Latina journalist Jackeline Cacho

Latina journalist Jackeline Cacho receives award from Latinas in Business Inc.

Latina journalist Jackeline Cacho, Emmy Nominee for her TV production “Triunfo Latino” received the Latina Entrepreneur of the Month Award at the 2019 Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch that took place at the Hudson County Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City, NJ. Hudson County Community College was co-hosting the event.

“It is with great pleasure that we granted our dear supporter and Latina journalist Jackeline Cacho the Latina Entrepreneur of the Month Award. She traveled from Los Angeles to be the Mistress of Ceremony at our conference on June 13 in Jersey City, and to received this special award,” said the organizer of the event Susana G Baumann, President and CEO, Latinas in Business Inc. “Her participation and introduction of all main speakers and especially, her moderation of the Fireside Chat with actor, TV writer and producer, and women’s advocate Ivana de Maria, were impeccable,” she added.

Latina Journalist Jackeline Cacho

Jackeline Cacho awarded by Latinas in Business Inc.

Meanwhile Jackeline Cacho, the  award-winning journalist and producer, and two times Emmy nominee for her national television program “Jackeline Cacho Presents Triunfo Latino” in the US expressed gratitude to the organization that sets her apart.

 “I was honored to receive this award from an organization that advocates for the economic empowerment of Latinas and women of color because their message resonates with our own mission, which is to bring awareness to the rights of women and girls in the US and Latin America,” Jackeline Cacho said.

The award was presented by sponsor Mojavie, co-founders Luis Cuneo and James Woods.

An initiative against domestic violence in Latin America and other regions

Latina journalist Jackeline Cacho is with great success the producer of the fastest growing independent Spanish TV show in the country. “Jackeline Cacho Presenta Triunfo Latino” airs every Sunday on Vme TV Network celebrating this year her seventh season on air.  Successful creator of the movement Edutainment in Spanish programming,  Cacho is also a great women’s advocate and humanitarian journalist who supports the Spotlight Initiative, which was originated by the United Nations and the European Union.

Through the Spotlight Initiative – Latin America, the European Union and the United Nations Organization will finance programs to eradicate violence against women and girls, beginning in Mexico.

 As part of the activities of the official launch of the Spotlight Initiative – Latin America, which was born due to the alarming number of cases of gender violence in the region, Latina journalist Jackeline Cacho visited Mexico City in November 2018 to initiate dissemination activities.

Latina journalist Jackeline Cacho

Jackeline Cacho receives Latina Entrepreneur of the Month Award from sponsor Mojavie (From L to R) Luis Cuneo, Mojavie, Susana G Baumann, Latinas in Business Inc., Jackeline Cacho, Triunfo Latino, James Woods, Mojavie


In Mexico, the first stop on the promotion tour, Spotlight Champion ambassador Jackeline Cacho held meetings and interviews with national and local media. Jackeline Cacho was in charge of putting voice and face to thousands of women who are suffering some type of violence.

Latina journalist Jackeline Cacho

Jackeline Cacho with actor, TV writer and producer, and women’s advocate Ivana de Maria


With the financial contribution of 55 million euros for Latin America from the European Union in conjunction with the United Nations (UN), new and innovative programs will be encouraged in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, to help women and girls to live free of violence and eradicate femicide in these countries. In 2016 alone: ​​254 women and girls were murdered in Argentina, 349 in El Salvador, 211 in Guatemala, 466 in Honduras and 2,813 in Mexico.

Jackeline Cacho with actor, TV writer and producer, and women’s advocate Ivana de Maria during Fireside Chat


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The Spotlight Initiative will work closely with civil society, United Nations agencies and the governments of the five beneficiary countries to provide comprehensive, high-impact interventions that can save the lives of women and girls.

(From L to R) Lori Margolin, Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dean, HCCC; First Lady of New Jersey Tammy S Murphy; Susana G Baumann, Latinas in Business Inc.; Jackeline Cacho, Triunfo Latino



“This initiative reaffirms our commitment to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls by the year 2030,” said the Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Amina Mohammed, who recalled that the five selected countries showed the political courage to face and pretend to end feminicide, a crime that costs 12 women a day in Latin America.

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NLBWA-LA recognizes Latinas in Business at 13th Annual Women of Excellence Awards

The National Latina Business Women Association – LA Chapter (NLBWA-LA) will be presenting their 13th Annual “Latinas in Business” Women of Excellence Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Majestic Downtown in beautiful Los Angeles, CA.

Rose Elena Sauceda NLBWA- LA President 2015-16

Rose Elena Sauceda NLBWA- LA President 2015-16

Latinas in the public and private spheres will be awarded for their excellence in the following categories: Entrepreneurs of the Year, Corporate Leader of the Year, Inspirational Leader of the Year, Legacy Award, Trailblazer Award, Business Owner Award, Community Advocate Award and Emerging Latina/Rising Star Awards.

“We received over 100 nominations for award candidates, and our judges went through a very rigorous decision process. The honorees represent the best of the best and we are proud to recognize their contributions to the Latina business community,” said NLBWA-LA President Rose Elena Sauceda.

Judges criteria for Latinas in Business Women of Excellence Awards

According to the California organization, the nominees had to meet the following criteria:

  • Must be actively involved in the day-to-day operations and the business must be at least 51% Latina-owned for more than three (3) years.
  • Must conduct business or work in Los Angeles and/or the surrounding Greater Los Angeles and surrounding communities.
  • Promote the rapid growth as an Entrepreneur and/or a Corporate Executive or Professional in their profession and business.
  • Must hold a mid-management position in their professional as a community Leader in Diversity and growth in the Latino community!
  • All nominees must demonstrate outstanding leadership in our community, mentorship, serve as an advocate and/or be involved in diversity to promote Latinos in the community

This event will begin with a President’s Black Tie Reception for Nominees, followed by the Awards ceremony and will close with a celebration featuring live entertainment, appetizers and delicious desserts.

Josefa Salinas as MC

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Josefa Salinas, radio personality

Celebrity radio personality Josefa Salinas will be the Mistress of Ceremonies at the 13th Annual “Latinas in Business Awards.” Salinas has been an on-air personality for 30 years, including 14 years on Hot 92.3 FM “The Beat” where she also held the off-air position of Community Affairs Director. The celebration pays tribute to Latina entrepreneurs and corporate professionals for demonstrating outstanding leadership and making a positive impact on their community.

“We are thrilled to have Josefa as the Mistress of Ceremonies for this year’s Latinas in Business Awards.  She is a current award nominee and exemplifies what our event is all about,” Sauceda said.

Known as the “Angelita de la Noche” (“Angel of the Night”) during her five-year tenure at POWER 106 FM, Salinas has become a role model for women, a powerful symbol for Latinos and a mentor and advocate for children in foster care in underserved communities through her Pursuit of Excellence Institute.

Corporate Leader of the Year

Sotelo Vargas Latinas in Business Award

Brissa Sotelo-Vargas , Tesoro, Corporate Leader Award

Brissa Sotelo-Vargas, Tesoro Manager of Public and Government Affairs, will be honored as the Corporate Leader of the Year.

Tesoro is the second largest independent refining and marketing company in the western United States. The Latinas in Business Awards pay tribute to Latina entrepreneurs and corporate professionals for demonstrating outstanding leadership and making a positive impact on their community.

Sotelo-Vargas monitors and analyzes the business, political and regulatory environment and develops and implements strategies and tactics in response. She joined Tesoro (formerly Shell Oil) because she wanted to make sure that the surrounding communities could work strategically to implement company programs that will benefit not only the company, but its external stakeholders as well.

“Finding common ground where the community does not have to compromise their needs — and the company does not have to violate their value system — is something that requires a lot of time and strategizing to reach agreements,” said Sotelo-Vargas.

Entrepreneur Leaders of the Year

Amerisal Foods CEO Nora Saca

Amerisal Foods CEO Nora Saca

Amerisal Foods CFO Vanessa Faggiolly

Amerisal Foods CFO Vanessa Faggiolly

Amerisal Foods’ CEO Nora Saca and CFO Vanessa Faggiolly will receive the Entrepreneur Leaders of the Year Award.

Founded in 2007, Amerisal Foods is a privately-owned wholesale food distribution company, importing Latin American food products. The El Salvadoran mother-daughter business duo bought the financially struggling Amerisal Foods on the brink of foreclosure and turned it into a multi-million dollar enterprise.

The business currently employs over 500 people abroad and distributes its food products to supermarket chains like Superior, El Super, Vallarta and Super King. “We saw the huge market potential of Latin people nostalgic for ‘a little taste of home.’ There was a demand, and we filled it,” said Vanessa Faggiolly.


The National Latina Business Women Association, Los Angeles Chapter (NLBWA-LA), a 501(c) 3 non-profit, non-partisan organization was established in July of 2003 to meet the needs of the growing ranks of Latina entrepreneurs, executives and professionals from the greater Los Angeles area.  The mission of NLBWA-LA is to encourage Latinas to develop their business and professional skills and to meet their career goals through education, business referrals and networking. Its vision is to create nationwide representation, visibility and business opportunities for Latina entrepreneurs and corporate professionals in the business world as well as to help Latinas reach the executive corporate level or achieve success within their own companies.

For more information about NLBWA-LA and the awards ceremony visit