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Univision to Sponsor Latina View Panel at May 18 Latinas & Power® Symposium Hartford, CT

Date: May 04, 2017

Univision to Sponsor Latina View Panel at May 18 Latinas & Power® Symposium Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT, May 3, 2017 – The 2017 Latinas & Power® Symposium announced that Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will sponsor the Latina View panel during this year’s Latinas and Power® symposium.  The panel, a hallmark segment of the Latinas & Power Symposium, will discuss the importance of Latinas getting involved in leadership roles. Moderated by Univision News’ Primer Impacto correspondent, Nayeli Chavez-Geller, “Latina View” will broadcast nationally via Primer Impacto’s Facebook channel.
“The mission of the panel is to call Latinas to action particularly in the face of a mercurial political environment where too much seems uncertain. We want to encourage Latinas to join the Women’s Movement, to take leadership roles within their own communities and to run for public office. More than ever, we need to know where to go for information so we can make informed decisions and make our voices count, ” stated Marilyn Alverio, producer and founder of the event now in its 14th year.
Joining Nayeli, are panelists Marilyn Alverio, creator of Latinas & Power; Yvette Baez, vice president of Integrated Marketing, UCI; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, social entrepreneur; and Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, superintendent, Hartford Public Schools.  In addition to the Latina View panel speakers, other workshop speaker highlights include; Diana Zuluaga, founder of Jet D’OR, a charter jet company, and Karla Medina, owner of Sudor Taino, a group fitness center.
“Latinas are powerful women who many times lead from behind. We wish to urge them to take their rightful place in the frontlines of leadership so they, too, can lend their voices to those who wish to preserve the American democratic way of life. Like most mothers, Latinas are very concerned about the kind of world their children will inherit if the present course of events is left unchecked,” stated Dr. Leslie Rodriguez, the new Superintendent of Hartford schools, who is one of the panelists and a prominent woman in her own right who grew up in Hartford and obtained her doctorate from Central Connecticut State University. She continued saying, “Women need to be informed, to stay up on what’s happening and to get involved.”
This year’s event, titled: Leading in a Complex World: Why Your Voice Matters More Today Than Ever! will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford, CT.  Latinas & Power® is New England’s largest network of its kind, and one of the most prestigious east coast events that inspire women with its annual presentation of empowering workshops, motivational speakers, a career expo, a business and an abundance of networking activities.
Travelers, a returning corporate sponsor believes the event is good for their employees which is one of the reasons they leverage it as a professional development and morale-enhancing opportunity. This  is a phenomenal opportunity to learn, grow and get inspired!” stated  Fred Colon, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Head of Enterprise Organization Effectiveness
2017 Highlights
The talented and legendary Rita Moreno, the only Latina among only 13 actors to win the four EGOT awards, will take the main stage as this year’s keynote speaker.  Past speakers include celebrities such as Rosie Perez, Andrea Navedo, Vikki Carr; as well as established personalities-Nely Galan, Julie Stav, Sandra Guzman, Rosario Marin, Pegine Echevarria, Rossana Rosado, Deb Rosado Shaw, and many more.
The cost to attend for the full day is $150.00 and $50.00 to attend the afternoon keynote event which begins at 2 p.m.  For information and registration go to:
Since 2004, with the generous support and contributions from some of the region’s largest and most respected companies, Latinas & Power®, has been able to host this yearly exciting symposium. Latina professionals, whose focus is on professional development, building wealth, promoting entrepreneur-ship and holistic health, created the Hartford-based group. The corporate-driven event brings more than 400 women and 100 high school students, to share strategies for success, encourage continued professional development and to promote the many accomplishments of Latinas.
About Latinas & Power® Symposium
In its 14th year, the Latinas & Power Symposium brings marketplace and career opportunities together with the Latina market. Our goal at Latinas & Power is to help our business partners and companies become successful in reaching this fertile and under-served demographic.  We offer professional development sessions on building wealth, personal growth, entrepreneurship and career building.  In 2006, we added a youth track that offers high school student workshops designed for them in mind and that take place parallel to the adult workshops.
We anchor the event by presenting powerful Latina motivational speakers and celebrities from across the U.S. who share their stories of challenges and opportunity. The exceptional networking opportunities unite women in a spirit of camaraderie and enable us to attract Latinas who are often difficult to reach though traditional channels.
The event, incubated in Hartford, Connecticut in 2004, is the largest of its kind in New England and has reached upwards of 8,000+ women since its inception. The ability to have personal interaction with attendees is an attractive draw for sponsors and exhibitors. It is a high-energy event that offers professional development workshops and themed panels with representatives from our various sponsors. We place great emphasis on professional development and leadership skills to support women in achieving success in these areas.
To date, the Latinas & Power Symposium has impacted thousands of Latina professionals from across the country. Our mission is to inspire, motivate, encourage and enable Latinas to become leaders.  We believe that sharing strategies for success is a responsibility that each of us can take on in our own style.  Over the course of the next few decades, Latinos will be the profile of American society through business, politics, sports, entertainment, fashion, food and academic achievements. We are delighted that here in New England, we are a part of this movement.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 59 television stations and 67 radio stations  in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network;, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and social justice (, African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit
Marilyn Alverio