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Latina Conference 2014 – April 2 | 2014 Latinas of Influence

Latina Conference 2014 – April 2 | 2014 Latinas of Influence

Hispanic Lifestyle is proud to announce our Latina Conference 2014 will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 700 N Haven Ave Ontario, CA 91764 from 9am to 2pm.

The one day conference will include panel discussions on Latinas in Business, Latinas in Entertainment, and Latinas in our community.  Hispanic Lifestyle will feature the presentation of our “2014 Latinas of Influence” during the lunchtime program.

Latina Conference 2014 will also include networking opportunities and an exhibitor area. Note, our 2013 Latina of Influence Reception  sold out. We have limited sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

We are proud to have the underwriting support of Altura Credit UnionNew York Life Insurance, Southwest Airline, Bank of the WestKaiser Permanente, Bank of America, Southern California Edison, and Chase.

Thank you to our strategic partners:  Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, UpLatino, Get Wise Latinas, REO StrategiesRoots and WingsRiseUp Leadership, Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, SBA Orange County/Inland Empire and Conexion.


9:00am Registration Check In – Exhibitors (exhibitors area is open during the whole conference)

9:30am Panel Discussion | Community Involvement
Panel Speakers | Patricia “Paty” Higuera Attorney – Trustee, Mexican American Bar Foundation • Maribel Medina, General Counsel Santa Clara County Office of Education • Jessica Maes-Zepeda, Community Liaison El Aviso Magazine • Marisa V. Yeager, Manager – METRO Federal Affairs, Community Advocate.

10:30am Panel Discussion | Latinas in Business
Panel Speakers | Carmen Montalvan Owner, Montalvan’s Sales, Inc. • Lucy Santana-Ornelas, Chief Executive Officer Girls Inc. of Orange County  • Nilza Serrano, Owner – TMS Production and Post Production firm.

11:15am Panel Discussion | Latinas in Entertainment
Panel Speakers | Amy Diaz, Amazing Race Winner • Yeniffer Behrens, Actress, Producer •  Norma Perez,  Media Relations Disneyland Resorts • Olivia Campos Bergeron, Community Relations Director KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV.

12:15pm Lunchtime | 2014 Latinas of Influence

Exhibitors | Door Prizes

Note: Speakers are subject to change.

For sponsorship information, please send your email to:

Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2014 List of Latinas of Influence to be featured at Latina Conference 2014. 

I am excited to share with you Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2014 Latinas of Influence list. Thank you to everyone who submitted names for our listing. We appreciate your time and commitment in sharing these wonderful stories of Latinas making a difference in our communities.

Starting March 1, 2014 in honor of Women’s History month,  Hispanic Lifestyle will profile each one of these Latinas of Influence on our website  In total Hispanic Lifestyle will share with our audience 31 inspirational and empowering stories. Our 2014 Latinas of Influence have been invited to participate in Hispanic Lifestyle’s Latina Conference 2014.

There will be a 2015 list, so please continue to share your stories with us throughout the year.

Richard Sandoval, President, 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.


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