Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc

Agenda Houston, TX 2014

Houston, TX. LATINA Style Business Series
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: J.W Marriott Hotel (5150 Westheimer Road. Houston, TX 77056)


8:00 am – 9:00 am NETWORKING BREAKFAST
9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome & Business Series Introduction
Mistress of Ceremonies
Gloria Romano Barrera, Managing Editor, LATINA Style Magazine
Co-Chair Remarks
M. Helen Cavazos, President, M. H. Cavazos & Associates
CEO Remarks
Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Official Welcome Remarks
Justice Eva Guzman, Supreme Court of Texas
Title Sponsor Remarks
Jennifer T. MartinezStaff Operations Director, Nationwide Insurance
Platinum Sponsor Remarks
Leticia Watts, Planning & Appraisal Manager, Shell Oil Company




9:30 am – 10:30 am The Essentials of a Successful Business
Moderator: Nikol Pavon, Vice President Business Loans, First Community Credit Union, Accion Texas
Speaker: Joni Sterling, Sr. Stakeholder Liaison, CSO: Communication & Stakeholder Outreach, Field Operations, Internal Revenue Service
Speaker: Cristiana Pimentel, Vice President & Relationship Manager for Business Banking, Comerica Bank                        
Speaker: Manuel Gonzales, District Director, SBA, Houston Chapter
10:30 am – 10:50 am Healthy Worker – Healthy Business
Conducted by Dr. Nicole R. Gonzales, M.D., Associate Professor
University of Texas-Houston Medical School
10:50 am – 11:00 am Networking Break & Expo area
11:00 am – 11:45 am How to Bring Your Supplier Diversity to the Next Level
Moderator: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Speaker: Debra Clark Stewart, Manager of Supplier Diversity, Workforce Development and Diversity Outreach in the Diversity office, Shell Oil Company
Speaker: Linzie Venegas, Chief Marketing Officer, Business Unit Manager, The Ideal Group, GM
11:45 am – 12:05 pm Women Empowerment through Technology
Conducted by Ivette Mayo, Chief Creative Officer, Yo Soy I Am, LLC
12:05 pm – 12:50 pm Latina Entrepreneurs Spot Light: Lessons Learned
Moderator: Minerva Pérez, Owner/Principal, Minerva Pérez Media, LLC
Speaker: Maria Rios, President & CEO, Nation Waste, Inc.
Speaker: Sonia Clayton, President & CEO, Virtual Intelligence Providers, LLC
Speaker: Michele Fraga, Owner, Tejas Office Products
Speaker: Milly B Kammerdiener, Broker, Owner,
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Break & Expo area



LATINA Style Entrepreneur Awards Luncheon

LATINA Style is proud to present the 16th Anniversary Tour of the LATINA Style Business Series!
Over 31,000 Latina entrepreneurs and professionals have benefited from their participation in this dynamic and ground-breaking business program since it first launched in 1998.

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm Welcome & Luncheon Introduction
Mistress of Ceremony
Cynthia Cisneros, Vice President, Community Affairs, ABC, Channel 13
Co-Chair Remarks
Dr. Laura Murillo, President & CEO, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
LATINA Style CEO Remarks
Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc
Title Sponsor Remarks
 Jennifer T. MartinezStaff Operations Director, Nationwide Insurance
Keynote Speaker
Monica Vaca, Founder, President & CEO, Century 21 The Real Estate Group
LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year
Milly B Kammerdiener, Broker, Owner,
Featured Speaker
Azucena Maldonado, Founder, Latina Golfers Association



* Please note this agenda is tentative & subject to change

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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