Latina Leaders Summit

There were historic wins for Latinas across all levels of government in last year's midterm elections, prompting some to call 2018 the "Year of the Latina." Although significant progress has been made, Latinas still remain one of the most underrepresented demographics both in the U.S. government and the private sector. 

What will it take for Latinas to reflect the demographic composition of the U.S. across all sectors? How can leaders in Congress and industry work to level the playing field for Latinas who face disproportionate challenges when it comes to access to jobs, education and health care? How can the stories of successful Latinas be highlighted and what can we learn from them?

The Hill brought together Latina leaders from across the United States for the third annual Latina Leaders Summit where we hosted conversations focused on empowering the next generation across the country. 


  • Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA)
  • Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR)
  • Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA)


  • Dr. Cecilia Aragon, Director, Human-Centered Data Science Lab, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Delegate Hala Ayala (D-VA), Virginia House of Delegates
  • Sindy M. Benavides, CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Ambar Calvillo-Rivera, Vice President of Campaigns, Voto Latino
  • Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, National Council on Aging 
  • Viviana Costa, Executive Director, Hispanic IT Executive Council
  • Josie Goytisolo, Founder & CEO, CODeLLA
  • Delegate Elizabeth Guzman (D-VA), Virginia House of Delegates
  • Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), New York State Assembly
  • Teresa Romero, President, United Farm Workers
  • Nina Roque, Executive Director, National Women's Council


  • Celeste Carrasco, Director, Federal Public Affairs, AT&T
  • Angie Garcia Lathrop, Community Affairs Executive, Bank of America
  • Carla Molina, Head of Local Market External Affairs, Bank of America
  • Lori Montenegro, Washington Bureau Chief, Telemundo


  • Niharika Acharya (Executive Host), Executive Director, Events, The Hill
  • Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Host, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR
  • Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Founder, Lantigua-Williams & Co. 
  • Rafael Bernal, Correspondent, The Hill Latino

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Conrad Washington DC
950 New York Ave NW, Washington DC 20001

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