LISTA to host 2013 Latina Tech and Business Leaders Power Luncheon


LISTA to announce Top 10 Latinas of Excellence Award in Tech and Business Georgia Recognizing Latinas in Business Who Go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

In celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of our nation’s most inspiring Latina Tech and Business women, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) Georgia Tech Council today announced we will conduct our “Latina Tech Leadership and Business Luncheon on July 24, 2013 at the Commerce Club in Atlanta, Georgia.  This Annual Tech Leaders Luncheon is the region’s premier gathering for Latino tech professionals and businesses.  Each year LISTA honors the accomplishments of Latino and Latinas in the tech business community.  In particular, this year LISTA will recognize the many contributions Latinas have made to drive our country’s economic recovery and prosperity.

LISTA Latina Tech and Business Leaders Power Luncheon will be hosted by Univision’s Emmy award winning newscaster Mariela Romero with welcoming remarks by LISTA Chairman, Javier Polit, CIO Coca Cola and honored guest speakers include the Honorable Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, Nina Vaca, Chairwoman and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources and the 1st Chairwoman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Maria Cardona, Principal at Dewey Square and 1st Latina CNN Presidential Political Analyst and Dr. Jennifer Byrne, Vice-President of IT and Ops Support at Lockheed Martin Corporation.

The year’s event is brought to you by presenting sponsors, State Farm and Lockheed Martin. LISTA Sponsors also include Coca Cola, AT&T, OVNLatino, SolielMicro,  Adomani,  Devry University, First Citizens, OVNLatino Networks, Macy’s Systems and Technology, Telemundo Atlanta, Inspire Financial Solutions, Nationwide, Georgia Power, Negocios Now, Univision,  and Mundo Hispanico.

It is people like our awardees who represents the very best that Georgia and America has to offer. They are the manifestation of dedication, integrity and intellect said Jose A Marquez-Leon, National President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association. It is precisely with the achievements of these winners in mind, that our commitment to the Latino community of Georgia and Techno CentroThe Institute for Socio-Economic Empowerment, remains as strong as ever stressed Marquez-Leon. They are role models in the best possible sense of the word for our next generation of leaders.

Recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Commerce Club, 191 Peachtree Street, NE in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday July 24th, 2013 at 11:00 am. This will also kick off LISTA 2013-2014 Season.

The LISTA Top Ten Latinas in Tech And Business Excellence Awards acknowledges Latinas that have given time and resources to make LISTA grow in the State of Georgia and who are the unsung heroes of our community. Winners are selected by LISTA’s local Board of Directors in an online vote. Selection of these awardees was based on individual contributions made to LISTA and the Latino community in 2012.

Thanks to our corporate partner LISTA will realize the Latina Tech and Business Leaders Power Luncheon and Top 10 Latinas of Excellence Award in Tech and Business Georgia, said Leonard Gomez, President, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology National Association’s Georgia Technology Council (GATC). “It is through the commitment of corporation like Aetna, AT&T Coca Cola, StateFarm, Comcast, Lockheed Martin,  Regions and Verizon, that LISTA’s Techno Centro in Norcross, Ga. is able to continue our mission to educate, motivate and empower the Latino community with technology and showcase the best of the Latino community in Georgia. I can think of no better way to kick off LISTA 2013- 2014 season.