SOURCE: Televisa Publishing + Digital

Televisa Publishing + Digital

September 04, 2012 11:37 ET

Hispana Leadership Summit Returns to Miami for Seventh Year During Hispanic Heritage Month and Announces New Sessions

Event Hosted by Poder Hispanic and Vanidades Magazines, Along With State Farm

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - Less than a month away from the official start of the 7th Annual Hispana Leadership Summit, event organizers today announced that "Total Wellness" with Susan G. Komen has been added to the agenda. Last month Poder Hispanic and Vanidades, in conjunction with State Farm, unveiled the list of dynamic speakers and interactive agenda for the seventh installment of HLS 2012. The much-anticipated three-day summit will take place September 20-22, 2012 at the luxurious Turnberry Isle resort in sunny Miami.

Susan G. Komen will once again host an educational women's health session during HLS titled "Total Wellness" to offer insightful information and valuable tools to stay healthy, be stronger and live better.

The Hispana Leadership Summit (HLS) is a gathering of Latina professionals and entrepreneurs from around the country who will participate in an empowering selection of career building opportunities to sharpen their skills and expand networks. Registration for the three-day summit includes all meals, conference sessions, golf clinics and the iconic All White Affair featuring the annual Latinas of Excellence Awards.

According to recent figures reported by American Express OPEN, in the past 15 years, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 54%; there are now 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Coupled with the fact that there are more than 50 million Hispanics living in the U.S., one quickly understands the clout Latinas carry in the workforce and why the Hispana Leadership Summit continues to be so successful and grow year after year.

"Latinas -- whether entrepreneurs, corporate executives or influencers -- are at the helm of Hispanic households and thriving businesses in the U.S.," said Madelin Bosakewich of Televisa Publishing + Digital and the mastermind behind the planning of the event. "By continuing the HLS tradition, we are offering Latina leaders the tools and resources to build new professional connections and further develop their leadership skills to succeed in an ever-evolving, fast-paced market."

The opening session of HLS 2012 is all about getting connected and kicking off the weekend in a fun and energizing way. Ivette Mayo, Chief Creative Officer of Yo Soy Expressions will facilitate "Latina Nation - Connecting our Community" on Thursday, September 20 for the welcome opening keynote and cocktail reception.

On Friday and Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an empowering selection of career building opportunities, sharpen their skills and experience motivating keynotes, inspirational speeches, interactive seminars and coaching sessions from speakers who are leaders in their respective fields as well take advantage of complimentary golf clinics, hosted by the Latina Golfers Association and the PGA of America. Friday will be a packed agenda and includes the following sessions:

  • OMG! What Language Are You Speaking? A Cross Generational Conversation
  • Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 Workshop
  • Leadership: What's Your Style? Executive Leadership Styles Defined
  • Be Feisty, Fearless, Focused and Fun Latina Leader, keynote with renowned motivational speaker Pegine Echevarria
  • Total Wellness with Susan G. Komen

Attendees will cap off the night with the now iconic All White Affair, featuring a beauty bar, traditional HLS white group photo and the Latinas of Excellence Awards. Guests will shimmy, salsa and shake the night away to the sounds of a live Latin-fusion band.

The summit will come to a close on Saturday morning with a keynote address by Debra Deras titled "Optimize Energy - Maximize Performance. Enjoy More Life" -- a call to action and a takeaway for all the Latinas to build upon until next year.

The 7th Annual Hispana Leadership Summit is hosted by PODER Hispanic and Vanidades magazines, together with State Farm, and presented by AARP, Disney Park & Resorts and Susan G. Komen. The event is supported by LATISM, Las Comadres, NCLR and Marketwire as the official newswire sponsor.

HLS 2012 is also proud to count on the support of an eclectic mix of leading national Latina groups and South Florida entrepreneurs. The 2012 list of attendees reads like a Who's Who of forward-thinking Latinas from: Latina Smart, More Than Latina, Latin Business Club of America, Latina Golfers Association, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Web City Girls, Las Gringas Blog, Lovely Beauty Shop and Proud to be Latina, among others.

For registration or information on sponsoring a table for your organization, visit or connect via social media:

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Connect with PODER Hispanic and Vanidades magazines on Facebook and Twitter:
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About Televisa Publishing + Digital
Televisa Publishing + Digital is a division of Grupo Televisa, the largest Spanish-language media company in the world. The 89 brands/130 distinct magazines of the company, most of them leaders in their categories, are distributed in 20 countries throughout the Western Hemisphere with an annual circulation of over 169 million. In addition, the company makes available all of Grupo Televisa's properties and talent via a comprehensive digital entertainment platform, including a portal, a social-networking site, a vertical music site, magazine web-sites and a mobile platform. For more information, go to

About Vanidades
Published by Televisa Publishing + Digital, Vanidades was the first Spanish-language magazine launched in the United States. For the past five decades, Vanidades has been a part of Hispanic women in her journey through the decades: from fashion and beauty, to health and travel, providing the information women need to be successful in an eloquent and relatable matter. Whether in exclusive interviews of icons in fashion, culture and entertainment or features geared to sophisticated women, Vanidades sets the tone and stage for trends and ideas important to Hispanic women. Sophisticated, elegant and experienced, Vanidades subtly incorporates everything the Hispanic woman is looking for. For more information, go to

About PODER Hispanic
Published by Televisa Publishing + Digital, Poder Hispanic is a bi-monthly publication for Latinos in power -- and those who aspire to be. It was conceived as a vehicle to provide the Hispanic corporate and entrepreneurial communities with valuable and reliable information. As a leading business and lifestyle magazine, Poder Hispanic is written for a global audience of influential senior business executives, political decision-makers and entrepreneurs interested in current events in both politics and business. Poder Hispanic charts the ascent of Latinos in all realms of business, politics and entertainment, while also reporting on Hispanic lifestyles and trends. Poder Hispanic offers business news, profiles and exclusive interviews with high-ranking executives and political leaders, covering topics of great concern as well as exposing new issues impacting the world. For more information, go to

Contact Information

  • To obtain media credentials to attend HLS 2012 and for media inquiries and sponsorship opportunities:

    Logos PR
    Silvia Prado
    (305) 505-4793

    Aileen Abella
    (305) 310-6377