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HOPE, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, invites you to the 27th Annual Latina History Day conference on March 9th, celebrating the contributions of Latinas during Women’s History Month.  Don’t miss out on this one of a kind conference.  We will have workshops on career advancement, current community issues, and financial empowerment.  HOPE is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy and education to benefit all communities and the status of women. 


 This year we celebrate Leading with Values and Purpose with Actress Sonia Manzano from Seseme Street and more exciting speakers to be announced soon. We invite you to join us for a day that promises to be full of learning, empowerment, networking and fun!



Keynote Speakers







7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                     Registration                                                                                  

Main Galeria


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                    

Continental Breakfast                                                               

South Galeria


8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   

Morning Program                                                                        

Biltmore Bowl

Empowering the Next Generation:

Presenting the Future History Makers
Presented by The Estée Lauder Companies

Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Dr. Betty Uribe

International Best Seller, 

Serial Entrepreneur & Financial Service Executive


10:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Session One Workshops             


Career Track                                                                                        

Emerald Room

Leading in Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Workspace                       

Presented by The Estée Lauder Companies 
Financial Empowerment Track                                                                          

Gold Room

Leading in Business: Building a Lucrative Microbusiness

Presented by Wells Fargo


Community Track                                                                                                 

Tiffany Room

Leading in Higher Education: Priorities for California’s Next Governor

Presented by The Campaign for College Opportunity


Youth Leadership Track, Part I                                                                             

Heinsbergen Room

Can I Afford That? How to Manage Your Money and Build Your Career

Presented by Union Bank

11:10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Session Two Workshops       


Career Track                                                                                        

Emerald Room

Leading in Priorities: Examining the Importance of Self-Care                     

Presented by The Estée Lauder Companies 
Financial Empowerment Track                                                                          

Gold Room

Leading in Communities: Strengthen Communities with Social Impact Funding

Presented by Thrivent Financial


Community Track                                                                                                

Tiffany Room

Leading in Energy: Championing for our Community’s Future

Presented by SoCalGas


Youth Leadership Track, Part II                                                                            Heinsbergen Room

Can I Afford That? How to Manage Your Money and Build Your Career

Presented by Union Bank

12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.                    

Lunch Program                                                                                  

Biltmore Bowl


Lunch Keynote Speaker

Sonia Manzano

“Maria” from Sesame Street & Author


Ana Ramirez

Sketch Artist

Pixar Animation Studios

Mistress of Ceremony

Jovana Lara

ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor

Vista L.A. Co-host

Special Remarks

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

U.S. Representative for California, 40th Congressional District

Councilwoman Nury Martinez

Los Angeles, 6th District


Youth Leadership Track, Part III                                                                          From Seeds to STEM: A Growing Field for Latina Youth

Heinsbergen Room


2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                    

Comadre Network

Book Signings & Exhibitors

Crystal Ballroom & Tiffany Room


2018 Planning Committee

Conference Co-Chair
Conference Co-Chair

Aime Vizacarra

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Conference Co-Chair
Conference Co-Chair

Richelle Huizar

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Maria Cadenas, Santa Cruz Community Ventures


Denise Campos, SoCalGas

Melina Duarte, MYDuarte Consulting Group, LLC

Gaby Gonzales, Office of State Senator Andy Vidak

Gail Lara, Women's Collaborative Mentoring Program

Elizabeth Romero, University of California, Riverside

Josefa Salinas, Salinas Media & Communications


Lupita Sanchez Cornejo , AT&T


Catalina Santamaria, Disneyland® Resort


Maria Socorro Sanchez, Wells Fargo

Brissa Sotelo-Vargas, Valero


Flor Tolley, Wells Fargo


Lizeth Zardeneta, Field Representative, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, 53rd District

Latina History Day Exclusive Opportunities! 

2018 Vendors now listed! Learn more about the items that will be available for sale at the event.

LHD Exclusives
Latina Future History Maker

Hotel Information


Thank You to all of our Sponsors! 

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