Dec. 21, 2012
-- Washington, D.C., December 21, 2012 — In its 4th consecutive year, the LATINA Style
Executive of the Year program honors influential Latinas, selected by their peers, as true leaders and examples for the Hispanic community and for the professional women in the U.S. These Latinas demonstrate excellence in leadership, commitment to the community, impact the company’s bottom line and create an environment where associates are encouraged to always look for the next big opportunity. LATINA Style
had a record number of submissions this year making the selection process particularly challenging.
We are proud to announce Ms. Yamilet Torres, Senior Director, Customer Support Services Life Sciences, Healthcare and Insurance Industry at Oracle, as the LATINA Style
Executive for 2012. With over 24 years of experience in IT, Torres is a founding member and Chair of the Oracle Hispanic Leadership Association (HOLA), an Employee Resource Group whose mission is to support the growth of members through education, networking, mentorship, and leadership. She also has served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) for two years and is an active participant at HITEC’s Executive Summits. “Ms. Torres is a shining example of what Latinas can achieve in the corporate arena. Her work ethic, commitment to success and relentless pursuit of excellence has made her a role model for not only Latinas but to all who choose a professional career,” said Robert E. Bard, president & CEO of LATINA Style
In addition to the top Latina executive of the year selected, LATINA Style
also takes pride in honoring four additional Latinas that radiate merit and leadership at the company they work for. They are: Nellie Borrero, Managing Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity, Accenture; Yvette Donado, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Senior Vice President, People, Process & Communications, ETS; Carmen R. Bauza, Vice President Beauty and Personal Care, Walmart; and Louise Nelson, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel Governance & Compliance, Hilton Worldwide. These women demonstrate that success is not only a personal achievement, but also creates opportunities for those around them and for future professionals.
The Top 5 Latina Executives of the Year will be recognized at the 10th Annual LATINA Style
50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference on Tuesday, February 5, 2013
from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm at the CAPITAL HILTON | 1001 16TH Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20036. In its tenth year, the conference will present powerful workshops discussing issues related to Latinas in corporate America, and feature prominent diversity leaders from the companies selected to the 2012 LS50. The LATINA Style
50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference will open with a Welcome Breakfast followed by workshops. The LS50 Awards Luncheon is held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To secure your admission, please RSVP by registering online by January 28, 2013 at www.latina50.latinastyle.com
. Attendance is limited. Registration Fee: $ 100 corporate - $ 50 government - $ 30 non-profits - $ 25 student with ID.