Washington, D.C. – LATINA Style Inc. in partnership with Parents Step Ahead (PSA) will host the 16th Annual National LATINA Symposium – a national platform for Latina professionals addressing the most pressing issues affecting the Hispanic woman in the United States – on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National in Washington, D.C. The conference is one of the most anticipated gatherings for Latinas in the country and serves as the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Washington, D.C. Since 2004, over 164 Hispanic women and two men have been recognized for their exemplary record and commitment to serve in our Nation’s Armed Services.
The Symposium features workshops on advancement in the workplace, successful leadership, global public service, applying military skills to everyday life and business, and the role a military spouse plays in their military career. Workshops include: Workforce of the future…Jobs in Today’s Economy; Veteran Employee Resource Group...Understanding the Cultural Differences; Leadership and Diversity in the Military today...Women Blazing the Trail for future Flag Officers, to name a few.
The highlight of the program is the Distinguished Military Service Award Luncheon. LATINA Style is proud to present the only national awards program honoring Latina military and civilian personnel who through their service have enhanced the role of Latinas in their organizations.
The 2019 Distinguished Military Service Award Recipients are:
U.S. Army: Chief Warrant Officer Four Sherry M. Coffey and Ms. Elsa Gudiel
U.S. Navy: Lieutenant Melissa Ann Rodriguez; Lieutenant Commander Margaret V. Cole; Ms. Sara Salas
U.S. Marine Corps: Gunnery Sergeant Marisol Horta
U.S. Air Force: Master Sergeant Brenda Rodriguez; Captain Amparo Elizabeth Romero-Ortiz and Mrs. Martha P. Flores
U.S. Coast Guard: Commander Blanca Rosas and Mrs. Xiomara Torres (Civilian)
U.S. Coast Guard Academy: First Class Cadet Christina M. Gonzales
Army National Guard: 1LT Mairim M. Cosme