Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc

Agenda Dallas 2017

Program Agenda

Friday, June 16, 2017

AT&T Building (308 S. Akard Dallas, Texas 75202)  # 3 – 12th Floor

Registration & Networking Breakfast (7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)

Opening Ceremony (8:00 am – 8:30 am)

  • Mistress of Ceremonies: Deborah Ferguson, Anchor, NBC5 (invited)
  • Introduction: Robert Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
  • Welcome Remarks: Honorable Monica Alonzo, Mayor Pro Tem, Dallas City
  • Sponsor Remarks: Lory Burgos, Sr. Consultant, Enterprise Diverse Marketing, Nationwide


(8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) Accessing Capital: Building Strong Businesses: 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: Ana Hernandez, SVP – Sr. Commercial Loan Officer, Dallas Chapter President, HWNT
  • Speaker: Patricia Rodriguez Christian, President and CEO, CRC Group Inc., National Board of WBENC
  • Speaker: Claudia Jimenez, Banking Center Manager, Comerica Bank
  • Speaker: Linda Williams, Economic Development Specialist, SBA
  • Speaker: Dan Villegas, Chief Lending Officer, Texas Mezzanine Fund                                       

(9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.) Leveraging Your Personality for Success sponsored by Nationwide – Conducted by Frantz Tiffeau, Supplier Diversity Director, Nationwide

(10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.) 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: Rebecca Aguilar, Freelance TV & Online Reporter
  • Speaker: Tilde Guajardo, Founder, Womanars
  • Speaker: Brianne Martin, Vice-President and Professional Development Director, SHPE
  • Speaker: Steven Eiger, Business Marketing – Lead Channel Manager, AT&T
  • Speaker: Rory Lassanske, Founder & Editor,

(11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Networking Break

(11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) 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: Jessica Narvaez, Chief Diversity Officer, Pinnacle
  • Speaker:  Gina Puente, President & CEO, Puente Concessions, Inc.
  • Speaker:  Erica Armendariz, Agent Owner, Nationwide
  • Speaker:  Sandra McGlothlin, President, Empire Roofing
  • Speaker:  Lydia Gonzalez, Chef & Founder, Savorista Cafe & Latino Culinary Institute

(12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)  Networking Break

(12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)  LATINA Entrepreneur Awards Luncheon

  • Introduction: Robert Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
  • Sponsor RemarksLory Burgos, Sr. Consultant, Enterprise Diverse Marketing, Nationwide
  • Event Chair Remarks: Rosie Kitson, Vice President Channel Marketing, AT&T
  • Featured Speaker: Ellen Castro, Chief Energizing Officer, Ellen
  • LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year: To be announced!                  

 (2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Closing Raffle * must be present to win 

Register here Event Chair

Hosted by

Title Sponsor: Nationwide. Host Sponsor: AT&T. City Sponsors: Comerica Bank, Goya, and DFW Airport. Supporting sponsors: The PhD Project (KPMG), El Hispano News, La Subasta News, and, Parents Step Ahead. Community Partners: Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, SHPE DFW, NAWBO, Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic 100, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT), MANA de North Texas, Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), Women’s Business Council Southwest, the Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and, Small Business Administration (SBA). Leadership Committee members: Co-Chairing  Dallas Conference: Rosie Kitson, Vice President, Channel Marketing, AT&T, Linda Thompson, EVP of Administration & Diversity at DFW International Airport, and Jessica Narvaez, CDO, Pinnacle Group.

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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