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
News Anchor, Univision Arizona
Robert E. Bard,
President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
- Welcome Remarks
Former Arizona State Senator
- Title Sponsor Remarks
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) Badowski, Owner, 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