Mujeres Empowered for Success
Conference Schedule
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

9-10 a.m.


Continental breakfast provided by Northgate González Markets

Live entertainment by Tierra Blanca Dance Company


***9 a.m.-1 p.m.***

NEW – Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center Job Fair

Job Fair will be located in the North Tent across from the South Tent area where the Latina Conference will take place. Dozens of employers will be on-site hiring. Job-seekers should come prepared to meet with employers and are encouraged to attend in business casual attire with up to date copies of resumes.

For more information, please call (213) 763-5954 or via email


10 a.m.

Conference Kickoff & Welcome 

Mistress of Ceremonies: Stephanie “Chiquibaby” Himonidis, Host of Acceso Total, Emmy Award Winning Television and Radio Personality

Remarks by Host Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.

Panels and Speakers
(In Progress)

10:15 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

¡Mujeres en Lucha!

Like a roar of thunder, Latinas today are amplifying their voices, dispersing boundless energy and flexing Herculean power to drive social change in their communities. A new generation of leaders is rising to the top-demanding more, expecting better and tackling social justice issues across the spectrum.

Building Financial Power and Security in Latinas

Presented by New Economics for Women (NEW)

Access to education, financial products and the ability to build wealth are issues facing many Latinas and their families today. Economic security is within reach through non-traditional routes that create pathways to sustainability, and ultimately, build strong foundations for generations of Latinas to come. 

Quality Career Jobs: Pathway to Economic Prosperity

Quality career jobs provide higher wages and benefits that enable women to provide for their family’s path toward economic prosperity. Careers in exciting, non-traditional fields, such as construction, are seeking women to help build Los Angeles buildings and infrastructure. The Los Angeles World Airports has numerous positions available that provide opportunities for future advancement.  Learn about available positions, LAWA HireLAX Program and First Source Hiring Program, free training available and how to apply.

“How To Achieve Sweet Success”
A Conversation with Dulce Candy

Q&A with Dulce Candy Ruiz — wife and mom, immigrant, army veteran, author and one of the top beauty and fashion industry influential content creators around.

@DulceCandy on YouTube & Instagram
@dulcecandy1987 on Snapchat


12:30-1:35 p.m.

Lunch provided by the Office of Councilmember Price

Music by Vilma Diaz y La Sonora

Keynote Speaker: Rosie Rivera (Entrepreneur, Television Personality and CEO of Jenni Rivera Enterprises) on surviving domestic violence and sexual abuse.


1:45-2:30 p.m.

Latinas and Immigration in a Trump-era

Known to many as the “Angel of Justice,” Jessica Dominguez is a renowned immigration lawyer and radio and TV commentator whose mission is keeping families together. In 2017, she was named by People en Español as one of the 25 most powerful women in the United States. Dominguez is the author of the book “Mujeres Victoriosas” (Victorious Women), which motivates women to take control of their lives and reach their goals.

2:30-3 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Awards and Prizes