Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc

Agenda Miami, Fl 2016

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Miami LATINA Style Business Series
Thursday, March 24, 2016 – Hyatt Regency Miami (400 S.E. Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33131)


7:30 am – 9:00 am REGISTRATION
7:30 am – 8:30 am NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 am – 9:00 am

Location: Auditorium

Opening Ceremony

Elaine Miceli-Vasquez, Owner, El Heraldo de Broward, Owner We Do Events
Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Title Sponsor Remarks: Lory Burgos, Senior Consultant, Business Technology, Nationwide


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Accessing Capital: Building Strong Businesses
Focus: 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 will present available sources and ways to build capacity to position a small business to secure capital for expansion.

Moderator: Ana M. Albert, Vice President, PR & Marketing, ALMACO Group, Inc., ALPFA Marketing Director
Speaker: Miguel Gonzalez, Assistant District Director Lending Relations, U.S. Small Business Administration
Speaker: Eric Santa Maria, CPA/ABV/CFF,  Verdeja De Armas & Trujillo, Director,  SCORE Mentor
Speaker: Maritza Rabinowitz, Senior Stakeholder Liaison within the Communication, Liaison & Disclosure organization, Internal Revenue Service

9:50 am -10:00 a.m. Networking Break & Expo area
10:00 am – 10:50 am

Enhancing Women Empowerment through Technology & Social Media
Focus: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges, one of them being keeping up- to-date with the latest technology. In the ever-expanding world of social media via texts, tweets, and online blog communities, the corporate world is rapidly integrating social networking into a new business model that is only increasing in popularity. Hear valuable information to gain an advantage, remain competitive and thrive through the use of social media and technology in today’s business climate.

Moderator: Yvonne Lorie, Founder, Refresh PR
Speaker: Mayda Gonzalez, Senior Director, Identity and Access Management (GISCS), Carnival Corporations & plc
Speaker: Teresita Chavez Pedrosa, Attorney, Journalist, Professor, Teresita Chavez Pedrosa, P.A
Speaker: Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, Founder, Hispanic PR Blog

10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Spotlight interview: Vicky Rey, Vice President Guest Services, Carnival Cruise Line
Latina trailblazer Vicky Rey, Vice President, Guest Services at Carnival Cruise Line, shares her story of success at world’s largest cruise company. Her passion for Carnival’s guests has made her an industry leader. Conducted by Mayra Ramos Miró, MBA, President & CEO, Red Heels International, LLC.

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Protecting Your Business and Planning for the Future Presented by Nationwide
As you strengthen and grow your business, you need to protect yourself and your company. There are different ways to protect what you have worked so hard to create. What happens when you are ready to create an employee retirement plan or retire from your business? Join Nationwide as our experts share how to insure your business and plan for retirement.

Moderator:  Yhanique Whitely, Sales Manager, P&C Independent Distribution, Nationwide 
Speaker: Gabriel Dieppa, Vice President, Business Development, BenTrust Insurance Group
Speaker: Gabriela Dominguez, Agency Principal, Avante Insurance Agency
Speaker: Ana Aguirre, Retirement Specialist, Nationwide

11:50 a.m. – 12:40 p.m

LATINA Style Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Lessons Learned
Focus: Successful Latina entrepreneurs at different stages of business maturity discuss lessons learned, insight gained through their experiences, challenges encountered, and ways to overcome these. These women will share ways to be ready for growth and new opportunities.

Moderator: Susy Alvarez-Diaz, CEO, adgomnimedia  
Speaker: Millie Herrera, MBA, President, The Miami Group
Speaker: Olga M. Ramudo, President & CEO, Express Travel
Speaker: Vanessa Valera Nolte, Co-Founder, Holstein House Wares              
Speaker: Gabriela Dominguez, Agency Principal, Avante Insurance Agency

12:40 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Networking break

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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