LATINA HISTORY DAY AGENDA & SPEAKERS
8:30 am - 10:00 am / Biltmore Bowl Room
Kick off Latina History Day at our morning main stage program! Highlights include the presentation of our Latina Future History Maker Award recipients - inspiring Latina college students making a difference in California, and our Keynote Panel: "The Latina Genius Behind Encanto" with Charise Castro Smith and Yvett Merino, two of the powerhouses behind the magical Disney film. Continental breakfast provided!
Concurrent Workshops - Session 1
10:00 am - 11:05 am
The Genius of Investing in Latina Entrepreneurship
The venture capital industry is an engine for economic growth in the U.S. yet less than 1% of funds from the top 25 venture capital and private equity firms end up in the hands of Latino-owned businesses. We need Latina voices in these spaces! Hear from industry leaders on everything from Investment 101 and the importance of investing in Latino-led companies, to how you as an entrepreneur can position your business for investment.
Adapting to a Changing Workplace and Unlocking the Genius of the Creator Economy
Covid-19 has disrupted the workplace and workforce, driving many of us to reinvent ourselves to align with our passions and values, and prompting the growth of the “Creator Economy.” Learn how Latina professionals and employers are working through these changes and issues to consider to help leverage your creativity to advance your career goals and earn additional income, without damaging your reputation or risking your job. Hear from a successful influencer and employers on navigating the emerging “Creator Economy” and ever-changing workplace.
Empowering Latina Genius: Ensuring Educational Equity for Latina Students
The road towards Educational Equity for Latino students is paved with the smart investments and strategies that are created today. Initiatives such as the expansion of Dual Enrollment and Higher Educational Pathways and investing in 21st Century Skill Sets are promising practices that position students for success. Hear from a panel of Latina Education experts as they uplift equity-minded strategies that have the potential to support a generation of Latina Students in achieving their academic aspirations.
Dr. Armida Ornelas
President, Los Angeles Mission College
Budget Like A Genius
Set yourself up for success in college and beyond! In this interactive workshop you will learn how to create a budget and practice your new skills with real-life scenarios. Learn how to make smart decisions about money and the basic tools to make you feel confident in your money management.
Concurrent Workshops - Session 2
11:10 am - 12:15 am
NFT 101: A Genius Guide to Understanding Blockchain & Crypto Art
Learn the basics of NFT (Non-fungible token) and Crypto currency and how they can impact your investment strategy and the Latina community.
Leveling the Playing Field in Sports and Entertainment w/ Genius Moves
Hear from women working at the intersection of sports and entertainment. Learn how they developed their skills to tackle this male dominated industry by exercising some Genius moves.
The Genius of Balance: Unlocking a Healthy Lifestyle
Mindfulness, Healing and Therapy are more than 2022’s latest buzzwords. For many Latinas, these words are a commitment to doing the work to lead healthy and balanced lives for themselves and their communities. Explore the world of Wellness and Mental Health through a Latina Lens.
President, The Children's Partnership
Clinical Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Health Department, AltaMed Health Services Corp.
Co-Director, California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine
STEM+: Genius Careers for the Future
Learn about the quickly growing fields of science/ medicine, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Distinguished Latina professionals will share their experience in the STEM field, the fastest-growing work sectors in California where Latinas remain underrepresented.
Director of Programs, HOPE
Graduate Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles & Intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm / Biltmore Bowl Room
President, FundaMental Change
Poet, Novelist, and Essayist
HOPE Board Chair