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Trailblazing – Hispanic Organization host first Latina Women’s Leadership Conference in the region

hillThe Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership of Northeast Florida (The H.I.L.L.), the region’s first workforce and professional development agency for the Latino labor force will host it’s innagural Latina Women’s Conference, titled Mujeres del Mañana (Women of Tomorrow) on Saturday, May 16th at the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership. The event categorized as the first ever motivational and empowerment event for Hispanic women will highlight and give visibility to an extended list of successful and prominent women in the community.

The event will combine a group of spotlight guest, that include the likes of motivational speaker Pegine Echevarria of Team Pegine, Pilar Ortiz, an award winning journalist and motivational speaker from the Tampa area, and local Judge Tatiana Salvador, the only Hispanic female judge in North Florida assigned to the 4th Circuit Court, of Duval County.

With its central theme tagged as “Me, My Success and My Family”, the event will be packed with inspirational activities and messages during the morning segment and then transition into a one stop learning extravaganza during the afternoon hours. Attendees will be able to choose one of three training tracks that are centered on career minded women, entrepreneurs, or “Chief Moms” a track for high achieving stay at home moms.  Registered attendees are not the only winners when it comes to training as the conference also includes 3 exclusive workshops for sponsors and exhibitors that focus on helping them improve, acquire and hone their overall insight on Latinas as a market segment.

When asked why her organization was hosting the event, Annie Grogan, President and CEO stated, “As a leadership development organization, we are here to create a movement within Latinas in our community.”  “We want to celebrate success stories of local Latinas that can inspire and serve as role models for all attendees.” “We want Latinas to acknowledge that we are smart, capable, and more importantly have a voice in our community.”  “Collectively, we can address and overcome the needs of our community when we are determined to find our place and rely on each other to get the work done.”

About The H.I.L.L.: The Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership is a 501(c)(3) focused on members of the Latino workforce and the corporations who hire them. Through education and consulting, The H.I.L.L. works to create a Hispanic labor force that is a valued, stable and integral entity of our local economy.

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