Latina women make a distinct impact on today’s society
The 12th annual “Hispanic Women of Distinction” charity luncheon will take place Aug. 16 at Signature Grand in Davie. The event, taking place from11 a.m. to1:30 p.m., will pay tribute to13 Latina professionals.
The honoree’s friends and family, business leaders, elected officials and socialites will enjoy a “Latin flavored” celebration to pay tribute to professionals who are striving to strengthen the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America.
Presented by Bank of America and co-sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida, past honorees will strut the 120-foot runway where guests will get to hear about the 2013 honorees’ success and community activism.
The day will begin with a complimentary mojito, silent auction and sponsor business exhibit.
During lunch, more than 850 guests will enjoy a live concert by one of the Latin world’s greatest performers, Tito Puente Jr. and his eight-piece orchestra. The son of the late legendary Tito Puente, “The Mambo King,” will invigorate the crowd to dance to the salsa rhythms of his father’s music, along with his own arrangements from his new release “GOTMAMBO.”
The charity event will benefit the Light of the World Clinic, a free volunteer medical facility founded in 1989 by the late Dr. ErwinVasquez. Added in his honor will be the second annual Dr. Erwin M. Vasquez Scholarship for a Latina Award presented by Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale.
“We are delighted once again to support the educational goals of students in our community and the Light of the World Clinic,” said Benny Gates, general manager of Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale. “It is also a delight for our team to be part of this celebration of culture and diversity.”
What the women have in common is their American entrepreneurship intertwined with their values and traditions. This is a large part of the judging process. They represent a cross-section of creative disciplines that are changing the face of American culture. More than 50 nominations were received this year for the award.
This year’s recipients include: Elizabeth Verna Briceno, editor of Aldea Educativa Magazine; Aimee Cernicharo, attorney for St. Thomas Human Rights Institute; Marie Fernandez, managing partner of Imagery Creative; Patricia Good, vice chair of Broward County School Board; Luisa Gutman, senior VP/COO of Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale; Jeanie Hernandez, director/government investment for Comcast; Marisel Losa: MHSA, president/CEO Health Council of South Florida; Dr. Dalia Sobrevilla McCoy, family medicine at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Miramar; Evelyn Morales, senior medical case manager CARE RESOURCE; Dr. Alejandra Perez, director of Breast Cancer Center at Memorial Cancer Institute; Jennifer J. Perez, corporate governance counsel, BUPA Latin America; and Martha Socarras, president of Martha Socarras Enterprises
The Latina Pioneer for 2013 will recognize Maria Elena Torano, the founding president of the National Hispana Leadership Institute and appointee by the Carter, Clinton and Bush administrations, who’s represented the political, socio-economic, cultural and business environments of this country and other areas of the world
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