More than 500 Latinas will be participating in the Latin American Association’s 1st Annual Latina Empowerment Conference ¡Avanzando Juntas! on Feb. 27



The daylong event is focused on inspiring and empowering Latinas in their journey of personal and economic growth. Workshop topics include writing a business plan, finding a job, making a budget and developing self-esteem. The conference is part of the Latin American Association’s Latinas Economic Empowerment Program, which offers business courses, education, mentoring and support so that Latinas can make their dreams a reality.



More than 500 Latinas with the desire to improve their economic situation by launching their own business, searching for a better job and/or empowering themselves with information and resources.

Keynote speaker is WSB-TV anchor and reporter Wendy Corona.

Mariela Romero of Univision 34 Atlanta will be the mistress of ceremonies and panel moderator.




Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening ceremony starts at 9:45 a.m.



The Westminster Schools, 1424 West Paces Ferry Rd., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30327 (exit 255 on I-75)

Registration and opening ceremony are at Pressly Hall.



If interested in covering the conference, please contact Aixa Pascual at 404.234.4143 or




The Coca-Cola Foundation provided funds to launch the conference

Gold: Cox Enterprises, McDonald’s

Silver: BB&T, Country Financial, Kuck Immigration Partners, MARTA, Medciphers, SunTrust, Turner, Events Boutik

Media: Univision 34 Atlanta, Vida 96.5, MundoHispánico, Qué Pasa en Atlanta?