The 3rd annual Latina Empowerment Conference is a one-of-a-kind experience drawing over a 1,000 attendees from across metro Atlanta and surrounding areas for an experience designed to inspire, empower and equip attendees with the tools they need to become a change agent in their own lives, their households and their communities. Motivational speakers and workshops lead by Latina thought leaders, trailblazers and professionals provide insight and offer poignant, relevant and impactful discussion on prominent topics affecting Latinas. In addition, the conference will offer a a job fair and Expo that will feature more than 100 exhibitors providing services and resources to empower Latinas to achieve their dreams.

The conference took place on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett.

The LAA would like to thank all the incredibly talented women who came out to this year’s conference! Take a look at snapshots from the special day!


glenda umana_opc 2 postsGlenda Umaña is one of the most recognized and respected Latin American journalists. With 26 years of experience on-air, a life dedicated passionately to television journalism, 18 of them on the CNN en Español network, they consecrated her as the female leader of international communication and favorite journalist of the Spanish-speaking communities in the United  States and Latin America.

In 2015, Glenda created Glenda Umaña Communications (GUC), a company whose objective is to help boost the level of journalistic professionalism in Latin America and bring information of real relevance to different audiences. GUC offers a novel and unique style to publicly position and disseminate forums, conferences and special events of high importance, with the highest quality of journalistic tools and even in most of the times, under their own leadership. Their services are offered globally, both in English and Spanish. Its intention is to provide a significant contribution to communication efforts in favor of development and integration, as well as to become a high-level professional support and training alternative.The #LAA is honored to present Glenda as the Keynote Speaker of the 3rd. Annual conference for #LatinasEmprendoras. For more details on Glenda and her GUC services, visit


SASHA RIONDASasha’s Mexican-Swiss background has led her to a varied and international career in entertainment, which includes hosting, reporting, acting and dancing. Fluent in Spanish and English and conversational in French and German, the diversity of her projects and interests has taken her throughout the US, Latin America, Europe and Australia.

Sasha has hosted and anchored multiple variety and news programs including “The Music Room” for CNN International, “Nuestro Rincón” for WKRC-TV and “Details with Sasha” for CNN Español. Her most recent projects include a special “Stay, Eat, Play” Louisiana program for FLN, and she has used her experience as a young mom to drive “Atlanta Mom” ​​segment capsules. For Sasha’s full bio, accomplishmentsand reel, visit


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