WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Anna Maria Arias Foundation (AMAF) works to ensure the growth, reach, and impact of Latina entrepreneurs nationwide via programs, services, and resources that will help establish and build successful businesses throughout the nation. This year’s Anna Maria Arias Foundation Gala is taking place in Washington, D.C. on November 16, 2011, from 6:00 – 9:30 pm at the Mayflower Hotel located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
The Anna Maria Arias Foundation is honored to partner with Telemundo throughout the year, and during this year’s Gala will debut to our audience the Telemundo Media launch of “Mujer de Hoy – Superate!” on Telemundo.com. “Mujer de Hoy – Superate!” is a pro-social multiplatform initiative in partnership with Latina Style, Inc. designed to empower Latino women by providing them with information to help enrich their lives in a personal and professional way. “Mujer de Hoy” will showcase Latina achievements in all areas, from business to entertainment, and will also offer advice from beauty to career. The initiative will launch at the Anna Maria Arias Foundation’s Awards & Gala.
“Telemundo’s mission to inform, empower, inspire and entertain is perfectly aligned with the goals of ‘Mujer de Hoy,'” said Jacqueline Hernandez, chief operating officer, Telemundo. “We know how important Latinas are to their families and to the U.S. Hispanic community as a whole and we are committed to enhancing their lives through a vibrant multimedia campaign, following in the strong tradition of Telemundo’s community-focused pro-social initiatives.”
“Latinas are the agent for change in our community. Empowering them empowers the whole family, our community and our country. We are honored to join Telemundo Media in this effort. We look forward to bringing to your attention these heroes who day to day give all they have to make our lives better. Join us in celebrating Telemundo Media’s campaign to recognize the Latinas in our community, they truly represent the best our community has to offer,” said Robert Bard, president & CEO of LATINA Style.
The Anna Maria Arias Foundation is also delighted to count on Award-winning journalist Jose Diaz-Balart, News Anchor for “Noticiero Telemundo” as well as the network’s National Director of Public Affairs and host and managing editor of “Enfoque” the network’s public affairs program, as the Master of Ceremonies during this year’s Gala.
Every year, the Anna Maria Arias Foundation selects outstanding Latina entrepreneurs for recognition from a national search, all done in conjunction with a major national public relations campaign. This year’s honorees are:
Advocate of the Year: Honorable Grace F. Napolitano, Member, United States Congress. Entrepreneur of the Year: Deborah Rosado Shaw of Dream Big Enterprises LLC. Anna Maria Arias Foundation National Honorees: Livia Whisenhunt, CEO & Founder, PS Energy Group; Laura Sanchez, Owner & Founder, La Calle Doce and El Ranchito; Norah Briceno Brower, Owner & Co-Founder, Mil Jugos, Inc.; Dr. Francelis I. Gonzalez, Founder & Owner, Kidsville Pediatrics IV P.A.; Lynette Spano, CEO & Founder, SCI Consulting Services, Inc.; and Karla Espinoza de Iguina, Owner & Co-Founder, MIO Inc.
To register or for more details please call 703-531-1424 or 703-965-4890 or register at http://www.latinastyle.com
Shell Oil Company is proud to serve once again as the 2011 Title Sponsor of the Anna Maria Arias Foundation
Other AMAF Sponsors:
Kraft Foods, Inc.; Walmart Stores, Inc.; General Motors; PepsiCo; Southwest Airlines; State Farm Insurance; Teleflora; Telemundo; and CapitalWirePR.
SOURCE Anna Maria Arias Foundation