Columbus, OH LATINAStyle Business Series
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Hilton Columbus Hotel located at 401 North High Street in Columbus OH 43215.
Parking fees at the Hilton Hotel: Self-parking: $20.00 (Garage Parking) and Valet: $24.00 (Valet Parking). Nearby Parking lots prices range between $8.00 & $10.00/day.
Cristina is the President and CEO of Empleos and Employment, a business that specializes in providing bilingual recruiting and professional development services.
In 2008 and 2013 was named one of the top Ohio Latino leaders.
She is a certified diversity and inclusion practitioner, a motivational speaker and the mastermind who founded the largest Diversity Latino Talent and Leadership Conference in the State of Ohio, which celebrated its fifth year in 2013. Cristina is a first generation immigrant from Venezuela; she has devoted her life to helping others achieve success whilst excelling in her own professional career.
Versatile and experienced working with multi-$billion Fortune corporations, as well as not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, higher education, and community organizations throughout the United States, Latin America and several European countries. She is a dynamic, seasoned, business-minded, and solutions-oriented executive with more than 20+ years of experience in Project Management, Leadership/Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Diversity & Inclusion, Mentoring and Recruiting.
Cristina is an active participant of her community and currently serves as a member of the Fifth Third Bank Community Advisory Board and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. She created the Dublin, OH Latino Student Leadership recognition award while serving as a board member of the Latino Empowerment Outreach Network (LEON). Cristina is a former board member of Welcome Warehouse and has served as an advisor to many Latino organizations and nonprofits.
Cristina currently lives in Dublin Ohio with her husband of 23 years and her youngest son, Joel. Her oldest sons Joshua and Jacob are currently serving as a missionary in Tokyo Japan and Georgia for two years. www.diversitylatino.com
Lorena Mora-Mowry is the president and founder of MujerLatinaToday.com, a social media platform for Latinos to share their talent, views, news, concerns and successful stories. Lorena has interviewed Latino executives, civil rights activists, people in the arts, elected ofﬁcials, community leaders / non-proﬁt organizations, as well as everyday immigrants. Lorena is passionate in building the Virtual Barrio. She has more than 680 video interviews in her YouTube channel. For more than nine years, Lorena has being connecting, informing, educating and inspiring the digital and mobile Latinos. She is a member of the community based program “Latinas in Ohio Facing Challenges and Taking Action”, the Cincinnati CET Community Advisory Council, the “Change Team” for the “National Violence Against Women Cultural Competency Project” and the Women’s Crisis Center in Kentucky. This year, thirteen of Lorena´s interviews about domestic violence, legal remedies, victims and survivors rights, testimonials and self-esteem have been compiled by the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission on a DVD. The DVDs were distributed to community based organizations, victims, witnesses and survivors throughout Ohio. Lorena received the 2010 Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award, the LULAC Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame and was selected by the Cincinnati Enquirer as one of the “Women to Watch in 2012”. Lorena’s proﬁle was in The Women’s Book Cincinnati. In 2012, Lorena was recognized by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Immigrant Women for her exceptional work in the community by supporting immigrant survivors of domestic violence.
Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta is the District Director for the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State which serves the business community by providing business aid for Columbus and the 8 surrounding counties. The Ohio SBDC at Columbus State is an award winning center which offers clients the services of the Core SBDC, Ohio SBDC Latino Center, MTSBDC (Manufacturing and Technology SBDC) and the ITAC (International Trade Assistance Center).
Ulloa-Olavarrieta has served the New Direction Career Center as a board member and treasurer, as well as the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus as board treasurer. Currently, she serves on the MidOhio Food Bank board and the ACEnet board. Ulloa-Olavarrieta is also a small business owner; launching Bébo Naturals, an organic baby food company in 2010.
Community service has always been tremendously important to Ulloa-Olavarrieta. She has been a United Way volunteer, Junior Achievement teacher, Women’s Fund volunteer, taught English as a second language and is currently on the scholarship committee for the Fund for Appalachian Ohio.
A graduate of Ohio University, she holds a Masters in Financial Economics as well as a BA in Economics with specializations in Latin American Studies, Spanish and German.
Born in Mexico City, Ulloa-Olavarrieta immigrated to the United States when she was 5 years old. Currently, she lives in Columbus with her husband and two children.
Victoria Calderón Nunes
Marketing Professional, PMM Agency
Columbus, Ohio Area
Marketing and Advertising
Victoria Calderon Nunes is a seasoned marketing professional, a published author and a proud new mom. She’s originally from Merida, Venezuela but was raised on the East Coast of the United States. She moved to the Midwest to pursue higher education and met her Dominican husband, Pedro in Columbus, Ohio.
Her passion lies in public relations, creating strategic partnerships and empowering multicultural communities through education. She is an Account Manager at PMM Agency, a full-service marketing agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Victoria speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English proficiently. Her community involvement includes contributions to United Way, YWCA, League of United Latin American Citizens, and National Society of Hispanic MBAs. She developed the Latina Mentoring Academy professional development program through the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus, Ohio in 2010.
Past recognition includes:
1997: At age 12, her poem The Stranger was included in the book Windows of the Soul published by the National Library of Poetry.
2009: Named “Corporate Advocate of the Year” by the Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and “Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan” by the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission
2010: Business First’s Forty under Forty
2010-2014: Who’s Who in Latino Columbus features
2012: Front Cover of Columbus CEO September issue
2013: Women’s Book Columbus Area Edition feature
However, what she’s most proud of is giving birth to her baby boy, Daniel Andres, in 2014. He’s her main source of inspiration for launching her writing career in bilingual children’s books alongside her sister/illustrator, Laura Hilbert. Victoria is humbled and thankful to God for the opportunity to pursue her purpose in life. Victoria currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband Pedro Calderon who is training to be a cardiologist.