2019 Panels & Workshops


The Pineapple Diaries Monologue Writing Workshop w/ Paloma Valenzuela

Paloma Valenzuela is the founder of La Gringa Loca Productions a Boston-based multi-media production operation. She  is a Dominican-American writer, director and actress originally from the city of Boston. “The Pineapple Diaries” is a refreshing Boston-based Latina-centered comedic web series that was produced through La Gringa Loca Productions. In this workshop we will screen a monologue from the show, learn what Paloma's approach to writing a monologue is and we will be writing our very own monologues- telling our own stories.

Investing 101: Pathway to Wealth Workshop w/ Mabel Nunez

Mabel A. Nunez, MBA is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Girl$ on The Money - a Stock Market Investing Education company that focuses on individuals that are underrepresented in the world of investing. In this informative workshop, you will learn how you can prepare yourself to kick off your investing journey and how to actually get started.

STEM Panel

Panelists will provide an introduction to the ever-growing fields of tech and STEM while offering guidance to those who wish to pursue a career in fields with extremely high underrepresentation.

Catalina Laverde is a 26-year-old Senior Software Engineer at Spotify and the CMO/Co-Founder of Civic Action Network (“CAN”).

Tanya Salcido is the co-founder of LatinaGeeks, a 501(c)(3). The organization’s mission is to empower and inspire Latinas by sharing technical knowledge, business skills, and entrepreneurship resources through hands-on workshops and community events.

Brenda Salazar is a Software Engineer at Google who has worked with Google Hotels, Google Shopping Express and now Google Photos.

2018 Panels

Media and Communications Panel

Meet a panel of women who have succeeded in the fields of media and communications. Attendees will learn about the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of Latina women in the media industry.

Paola Ramos, Political Strategist and Former Deputy Director of Hispanic Media for Hillary for America,  Cynthia Lopez, Former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment ,  Natasha del Toro,  Correspondent for Fusion's The Naked Truth and Host of PBS's America Reframed.

Business and Entrepreneurship Panel

Meet a panel of successful Latina women who have succeeded in the world of business and entrepreneurship. Whether you are looking to pursue a career in business or are simply exploring your options, attendees will gain invaluable skills applicable to a career in any field.

Eliana Murillo, Head of Multicultural Marketing, Google, Betty Francisco, General Counsel, Compass Working Capital, CEO and Founder, FitNation Ventures, Inc., Co-Founder, Latina Circle, Susana G. Baumann, Editor-in-Chief, LatinasinBusiness.us, Roxanna Sarmiento, COO of #WeAllGrow Latina. 

Law and Public Policy Panel

Learn from a panel of distinguished women about careers in law, public service and nonprofit work. Attendees will be motivated to pursue careers that generate a lasting impact on the people around them.

Judith García, City Councillor for District 5 Chelsea, MA, Cristina Gonzalez, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer at Staples, Inc., Sonia Chang-Diaz, Massachusetts State Senator.

STEM Panel

Panelists will provide an introduction to the ever-growing fields of tech and STEM while offering guidance to those who wish to pursue a career in fields with extremely high underrepresentation.

Lillian “Lee” Llambelis, Deputy Commissioner for Community Partnerships and STEAM Initiatives at NYC Department of Design and Construction, Malena Gonzalez, Founder of NutriCount Inc.

Academia Panel

Hear and learn from a panel of accomplished women who work in academia. Learn about graduate school, research, and the path to becoming a professor.

Dr. María Luisa Parra, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, Dr. Ana Villareal, Assistant Professor in Sociology at Boston University, Dr. Adriana Zavala, Associate Professor in Art and Art History at Tufts University.