At the 2009 National Hispanic Women’s Conference

23 May

The 33rd Annual National Hispanic Women’s Conference and luncheon was a full blown success on Friday at the Pasadena Convention Center. There were over 2 thousand attendees, including young hispanic women in high school and college. Organized by the MAOF (Mexican American Opportunity Foundation) and co-produced by Macy’s, the conference was formed “to create career opportunities for Hispanic women and bring greater awareness to the talent pool available in the Latino community,” as per their event program. This year’s awards ceremony had a very prominent group of successful hispanic women in all areas of community service and business. One could not help but feel proud of the accomplishments of these beautiful and talented women, and connect with their message of empowerment, education and inspiration. And everybody was bilingual!

The honorees were: U.S. Secretary of Labor (under Obama administration) Hilda Solis; financial expert Julie Stav; world class chef, author and nutritionist, Chef Lala; Milka Duno,professional car driver; Concepción Rueda Gómez, Mexican Commission for the Development of Indigenous people; Dr. Lora Villarreal, Ph.D, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Affiliated Computer Services. After the awards ceremonies, Macy’s presented a wonderful fashion show that had all the girls screaming for the male models…and the fashion was also fabulous. A few pictures of this amazing event follow.

 

The exhibit hall of the National Hispanic Women's Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center.

The exhibit hall of the National Hispanic Women's Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Macy's had a great "goodie" bag with free cosmetics by Clinique.

Macy's had a great "goodie" bag with free cosmetics by Clinique.

 

 

 

Three powerful ladies: Teresa Sanchez Gordon, LA County Superior Judge; U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis; U.S. House of Rep. Congresswoman Judy Chu.

Three powerful ladies, all from Los Angeles. From left to right: Teresa Sanchez-Gordon, LA County Superior Judge; U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis; U.S. House of Rep. Congresswoman Judy Chu.

 

The honorees of the National Hispanic Women's Conference 2009.

The honorees of the National Hispanic Women's Conference 2009.

 

Chef Lala receives her award from mistress of ceremonies Elizabeth Espinoza.

Chef Lala receives her award from mistress of ceremonies Elizabeth Espinoza.

Julie Stav advised everyone to learn about finances and investing and to "make money work for you!"

Julie Stav advised everyone to learn about finances and investing... and to "make money work for you!"

 

Macy's Fashion show.

Macy's Fashion show.

Models for all sizes!

Fashion in all sizes!

Model pair in orangey and ethnic prints.

Model pair in orangey and ethnic prints.

 

Esa sonrisa provocó más de mil gritos.

Esa sonrisa provocó más de mil gritos.

"Stepping out" fashion, very nice.

"Stepping out" fashion, very nice.

 

Another angle of the runway.

Another angle of the runway.

One Response to “At the 2009 National Hispanic Women’s Conference”

  1. Martha May 26, 2009 at 21:52 #

    Amazing event!!!! And Amazing photographer!!!

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