WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce talk show host, author, actor and entrepreneur Cristina Saralegui as the recipient of the 2012 Ultimate Latina Award. Saralegui will accept the award at the Ultimate Latina Luncheon on Monday, September 17th at the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention in Los Angeles, CA.
“We are always eager to honor the work and contributions to society of remarkable Latina entrepreneurs,” says USHCC Chairman, Nina Vaca. “As the 2012 Ultimate Latina, Cristina Saralegui is a living testament to the unyielding perseverance and resourcefulness that characterizes the Latina business community – the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in America.”
Saralegui’s star began to rise when she became Editor-in-Chief of ‘Cosmopolitan en Español’ in 1979. Saralegui leveraged her experience in journalism to become Executive Producer and host of her own highly-rated TV talk show, “The Cristina Show” which ran for a total of 21 years on Univision. The show was heralded for being the first of its kind to offer millions of viewers an award-winning discussion platform in a television market lacking in Spanish-language options. With 12 Emmys to her name, she is also the first Spanish-language television personality to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Often compared to Oprah Winfrey in terms of influence and accomplishments, Saralegui’s brand has grown over the years to include: Cristina La Revista, a magazine she started over 20 years ago; Casa Cristina, a home decor line; a Miami based television studio; the newly launched Cristina Radio on SiriusXM; and Arriba la Vida/Up with Life, an AIDS awareness and education foundation. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington post and a published author.
“We at the USHCC believe that Cristina Saralegui’s tremendous accomplishments, as a renowned media figure and entrepreneur is truly inspiring.” says USHCC President & CEO, Javier Palomarez. “By recognizing Saralegui, one of our nation’s most incredibly successful and influential Latinas, we hope to ensure that she will continue to serve as an exemplary role-model for Latina entrepreneurs for generations to come.”
About the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention
The USHCC Annual National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Held on September 16-18, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live, the 33rd Annual National Convention features several awards banquets, networking receptions and business development workshops, bringing together over 5000 Hispanic business owners, corporate executives, chamber leaders and public officials.
The USHCC is proud to present Corporate Convention Chair, Wells Fargo and HBE Convention Chair, Liberty Power. For more information about the Convention and a full schedule of events, please visit http://www.ushcc.com/convention
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SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce