Already gathering the 2018 Latinas in Business highlights! Wow, where did time go? This has been such an intense year for Latinas in Business Inc. that it seems it really flew by. Looking back is the only way you realize how far you’ve become and how many of your goals you have accomplished.
Here are some Latinas in Business highlights of 2018 and insights of our editorial year on LatinasinBusiness.us, our dedicated editorial platform that promotes and empowers Latinas in business and the workplace:
2018 LATINAS IN BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS
- We started in March with participation at the “Dream Project” Fundraiser in NYC where Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz dedicated his reading to us. So honored to be part of this visionary event!
- In April, we applied –and were approved- for our non-profit status. Born out of an initiative under the umbrella of LCSWorldwide Language and Multicultural Marketing Communications, we achieved this year’s commitment to convert Latinas in Business Inc. in an autonomous non-profit entity with its own resources and its own team.
- Also at the end of April we were invited to participate at the “50 Most Powerful Latinas” event in NYC. Such a treat to be surrounded by these amazing Latinas from all industries.
- In May, we were invited to participate at the “Banking on Latinos for Growth” with LNC Executive Board members and speakers from major banking institutions hosted by Univision. Our most read article of the year!
- We were committed to increase the number of in-person events in 2018. In July, we partnered with Leo Cervantes, Chef and owner at La Playa Restaurant to party the summer off with “Mexican Sushi en La Playa” event.
- In August we launched our first “Latinas in Business Monthly Networking Kick Off” in Bloomfield NJ with a total of 98 registered participants. Guest speaker was Rafael Mata, Director of Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity.
- At this event, we launched our “Latinas Inner Circle”membership, an opportunity for Latina entrepreneurs to receive a number of benefits including promoting their brand and their businesses and attending our events at discount price.
- We followed up with a Latinas in Business Central Jersey Monthly Networking in “Las Marias” Restaurant and 78 registered participants. Guest speaker in his opportunity was Maddie Brooks at Prudential.
- At the end of September, we gathered Latina entrepreneurs at the Town Hall Latino Business Meeting with Lt Governor Sheila Oliver and hosted by Perth Amboy Major Wilda Diaz. Main sponsor for this event was Investors Bank. Outstanding success with a Q&A session and networking event and over 100 participants.
- In October we worked frantically in putting together our upcoming November “Latina SmallBiz Expo and Pitch Competition.”
- November also brought a great opportunity to join the AARP “Women of Certain Age”event at Montclair University with the presence of NJ Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg.
- November 8 finally arrived and we had the most powerful and successful event so far! See the “2018 Latina SmallBiz Expo recap celebrating the economic force of Latina entrepreneurs.” Thanks to the generous hosting of Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity and Hudson County Community College, we were able to have a fantastic event full of highlights and great attendance!
- The year ended in a high note when we received the Red Shoe Movement “Leaders Who Walk the Walk” award in NYC.
So we are very grateful for all the support from sponsors, hosts and participants that allowed us to continue our mission to advocate for the economic empowerment of the Latina working woman.
MOST SHARED ARTICLES ON 2018
- Latina community leader in the Bronx inspiring service across gender and cultures
Rev. Carmen Hernandez is a Latina community leader, activist, and advocate, working for people for over 35 years in the Soundview section of the Bronx, NY. Inspired by mentors from a young age, she has always felt a calling to help people. Throughout her years as an activist she has created many organizations and services to help her community. [Continue reading…]
- Corporate executive Beth Marmolejos shares insights on being a Latina leader
How hard is it to become a Latina leader? Throughout her career, Beth Marmolejos has risen to leadership roles and achieved great success in her field. Her story offers some insights and advice to other aspiring Latina leaders. [Continue reading…]
- Latina entrepreneur Silvina Rodriguez Picaro turns crisis into business opportunity
Latina entrepreneur Silvina Rodriguez Picaro transformed an external crisis into a business opportunity for her marketing communications company. She is the founder of the well-established, award-winning marketing communications agency, SRP Communications & Brand Design, SRP Interactive, and SRP Health Care Communication. Her company has offices in both Miami and Buenos Aires, and serves a variety of clients from startups to global corporations. [Continue reading…]
MOST READ ARTICLE OF ALL TIMES
The hospitality and tourism industry employs a diverse workforce yet at a senior level there are still issues of equality. Diversity in the hospitality and tourism industry is frequent in lower paid, less skilled jobs. However, senior positions at board level such as CEOs, CFOs and upper management career track are short in minority representation, clearly an issue for the industry’s future and development of skilled workers mirroring its market base.
MOST READ ARTICLE OF 2018
The explosion of the Latino market growth is no news for the 59 million strong – and growing –Latinos living in the USA. However, in an exclusive interview for LatinasinBusiness.us with Jessica K Asencio, President of the Latino Networks Coalition, we discussed this “cannot-be-missed” opportunity, which continues to be a challenge for companies that are still hovering on this potential without taking radical action.
Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays for all from us! See you in the New Year!
Latinas in Business Inc. Team