2008 Latina Leaders Reception to Honor the Critical Role of Latinas in...

2008 Latina Leaders Reception to Honor the Critical Role of Latinas in Government, Business, and Corporate America at USHCC Legislative Conference in Washington, DC


Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PRNewswire)–February 20, 2008–The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will honor the critical role of Latinas at its 2008 Annual Latina Leaders Reception on March 11th during the USHCC Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.

Every year, the USHCC hosts this reception to honor the contributions of Hispanic women in the areas of public service, corporate, political, and entrepreneurship

Confirmed speakers at this year’s reception include:

— United States Treasurer Anna Cabral

— Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

— Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

— Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

— OSDBU Associate Director, DOE, Teresa Speake

“All of these outstanding Latinas represent the top of their respective fields—from politics to Corporate America to private industry,” said David C. Lizárraga, USHCC Board Chairman. “They serve as admirable role models for our Hispanic youth, bringing honor not only to themselves, their families and their colleagues, but also to their gender and the entire Hispanic community.”

The reception will take place on March 11th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Altria Corporate Offices and will be sponsored by Altria and Kraft. Sponsor representatives from both Altria and Kraft will offer remarks.

Hispanics Today TV Show Host Erica Ortiz will emcee the event, and will be joined by USHCC Board Chairman David C. Lizárraga, Vice-Chairwoman Elizabeth Gallagher, and USHCC President and CEO Augustine Martinez. On the air since 1999 and a weekly series since 2001, Hispanics Today(R) is broadcast to more than 84 percent of the Hispanic television households in the United States (reaching 26 million viewers in 30 states and the District of Columbia). Hispanics Today is viewed in 24 of the top 25 Hispanic markets in the U.S., including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Tampa, San Francisco and many others.

“Latinas are a critical segment of the overall Hispanic business community, and as a group, they are the fastest growing business segment in the nation,” said Augustine Martinez, USHCC President and CEO. “Even more exciting is the fact that Latinas are excelling across all industries and areas. We are honored to host the Latina Leaders Reception so we may pay tribute to the role of Latinas in our nation’s capitol and corporate board rooms.”

The Legislative Conference brings together the nation’s top business owners, opinion leaders and key governmental and administration officials for a three-day gathering to discuss the most pressing legislative concerns of the nation’s largest and fastest growing business segment, Hispanic entrepreneurs. Expanding hemispheric relations and trade, telecommunications, energy efficiency, and federal procurement opportunities are among the key issues that will receive top billing at this year’s Legislative Conference.

For a complete list of key events at the 2008 USHCC Legislative Conference, or for more news on the lineup of speakers and dignitaries, special events and registration information, visit http://www.ushcc.com, the interactive source for all Legislative Conference information.

Note to Journalists:

General press and analyst registration is available at http://www.ushcc.com/news-legislative18th.html. Journalists are encouraged to submit their media credential applications by Friday, March 7 to take advantage of all the Legislative Conference press events.

About Hispanics Today

Hispanics Today is an English-language television show that highlights the largest and fastest growing segment of the U.S. population – the Latino market – and their impact on American business, politics, and culture. The show reaches 84% of Hispanic television viewers in 165 markets. For more information about Hispanics Today(R) , programming and local station listings, visit http://www.hispanicstoday.com.

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of more than 2.5 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate almost a trillion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Uruguay.


— Briefing on White House*

Wednesday, March 12, 11:00 AM

— Latina Leaders Reception*

Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

— Breakfast on the Hill*

Wednesday, March 12, 8:00 – 9:15 AM

— Workshops

Thursday, March 13, 8:30 AM – 5:10 PM

— Legislative Luncheon*

Thursday, March 13, 12:30 – 2:00 PM

— Legislative Reception*

Thursday, March 13, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

— Legislative Awards Dinner*

Thursday, March 13, 7:00 – 9:30 PM

* Please note: These events are closed with limited entrance given to journalists. .

For more information, press only:

– Noemi Perez for USHCC, (202) 842-1212, nperez@ushcc.com

– Erica Baca for USHCC, (202) 842-1212, ebaca@ushcc.com

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information about the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, please visit the USHCC Web page at http://www.ushcc.com/about on USHCC’s information pages. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of release, but may since have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact USHCC’s Communications Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.ushcc.com/contact.html.

2008 Latina Leaders Reception to Honor the Critical Role of Latinas in Government, Business, and Corporate America at USHCC Legislative Conference in Washington, DC