ExxonMobil and CATALINA Magazine Honor Groundbreaking Latina Entrepreneurs

ExxonMobil and CATALINA Magazine Honor Groundbreaking Latina Entrepreneurs

A Latina entrepreneur will receive a trip to New York, an award, and more than $1,500 in gifts during Hispanic Heritage month. Nominate your favorite groundbreaker today at www.catalinamagazine.com.


New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 28, 2007–For the first year, ExxonMobil, an industry leader in the energy and petrochemical business, is sponsoring the “ExxonMobil Groundbreaking Latina Entrepreneur of the Year” award – honoring and celebrating the exceptional work and leadership skills of a Latina entrepreneur. The prestigious “ExxonMobil Groundbreaking Latina Entrepreneur of the Year” award is being presented at CATALINA magazine’s 6th annual “Celebrating Latina Leaders” event during Hispanic Heritage Month, held at New York City’s off-Broadway theatre house Studio Dante. The winner will win a trip to New York to attend the evening awards ceremony, plus more than $1,500 in gifts and posh hotel accommodations during the NY stay.

Nominations for the 2007 “ExxonMobil Groundbreaking Latina Entrepreneur of the Year” award are now being accepted at CATALINA magazine’s web site until September 2: http://www.catalinamagazine.com/Latina_Award/nomination_Exxon.htm.

Magazine readers, and web site visitors, are invited to nominate a groundbreaking Latina – whether it’s themselves, a friend, a colleague, or well-known Latina entrepreneur. The entry form is simple, and nominations are free. Rules and regulations are available at http://www.CatalinaMagazine.com.

The advisory board from the non-profit organization the National Association of Latina Leaders (http://www.LatinaLeaders.org) will choose the winner.

“We believe that talent comes in all colors, backgrounds, and genders. As we continue our efforts to make Exxon, Mobil and On the Run the most sought after brands in the industry, ExxonMobil is extending the benefits of our brand-building successes to more minority entrepreneurs,” said Ben Soraci, US Retail Sales Director, ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Company. “We are proud to sponsor this award.”

Cathy Areu, founder and publisher of CATALINA magazine, added: “I am so grateful for ExxonMobil’s commitment to Latina entrepreneurs, and for celebrating all of their efforts and hard work. We’re so happy to recognize an amazing Latina entrepreneur with ExxonMobil’s support.”

Event sponsors also include: Volvo Cars of North America, Deloitte, Southwest Airlines, and Eden Foods.

To R.S.V.P. for the event, e-mail your name, contact information, and number of guests to rsvp@catalinamagazine.com. Space is limited. (Only the first 100 RSVPs received will be admitted.)

For the media: Interviews and photo opportunities with celebrities and award winners are available.

About CATALINA: CATALINA, created “for the mind, body, and soul of today’s Latina,” is the official publication of the National Association of Latina Leaders, a non-profit advocacy group promoting Latina equality in the private and public sector. Since 2001, CATALINA has connected with millions of Latinas online, in print, and through national events. For more information, visit http://www.CatalinaMagazine.com.

ExxonMobil and CATALINA Magazine Honor Groundbreaking Latina Entrepreneurs