Sacramento Latinas to be recognized by LATINA Style, Inc.
Sacramento school board trustee Diana Rodriguez and tax consultant Brenda Duran to receive awards.
D.C. -- LATINA Style, Inc., the premier company
addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the United States, presents
the 17th Annual of the LATINA Style Business Series Tour in Sacramento,
CA, on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, at the Doubletree
by Hilton Sacramento located at 2001 Point West Way Sacramento, CA 95815.
The one-day program for Latina entrepreneurs in the nation marks its 119th
stop - where participants have the opportunity to network, learn about
business ownership, and receive amazing development empowerment seminars
designed to benefit Latina professionals and entrepreneurs.
LATINA Style will
honor Brenda Duran with the "Entrepreneur of the
Year" award for Sacramento. Ms. Duran is the president of BD Tax
& Finance Group, Inc. She founded her company as a sole proprietor DBA
Tax Support Services back in 2010. Ms. Duran graduated from
DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in
2005. In addition, after a year of law school under her education, she
completed the rigorous and comprehensive IRS Enrolled Agent exams. Enrolled
agent status is the highest credential the IRS federal practice,
individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to the highest ethical standards. The LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year Award
honors leading entrepreneurs of all fields. Award finalists are nominated
by community partners and are selected based on their vision, leadership, financial
success, community service, and visibility as a true role model for young
women. "It is with great pleasure to nominate Ms. Brenda Duran in
recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in helping
and mentoring small business entrepreneurs in our community," states
Oscar Garcia, Counselor, SCORE Sacramento chapter.
addition, LATINA Style is delighted to recognize the
Honorable Diana Rodriguez with the "Advocate of the Year"
award . Nominated by national partner, the National Association of
Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Honorable Rodriguez
has been chosen based on her lifetime achievements and her
distinguishability as a role model. This coveted award is presented to
individuals who are champions of leadership and community service. Hon.
Rodriguez represents families in the Sacramento region as an elected
trustee of the Sacramento City Unified School District. First elected in
2008, and then re-elected to a second term in 2012, she has been a leading
voice against harmful school closures, proper spending of the district's
approximately $480 million in revenues, and increased transparency. Hon.
Rodriguez has been an advocate for working families and children and has
supported policies to improve schools.
the Business Series in Sacramento is President & CEO of
California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Alice Perez. Ms. Perez founded
Alice Perez Consulting in 2011, a firm that focuses on Business and
Community Engagement and Strategies. She has served clients dedicated on
increasing small business exporting in California and also engaging elected
officials in Education Reform strategies throughout the United States. Ms.
Perez is a graduate of California State University Sacramento where she earned
a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Insurance. She resides in
the greater Sacramento area and is the mother of five.
on the Leadership Committee are (listed in alphabetical order by last
name): Lucy Garcia Robles, Certified International Property
Specialist, Coldwell Banker Residential Broker, Sacramento metro; Mónica
Nainsztein Rodríguez, SpanishOne Translations & Incoming president of
NAWBO-Sacramento Chapter; Brenda Quintana, Public Affairs,
Quintana-Saragosa & Chapter director of Latina Business Association;
and Hilda Ramirez, Director of PR, Communications & Education for the
Santa Clara County Association of Realtors. "Their leadership,
dedication and support will ensure we have a successful conference in Sacramento,"
says Robert E. Bard.
Style is also delighted to count on Nationwide's continued support as the
title sponsor of the 17th Annual LATINA Style Business Series. Official
Airline: Southwest Airlines. The Business Series is designed to provide
meaningful interaction among participants across the
country. Community partners include: Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, HOPE, NALEO, ALPFA,
WIPP, NLWBA, Parent Step Ahead, SHPE, Got2BSocial, Chicas Latinas de
Sacramento, Latina Success Network, NAWBO, Center for Multicultural
Cooperation, Queentenia, SCORE, and CaptialWirePR.