Maria Rios, President and CEO of Nation Waste, Inc., Confirmed Guest Speaker...

Maria Rios, President and CEO of Nation Waste, Inc., Confirmed Guest Speaker in the XX Edition of The Minority Women’s Leadership World Summit


MIAMI, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce (USMCC) announces Maria Rios, President and CEO of Nation Waste, Inc. as a guest speaker in the XX edition of The Minority Women’s Leadership World Summit, taking place from the 29th to the 30th of March at the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel. Mrs. Rios owns the first female Hispanic-owned waste removal company in the United States and one of Houston’s largest minority-owned companies.

Mrs. Rios has achieved the American Dream and has come far from her long journey emigrating to the United States from El Salvador as a child. Rios is one of the top female business owners in the country, as acknowledged by Fortune when selecting her as one of the 2013 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in the U.S. In 2014, Goldman Sachs honored Rios as one of its 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. Nation Waste, Inc. is a fully-certified, commercial waste disposal company specializing in construction, demolition, commercial/industrial non-hazardous waste removal, portable toilets and recycling services.

Mrs. Rios is living the American dream, and I’m looking forward to her presence as a panelist. I’m certain Mrs. Rios’ story and our other renowned speakers will challenge women to boldly imagine and explore new futures for themselves, their businesses, and their communities,” said Mr. Sean Lee, Chairman of the Board for the U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Mrs. Rios will be recognized by the USMCC. Executive Community with the Global Woman Award for Entrepreneur of the Year during the Chamber’s Annual Gala on March 29.

“I am overwhelmed, grateful and honored to accept this remarkable opportunity,” said Mrs. Maria Rios. “Thank you for the amazing work that all of you do on a global basis to level the playing field for strong enterprising women. The U.S. Minority Chamber’s past, present and future is filled with opportunities for all women entrepreneurs”.  

Our Guest Speaker, Mrs. Rios, is an exemplary business leader who has achieved her dreams through persistence. There is no more fitting way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Women Conference than by featuring her as a panelist for everyone to be inspired by her American Dream testimony,” said Doug Mayorga, CEO of the USMCC. “We seek to connect the leading women of business working across gender diverse teams like Mrs. Rios. She is a real example of the new American History.”

The U.S. Minority Chamber’s Women’s Leadership World Summit will convene leaders in business, government and the corporate world to inspire and empower gender diverse teams across the landscape of small, medium and large enterprises, to provide mentorship and inspiration to the professional careers of attendees. The Summit will be titled “Inform, Empower, Inspire and Impact” and will feature a series of educational panels.

A finalized agenda with details on speakers and session topics, as well as registration information for this exclusive event, will be available upon request . Please stay tuned and/or contact USMCC Event Management Coordinator Lis Torres at 786-502-7054 or or CEO & Founder, Doug Mayorga at 202.250-0260, or by email to

Maria Loaisiga
Vice President, Public Affairs
(786) 406-2190

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SOURCE U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce

Maria Rios, President and CEO of Nation Waste, Inc., Confirmed Guest Speaker in the XX Edition of The Minority Women’s Leadership World Summit