Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to share photos from our Latina Conference 2014 that took place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Ontario, California.

The one day conference included panel discussions on Latinas in Business, Latinas in Entertainment, and Latinas in our community.  Our “2014 Latinas of Influence” were presented during the lunchtime program.

We are proud to have the underwriting support of Altura Credit UnionNew York Life InsuranceSouthwest AirlineBank of the WestKaiser PermanenteBank of AmericaSouthern California Edison, and Chase.

Thank you to our strategic partners:  Orange County Hispanic Chamber of CommerceUpLatino, Get Wise Latinas, REO StrategiesRoots and WingsRiseUp LeadershipRegional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Inland Empire Small Business Development CenterSBA Orange County/Inland Empire and Conexion.

Exclusive photos taken by Richard Sandoval for Hispanic Lifestyle.


Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2014 Latinas of Influence

Alice Rodriguez Business Banking Executive, Chase
Amelia Ceja President & Owner – Ceja Vineyards
Amy Diaz Amazing Race Winner
Ann Marquez President, National Hispana Leadership Institute
Carmen Montalvan Owner, Montalvan’s Sales, Inc.
Dr. Leonor Xochitl Perez Artistic Projects Manager, San Diego Symphony
Elizabeth Espinoza Television reporter KTLA5, and CNN Latino’s “Sin Límites
Erika Perez Heart Disease Survivor, owner Antigua Bread
Gabriela Teissier  TV Host “Primera Edicion” on Univision
Helen Hernandez President, The Imagen Foundation
Jessica Maes-Zepeda Community Servant, Business Owner
Josefina López Chicana playwright, Producer
Leticia Aguilar Community Advocate, Executive Vice President Union Bank
Lucy Santana-Ornelas Chief Executive Officer at Girls Inc. of Orange County
Luz Urbáez Weinberg VP. National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)
María Canals Barrera Actress
Maria Contreras Sweet Banking Executive, Community Advocate
Maribel Medina General Counsel Santa Clara County Office of Education
Marielena Hincapié Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center
Marisa V. Yeager Manager, Federal Affairs, Community Advocate
Monica L. Martinez Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Comerica Bank
Monique Frausto Founder of Blogs by Latinas
Nilza Serrano Owner,  TMS Production and Post Production firm
Nina Vaca Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc.
Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ph.D President and CEO
Las Comadres para las Americas
Norma Perez Media Relations Disneyland Resorts
Olivia Campos Bergeron Community Relations Director, KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV
Patricia “Paty” Higuera Attorney, Community Advocate
Tina Aldatz Founder of Foot Petals, Entrepreneur
Veronica Corona Entrepreneur, CM Cleaning Solutions
Yeniffer Behrens Actress, Producer

About our list
The names were chosen by Hispanic Lifestyle. We requested and received nominations from our audience members, including past Latinas of Influence. A few of the Latinas on the list were previously featured on Hispanic Lifestyle.