George Lopez Actress Belita Moreno joins CATALINA magazine at the Empowering Latinas...

George Lopez Actress Belita Moreno joins CATALINA magazine at the Empowering Latinas Event, San Diego

Hundreds of Hispanic women expected at CATALINA’s Empowering Latinas final tour stop on Tuesday, October 28.


Washington, D.C.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 21, 2003–Actress Belita Moreno, of ABC’s George Lopez show, is taking a break from the show’s production schedule to join hundreds of Hispanic women in San Diego, Calif. for CATALINA’s final “2003 Empowering Latinas” tour stop.

Moreno – whose feature film credits include Mommy Dearest, Swing Shift, Nobody’s Fool, Grosse Pointe Blank, and Clear and Present Danger – is the keynote speaker for the “Empowering Latinas” luncheon and event held at the Marina Village Convention Center on Tuesday, October 28, 2003, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The San Diego event also includes sessions for “the mind, body, and soul of today’s Latina,” networking opportunities, and award-winning entertainment – all catering to San Diego’s Latina community. The event’s emcee is San Diego’s Catherine Garcia, NBC 7/39’s anchor and reporter.

There are raffle prizes – including a $500 Marshalls gift certificate – and goodie bags, to be given away. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to confirm early, seating is limited.

Sessions include:

Work Life: Overcoming Obstacles Money Matters and You Living with Breast Cancer Fashion Show Finale with San Diego Latinas (and Latinos)

Special guest: Latin Grammy Winner Jorge Moreno, sponsored by Burger King, is the event’s exclusive entertainment.

CATALINA’s San Diego event marks the end of the magazine’s national 2003 Empowering Latinas tour. To date, more than 3,000 professional Hispanic women have attended the tour. CATALINA donates a portion of the event registration fees to a non-profit Hispanic organization in the host cities. According to the Houston Chronicle, $40,000 was raised for scholarships during the Houston event. In San Diego, a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to MANA San Diego, a local non-profit for Latinas.

“You can feel the energy at these events,” explains CATALINA publisher and owner, Cathy Areu Jones. “It’s great to be surrounded by hundreds of professional Latinas in one room, listening to successful Latinas tell their stories. All of us feel empowered by the end of the day.”

The prestigious San Diego event sponsors include Allstate, Burger King, Eden Foods, Marshalls, Mercedes, Kodak, Nordstrom, New York Life, Southwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and Whole Foods Market.

Registration information

The cost of the event is $25 (per person), and includes the networking breakfast, lunch, seminars, the fashion show, donation to MANA, and a gift with registration. To register online, visit R.S.V.P by calling CATALINA headquarters at (703) 848-9228.

Note to press

Actress Belita Moreno, Singer Jorge Moreno, and others are available for interviews and photo opportunities the day of, or the day before, the event.


CATALINA magazine is a minority-certified, woman-owned publication with offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Founded in 2001, CATALINA is a national lifestyle magazine written for “the mind, body, and soul of today’s Latina.” Nationwide distribution of 60,000 includes select airlines, newsstands, bookstores, Wild Oats Markets, and Whole Foods Markets. CATALINA was named the #1 “Most Searched Hispanic Media Outlet” by MediaMap. (Media giant Univision came in at #2; Telemundo at #7.) To find out more about CATALINA, visit



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George Lopez Actress Belita Moreno joins CATALINA magazine at the Empowering Latinas Event, San Diego