Drive-in. She is responsible for overseeing its brand’s marketing and operations teams. She is also responsible for the growth and success of SONIC’s company-owned restaurants and the brand’s relationship with its franchise community. Mexican-born, San Pedro serves on the boards of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, BOK Financial, and the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.

Since 2010 LATINA Style, Inc. has recognized and honored the best Hispanic Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in the country. This year, Wells Fargo & Company, Latin Connection was honored as the Top Employee Resource Group of the Year. This recognition showcases ERGs that have an impact on career outcomes and overall diversity accomplishments for their respective companies.

Patty Juarez, ERG President / Executive Vice President, Head of Diverse Segments-Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo & Company, has paved the way for many throughout her 26-year career at Wells Fargo, Juarez is responsible for creating, developing, and executing Wells Fargo’s diverse segments strategy within several lines of business. Juarez was appointed the President of Latin Connection Team Member Network for Wells Fargo, representing over 48,000 Latinos at Wells Fargo – the largest minority group at the Bank at nearly 20% of the workforce. Within her President role, she has helped uplift the Latin agenda for the Latino team members and the Latino community.

“On behalf of my Latin Connection familia, I want to thank my friends at LATINA Style for this incredible recognition. This means so much to us at Wells Fargo and as President of Latin Connection, this recognition is really special for me. My enterprise leadership board are 49 chapters and over 15,000 members, representing over 48,000 Latinos at Wells Fargo,” said Juarez.

The highlight of the program included the Awards ceremony for Bank of America, the number one company for Latinas to Work for in the United States.

“At Bank of America, we have a long-standing commitment to advancing diverse representation across all levels of our company, enabling our teammates to feel confident bringing their full selves to work,” said Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. “This is core to who we are as a company and how we drive responsible growth. This recognition from LATINA Style underscores our efforts to attract, retain and support the professional development and career growth of Latina talent.”

The program brings together executives, thought leaders, elected officials and key partners from a wide range of sectors to honor Latina achievement.

Speakers represented at this year’s conference included Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Brenda Durham, SVP & Regional General Counsel, Marriot International; Barbara Borgonovi, Vice President, Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems, Raytheon Intelligence & Space; and Lory Burgos, Sr. Consultant, Diverse Marketing, Nationwide Insurance and Deborah Rosado Shaw, Founder, Rosado Shaw Group, LLC.

The day also highlighted the Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States, high-impact panels, networking opportunities and more.

Thank you sponsors: Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Marriott International, Inc., Raytheon Technologies, American Airlines, Wells Fargo & Company, Nationwide, Bank of America, Aflac, Accenture, Stellantis, Hilton, CVS Health, Merck, AT&T, Cardinal Health, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, General Motors, State Street, Ford Motor Company, JCPenney, Conagra Brands, Comerica Bank, DFW Intl. Airport, AIG, Inspire Brands, New York Life State Farm, The Coca-Cola and Amazon.

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