The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce will hold its Latina Empresaria Day on Thursday, August 15th during the 2nd day of its Annual Convention.
More than 3,000 entrepreneurs, small-business advocates and corporate representatives are expected to attend the three-day conference with the theme: “A Legacy of Latino Leadership: Building America’s Business Future.” The Title Sponsor for the convention is Wells Fargo.
Latina Empresaria Day presented by FedEx will be focused on empowering Latina entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of the day’s highlights include informational and motivational panels & workshops, a fashion show, and the evening’s Latina White Party featuring comedian Cristela Alonzo and 2012 Grammy nominee Trio Ellas.
The day also features the CHCC’s Latina Hall of Fame luncheon, where Daisy Fuentes and Sheila E will be inducted into the Chamber’s Latinas Hall of Fame. Oakland City Administrator, Deanna J. Santana will address the crowd.
“Latina Empresaria Day is dedicated to celebrating the Power of Latinas Today” said Anna Sauceda, a member of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors and the Chair Of Latina Empresaria Day. “We are honored to recognize such inspirational women whose stories empowers the next generation of Latina Entrepreneurs.”
Among the topics for the day’s workshops and panels include:
- The Latina Effect: Secrets of Success in Business, Leadership & Influence, featuring artist and activist Sheila E., Angelica Urquijo, Principal of the Imagen Group and Dr. Yasmin Davidds, founder of the Women’s Institute of Negotiation and the Latina Leadership Academy. Monica Gil, Senior Vice President, Public Relations & Government Relations for The Nielsen Company will release her report on findings on the Latina consumer, and trends of how Latinas are key decision makers on household spending.
- Latinas Track: The Economic Status of Latinos, presented by Helen Iris Torres, Executive Director and CEO of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
- Launch Your Business Today! The A-Z Steps of Business Management In Today’s Competitive Marketplace, moderated panel discussion by Aliza Gallo, Economic Development Manager, Department of Economic and Workforce development for the city of Oakland, featuring Carlos G. Mendoza, district director of the Small Business Administration’s Fresno office.
“This is an important tribute to the role women play in growing the Latino business community and in the nation's economy as the fastest growing business segment in America,” said Ernie Gutierrez, Chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors. “We are looking forward to a great 35th anniversary convention and a great day focusing on Latina enterprises.”
For more information, including registration, full agenda and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.CAHCCconvention.com or call 916-444-2221. The Convention is produced by LatinPointe Brands.
About the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation, promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s emerging businesses. Through its network of more than 65 Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout California, the CHCC represents the interest of over 700,000 Hispanic business owners in California. For more information, please visit our website at www.cahcc.com.