Vol. 24, No. 2, 2018 March/April
Columns & Departments
4 Publisher’s Message
6 Latinas Today: Sylvia R. Garcia, Lupe Valdez, Helena Yordan
30 World Travel: Orlando, FL
32 Social Media: Create Secure Passwords to Keep Hackers off
your Social Media Pages, By Rebecca Aguilar
34 Latina Letters From the Front! By Cpl. Amaia Unanue, USMC
36 A Veteran’s Perspective: Transitioning to Civilian Life, By Beau
Higgins, Senior Manager, Military Recruiting Center of Excellence |
Worldwide Operations Talent Acquisition, Amazon.com
38 Events & Occasions: The Latino Coalition, HITEC
40 Las Jefas: Leadership and Diversity Go Hand in Hand,
By Marisa Rivera
42 About the Author: Accelerating Latino Advancement, By Dr.
Robert Rodriguez and Andrés T. Tapia
44 College Beat: By Rocio Tua, MPA 2018 Candidate, Women in
Public Policy Oval Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
46 His View: Gilbert F. Casellas, Chair, Governance and
Business Ethics Committee, Board of Directors,
Prudential Financial, Inc.
48 ¡Punto Final!: By Democratic Congressional Candidate
Veronica Escobar, El Paso, TX
LATINAStyle Vol. 24, No. 2, 2018
Table of Contents
8 Latinas, Get Your Drive on this Spring
No matter what climate zone you reside in, spring is the perfect time
to clean out the cobwebs of your home, spend some time in
the great outdoors, and spruce up your car-perhaps, it’s even
time to look for a new model. We chose four updated vehicles
to try out. Check them out!
By Sue Mead
14 20th Anniversary, LATINA Style 50
Awards Ceremony and Diversity Leaders
Celebrating 20 years of leadership in corporate America, the
LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Conference commemorated
its 20th anniversary by gathering corporate leaders in Washington
D.C. to a unique White House Briefing on Diversity in the Workplace
on February 7th and conference on February 8th. Learn more about
the special guests and speakers during the two exciting days.
By Gloria Romano-Barrera
22 Latinas in STEM Inspiring Leaders
and Role Models
Today more than ever Latinas such as Cindy Healy at Microsoft,
Lidia Santos at UPS, Elizabeth Agosto at BNY Mellon and Miriam
Hernandez-Kakol at KPMG, are helping their companies reach
new horizons while creating the greatest impact as role models
for generations of Latinas aspiring to follow in their footsteps.
Discover their journey and aspirations here.
By Christine Bolaños
28 Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Culture
of Giving Back
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Jesse Cortez, Global Inclusion
Effectiveness Lead, saw his investment in community service
pay off at the Parents Step Ahead “Parent of the Year” Awards
on December 2017. Read more on ways HPE gives back to the
community and why it matters.
By Gloria Romano-Barrera Pg. 30