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Event | Latina Conference 2015

Event | Latina Conference 2015


Hispanic Lifestyle’s Latina Conference 2015 took place on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario, California. The all day conference included panel discussions on Latinas in Business, Entertainment, Education and our community.

The presentation of Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2015 Latinas of Influence took place during our lunchtime program. The Latinas of Influence were recognized for their contributions in business, community service, entertainment and education.

Exclusive Latina Conference 2015 photos by Richard Sandoval
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Hispanic Lifestyle’s Latina Conference attracted attendees from throughout the United States.  The audience was comprised of professionals, business owners and community leaders.

Exclusive Macy’s 2015 Fashion Presentation at the 2015 Latina Conference photos taken by Richard Sandoval
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Event Schedule
8:00am – Registration and Exhibitors Open
(Exhibitors are open throughout the day)

Great News for those who are confirmed to attend Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2015 Latina Conference.  Lancome will be doing MINI MAKEOVERS courtesy of Macy’s. Make-up artists will be on hand starting at 8:00am so please sign up in advance to secure your spot. Send an email with your name and preferred time to

8:45am | Latinas in Business Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Comments
Ms. Alice Rodriguez, JP Morgan Chase, Executive Vice President at JPMorgan Chase
and Hispanic Lifestyle 2014 Latina of Influence

9:00am | Latinas in Business
Yasmin Davidds, Ph.D., CEO, Latina Global Executive Leadership Institute
Zulmara Maria Teixeira de Lima, Ph.D., Educator and Entrepreneur
Elena Roman, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

9:45am | Education
Irene Zoppi-Rodriguez, Ph.D., Strayer University, Chief of Staff in the U.S. Army
Tiffany Ann Lopez, Ph.D., Writer, Professor University California Riverside
Ericka Nunez Paddock, Director, Department of Student Life, Crafton Hills College

10:30am | Community
Sandy Cajas, Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Catherine Arambula, MANA San Diego
Bernedette Medrano, Retired Education Advocate
Sofia Keck, Business Owner, Entrepreneur

11:15am | Entertainment
Stefani Vara, Entrepreneurial Songstress
Jackeline Cacho, Journalist and Television Host
Evelyn Erives, KGGI 99.1FM

*Speakers and Topics subject to change.

12:15 –  Lunch Program
Fashion Presentation by Macy’s featuring Thalia Sodi Clothing line

Inland Empire reporter Crystal Cruz

Inland Empire reporter Crystal Cruz

Mistress of Ceremony | CBS2/KCAL9 Inland Empire reporter Crystal Cruz
The California native graduated in 2005 with a degree in psychology from UC Irvine. Since then she’s traveled to Australia, Thailand, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Amsterdam, France, Switzerland, Costa Rica and has stopped in most major cities across the United States.

Latinas of Influence Luncheon
Presentation of Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2015 Latinas of Influence

2:00pm – Door Prizes – Exhibitor Area

Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2015 Latinas of Influence list

Andrea Navedo Actress
Anna Araujo Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of East Los Angeles
Bernedette Medrano Community Advocate
Catherine Ambula President, MANA San Diego
Dianne Morales CEO, Phipps Neighborhoods
Elena Roman Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ericka Nunez Paddock Director, Department of Student Life, Crafton Hills College
Evelin Martinez Business Professional, Banking Industry, Wells Fargo Bank
Evelyn Erives Radio Personality, Community Advocate
Fatima Ptacek Actress, Voice Dora the Explorer
Gina Rodriguez Actress, Golden Globe Winner
Irene Zoppi-Rodriguez, Ph.D Strayer University, Chief of Staff in the U.S. Army
Jackeline Cacho Journalist
Jules Martinez Hirst Business & Social Etiquette Expert
Kiki Melendez Actress, Producer
Lilia Fernandez, Ph.D History Department,The Ohio State University
Lisa Vidal Actress, Producer
Magdalena Beltran Del Olmo Retired Vice President of Communications, California Wellness Foundation
Maria Garcia Banking Executive, JPMorgan Chase
Maria Guerra (Body by Maria) Fitness Expert/Health Advocate
Martha Gonzalez Grammy winning singer-songwriter, University Professor
Mildred García, Ph.D President, California State University, Fullerton
Norma Guerrero President, Casa Hispana Inc.
Raquel Román Program Director, Proyecto Pastoral
Sandy Cajas President, Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Sofia E. Keck Business Owner, Entrepreneur
Stefani Vara Entrepreneurial Songstress
Stella Murga Executive Director, Adelante Youth Alliance
Tiffany Ann Lopez, Ph.D Writer, Professor
Yasmin Davidds, Ph.D CEO, Latina Global Executive Leadership Institute
Zulmara Maria Teixeira de Lima, Ph.D Educator and Entrepreneur

Listing of Hispanic Lifestyle’s previous Latinas of Influence.

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