Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc
Latina Style Inc

Program Agenda

Thursday, October 22, 2015 – Program Agenda

Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel and Convention Center

Registration (7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)

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

Opening Ceremony (8:30 am – 9:00 am) Ballroom ABC

  • Master of Ceremonies
    Sergio Urquidi,
    News Anchor, Univision Arizona
  • Introduction
    Robert E. Bard,
    President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
  • Welcome Remarks
    Anna Tovar
    Former Arizona State Senator
  • Title Sponsor Remarks
    Blair Crossan,
    Regional VP, SW Regional Operations, Nationwide


Accessing Capital: Building Strong Businesses (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
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: Delia Gomez, Economic Development Specialist, WBC—District Office Technical Representative, U.S. Small Business Administration
Speaker: Edgar Acosta, Principal Agent, Acosta Insurance Agency, Inc.
Speaker: Perla Salinas, AVP Commercial Portfolio Manager, Arizona National Bank, SCORE
Speaker: Lisa Novack, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Internal Revenue Service
Speaker: Gene A. Williams, Jr., Vice President, Private Banker, Comerica Wealth Management

Networking Break & Expo area (10:00-10:15 a.m.)

Enhancing Women Empowerment through Technology & Social Media (10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
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: Jessica (Randolph) BadowskiOwner, toobusygals
Speaker: Tom FitzSimons, Technology Chair and Certified Mentor, SCORE
Speaker: Wendy Haro, Software QA Tester, WebPT, SHPE
Speaker: Dr. Isaura Gonzalez, Founder and Creator, Latina Mastermind
Speaker: Diana Prieto, Principal/Owner, Ideaz Media

Rediscovering YOU! Presented by Dr. Rose Moten (11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Becoming more consciously aware of ourselves will be the saving grace of humanity. We all have a true nature, a constellation of traits we are equipped with that are designed to assist us in achieving our destiny. Unfortunately, many of us, especially the multi-role woman, are in a state of stress, anxiety, depression and despair because we are operating outside of our true nature. We often lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Until you re-discover your true authentic self you will continue to feel disconnected and out of alignment with your true purpose.

Lessons Learned: LATINA Style Entrepreneurs Roundtable (11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.)
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: Maria Powell, Associate Broker, Help-U-Sell Galleria Realty
Speaker: Joya Kizer Clarke, President, CASA Unlimited Enterprises, Inc.
Speaker: Cheryl Mellott Denham, Owner, Arizona Family Florist
Speaker: Monica Villalobos, Founder, Principal of Research By Design

Energetic, short brain break with Rozzy! (12:35 p.m. -12:45 p.m.)

*Please note this agenda is tentative and subject to change

LATINA Style Entrepreneur Awards Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Boardroom DEFG


Mistress of Ceremonies

Heidi Renpenning
News Anchor, Univision Arizona


LATINA Style Advocate of the Year

Linda Mazon Gutierrez 
President & CEO of Hispanic Women’s Corporation

Robert E. Bard

LATINA Style CEO Remarks

Robert E. Bard,
President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.


Keynote Speaker

Veronica Moreno
Co-founder of Olé Mexican Foods, Inc.

Veronica Kuyoth

Title Sponsor Remarks

Veronica Kuyoth
Underwriting Territory Manager – Excess & Surplus of Nationwide

Monica edited

LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year

Monica Susana Villalobos
Founder, Principal of Research By Design

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

Mujeres a prueba de Fuego


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