LATINA Style Magazine will host its 6th Business Series of 2003 in...

LATINA Style Magazine will host its 6th Business Series of 2003 in Dallas, TX


Washington, D.C.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 7, 2003–LATINA Style Magazine, the premier magazine addressing the needs of the Latina professionals in the U.S., with the participation of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is hosting the 2003 LATINA Style Business Series in Dallas, Texas on Friday, August 15th, 2003. The Business Series is a unique one-day business development conference that seeks to empower Latina professionals and business owners by bringing them together with key corporations and agencies that provide goods, services and essential information most needed by today’s entrepreneur.

The event, which will be hosted at the Westin Park Central Hotel, includes exhibits and expert presenters from following sponsors: AETNA, American Airlines, AT&T, CISCO Systems, Citibank, New York Life, Office Depot, Principal Financial Group, State Farm, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. General Services Administration, and United States Postal Service.

During the luncheon, which is sponsored by Office Depot, our keynote speaker, Nina G. Vaca, President of Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc. Ms. Vaca will discuss her experience as a Latina entrepreneur in the technical consulting industry, a traditionally male dominated industry.

Ms. Nina Vaca founded Pinnacle Technical Resources in 1996. She built her company to be the leading expert at building eCommerce applications, custom software and enterprise system architecture. Pinnacle has maintained a track record for quality and reliability unmatched in the industry.

In addition, we have the pleasure of having one of the highest-ranking Latinas in the Bush administration, Ms Theresa Alvillar-Speake, Director of Office of the Minority Economic Impact for the United States Department of Energy. Ms. Alvillar-Speake will be on hand to discuss procurement and small business opportunities with the Department of Energy and the federal government.

“Through our partnership with LATINA Style and the sponsorship of the Business Series, the Principal Financial Group hopes to provide Latinas with information and access to resources that are critical to make careers prosper and businesses thrive. We are pleased to be a part of this event which celebrates Latina entrepreneurs and the spirit of entrepreneurship that is flourishing among Latinas” says Mary O’Keefe, Senior Vice President of the Principal Financial Group.

“Citibank recognizes the value Latina professionals bring to the business world and we want to help them succeed,” says Sandra Reilly, National Community Relations Director at Citibank.

“We look forward to sharing our financial expertise and helping to address both the business and personal financial needs of Latinas at the Dallas Business Series.”

“As the world’s largest supplier of office products, Office Depot proudly supports the Business Series and is committed to providing office supplies and solutions to Latina entrepreneurs launching, managing and growing their businesses” states Julian Acosta, Manager, Multicultural Marketing, Office Depot, Inc.

“The emergence of the Latina entrepreneur as a catalyst for prosperity is a welcome change in our community. Latinas are starting and succeeding in business all across the country,” says Robert E. Bard, President, LATINA Style Magazine. “Latinas are outpacing all other business startups three to one.”

For more information and registration call 1-800-651-8083 or visit

Launched in 1994, LATINA Style Magazine is the first Latina national magazine dedicated to the concerns of the contemporary Latina professional in the U.S. The magazine focuses on the lifestyle needs of Latina business owners, college students and influential Hispanics.

LATINA Style has partnered with the following organizations and media:

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, Dallas Concilio of Hispanic Services Organization, Ft. Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Ft. Worth Women’s Business Center, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Bankers Association, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Mexican-American Democrats of Texas, National Business Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, United Way of Texas RAIZ Public Relations and



Maria del Mar Velasco

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LATINA Style Magazine will host its 6th Business Series of 2003 in Dallas, TX