AT&T 308 S Akard St Dallas Texas 75202 – 12th floor
7:00 am – 7:30 am Registration & Networking Breakfast
7:30 – 8:00 am Welcome & Introduction
Introductions: Robert E. Bard, President, LATINA Style, Inc.
AT&T Host Remarks: Maria T. Lensing, Vice President, Global Business, AT&T
Welcome Remarks: Hon. Regina Montoya, Attorney, Chair, Mayor’s Task Force for Poverty, Dallas
Title Sponsor Remarks: Lory Burgos, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Diverse Marketing, Nationwide
8:00 am – 8:50 am The Essentials of a Successful Business: This panel combines a unique blend of professionals with extensive experience in the areas of business bank lending; private, venture & angel investments; and government lending for small business. Panelists include Internal Revenue Service, SBA, and, Bank expert will present available sources and ways to build capacity to position a small business to secure capital for expansion.
Moderator: Maria Santi, Director of Minority Outreach, Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Speaker: Derenda Fisher. Lender Relations Specialist/Administrative Officer, SBA
Speaker: Isela Aguilar, VP, Banking Center Manager, Comerica
Speaker: Debbie Hurst, President & CEO, Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS)
Speaker: Velena McRae, Communications & Liaison, Internal Revenue Service
#ForYourWellness Break presented by Nationwide — Morning Stretch and Breath with V12 Yoga Early Morning Stretch for Success” — learn basic Yoga stretches to start your morning off right! Stretches include invigorating breath work to get you going.
9:00 – 9:50 am Successful Marketing Strategies: Promote Your Business and Yourself: 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: Silvana Rosero, President & CEO, Laguna Media Group
Speaker: John Starkweather, AVP Marketing, AT&T
Speaker: Tilde Guajardo, Founder & CEO, Womanars®
Speaker: Brianne C. Martin, Engineer turned Entrepreneur, singer, speaker, STEM and Diversity advocate, Vice chair, SHPE
10:00-10:15 am AT&T Custom Session: Maria T. Lensing, AT&T Vice President, Global Business & Healthcare Solutions, a 2019 LATINA Style Executive of the Year shares her Executive Insights: A health, wellness & balance conversation.
10:15-10:50 am Cyber Fraud Threats of Today Is your business prepared for a security breach? Learn first-hand how to develop solutions to help organizations build strong security programs.
Moderator: Robert E. Bard, president & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Speaker: Joel Quejada, Lead Product Marketing Manager, AT&T
Break 10 min
11:00-11:50 am Marketing Your Business for Success: Conducted by Frantz Tiffeau, Director, Supplier Diversity, Nationwide
LATINA Style Luncheon 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Mistress of Ceremonies: Norma Garcia, Anchor, Telemundo 48
CEO Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Title Sponsor Remarks: Flavio Mesquita, Territory Sales Leader – Southwest Regional Operations, Nationwide
LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year: Rosa Santana, Founder & CEO, Santana Group
1:00 – 1:50 pm Entrepreneurs Spotlight: Learning Strategies for Success: Leading Successful Latina 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 most successful leaders have managed their success and how to apply that to your own career path.
Moderator: Veronica Thomison, Founder & President, MPR Source, Inc.
Speaker: Rosa Santana, Founder & CEO, Santana Group
Speaker: Dr. Di Ann Sanchez, President, DAS HR Consulting LLC
Speaker: Gabriela N. Smith, Esq., Managing Attorney, the Smith Law Group
Speaker: Erica Armendariz, Owner,Armendariz Insurance Agency
#ForYourWellness Break presented by Nationwide — Afternoon Mindful Meditation with V12 Yoga: Practice a mid-day meditation of gratitude and mindfulness. The best way to quiet your busy mind is with a midday meditation break.
2:00 – 2:50 pm How to Bring Your Supplier Diversity to the Next Level: Corporate Supplier Diversity & Minority Small Business programs offer a major opportunity for business growth for entrepreneurs. Learn the ins and outs of qualifying to become a minority / small business supplier and secure contracts from corporate America. Introduced by Jalayna Bolden, Director of Supplier Diversity, AT&T
Moderator: Jessica Narvaez, Chief Diversity Officer, Pinnacle Group
Speaker: Betty Manetta, President & CEO, Argent Associates, Inc.
Speaker: Nancy Alvarez, Supervisor of the 8(a) Business Development Division, SBA
Speaker: Laura Ramirez, Director of Supplier Diversity, Ericsson
2:50 – 3:00 pm Let’s Talk Your #LatinaLegacy presented by Nationwide: What’s your #LatinaLegacy. Join Nationwide as we reflect on the day and also announce the winner of a $150 gift card, compliments of Nationwide.
3:00 pm Closing Raffle