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DAY 1- March 10, 2021

Inspire Through Art and Culture

Main Stage Program


Helen Torres, CEO, HOPE, HLI '99

Anabel Muñoz, Reporter, ACB7 Eyewitness News

Laura Arciniega, Conference Chair, Principal at Raben Group, HLI '03

Marilu Galvez, Vice President of Community Relations & Development, WABC-TV

Nathalie Rayes, President & CEO, Latino Victory, Chair, HOPE Binational Fellowship HLI '01

Denice Frohman, Poet, Performer, and Educator

Career Resilience: Latina Creatives Level Up
Presented by The Walt Disney Company

Hear from Latina leaders working in creative industries on how they have drawn from their experience and identites to advance in their careers and move their companies forward. Executives and creatives form The Walt Disney Company will share how they influence business decisions and cultural progress across the corporate sector and beyond.


Jessica Dominguez, Programming Producer, KABC

Marysol Garcia, Sr. Manager Licensing / Disney Animation & Pixar, Disney Consumer Products

Kathy Suarez, Senior D&I Manager - Multicultural Engagement, Walt Disney Studios


Mariel Moscoso, Diversity & Community Engagement Specialist, ABC7

Culture of Care: Building Caregiver Resilience
Presented by AARP California

Latino culture values intergenerational care and often Latinas are charged with the bulk of these responsibilities. Experts will share how we can build resilence as caregivers to our loved ones and give us valuable tips on how to care for yourself while caring for others.


Dr. Luis Guzman, County of Los Angeles, Department of Mental Health

Liliana Perez, Director of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers, NFL

Jenny Sanchez, Family Care Navigator, Family Care Giver Support Center


Adriana Mendoza, Associate State Director, AARP California

DAY 2 - March 11, 2021

Build Wealth

LHD 2021 Day 2

Day 2 Main Stage


Helen Torres, CEO, HOPE, HLI '99

Leslie Lopez, Meteorologist, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Max Espinoza, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Senator Alex Padilla, United States Senator for California

Alice Juarez, Region Bank President, Wells Fargo

Beatriz Acevedo, CEO & Co-Founder, SUMA Wealth

Creative Home Buying Strategies for
Building Wealth
Presented by Wells Fargo

Resolved to buy your first home or invest the equity of your current home? Learn from leading experts on how you can enter the housing market and how you can leverage your equity to develop an income property or invest to create wealth.


Laura Barrera, Government & Public Relations Consultant, LB Consulting

Sheila Berger, Private Mortgage Banker, Wells Fargo


Vanessa Delgado, Managing Partner, Azure Development

Post-Secondary Education Pathways to an Economic Recovery
Presented by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Explore with education thought Leaders the ways in which post-secondary education pathways can help Latinas and California towards an Economic Recovery.


Dr.Daisy Gonzales, Deputy Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Elizabeth González, PhD, Chief Program & Strategy Officer, College Futures Foundation

Deborah Santiago, Chief Executive Officer, Excelencia in Education


Max Espinoza, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

LHD 2021 Day 3

DAY 3 - March 12

Empower Your Career & Community

Main Stage Program


Helen Torres, CEO, HOPE, HLI '99

Leslie Lopez, Meteorologist, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Alba Castillo Baylin, Vice President, Stakeholder and Community Management, 

The Coca Cola Company

Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President

Claudia Benshimol, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Estée Lauder and Aerin Beauty for North America

Alicia Menendez, Author, MSNBC Anchor, Latina to Latina podcast host

Laura Arciniega, Conference Chair, Principal at Raben Group, HLI '03

Rosie Arroyo, Board Chair, HLI '07

Recharging Communities Through Inclusive Leadership
Presented by The Estée Lauder Companies

Learn from Leaders with diverse perspectives representing corporate, state government and technology sectors on how they are working to create empowerment opportunities for individuals to succeed and for communities to thrive.


Irma Olguin Jr., Co-Founder, Bitwise Industries

Carlos Pagoaga, Group Director Community Partnerships, Global Community Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company

Kimberly Villatoro, Vice President/General Manager, Smashbox and GLAMGLOW North America

Controller Betty Yee, State of California


Dinorah Perez, News Reporter, Noticiero Telemundo 52

Learn from resilient women who are confronting the challenges presented by COVID-19 to ensure women can safely re-enter the workplace. Lean how you can advocate for a safe working environment that is healthy, happy and whole.


Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes, State of California

Lydia Tavera, Firm Administrator, Browne George Ross LLC

Lisa Weinberger, Owner, Law Offices of Lisa Pierson Weinberger


Azalea Iñiguez, Consumer Investigative Reporter, Telemundo52 Responde

Workplace Resilience: Re-entering Post Pandemic
Presented by Browne George Ross O’Brien Annaguey & Ellis LLP

DAY 4 - March 13, 2021


LHD 2021 Day 4 - YOUTH DAY

Main Stage


Helen Torres, CEO, HOPE, HLI '99

Diana Amaya, Deputy Director Youth Programs
Kiara Gonzalez, Assistant, Endeavor

Anabel Muñoz, Eyewitness News Reporter, ABC7

Alicia Romero, Executive Director, Local and Cultural Relevancy, North America, Estee Lauder
Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Impact, Comcast

Arianna Davis, Senior Director of Editorial & Strategy at O, The Oprah Magazine, Author

Resilient Careers: Careers in the STEM Industry
Presented by Kaiser Permanente

In this session, participants will learn more about the quickly growing fields of science/ medicine, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Distinguished Latina professionals will share their stories and experience in the STEM field. These are the fastest-growing work sectors in California and Latinas are greatly underrepresented. This session is designed to increase. 


Sandra Salazar, MD., Physician, Kaiser Permanente

Jasmine Mora, Communications Manager, TikTok

Monica Morales, Water Resources Engineer, Jacobs

Denise Zapata, Owner/CEO, Zapata Private Wealth Group


Sarina Morales, LA Rams Team Reporter, LA Rams

Resilient Futures: Building Healthy Financial Habits
Presented by Union Bank

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 and that will set you up for success in college and beyond.


Yessenia Delgado, College Bound Coordinator, Girls Inc

Laura Chavez, Teen Program Facilitator, Girls In

Resiliency Through Identity

Understanding your own identity and how it's influenced your lived experiences can help you make sense of issues of inequity in communities of color. Exploring intersectional identity can help you have more fruitful conversations about the important issues in society and build ally-ship with other young people in your community.


Stephani Page, ARC Network Community Engagement Manager

In Conversation with the 2021 Future History Makers

HOPE and The Estee Lauder Companies have partnered together to honor the accomplishment of future history making Latinas in local communities. The Future History Maker honorees foster a unique spirit of passion, posses a vision that brings communities together, or charts a new path of discovery. As “Future History Makers,” these Latinas strive for excellence and deliver their best efforts towards being positive role models and creating change.


2021 HONOREES021 

Keren Herran, Future Global Health Research Professor

Isabella Valdez Martinez, Future Congresswoman

Frida Mendez-Arce, Future Public Servant

Bianca Torres Murray, Future Lawyer

Miriam Torres, Future Activist and Policy Maker

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