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Virtual 17th Annual National LATINA Symposium to Recognize Latina Heroes

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Washington, D.C. September 11, 2020 – LATINA Style Inc. in partnership with Parents Step Ahead (PSA) will host the 17th Annual National LATINA Symposium – a national platform recognizing Latina achievements in our military forces. The Conference will be held virtually on Friday, September 18th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm. Honoring Latinas serving in the Armed Forces, the virtual conference empowers, develops and highlights Latinas in our military, veterans and Veteran Employee Resource Groups in corporate America. Since 2004, over 177 Hispanic women and two men have been recognized for their exemplary record and commitment to serve in our Nation’s Armed Services

The Symposium features workshops on successful leadership, global public service, applying military skills to everyday life and business, and the role a military spouse plays in their military career. Workshops include: Powerful Leadership Lessons… Leading by Example; Nurturing Latina Success; Successfully Transitioning from Active Military Service to Civilian and Corporate Careers; to name a few.

The highlight of the program is the Distinguished Military Service Awards. LATINA Style is 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 2020 Distinguished Military Service Awards Recipients are:

United States Army: Major Kelly Ann Guerra

United States Marine Corps: Gunnery Sergeant Alice Ramos

United States Marine Corps: Major Mabel B. Annunziata

United States Navy: Lieutenant Commander Joanna Maria Gonzales

United States Navy: Petty Officer Frances Hinojosa

United States Air Force: First Lieutenant Christine Gabrielle De Jesus

United States Air Force: Master Sergeant Christian Johnson

United States Air Force Civilian: Mrs. Stephanie Garcia Reay

United States Coast Guard: Lieutenant Gabriella C. Deza

United States Coast Guard: Petty Officer Phyllis Almaraz

United States Coast Guard Academy: Cadet Second Class Nayalina Evi Tamariz

United States Coast Guard Academy: Dr. Elizabeth Rivero

United States Army National Guard: Lieutenant Colonel Lesbia I. Nieves

WHAT:             Virtual 17th Annual National LATINA Symposium and Distinguished Military Service Awards Luncheon

WHEN:             Friday September 18th, 2020

WHO:             Welcoming RemarksRobert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc. 

Mistress of Ceremonies: SMSgt Sonora L. Vasquez, U.S. Air Force

Intro to Trailblazer Award Presentation Rear Admiral Ivette Davids, U.S. Navy

Keynote Speaker & Presidents Award Presentation Brigadier Aida T. Borras,

U.S. Army Reserve

RSVP:             Register here


September 18
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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