The National Hispana Leadership Institute to Hold Latina Empowerment Conference in Chicago...

The National Hispana Leadership Institute to Hold Latina Empowerment Conference in Chicago Featuring Influential Women From the Area and Nationwide



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WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), the premier executive leadership organization preparing Latinas for positions of national and international influence, public policy impact and contribution to the advancement of the Hispanic community, is bringing its renowned must-attend Latina Empowerment Conference series to Chicago, IL on Friday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.

Online registration available at www.nhli.org/empower.html.

The Latina Empowerment Conference convenes hundreds of exemplary regional leaders and professionals for a day of: leadership training; peer to peer learning; and networking.

Panelists and speakers for the Chicago Latina Empowerment Conference to include:

• Cristina Benitez, President, Lazos Latinos

• Maria Capetillo, Agent, State Farm Insurance

• Marlene Gonzalez, Founder & President, Life Coaching Group

• Flavia Hernandez (’01 NHLI alumna), Chief Officer, Office of P-12 Management, Chicago Public Schools

• Nanci Luna Jimenez (’06 NHLI alumna), President, Luna Jimenez Seminars

• Patricia Mota, Director of Member Outreach, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

• Ana Maria Soto (’04 NHLI alumna), Executive Director of Latino Initiatives, National-Louis University

• Barbara J. DesMarteau (’04 NHLI alumna), Interim President, The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), and more…

Participants can be certain of engaging in discussions important to the Latino community, gaining new skills, and valuable networking during the one-day conference. Founded in 1987, NHLI has trained and empowered more than 10,000 Latina leaders from the public and private sectors who have been appointed to leadership positions in government, corporate America, nonprofits, foundations or started their own businesses.

WHAT? Latina Empowerment Conference featuring regional and national leaders

WHEN? Friday, May 6, from 8am to 4:30 pm.

WHERE? The Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

HOW? Interested participants can register online at http://www.nhli.org/empower.html. Cost per person $50 (Now – May 3); $70 (May 3- Onsite).

The Latina Empowerment Conference series is made possible with the support of State Farm Insurance Companies, Hyatt and Southwest. Capital Wire PR and PR Newswire are media partners of this event.

NHLI also offers an annual Executive Leadership Training Conference and Mujer Awards, held this year in Los Angeles, CA (November 2-4); the Executive Leadership Program for mid-career professionals; Latinas Learning to Lead Program for college-age Latinas, Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits (ALL IN) for emerging professionals in the nonprofit sector and online training seminars.

The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) is a national leadership development organization focused on Latina leaders. For more than 20 years, NHLI has developed hundreds of Latina leaders who have gone on to become elected officials, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, executives at non-profits and powerful decision makers. Founded in 1987 to address the disparity of representation of Latinas in leadership, NHLI’s mission is to develop Hispanas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building, and community activism. www.nhli.org.

SOURCE National Hispana Leadership Institute

The National Hispana Leadership Institute to Hold Latina Empowerment Conference in Chicago Featuring Influential Women From the Area and Nationwide