Empowered Latinas, Leading the Way toward Success.

Our 2024 Latina Success Conference will be taking place on October 19, 2024

A MANA de San Diego Signature Event, the Latina Success Conference  continues MANASD’s commitment to Latina development and empowerment.

This biennial  conference is an all-day event, designed to impart proven and practical strategies to Latinas, in support of their professional and personal goals. The Latina Success Conference embodies everything that MANASD strives for to help Latinas thrive.

The Conference addresses important topics key to success including leadership development, career and business growth; personal and business finance management; health and wellness concepts, advocacy and community support.

Conference workshops, seminars, structured networking time and keynotes speakers feature successful Latina leaders, experts in their field, who become role models to conference attendees.

These inspirational Latinas personify MANA de San Diego’s mission of to “transform communities by empowering Latinas to achieve upward mobility and a better quality of life.”

The Latina Success Conference is a partnership with San Diego State University and is held at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union located on the San Diego State University campus.

For sponsorship opportunities please reach out to us at fcanchola@manasd.org.

For volunteering opportunities please reach out to Diana Lopez at dlopez@manasd.org. 

Program at a Glance
Location & Time
Registration and Breakfast
Grand Entry & Montezuma Hall 8:00 – 8:40 AM
Paola Hernandez-Jiao, Land Acknowledgement, Inez Gonzalez Perezchica, Ed.D., Dr. Adela De La Torre
Montezuma Hall 8:40 – 9:10 AM
Breakfast Speaker
Latina Friendly Workplace Award – Inez Gonzalez Perezchica, Ed.D.
Montezuma Hall 9:10 – 9:30 AM
Career Expo | 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM Montezuma Lounge
Workshop Session 1 | 9:45 – 10:45 AM
Your Time is Now: Prepping for Your Next Career Move
Moderator: Karmin Noar Panelists: Linda Sierra & Brent Robertson
Park Blvd
Building Generational Wealth: It Starts with You
Presenter: Noerena Limon
Side Hustles & Other Essentials of Entreprenuership
Moderator: Pam Covarrubias Panelists: Carmen Velasco, Griselda Beck, Rocky Bello & Reyna Puente
Impostor Phenomenon: Believe it, You are the Real Deal!
Presenter: Liz Ramirez
Pride Suite
Break 10:45 – 11 AM
Workshop Session 2 | 11:00 – 11:50 AM
Accelerate Your Success with Mentoring, Sponsoring & Coaching
Presenters: Montse Auso & Susie Fraga
Park Blvd.
Rising Leaders: Strategizing A Path to Leadership
Moderator: Elsa Roth Panelists: Paola Avila, Krista Torquato, Veronica Dela Rosa
Pride Suite
Primero Yo: La Magia de tu Poder Interno
Presenter: Toni Torres
Build Financial Security Through Home Ownership. You Can Do It!
Presenter: Annie Chavarria
Metzli Suite
Break 11:50 – 12:00PM
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Claudia Rempel “Lifetime Achievement Recognition for Mayor Mary Salas,” Sonja Diaz “Latinas in Leadership”
Montezuma Hall 12 PM
Workshop Session 3 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
How to Negotiate Your Salary. Are You Leaving Money on the Table?
Presenter: Noerena Limon
Money, Money, Money – Real Life Lessons on How to Earn It and How to Use It
Presenters: Mandy Haack, Gloria S. Baca, Sherifa El-mofty, Alexi Cabrera, Jackie Bernal
Be an Influencer…Take Your Seat on a Board or Commission
Presenters: Griselda Ramirez & Clarissa Falcon
Park Blvd
Career Strategies for the Next Level in STEM/High Paying Jobs
Moderator: Ana Reyes Panelists: Lazaro Herrera, Mike Cruz, Maria Ulloa, Samuel Herrera, Judith Settle
Pride Suite
Break 2:00-2:15 PM
LSLP Workshop: Business Chemistry with Deloitte
Presenter: Shawn VanDiver
Aztlan 2:15 – 3:15 PM