Symposium Celebrating Latina Leadership & Empowerment

Washington, D.C. [CapitalWirePR] September 2, 2016 – LATINA Style Inc. in partnership with Parents Step Ahead (PSA) are proud to host the 13th Annual National LATINA Symposium – a national platform for Latina professionals and leaders to address the most pressing issues affecting the Hispanic woman in the United States.

The Symposium will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Crystal City Marriott | 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy | Arlington, VA 22202. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will serve as the Honorary Chair for the conference and will provide the welcoming remarks.

The Symposium features cutting edge workshops that allow participants to learn about issues such as: advancement in the workplace, successful leadership, and global public service, applying military skills to everyday life and business, and entrepreneurship development. Speakers include panelists from the U.S. State Department, OPM, CIA, FBI, Prudential, Shell, Walmart, Nationwide, AT&T, USAA, ETS, and General Officers from Armed Forces.

The highlight of the program is the Distinguished Military Service Award Luncheon. LATINA Style Inc. and Parents Step Ahead are proud to present the only national awards program honoring Latina military and civilian personnel who through their service have enhanced the role of Latinas in their organizations. The program also highlights some of the best corporate transitioning programs for veterans. Keynote speaker for the luncheon is The Honorable Gabriel O. Camarillo, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower, and Reserve Affairs).

LATINA Style Inc. and Parents Step Ahead would like to congratulate the 2016 Distinguished Military Service Award Recipients
U.S. Army: Sergeant Major Linda Kessinger
U.S. Marine Corps: Staff Sergeant Christina Mota-Aguiar and Ms. Maritza Carrillo
U.S. Navy: Legalman Second Class Evelin-Yanet Garcia and Ms. Belia Cook
U.S. Air Force: First Lieutenant Karen Rubin-Santos; Master Sergeant Sonora Vasquez and Ms. Rosa Marlin
U.S. Coast Guard: Lieutenant Katrian Hernandez and Mrs. Lushens K. McNamara
U.S. National Guard Bureau: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Darysabel Lopez and Ms. Dania Aponte
United States Military Academy (West Point): Cadet Gabriela Barrera-Gutierrez
United States Naval Academy: Midshipmen First Class Isabel Krause
United States Air Force Academy: Cadet First Class Leslie Perez
United States Coast Guard Academy: Cadet First Class Ruth T. Salvatori
The luncheon is also the stage for President’s Award to honor Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower, and Reserve Affairs), Gabriel O. Camarillo in recognition of their distinguished service to our country and exemplary work as a Latino role model.

The 2016 National LATINA Symposium sponsors are: Walmart, Prudential, PepsiCo, Shell Oil Company, Nationwide, AT&T, USAA, Central Intelligence Agency, ETS, Johnson and Johnson, Marriott, and United States Air Force.
For further information about the Symposium or to register, please visit, or call (214) 357-2186. Register by September 6st to secure your admission – Attendance is Limited.

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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