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Vanidades and PODER Hispanic Magazines to Host 8th Annual Hispana Leadership Summit at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando

The 2013 Installment of the Latina Empowerment Conference Offers a Forward-Thinking Agenda Celebrating Female Entrepreneurship

MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/13 -- Vanidades and PODER Hispanic magazines unveiled plans for the 8th annual Hispana Leadership Summit, to be held at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida from September 12-14, 2013 to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Hispana Leadership Summit (HLS) is a gathering of top Latina leaders and entrepreneurs from around the country who participate in an invigorating selection of career building opportunities to sharpen their skills and expand networks. The three-day summit is designed to support the forward focus of Latina business women with motivational keynotes, inspirational speeches, educational seminars and peer-to-peer coaching sessions from renowned speakers and industry experts.

The 8th installment of the Latina empowerment summit is sure to be the best one yet as Disney comes on board as presenting sponsor of the premier leadership event for female professionals. Located in the heart of the Magic Kingdom, Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at the lavish Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

The confirmed 2013 HLS panels and speakers include:

  • Balance is Bull$h!t: Summit opener and keynote by best-selling author Lourdes "Luly B." Carreras-Balepogi, Founder and President of Chispa Marketing and Luly B. Inc.
  • Yes, You Can! The Power of Positive Thinking and Assertiveness: Keynote by Cecilia Ramirez Harris, Health Correspondent on Primer Impacto on Univision and host of "Vida Sana con Cecilia."
  • Social Butterflies: The Latina bloggers success stories panel will be moderated by Cristy Clavijo-Kish, founder and co-publisher of Los Tweens & Tweens, Founding Partner, Hispanicize and Latina Mom Bloggers. Panelists include: Elianne Ramos, Principal/CEO for Speak Hispanic Marketing and Vice-Chair Marketing/PR for Latinos in Social Media (LATISM); Ana Flores, founder of Latina Bloggers Connect and co-founder of SpanglishBaby.com; Myrah Duque, founder of CouponMamacita.com and MamacitalaCuponera.com; Migdalia Rivera, founder of LatinaOnAMission.com and founder of Stiletto Media Blogger Network.
  • Courageous Leadership: Shared Qualities of Great Leaders: Keynote by Mariela Dabbah, consultant, author, speaker and CEO of the Red Shoe Movement: Women Supporting Women for Career Success. Panel discussion led by Kristina Puga, Web Producer for NBC Latino.
  • Brand U! How to Successfully Market... Yourself! Branding session with keynote speaker Patricia G. Beitler, President/Founder and Managing Partner of Velocitas, an interactive marketing firm with locations in Miami, New York and Los Angeles.
  • Susan G. Komen Pink Party: Susan G. Komen will open up the Friday morning session with a fun-filled "Pink Party" breakfast. Attendees wear pink to jumpstart their day!

Disney Parks & Resorts will also produce the iconic All White Affair and Latinas of Excellence Awards show on Friday night with show-stopping entertainment, live music and many surprises.

Attendees traveling from out-of-town can also take advantage of the special HLS room block and preferred conference rate by mentioning code G0636912 when booking a room at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort. For more information on the speakers and agenda, please visit: http://www.hispanaleadershipsummit.com.

To register for the 8th annual Hispana Leadership Summit: http://bit.ly/HLS2013

For the latest conference, speaker and agenda updates, join the Hispana Leadership Summit on LinkedIn, LIKE on Facebook and follow on Twitter @HispanaLSummit using hashtag #HLS2013.

About Televisa Publishing + Digital

Televisa Publishing + Digital is part of the Televisa Group, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world based in its market share and a leading authority in the international entertainment industry. With a presence in 20 countries and over 100,000 points of sale, Televisa Publishing + Digital publishes more than 100 titles with an astounding annual circulation of over 174 million. Televisa Publishing + Digital's titles are #1 in market and audience share in key global markets. In addition, the company makes available all of Grupo Televisa's properties and talent via a comprehensive digital entertainment platform, including a portal, a social-networking site, a vertical music site, magazine web-sites and a mobile platform. For more information, please visit www.televisa.com.

About Vanidades
Published by Televisa Publishing + Digital, Vanidades was the first Spanish-language magazine launched in the United States. For the past five decades, Vanidades has been a part of Hispanic women in her journey through the decades: from fashion and beauty, to health and travel, providing the information women need to be successful in an eloquent and relatable matter. Whether in exclusive interviews of icons in fashion, culture and entertainment or features geared to sophisticated women, Vanidades sets the tone and stage for trends and ideas important to Hispanic women. Sophisticated, elegant and experienced, Vanidades subtly incorporates everything the Hispanic woman is looking for. For more information, go to www.vanidades.com.

About PODER Hispanic
Published by Televisa Publishing + Digital, PODER Hispanic is a bi-monthly publication for Latinos in power -- and those who aspire to be. It was conceived as a vehicle to provide the Hispanic corporate and entrepreneurial communities with valuable and reliable information. As a leading business and lifestyle magazine, PODER Hispanic is written for a global audience of influential senior business executives, political decision-makers and entrepreneurs interested in current events in both politics and business. PODER Hispanic charts the ascent of Latinos in all realms of business, politics and entertainment, while also reporting on Hispanic lifestyles and trends. PODER Hispanic offers business news, profiles and exclusive interviews with high-ranking executives and political leaders, covering topics of great concern as well as exposing new issues impacting the world. For more information, go to www.poder360.com.

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