The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce Gloria Estefan as the recipient of the 2011 Ultimate Latina Award. Estefan will accept the award at the Ultimate Latina Luncheon on Monday, September 19th at the USHCC 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo in Miami Beach, Fl.
Gloria Estefan, a seven-time Grammy Award Winning singer and songwriter, is an exemplary role model, as a human being and as an artist, who has received numerous awards and distinctions.
Estefan is the first Latina to be awarded the BMI songwriter of the Year Honor and was the National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year. She was given a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was awarded the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a naturalized U.S. citizen. During her illustrious career, she has sold over 90 million albums and authored two children’s books that were on the bestseller list of the New York Times.
“Gloria Estefan is an inspiration not only for her extraordinary talent and admirable achievements in the community, but also for her savvy as an entrepreneur and the embodiment of the American success story,” adds Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO.