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Latina Style Symposium Set for Sept. 5

August 27, 2013

Staff Reports -- HispanicBusiness

Latina professionals

Latina Style Inc. announced its 10th annual Latina Symposium for Sept. 5, that intends to provide a national platform for Latina professionals to address the most pressing issues affecting the Hispanic woman in the U.S.

The symposium will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The National Latina Symposium will open with a ceremonial breakfast, followed by a series of workshops featuring such topics as advancement in the workplace, successful leadership, applying military skills to everyday life and business, and professional development.

The highlight of the event is the Distinguished Military Service Award Luncheon, co-hosted with the Department of Defense. During the luncheon, the Founders Award will be presented to the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity and Michael Montelongo, senior vice president of Sodexo and former CIO of the U.S. Air Force for their vision and support in the creation of the program.

Latina Style also will be honoring retiring Major General Angela Salinas, USMC, the highest ranking Latina in the military service with the Life Achievement Award.

Latina Style also will host a student track focusing on the Leaders of Tomorrow produced by the Parents Step Ahead Foundation and the Latina Style HERO Initiative. The four-city tour was created to assist military veterans' transition into corporate America. The programs honors and celebrates past and present servicemen's accomplishments and strives to provide resources for their success. The Latina Style HERO Initiative will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the symposium or to register, visit or call (703) 531-1424. Register by Aug. 30 to secure your admission as attendance is limited. The registration fees are as follows: general registration: $100, government: $50, nonprofit: $25, military and students with an ID: no cost (with valid ID).

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