Washington, D.C., November 30, 2015 — Now in its 7th consecutive year, the LATINA Style Executive of the Year program honors influential Latinas, selected by their peers, as true leaders and examples for the Hispanic community and for the professional women in the U.S. These Latinas demonstrate excellence in leadership, commitment to the community, impact the company’s bottom line and create an environment where associates are encouraged to always look for the next big opportunity. LATINA Style had a record number of submissions this year making the selection process particularly challenging.
LATINA Style Inc. is proud to announce the top 10 LATINA Executives of the Year for 2015. Ileana Musa, Global Client Segment and Strategy for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Bank of America; Myrna Soto, Corporate Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO), Comcast Corporation; Ivonne Valdes, VP WW Go-To-Market Technology Services Sales & Operations, Hewlett-Packard Company; Romelia H. Flores, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor, International Business Machines (IBM); Sandra Lopez, Director of Strategic Alliances, New Devices Group, Intel Corporation; Lorie Valle-Yañez, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual Financial Group; Patricia Diaz, Director of Hispanic Consumer Marketing, McDonald’s Corporation; Ingrid Tolentino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hyatt Legal Plans, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife Co.; Grace Puma, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo; and Geisha J. Williams, President, PG&E Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). These women demonstrate that success is not only a personal achievement, but also creates opportunities for those around them and for future professionals.
The top 10 Latina Executives of the Year will be recognized at the 18th Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm in Washington D.C.