LATINA Style Magazine Announces the LATINA Style 50 Awards

LATINA Style Magazine Announces the LATINA Style 50 Awards

Latinas rank Top 50 Best Companies to work for and award Company of the Year


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Washington, D.C–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 13, 2007–LATINA Style Magazine held its ninth annual LATINA Style 50 Awards Ceremony which recognized the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in 2006, and the third annual Diversity Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C. The prestigious LATINA Style 50 Company of the Year recognition was awarded to McDonald’s Corporation with Gloria Santona, the corporation’s highest-ranking Latina, accepting the award. The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, returned for the 7th year to serve as keynote speaker for the Awards Ceremony.

The panels for this year’s Diversity Leaders Conference included Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling—Latina Executives Reach for the Stars, How the LATINA Style 50 Companies Differentiate Themselves From the Rest: Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion Programs that Work, and Senior Executive Round Table—Is Diversity a Bottom Line Issue?. Expert panelists from the LATINA Style 50 shared their insight. They include Rosie Saez of Wachovia Corporation, Michaeline Perez-Guzman of McDonald’s Corporation, Magda Yrizarry of Verizon Communications, and Gisel Ruiz of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., among others. The Honorable Joe Baca of the House of Representatives and Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus opened the conference as the morning keynote speaker. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano were also on hand.

The LATINA Style 50 brought together top Latinas in corporate America, influential leaders in the Hispanic community, corporate CEOs, chief diversity executives, marketing and human resource officers, Latina entrepreneurs, government officials, and national experts on workforce diversity.

LATINA Style 50 Best Practices in Diversity Conference and Awards Ceremony sponsors include: Aetna Inc., Citigroup Inc., Colgate-Palmolive Company, Deloitte & Touche LLP USA, IBM, Macy’s, Marriott International, McDonald’s Corporation, UnitedHealthcare/ A UnitedHealthcare Group Company, Procter & Gamble Company, Prudential Financial, U.S. Bank, Verizon Communications, Wachovia Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

LATINA Style Magazine Announces the LATINA Style 50 Awards