“Entrepreneur of the Year”
Ms. Duran is the president of BD Tax & Finance Group, Inc. She founded her company as a sole proprietor DBA Tax Support Services back in 2010. Ms. Duran graduated from DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2005. In addition, after a year of law school under her education, she completed the rigorous and comprehensive IRS Enrolled Agent exams. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS federal practice, individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to the highest ethical standards. The LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors leading entrepreneurs of all fields. Award finalists are nominated by community partners and are selected based on their vision, leadership, financial success, community service, and visibility as a true role model for young women.
“Advocate of the Year”
Honorable Diana Rodriguez
Honorable Rodriguez has been chosen based on her lifetime achievements and her distinguishability as a role model. This coveted award is presented to individuals who are champions of leadership and community service. Hon. Rodriguez represents families in the Sacramento region as an elected trustee of the Sacramento City Unified School District. First elected in 2008, and then re-elected to a second term in 2012, she has been a leading voice against harmful school closures, proper spending of the district’s approximately $480 million in revenues, and increased transparency. Hon. Rodriguez has been an advocate for working families and children and has supported policies to improve schools.