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Day 1 – Supporting Latina-Owned Small Businesses

Small businesses serve as the back bone of the American economy. With over 4.37 million Hispanic owned firms in the United States, and more notably, with Latinas opening businesses 5 times the rate of their counterparts –the Hispanic community continues to make a large impact domestically.

Latinas are the highest growing demographic of small business owners in the US, currently operating 1.4 million firms, yet they frequently encounter significant barriers in access to capital, critical for launching a growing any business. This plenary will highlight exceptional women business owners from an array of industries and also foster a discussion on how Latinas are able to overcome significant barriers and consistency outpace their competition.

Members of Congress:
Rep. Nydia Velázquez

Session Moderator:
María Elena Salinas

Session Speakers:
Allen Gutierrez
Ana Madan
Candy Ramirez
Elena Castaneda
Nely Galán

Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Atrium Hall
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

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Day 2 – Sports and Equity: Creating the Foundation for Opportunity

Sports, and major sporting events such as the Olympics, World Cup, and World Series have the unmatched power to transcend global borders and unify nations and their citizens. It is through sports, that in times of war, dueling nations have come to together for a peaceful soccer match. In recent years, the explosive celebrity status of athletes across different sporting fields, has allowed athletes to use media as a platform for social change and social inclusion. Join us for this dynamic discussion with key stakeholders such as athletes, community leaders, and top sporting brands in examining the interplay between sports as a catalyst for development and leadership for social change.

Members of Congress:
Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Session Moderator:
Oscar Munoz

Session Speakers:
Felipe Lopez
Freddy Rolón
Renée Tirado, MLB Vice President of Talent and Head of Inclusion and Diversity
Tal Alter

Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Atrium Hall
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

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Day 3 – Leadership Awards Luncheon (Invitation Only)

At this year’s Leadership Luncheon, CHCI will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Latino leaders from our esteemed alumni network. This year, CHCI alumnus Juan Otero, vice president of diversity and inclusion for Comcast Corporation, will be honored with the 2018 Medallion of Excellence for a Distinguished Alumnus, and Bertha A. Guerrero, chief of staff to Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) will receive the inaugural Young Alumnus Award.

Members of Congress:
Rep. Joaquin Castro
Rep. Ruben Gallego

Honorees:
Bertha Guerrero
Juan Otero

Session Speakers:
Amilcar Guzman
Domenika Lynch
Jesse Price
Rich Garcia

Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Liberty Ballroom, Level 4
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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