National LATINA Symposium to celebrate Latina achievement in the United States

National LATINA Symposium to celebrate Latina achievement in the United States



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WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — LATINA Style, the premier magazine addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the U.S., will host the 5th annual National LATINA Symposium on September 5, 2008 at the Capital Hilton in Washington D.C. The Symposium provides a national platform for Latina entrepreneurs and professional working women to address the status of the Hispanic woman in the United States.

The Honorable Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL] is the chair for this year’s symposium. Open to the public and attended by Latina leaders from corporate America, the government and military, the Symposium will feature panels and workshops designed to unite and empower Latinas. This year LATINA Style will further expand the Symposium by producing a groundbreaking panel designed to address issues unique to Latinas in the military.

The Symposium will conclude with the Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon, which LATINA Style co-hosts with the Department of Defense. At the luncheon 14 award recipients, representing all branches of the Armed Forces, will be honored for their excellence in service.

The evening of the National LATINA Symposium, LATINA Style will host the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund Gala. This program, created in memory of LATINA Style Founder Anna Maria Arias, will award grants to 10 Latina entrepreneurs from across the nation, who have demonstrated excellence in entrepreneurship and commitment to their community.

The 2008 National LATINA Symposium sponsors are: State Farm, the Department of Defense, the Hershey Company, the United States Navy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Sam’s Club and United Healthcare/AARP.

For more information and to register visit www.nls.latinastyle.com or call 703-312-0904.

National LATINA Symposium to celebrate Latina achievement in the United States