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National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA) Is proud to join Engage Cuba, as part of the advisory coalition group of an exciting new coalition dedicated to coalescing and mobilizing non-governmental organizations, non-profit groups, civil society organizations, citizens, businesses and associations for the purpose of supporting the ongoing U.S.-Cuba normalization process and reforming U.S.-Cuba relations. 


Women of Excellence 2013

Women of Excellence | Honoring Latinas in Business Awards



On Thursday, June 27, 2013, the National Latina Business Women Association, Los Angeles Chapter will be celebrating and hosting the 10th Annual Honoring Latinas in Business: Women of Excellence Awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. This year we will be recognizing a Business Woman of the Year, Corporate Leader of the Year, Inspirational Leader of the Year plus 10 Exceptional Latinas, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of our organization.

These women have distinguished themselves through outstanding leadership as corporate professionals in their industry, as entrepreneurs, in the non-profit sector, and/or through community outreach and service, including those who have made a positive impact on the community. We received over 70 nominations! We congratulate all these amazing women and will be announcing our 10 Exceptional Latinas on June 27th at the Awards Ceremony.

TODAY, we just couldn't wait to announce our Top 3 Latina Award Winners! It is with great honor that we recognize and congratulate our Business Woman of the Year, Corporate Leader of the Year, and Inspirational Leader of the Year. They have demonstrated excellence and are paving the way for many more Latinas in their industries.

Maria Contreras Sweet Lupita Sanchez Lizette Salas

Business Woman
of the Year Maria

Corporate Leader
of the Year
Lupita Sanchez-Cornejo

Inspirational Leader
of the Year Lizette Salas

Ms. Contreras-Sweet is the founding chairwoman of PROAMÉRICA BANK, the first Latino-owned business bank in California in over 35 years which serves small to mid-sized businesses with a focus on the Latino business community. Contreras-Sweet becomes one of the first Latinas in the country to found a publicly-traded company.

Mrs. Sanchez-Cornejo is the Director of External Affairs for AT&T focusing on legislative and community affairs for the Los Angeles region. In this role, she serves as the company's governmental liaison for elected and administrative officials in the City of Los Angeles. She is also responsible for legislative activities and issues involving the Los Angeles Board of Education.

A native of Southern California, Lizette Salas made a splash in the golf world as soon as she turned professional, after graduating from USC, and found herself in contention to win the most important women's golf tournament in the United States - the 2011 U.S. Women's Open.

Her dedication is not only to her sport but also as a mentor to an under privileged girls golf team.

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10th Annual
Honoring Latinas In Business Awards
Women of Excellence June 27, 2013
6:00 - 10:00pm

Academy of Television Arts & Science
The Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre
5220 Lankershiim Blvd., No. Hollywood, CA 91601

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