The fourth session titled “Agents of Change”
brought together corporate executives to discuss
ways they impact the company and community
serving as change agents. The corporate leaders
discussed ways engaging in mentorships and
sponsorships can make careers a great success
and have a significant impact on the retention
of top talent.
Moderated by Eric Mitchell, Assistant Vice
President, Human Resources, AT&T, speakers
included Jeannette Pina, Vice President &
Corporate Secretary, MetLife, Inc.; Jose Estrada,
Director, Public Affairs, Walmart, Inc.; and
Catherine Hernandez-Blades, SVP, Chief Brand
and Communications Officer, Aflac.
Following the morning workshops, the LATINA
Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony commenced
with welcoming remarks by LATINA Style, Inc.
CEO Robert Bard as he recognized and awarded
Prudential Financial, Inc. as the company of the
year for 2017.
Introduction was presented by Gilbert F.
Casellas, Board of Directors, Prudential Financial,
Inc. Company of the Year Remarks were presented
by Yanela Frias, Senior Vice President & Head of
Investment & Pension Solutions, Prudential
Financial, Inc. The LATINA Style 50 report is a
navigator for Latinas as they seek advancement
and career opportunities. Prudential Financial, Inc.
has participated in the survey since its launch
and has developed a wonderful track record of
empowering Latinas by providing them with great
career opportunities. Sustaining through the years
a top level of excellence is not possible without a
full commitment from the very top.
We thank Chairman & CEO John R. Strangfeld
and the Prudential Financial, Inc.’s Board of
Directors including Gilbert F. Casellas and George
Paz for their vision, leadership and continued
dedication to empower Latinas in the workplace.
With one of the company’s core values being
respect for each other, Prudential Financial, Inc.
has found a way to empower their associates;
women or men, despite diverse backgrounds,
countries and nationalities. With 49,000 employees
in 47 countries and territories, the company has
to perform a delicate balancing act staying on
message across the borders. Yanela Frias, Senior
Vice President and Head of Investment & Pension
Solutions, the highest-ranking Latina in the company
and one of the leading Latinas in the financial
industry, has spent 20 successful years with
Prudential Financial, Inc., a clear example of how
a Latina can succeed at the company.
Congratulations Prudential Financial, Inc.!
Watch Chairman and CEO Mr. John R.
Strangfeld’s acceptance speech by visiting latinastyle.
New York Life team: (L-R) Laura Languidey, Annia Zavala, Mayra Diaz, Liliana Canedo, Monique Murphy, Asela
Rebecca Mejia, Carmen Medina.
Evanghela Hidalgo, Global Business Development
and General Manager International, Masco Coatings
Aflac Incorporated was a feature sponsor for the
Opening Breakfast and Awards Ceremony.
(L-R) Iliana Rodriguez, Eunice Holmes, Wanda Dryman,
Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Toni Gale, Darcy Brito,
and Paola Dunaway.
Raquel Rivera, United Technologies Corporation (UTC).
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