Santa Barbara, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 29, 2004–Hispanic Business Inc., publisher of Hispanic Business Magazine, announced its annual WOY (Woman of the Year) Awards, honoring the nation’s most successful women in business, government, and academia. The recipients will be honored in a special ceremony at the Hispanic Business 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City, June 10, 2004.
The April Hispanic Business Magazine, with the “25 Elite Hispanic Women” directory, showcases 2004 Woman of the Year, Jovita Carranza, VP of UPS Air Operations, chosen on the basis of her national influence, career achievement, and service to the Hispanic community.
Ms. Carranza operates a $33 billion business that has become the world’s largest package-delivery company–far from her start as a part-time, night-shift hub clerk in 1976.
Four other finalists join Ms. Carranza:
— Kimberly Casiano, President, Casiano Communications
— Monica Lozano, CEO of La Opinion and Senior Vice President of Impremedia
— Frances A. Sevilla-Sacasa, President, Latin America and Europe, of Citigroup Private Bank
— Cristina Lambert, CEO of Puerto Rico Telephone
“Hispanic Women will have an increasing impact on the face of the U.S. economy that cannot be ignored—especially entrepreneurial ventures. From 1997 to 2002, the number of Hispanic woman-owned businesses surged 39 percent to over 470,000, growing faster than the total national rate for women-owned businesses, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research,” said Jesús Chavarría, publisher of Hispanic Business magazine.
Note to editors:
— To schedule an interview with the WOY or any of the 25 Elite Women, contact Deborah Broide at 973-744-2030 or email@example.com.
— For a complete list of the 25 Elite Hispanic Women, visit http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/go/topwomenbios.
— For further information on the influence of U.S. Hispanic Women, obtain a copy of the HispanTelligence(R) 2004 U.S. Hispanic Women in Profile at http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/research/
About Hispanic Business Inc.
Now celebrating a quarter-century as an award-winning publishing company, Hispanic Business Inc. is the nation’s leading source of information for and about Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs. Products and services include: Hispanic Business magazine, HireDiversity.com, HispanTelligence(R), EOY (Entrepreneur of the Year) Awards Gala, Hispanic Business BOE (Board of Economists) U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit and WOY (Woman of the Year) Awards.
Deborah Broide, (973) 744-2030