PROGRAM AGENDA – VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Welcome & Introductions
10:00 am-10:25 am
Welcome & Introductions: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Title Sponsor Remarks: Lory Burgos, Sr. Consultant, Diverse Marketing, Nationwide
Welcome Remarks: Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Co-Chair Remarks: Major General Angela Salinas (RET), Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Co-Chair Remarks: Rosa Santana, Founder & CEO, Santana Group
Marina Gonzales, President & CEO, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
10:26 am: We’ll be participating in a 3-minute mindfulness meditation. The exercise consists of a brief instruction, guided sit, and closing. Mindfulness can be especially beneficial to entrepreneurs who are seeking clarity, resilience, and stability. Conducted by Nick Delgado, President, Black Pen White Board.
10:30 am: Financial Survival Guide – The current difficult economic state has caught many ill-equipped. LATINA Style will follow up the conversation focusing on economic issues impacting the Latina community. 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.
Moderator: Marina Gonzales, President & CEO, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Panelist: Nick Delgado, President, Black Pen White Board
Panelist: Janie Barrera, President & CEO, Lift Fund
Panelist: Anthony Ruiz, MBA /JD, District Director, Small Business Administration
Panelist: Yolanda Ruiz, Internal Revenue Service, Senior Stakeholder Liaison-Area 3
11:15 am: Q&A
11:20 am: Health & Wellness – Focus on Mental Health Dr. Erika Gonzalez, President & CEO, South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals (STAAMP) and STAAMP Clinical Research, Chair Woman, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
11:35 am: Q&A
11:40 am: Entrepreneurs Spotlight: Learning Strategies for Success – During this unprecedented conditions that our country is facing today hear how leading successful Latina entrepreneurs at different stages of business maturity discuss lessons learned, and insight gained through their experiences, challenges encountered, and ways to overcome these. Also, how this stoppage affected their business viability and what are the plans to recover.
Moderator: Graciela Urruchua, Executive Administrator, NAWBO San Antonio
Panelist: Yvonne “Bonnie” Garcia, Founder and CEO, MarketVision; Corporate Marketer; Entrepreneur; Author
Panelist: Pilar Gonzales, Owner & CEO, Dip It by Pilar
Panelist: Melissa Mastrodomenico, CPA, Owner, President, Mastrodomenico CPA
Panelist: Nationwide Representative
12:25 pm: Q&A
12:30 pm: LATINA Style Entrepreneur Award Announcement
Robert E. Bard, president & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
San Antonio Mayor – Remarks Video
12:45 -1:00 pm: Closing Remarks
Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Lory Burgos, Sr. Consultant, Diverse Marketing, Nationwide
LATINA Style BUSINESS SERIES PAST SPONSORS