Verizon Calls for Latina Leaders

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The 2011 Winners for the Verizon Latino Business Series’ Nueva Latina Estrella Award were Laura Flores, architect, Ghafari Associates (Business), Juana Ballasteros, Executive Director, Greater Humboldt Park Community (Community Service), and Grisel Gamboa – Project Manager, Eight Bit Studios (Technology).

Verizon Wireless announced a call for nominations for the Verizon Latino Business Series’ Nueva Latina Estrella Award. The award recognizes the achievements of Latina women who demonstrate exceptional leadership and professional success in the categories of business, community service, education and technology. The deadline for nominations is August 30. To nominate visit

One Nueva Latina from each category will be awarded $1,000 and a Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone. Winners will be announced at the 8th annual “Global Latino Fest” celebration in Chicago, formally known as “Vive la Hispanidad,” on October 12, 2012. Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by an independent committee of business leaders from a variety of industries who make up the “Global Latino Fest” Honorary Committee.

To nominate a distinguished Latina professional for the 2012 awards, or for more information about the program, please visit

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