Claudia Marquez, Senior Director of Sales
Operations for INFINITI Americas, one of the top
10 Corporate Executives of the Year, celebrated
her award recognition alongside her mom Alicia
Helguera and her sister Alicia Perez.
USAA sponsored the LATINA Style 50 Leadership
Reception. Terry Moreno Woodsworth shared her
inspirational story that lead her to the leadership
role she now takes at USAA as the Assistant Vice
President, Chief Technology & Digital Officer.
Welcome breakfast remarks by Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice
President of Multicultural Affairs for Marriott
LATINA Style team with the Honorable Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer and
Honorable Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation after a special White
House Briefing. (L-R) Shelby Hill, Diana Martinez, Johnny Quezada, Gloria
Romano-Barrera, Robert Bard, Jovita Carranza, Elaine Chao, Lupita
Colmenero, Claudia Vivar, Angel Quezada, and Beana Ramirez.
With enthusiasm, participants discussed
topics on leadership at the workplace, small
business, education and diversity. The invited
participants were representatives of the top
50 companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S.
The celebration followed with a VIP
leadership reception on the evening of
February 7th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott
Hotel in Arlington, VA. The invitation-only
reception welcomed award recipients,
speakers, sponsors, partners and special
guests such as shadow congressman
Franklin Garcia. Remarks were provided by
Terry Moreno Woodsworth, Assistant Vice
President, Chief Technology & Digital
Officer at USAA.
Welcoming everyone to the 20th
anniversary of the LATINA Style 50 Awards
and Diversity Leaders Conference on the
morning of February 8th, Robert E. Bard,
President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc. welcomed
Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural
Affairs, Marriott International, Inc. to the
stage to provide sponsor remarks.
With over 40 years with American Airlines, Tony Gutierrez,
Country Director of Mexico was named the Corporate
Executive of the Year by LATINA Style, pictured with LATINA
Style CEO, Robert Bard.
Crecer, the Hispanic/Latino BRG of UPS was recognized as the
2017 LATINA Style Employee Resource Group of the Year.
ERG President, Elba Pareja-Gallagher, CSCP, Director of
Finance Global Retail & eCommerce Strategy at UPS
received the award on behalf of the ERG. Pictured with
LATINA Style, Inc. CEO, Robert Bard.
Over 30 American Airlines employees joined Tony Gutierrez in Washington, D.C. in celebration of her recognition
from LATINA Style and her soon retirement. Her colleagues and other Country Directors from Latin America traveled
to surprise her for the special recognition.
Catherine Hernandez-Blades, top Corporate Latina
Executive of the Year for 2017, welcomed guest on
behalf of Aflac, the breakfast sponsor for the opening
Marriott International, Inc. was a featured sponsor for
the opening breakfast and awards ceremony pictured with
their LATINA Style poster of being named the Company of
the Year in 2016 and in 2010. Marriott representatives
pictured with LATINA Style CEO, Robert Bard. (L-R)
Apoorva N. Ghandi, Alexis Cornejo, Robert Bard, Jennifer
Johnston, Reina Zelaya, and Carolina Chavez.
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