Leading Executives from Accenture and Aflac to Co-Chair the 22nd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Recognizing the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States

Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Senior Vice President, Chief ESG and Communications Officer at Aflac, and Nellie Borrero, Managing Director, Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead – Accenture

December 17, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – On February 12th, LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of Latina professionals and business owners in the United States will host the LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference, honoring the LATINA Style 50 companies and their highest-ranking Latina executives at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Launched in 2004, the LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas. The LATINA Style 50 Report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the country. The report reflects on programs Latinas are looking for when seeking job opportunities. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, employee benefits, job retraining, affinity groups, and Hispanic relations. 

“I am honored to serve as co-chair for the 22nd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference,” shares Nellie Borrero, Managing Director, Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead – Accenture. “Supporting this event is a commitment to our Latinx community and provides an opportunity to build stronger networks across generations and industries.”

Borrero is a highly respected senior leader with global experience spanning nearly three decades. Borrero is known for her unwavering passion for inclusion and diversity and sharp focus on equality. She joined Accenture in 1986 and created the first role for diversity efforts. A deeply committed advocate for change, she believes strongly that Accenture’s rich diversity makes the company stronger and more innovative and is focused on increasing the representation of women and ethnicity in its workforce. 

In her current role as Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Borrero sets the vision and strategy behind the company’s diversity initiatives, working with its most senior leaders and leads Accenture’s Inclusion & Diversity Client Market practice.

Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Senior Vice President and Chief Brand and Communications Officer at Aflac, is responsible for Advertising, Brand Strategy, Cause Marketing, Sponsorships and Social Media. She also leads the Corporate Communications department, including the company’s corporate social responsibility program, Internal Communications, Field Force Communications, Integrated Communications and Media Relations. She joined Aflac in 2014 as senior vice president of Corporate Communications and was named to the chief brand and communications officer role in October 2017.

“I’m honored to have the privilege of working with Robert Bard and the entire LATINA Style team on this very important event, the 22nd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference,” states Hernandez-Blades. “LATINA Style celebrates and connects Latinas in an unprecedented way. I encourage Latina professionals who are interested in making an investment in themselves, in their development, to attend.”

The highlight of the program includes the Award ceremony for New York Life, the number one company for Latinas to Work for in the United States. 

“We are humbled and honored to be named LATINA Style’s Company of the Year,” says New York Life Chairman and CEO Ted Mathas. “While our diversity and inclusion policies, programs, and initiatives provide the framework for a workplace that values and welcomes personal differences, it is our people who bring it to life each and every day.”

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

The day will also highlight the LATINA Style Executive of the Year Awards, the Employee Resource Group of the Year Awards, high-impact panels, networking opportunities and more. 

For more information regarding the LATINA Style 50 or to register, visit http://latina50.latinastyle.com/

 MEDIA: All media should RSVP to Gloria Romano-Barrera at [email protected]

2019 LATINA Style Top 50 Companies

*Evaluations for the 2019 annual report are based on 2018 data.

  1. New York Life                                      
  2. JPMorgan Chase & Co.  
  3. Johnson & Johnson            
  4. Marriott International, Inc.
  5. AT&T                                        
  6. Accenture                                
  7. Nationwide          
  8. United Technologies Corporation              
  9. Sprint                          
  10. Bank of America                        
  11. Intel Corporation                
  12. Hilton        
  13. Colgate-Palmolive              
  14. FCA US LLC.
  15. General Motors Company
  16. Comerica Bank                  
  17. Aflac
  18. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  19. Kaiser Permanente
  20. Google
  21. Wells Fargo & Company        
  22. USAA
  23. MGM Resorts International                              
  24. Sodexo    
  25. Morgan Stanley  
  26. JCPenney
  27. Hyatt Hotels Corporation 
  28. Northern Trust 
  29. MetLife 
  30. Boston Scientific Corporation 
  31. Pacific Gas & Electric 
  32. PenFed Credit Union 
  33. The Coca-Cola Company 
  34. Merck 
  35. TIAA 
  36.  Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 
  37. 3M Company
  38. State Farm 
  39. Los Alamos National Laboratory 
  40.  Fannie Mae
  41. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport 
  42. Ford Motor Company 
  43. CVS Health 
  44. Consolidated Edison, Inc. 
  45. Navy Exchange Service Command 
  46. The Exchange (Army & Air Force)
  47. Bayer
  48. Rackspace Hosting 
  49. Xerox Corporation 
  50. Intrepid Global Leadership

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About LATINA Style, Inc.

LATINA Style Inc., headquartered in Dallas, TX, is the publisher of LATINA Style Magazine, a national magazine for the professional Hispanic woman. The magazine has been published for 25 years and has a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000. LATINA Style, Inc. is host of the LATINA Style Business Series, the LATINA Style 50 Report,the National LATINA Symposium and the LATINA Style Hero Initiative. For further information about the LATINA Style 50 Report visit www.latinastyle.com or call (214) 357-2186.