Hispanic Women Summit Set for October 20th       

Ivonne Fernandez, AARP

2nd annual Latina conference celebrates the fastest growing segment of business owners in America


Latinas are a growing share of the female population in the United States and are making significant strides in education, health, politics, communication, entertainment, law and other areas.  As of 2014, Latinas owned about 1 out of every 10 women-owned businesses.

The rise of Latina entrepreneurs will be celebrated at the 2nd annual Hispanic Women Summit™ on October 20, 2016 at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 4pm  to 8 pm. presented by the Hispanic Women of Distinction™ and AARP, Real Possibilities. 

Last year more than 400 attended the Summit and this year is expected to increase with a strong promotional campaign.   The event will be open to the public free of charge but will require a RESERVATION to attend. 

Mary MathisThe Hispanic Women Summit will present guest speakers including Ivonne Fernandez, State Director for AARP (shown above), Mary Mathis, CEO of Latinarrific (pictured left), Dr. Marta Rendon, President of Rendon Center for Dermatology (below) and Sheila Rodriguez Walden, Fashion Director for the Art Institute (middle).   More than 50 small business resource partners, and Latina exhibitors will Network and expand opportunities with prolific Latina executives making for an exciting and inspiring evening along.  

Sheila RodriguezRefreshments will be served including tapas, complimentary wine and beverages donated by Coca Cola. The school’s Hispanic Fashion designers will also be showcased

Dr Marta Renton“We are delighted to participate with our growing organization, and look forward to presenting our members and their contributions as Latinas making a difference, “ said Ana Valladares, President of Mujeres Latinas Impulsando Mujeres Latinas, a non profit organization that provides access to services, student mentoring programs, informative seminars and special events.  

An auction will also benefit the Light of the World Clinic, a free healthcare facility since 1989 founded by the late Dr. Erwin Vasquez.

Contact info and RSVP

Exhibit space is limited; reservations to attend the Hispanic Women Summit required by contacting elainevasquez@aol.com or by calling 954-709-1622.  For more information, visit www.hispanicwomensummit.com or follow us on Facebook: Hispanic Women Summit.

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About the author

Elaine Vasquez

Elaine M. Vasquez is the owner of Broward’s first bilingual newspaper, El Heraldo de Broward, publishing since 1974.. She is a seasoned public relations and marketing executive who pioneered the cable television industry in Broward County from 1970 to 1985 having co-owned a company that eventually became Comcast Communciations. She previously owned a multicultural communications company, Latin Power, Inc. and presently owns a special events company, We Do Events, Inc. which produces the annual Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon, Fiesta! Fort Lauderdale, Viva Broward! Fort Lauderdale, Viva Broward! 
Calendar of Events for Hispanic Heritage Month and over 200 galas, outdoor fairs and festivals, private fundraisers and political activities.   Elaine’s pioneering ventures inspired her to develop a unique set of skills that formed the backbone of her story and still makes an impact on her business and social life today.