LATINA Style to Recognize the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.


The LATINA Executive of the Year and Employee Resource Group of the Year at the 21st Annual LATINA Style Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference

Johnson & Johnson to be Recognized as the 2018 LATINA Style Company of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 11, 2019 – LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the United States, will host the 21st Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the HILTON CRYSTAL CITY AT WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL located at 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, VA 22202.

The LATINA Style 50 program, launched in 1998, recognizes the top 50 companies that provide the best career opportunities for professional Latinas in the workplace. The annual LATINA Style Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas.

Johnson & Johnson topped the chart as the 2018 LATINA Style Company of the Year. Johnson & Johnson believes good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, they have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, they are committed to using their reach and size for good. Johnson and Johnson strives to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere.

LATINA Style Inc. is proud to announce the 2018 Top 12 Corporate Latina Executives of the Year: (in no specific order)

Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Senior Vice President, Chief Brand & Communications Officer, Aflac

Gladys Lopez, Senior Manager, Hilton

Jackie Rios, Director, International/Cargo Business Partner, American Airlines

Linda Valdez Thompson, Executive Vice President, Administration & Diversity, Dallas Fort Worth Intl. Airport

Lisa McLin, Vice President, Channel Sales & Channel Chief, Rackspace

Maria T. Lensing, Vice President, Global Business, AT&T

Mariam Merced, Director-Community Health Promotions, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-New Brunswick

Marisa Moret, Strategic Initiatives Lead for Airbnb’s Public Policy and Communications Team, Airbnb

Monica Greenhalgh, Chief Information Officer, First Mile, General Motors

Norma L. Garcia, Associate General Counsel-International Legal Affairs, Rent-A-Center

Patty Arvielo, President, New American Funding

Sonia Velasco Clayton, President & CEO, Virtual Intelligence Providers, LLC

LATINA Style Inc. is also proud to announce the following “Honorable Mention” Corporate LATINA Executives of the Year for 2018 (in no specific order):

Bianca Negron, Director, The Coaching Spot, LLC.

Graciela Racaro, VP, Client Delivery, PAREXEL

Natalia Grassis, Vice President, PAREXEL

Sandra Moore, Vice President, Digital Retail Solutions, FordDirect, LLC

Sophia Felix, Founder/Manager, HBM & Talent Management

The Latina executives demonstrate that success is not only a personal achievement but also creates opportunities for those around them and for future professionals. The winner of the 2018 LATINA Style Corporate Executive of the Year will be revealed at the 21st Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference.

LATINA Style is also proud to announce the Top 20 Employee Resource Groups being recognized for exceptional leadership and vision (in no specific order):

Hispanic American – Accenture PLC 

Professional Latino Allstate Network (PLAN) – Allstate

Latin Diversity Network – American Airlines


Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership & Advancement (HOLA) – Bank of America

Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement (HOLA) – Boston Scientific Corp.

#VAMOS! (Eaton Hispanic & Latino Resource Group) – Eaton Corporation

Latinos for Engagement, Advancement and Development (LEAD) – Edison International

Organization of Latinos at Exelon – Exelon Company

Hispanic ERG – Fannie Mae

Latino Network – General Motors

Latinos@hyatt – Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement (HOLA) – Johnson & Johnson

ADELANTE – JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kaiser Permanente Latinx Association (KPLA) – Kaiser Permanente

Hispanics of LinkedIn Alliance (HOLA) – LinkedIn

National Latino Alliance (NLA) – Nationwide Mutual Insurance, Inc.  

Enlace – Sprint

Latino Alliance – Under Armour

Latin Connection – Wells Fargo

The 2018 LATINA Style Employee Resource Group of the Year winner will also be announced during the program.

The conference will conclude with the LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony honoring the LATINA Style 50 companies. The luncheon will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

LATINA Style is thrilled to count on the support of Marriott International, Inc.; Accenture; Bank of America; Johnson & Johnson; United Technologies Corporation; Nationwide; Colgate-Palmolive; Aflac, Inc.; Hilton; AT&T; General Motors Company; Sodexo, Inc.; Wells Fargo & Company; UPS; Hyatt Hotels Corporation; MetLife; Boston Scientific Corporation.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Robert E. Bard at or (214) 357-2186.

To secure your admission RSVP by registering online at

Registration Fee: $100 corporate – $50 government – $30 Non-profit – $25 student with ID. To obtain media reservations contact Gloria Romano-Barrera at

Reservations are required for all members of the media. Contact Gloria Romano-Barrera



21st Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference


50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S., LATINA Executive of the Year and Employee Resource Group of the Year


7 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 21st, 2019


HILTON CRYSTAL CITY AT WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL located at 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, VA 22202.


Media can RSVP for the event by emailing 

All others can register here