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LATINA Style, the premier company addressing the needs of the Latina professional and business owner in the U.S., is proud to announce Lourdes M. Mola, manager of the Minority Business Development team for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Giorgina Pinedo-Rolon, president & CEO of Gio Communications, as the honorary event Co-Chairs for the 16th annual LATINA Style Business Series, which will be held in Orlando, Florida on May 15, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Disney's BoardWalk Resort.

The LATINA Style Business Series is part of the largest and most successful business development program for Latina entrepreneurs in the nation. Since its launching in 1998, the program has visited over 110 cities across the nation with over 31,000 Latina entrepreneurs participating. The program's emphasis is on creating a solid business foundation for the Latina entrepreneur.

Lourdes has enjoyed a progression of leadership roles in her 18-year career with Walt Disney World including the launch of Disney Cruise Line, exciting tenures with Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, Disney Event Group and Disney Resorts Sales prior to joining the Minority Business Development team in 2011.  Her primary responsibility is to establish strategic relationships with multicultural organizations to promote the Disney Brand.   Lourdes is an active member of the community serving as a leader on a number of boards.   "Disney is proud to host the LATINA Style Business Series at Disney's BoardWalk Resort in May," states Mola, whose efforts focus on the Hispanic and women's market segment of the business community.  "We applaud the efforts of LATINA Style in recognizing the achievement of Latina entrepreneurs, one of the fastest growing segments of our economy."

The Business Series will exhibit expert presenters to speak and interact with the audience on the following topics: Accessing Capital: Building Strong Businesses; Women Empowerment through Technology; Healthy Worker - Healthy Business; and Latina Entrepreneurs Spot light: Lessons Learned.

Giorgina worked for Walt Disney World for nine years as a Merchandise Buyer. Afterwards, she served as director of Production and Public Relations and TV host for Telemundo Orlando for nine years. She later became the chief editor for Casiano Communications. Giorgina's communications agency focuses on government affairs, public relations, Hispanic outreach, and media buying and marketing. Giorgina is the Chair of the Board of Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando. "I am honored to be part of such a wonderful event," states Pinedo-Rolon. "The LATINA Style Business Series is an asset for Latinas entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level."

Take advantage of the early registration fee of $45.00; which includes dynamic panels, high power networking opportunities in the exhibit area, breakfast, lunch, and a commemorative gift bag. Early Registration ends on May 9st and tickets will be $55 thereafter.

Title sponsor: Nationwide Insurance. Host Sponsor: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

LATINA Style has partnered with the following organizations: Official Airline Carrier:Southwest Airlines; National Partners: Telemundo; Community Partners: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando, Latino Leadership and Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund; Media Partner: Tres Communications.

For more information or to register for the Orlando Business Series, visitwww.bs.latinastyle.com, contact Tania Einhorn at [email protected] , or call 703-531-1424.

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LATINA Style Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for the professional Hispanic woman, hosts the LATINA Style Business Series, bringing resources to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in the local area.

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