LATINA Style Magazine Announces the 2009 LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity...

LATINA Style Magazine Announces the 2009 LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference


WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — LATINA Style Magazine proudly announces the 2009 LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference. This year LATINA Style is celebrating the eleventh year of the evaluation that has set the standard for corporate America’s sensitivity to the needs and goals of professional Hispanic women in the workplace. The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career development opportunities for Latinas. More than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States were included in the extensive search.

Companies responding to LATINA Style’s questionnaire were evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers identified as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation were: number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups and Hispanic relations. Evaluations for the 2008 annual report were based on 2007 data.

Robert E. Bard, President and CEO of LATINA Style Magazine, says, “Slowly but surely, Latinas are making progress in climbing the corporate ladder. However, we still have a long way to go to achieve parity. As the only national Latina publication focusing on the needs and aspirations of professional Latinas, we have a duty to keep Hispanic women informed about corporate America’s best employment practices. We have gone to great lengths to provide a reliable resource for Latinas to evaluate companies, so they can be confident that the 2008 LATINA Style 50 truly represents some of the best opportunities corporate America has to offer.”

The 2008 Company of the Year is Dallas based, AT&T Inc. AT&T Inc. has demonstrated a remarkable and consistent strength in the area of diversity by recognizing the value and advantage of having a culturally diverse workforce. Resource groups such as HACEMOS and the Hispanic Employee Association of AT&T offer professional development and mentoring by senior leadership. Additionally, AT&T Inc. recognizes America’s changing demographics and invests in its youth by providing educational scholarships throughout the country.

Join the most accomplished Latinas in corporate America in celebrating their career success and leadership at the 2009 LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference. The eleventh annual awards ceremony honoring the 2008 LATINA Style 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. will take place on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20004.

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2008 LATINA Style 50 Companies


Aetna Inc.

Aflac Incorporated

Allstate Insurance Company

American Airlines

American Express

AT&T Inc. – Company of the Year

Bank of America

BNSF Railway Company

Citigroup Inc.

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Comcast Cable

Credit Suisse

Darden Restaurants

Fannie Mae

General Mills

General Motors Corporation

HSBC-North America

IBM Corporation

JPMorgan Chase

Kaiser Permanente

Kellogg Company

Kraft Foods, Inc.

Liz Claiborne Inc.

Macy’s, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc.

McDonald’s USA

Merrill Lynch

MetLife, Inc.

MGM Mirage

Morgan Stanley

New York Life Insurance Company

Northern Trust

PepsiCo., Inc.

Principal Financial Group

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Qwest Communications

Ryder System, Inc.

Southern California Edison

State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies

The Coca-Cola Company

The Procter & Gamble Company

Union Pacific Railroad Company


Verizon Communications, Inc.

Wachovia Corporation

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

WellPoint, Inc.

Wells Fargo & Company

Xerox Corporation

Honorable Mention Companies

Army & Air Force Exchange Service

Bausch & Lomb

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Comerica Bank

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Freddie Mac

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Sodexo, Inc.

United Technologies Corporation

UnitedHealth Group

SOURCE LATINA Style Magazine

LATINA Style Magazine Announces the 2009 LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference