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21st Annual
LATINAS & POWER SYMPOSIUM

Our day will feature inspiring speakers, engaging panels, an exhibitor showcase, an awards presentation to recognize our 2024 Entrepreneur of the Year, Latina Champions, Community Warrior and Company of the Year, plus networking opportunities. Whether you are just starting out on your career journey, you're a seasoned professional, a small business owner or looking for inspiration in your personal life, Latinas & Power Symposium is the premier place to network and make those important connections.

Key Note Speakers & Host

Tricia Montalvo Timm
Tricia Montalvo TimmLEADER, AUTHOR, SPEAKER
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Tricia is on a mission to inspire anyone who has ever felt like an “other” in the workplace to embrace their true selves, own their identity and achieve success and fulfillment in their life and career.
Aida Rodriguez
Aida RodriguezCOMEDIAN, WRITER, ACTOR
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Aida Rodriguez is a comedian, writer, and actor—a favorite of critics and fans alike. Esquire Magazine declared of her, “This is Rodriguez's genius—using comedy to turn pain into progress, to give voice to the voiceless, and to laugh instead of cry.”
Marilyn Alverio
Marilyn AlverioHost
Founder & CEO of Latinas & Power
Having grown up in an urban neighborhood Marilyn learned early on about the impact of giving back to the community, volunteerism and paying it forward. Her parents migrated to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in the early 1950’s and instilled the importance of “la Familia,” culture, our language and being involved in “La Communidad.”

Panelists

Yanira Guzman
Yanira GuzmanFounder of The Career Gem
As the founder of The Career Gem, a full-service career coaching business, Yanira Guzmán has over 15 years of guiding others to achieve their career aspirations. As a first-generation college graduate, she helps ambitious Latinas position themselves for their next career role, resulting in increased income benefiting themselves, their families, and their communities.
Melody Gonzalez
Melody GonzalezExecutive Director of the White House Hispanic Initiative
Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez
Dr. Damary Bonilla-RodriguezLeadership Development
Dr. Damary M. Bonilla-Rodriguez is a national leading authority on leadership development, especially as it pertains to diversity and inclusion. She delivers keynote addresses and presentations drawing upon her experience from roles in the non-profit, private, and government sectors, as well as her doctoral research.
Sindy Benavides
Sindy BenavidesPRESIDENT AND CEO OF LATINO VICTORY

Purchase Your Ticket Today

$35
Graduation Reception
  • Latinas in Leadership Institute Graduation Reception (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsors

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What To Expect

The Latinas and Power Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th 2024.

Breakout Sessions

Tools & resources that will enable you to take the next step on your journey.

Inspirational Speakers

Nationally known inspirational speakers sharing strategies for success.

One-Day Symposium

All it takes to empower your efforts. Our presenters give you the tools to turn your ideas into reality.

Networking

A chance to meet top professionals and organizations that can help you cultivate relationships that last.

Join La Mesa Latina!

Founded by a group of seasoned Latina professionals, who experienced challenges and barriers in the workplace over the last 50 years, La Mesa Latina addresses an evident and widely unchanged issue:  the Latina leadership gap in the U.S. Despite progress, the gap remains wide. So we are rolling up our sleeves and creating positive change. At our core, we advocate for a future where every Latina thrives.

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The Results You'll Get

Our community, engaging webinars, and dynamic networking events are pretty special. We’re focused on the ways it will make a huge difference in your life and career.

Here are a few of the things you’ll be able to do as a member of La Mesa Latina:

  • You'll be able to learn career insights and strategies from like-minded Latina professionals and entrepreneurs.

  • You can develop connections and valuable partnerships within a supportive community of Latina professionals and entrepreneurs.

  • You'll strengthen your skills through shared experiences, aiding in your professional growth and glass ceiling shattering efforts.