Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc

Program Agenda

Program Agenda- Chicago, IL

Registration (7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.) Marriott Ballroom 4th floor

Networking Breakfast (7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.) 4th floor

Green Room: Grace meeting room 4th floor

Opening Ceremony (8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) Marriott Ballroom 4th floor

  • Introduction: Patricia Mota, President & CEO, HACE
  • Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
  • Official Welcome Remarks: Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
  • Title Sponsor Remarks: Lory Burgos, Sr. Consultant, Enterprise Diverse Marketing, Nationwide


Accessing Capital: Building Strong Businesses (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) Focus: Experts will present available sources and ways to build capacity to position a small business to secure capital for expansion. Learn first-hand what initiatives has their company created to address the specific needs of a woman owned business.

  • Moderator: Lori Hernandez, Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, BMO Harris Bank
  • Speaker: Yolanda Ruiz, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Internal Revenue Service
  • Speaker: Carole Harris, Lead EDS, Illinois District Office, Small Business Administration
  • Speaker: Ana Marie Inmon, Agency Owner, Nationwide
  •  Janice Lopez, Managing Director Entrepreneurial Services, Director, Women’s Business Center, WBDC

Successful Marketing Strategies: Promote Your Business and Yourself (10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.) Focus: This workshop combines a unique blend of panelists with expertise on the areas Mainstream & Multicultural Marketing, Media, Social Media, and Supplier Diversity.  This panel focuses primarily on the personal and professional marketing strategies each panelist has implemented within their respective professions to achieve maximum success.

  • Moderator: Judith Ruiz-Branch, Public Relations, Community Outreach Coordinator, Better Business Bureau
  • Speaker: Delia Gutierrez McLaughlin, President & CEO, Coda Consulting Group
  • Speaker: Salina Rivera, CEO, MIYAN Media

Cyber Attacks: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business (10:45 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.) Focus: This session will explore the different types of cyber exposures and how you can protect yourself and your business. Speaker: Karyn Seibert Roeling, CPCU, CIC, President, Seibert Insurance Agency

Networking Break & Expo area (11:25:-11:45 a.m.)

Entrepreneurs Spotlight: Learning Strategies for Success (11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.) Leading Successful entrepreneurs at different stages of business maturity discuss lessons learned, insight gained through their experiences, challenges encountered, and ways to overcome these. Learn how some of our successful leaders have managed their success and how to apply that to your own career path.

  • Moderator: Patricia Mota, President, HACE
  • Speaker: Olga Camargo, Managing Partner, TOROSO Investments, LLC
  • Speaker: Tera Vazquez, President & CEO, Guy Brown, and a successful Nissan supplier
  • Speaker: Ana Marie Inmon, Agency Owner, Nationwide

Networking Break & Expo area (12:45-1:00 p.m.) (please transition to 5th floor)

 LATINA Style Entrepreneur Awards Luncheon (1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Chicago Ballroom 5th floor

  • Mistress of Ceremonies: Judith Ruiz-Branch, Multimedia Journalist
  • LATINA Style: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
  • Keynote Speaker: Honorable Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer
  • Title Sponsor: Rhonda Giselle Burns, Associate Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Nationwide
  • Gold Sponsor: Gloria Tostado, Nissan representative
  • Event Chair: Patricia Mota, President  & CEO, HACE
  • LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year: To be announced

Closing 2:30-3:00 p.m. Photo OPT

Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel (540 North Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611)  Chicago, Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 7am to 3pm.

Parking: $27 self-park at the hotel

Nationwide’s Supplier Diversity representative, Didi Anekwe, will be onsite at the Chicago LATINA Style Business Series to discuss:


  • Current Nationwide RFP opportunities
  • Insights on successful engagement strategies with corporations in general
  • The importance of a business resume aka a Capability Statement
  • Why corporations require diverse supplier certification

Thirty minutes appointment are available Oct 7th from 10:00 am – 12:45 pm.

RSVP to [email protected], and include your name, business name and preferred time.

LATINA Style Business Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor:

Nationalwide Insurance


Host Sponsor:


City Sponsor

Comerica Bank

Platinum Sponsor

American Airlines

National Partners

Parents Step Ahead

Media Partners

Capital Wire PR

Media Partners

Old School 104.7FM

Community Partners

Latino Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce





Latina Golfers Association (LGA)


Hispanic Heritage Foundation HHF

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