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The 2017 Latina Empowerment Conference is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together Latinas from metro Atlanta and beyond. The daylong conference is aimed at inspiring Latinas and empowering them with the tools they need to become change agents in their own lives and communities.

The inspirational Latina Empowerment Conference features motivational speakers; workshops on a variety of topics; networking opportunities; a marketplace with 100+ exhibitors and Latina entrepreneurs; music and much more! The conference will be in Spanish.

The conference will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett.

Admission is free. Registration is mandatory. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Keynote Speaker: Nely Galán,  women’s empowerment advocate and the New York Times best-selling author of “SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way.”

Click here to download event flier.


 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: NELY GALAN

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Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate Nely Galán is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. An immigrant and self-made media mogul, Galán was the first Latina president of entertainment for a U.S. television network (Telemundo). She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of 600+ episodes of television in Spanish and English. Galán has owned and operated her own media company since 1994.

After becoming self-made on her own terms, Galán has made it her mission to teach women – regardless of age or background – how they too can become entrepreneurs. Her New York Times best-selling book, “SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way,” was published in 2016. Inspired by the new revolution in women’s entrepreneurship led by multicultural women, Galán wrote the book as a manifesto to ignite the SELF MADE movement, uniting all women on a quest for an economic future they control.

Galán is the founder of The Adelante Movement, which seeks to train and empower Latinas to become entrepreneurs.  The SELF MADE book is the culmination of nearly four years on the road meeting and training women, who have collectively become the largest growth engine in the country.


PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

The conference is free, but participants MUST register. You must register before April 30, 2017 in order to secure a spot.

You can register:

1. Online at https://latinaconference2017.eventbrite.com

2. By email.
Send en email to mujeres2017@thelaa.org

3. By phone.
Call 404-477-2580 and leave a voice mail.

4. In person.
Drop by the second floor of the LAA, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


SPONSORSHIPS

Become a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Latina Empowerment Conference! There are plenty of opportunities for corporate sponsorships:
$2,500 for Silver Sponsors
$5,000 for Gold Sponsors
$10,000 for Platinum Sponsors
$20,000 for Presenting Sponsor

Click here to purchase a sponsorship.

For more information on sponsorships, contact Elizabeth Sirk at esirk@thelaa.org or 404.638.1836.

 

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SPONSORS

Thank You to Our Sponsors


MARKETPLACE EXHIBITORS

The 2nd Annual Latina Empowerment Conference features a marketplace with 100+ exhibitors that include corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and microbusinesses started by women who have completed the “Mujeres y Negocios” entrepreneurship course offered by the LAA’s Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program.

Over 1,000 Latinas participating at the conference will be looking for companies and organizations that offer services and solutions.
Showcase your products or services, network, meet Latino influencers and show your commitment to Latinas by registering as an exhibitor.

If you are a graduate of the Latin American Association’s ¡Avanzando Juntas! “Mujeres y Negocios” business course and are interested
in a booth, please email Monica Cucalón at mcucalon@thelaa.org to get a code before you register online.

Marketplace exhibitor rate for corporations is $300.
Click here to register as a corporate exhibitor.

Marketplace exhibitor rate for nonprofits is $75.
Click here to register as a nonprofit exhibitor.

For more information on exhibitor booths, contact Brianne Cate at bcate@thelaa.org or 404.638.1819.


PRESENTER REGISTRATION

We are looking for speakers to inspire and empower Latinas on a variety of topics.

The topics that will be presented at the conference were selected based on surveys, what was well received at
last year’s conference, timeliness and relevance.

Presentations will be in Spanish and should last no more than 50 minutes.

Click here to download Request for Proposals (RFP) for workshop presentations.

For questions more information, email Monica Cucalón at mcucalon@thelaa.org.
To register as a presenter, click here
https://thelaa.wufoo.com/forms/zv2e1o71t3g1x1/


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the cost to attend the conference?
A: Admission is free but registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost.

Q: Where is the conference going to be held? Where do I get directions?
A: Infinite Energy Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth GA 30097
Click here for directions

Q: Is there available parking space?
A: Yes, plenty of parking is available on site and it is free.

Q: Will there be transportation options, such as buses?
A: No. You will be responsible for your own transportation. You are encouraged to carpool with friends or family. Uber or Lyft are also options.

Q: Can I bring food?
A: No, the Infinite Energy Center does not allow food to be brought from outside. The Latin American Association will provide free breakfast and lunch. Vending machines are also available.

Q. Do I need to bring anything with me?
You do not need to bring anything! We will provide bags, notebooks and pens.

Q: Can I bring my children?
A: We want this day to be special for you. Children will be a distraction, and we cannot accommodate them.

Q: Can I bring my daughter?
A: If she is at least 18 years old, she is welcome to come. Just make sure you register her before the conference.

Q: Can men attend this conference?
A: As much as we love our men, we would prefer to have a space only for women.

Q: I have a commitment the same day of the conference, but I really want to go. Can I come late?
A: You will get the most of this experience if you arrive on time and stay for the entire conference. However, we will welcome you before noon if you cannot get there when it opens.

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Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program

Since the LAA’s Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program was launched in 2014, hundreds of women have taken our “Mujeres y negocios” course for Latina entrepreneurs. Many are already on their way to making their dreams a reality.

Read their stories here

 

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Learn more about the LAA’s Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program

This powerful video, filmed and produced by AIBtv, features our Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program and captures why this program for Latinas is about much more than teaching job skills or updating a résumé.