LATINA HISTORY DAY AGENDA & SPEAKERS

 

Morning Program
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!

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Hilda Solis

SPECIAL REMARKS

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, District 1

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Leslie Lopez

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES

Meteorologist, ABC 7 Eyewitness News Los Angeles

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Yvett Merino

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Producer of Disney Animation's "Encanto"

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Laura Arciniega

EVENT CHAIR

Principal, The Raben Group

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Charise Castro Smith

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Co-director/Co-writer Disney Animation's "Encanto"

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Kimberly Villatoro

SPONSOR REMARKS

Vice President, General Manager, Smashbox & Glamglow – North America

 

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.

Presented by 

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Beatriz Acevedo

MODERATOR

CEO + Co-Founder of SUMA Wealth

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Carmen Palafox

PANELIST

Founding Partner,

2045 Ventures

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Marianela Silva

PANELIST

Senior Advisor, Wells Fargo

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Tricia Montalvo Timm

PANELIST

Limited Partner,

How Women Invest

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.

Presented by 

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Carmen Márquez

MODERATOR

Reporter and News Anchor, Noticiero Telemundo 52 

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Christen Nino De Guzman

PANELIST

Founder, Clara

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Maribeth Annaguey

PANELIST

Partner at Ellis George Cipollone O'Brien Annaguey LLP

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  Barma    Uruchima

PANELIST

Vice President, Financial Planning & Analytics, The Estée Lauder Companies 

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.

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Presented by 

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Jennie Carreon

MODERATOR

Deputy Superintendent Strategy, Planning & Special Projects, California Department of Education

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Maria Anguiano

PANELIST

UC Regent & Executive Vice President of  Learning Enterprise,

Arizona State University

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Monica Garcia

PANELIST

Los Angeles Unified School District, Board Member, District 2

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Dr. Armida Ornelas

PANELIST

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. 

Presented by 

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Wendy Estrada

SPONSOR REMARKS

Community Lending Officer & Assistant Vice President,

Union Bank

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Yessenia Delgado

FACILITATOR

Senior Program Success Coordinator at Girls Inc. of Orange County

 

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.

Presented by 

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Beatriz Acevedo

MODERATOR

CEO + Co-Founder of SUMA Wealth

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Stacie Olivares

PANELIST

 Independent Board Director, Core Scientific

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Susie Jaramillo

PANELIST

 Co-Founder, President, and Chief Creative Officer, Encantos

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. 

Presented by 

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Lizette Carbajal

 MODERATOR

Vice President of Community Relations, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles 

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Martha Saucedo

PANELIST

Chief External Affairs Officer, AEG

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Maria Camacho

PANELIST

Director of Government Affairs, Los Angeles Rams

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Liliana Perez

PANELIST

Cultural Affairs Director, Los Angeles Chargers 

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Naomi Rodriguez

PANELIST

Vice President, External Affairs & Community Relations,

Los Angeles Dodgers

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.

Presented by 

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Mayra Alvarez

MODERATOR

President, The Children's Partnership

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Adriana Alejandre

PANELIST

Founder, Latinx Therapy

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Sandra Pisano

PANELIST

Clinical Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Health Department, AltaMed Health Services Corp.

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Julianne McCall

PANELIST

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. 

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Diana Amaya

MODERATOR

Director of Programs, HOPE

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Lourdes Valdez

PANELIST

Assistant Medical Group Administrator,

Kaiser Permanente

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Marisol Hernandez-Cira

PANELIST

Graduate Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles & Intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

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Anaelisa Aburto

PANELIST

Technical Artist, Meta

 

Lunch Program
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm / Biltmore Bowl Room

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U.S. Senator

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VIDEO REMARKS

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Cindy Chin

SPEAKER

Director Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, Coca - Cola

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Angela Padilla

VIDEO REMARKS

President, FundaMental Change

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Laura Arciniega

EVENT CHAIR

Principal, The Raben Group

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Erika Sanchez

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Poet, Novelist, and Essayist

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Rosie Arroyo

CHAIR REMARKS

HOPE Board Chair

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Patty Juarez

SPONSOR REMARKS

EVP and Head of Diverse Segments, Wells Fargo & Company