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Cristina-Saralegui-mainLISTA Announces Top 15 Latinas of Excellence Award in Tech and Business in Georgia Recognizing Latinas in Business Who Go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Atlanta, Ga Dec 5,  2014,  In celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of our nation’s most inspiring Latina Tech and Business women, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) Georgia Tech Council today announced we will conduct our “Latinos/as Tech Forum and the Latina Tech and Leader Luncheon on December 10th 2014 at the Georgia Tech Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  This Annual Tech Leaders Forum and Luncheon is the region’s premier gathering for Latino tech professionals and businesses leaders.  Each year LISTA honors the accomplishments of Latino and Latinas in the tech business community.  In particular, this year LISTA will recognize the many contributions Latinas have made to drive our country’s economic recovery and prosperity. 
LISTA Latina Tech and Business Leaders Power Luncheon will be hosted by WSBTV’s Anchor Wendy Corona with welcoming remarks by Marlem Rios Nuclear at Georgia Powers and honored guest speakers including, Nina Vaca, Chairwoman and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources and the 1st Chairwoman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Maria Cardona, Principal at Dewey Square and 1st Latina CNN Presidential Political Analyst and Lifetime Achiever Award recipient Cristina Saralegui, Journalist, 1st Latina Talk Show Host.
The year’s event is brought to you by presenting sponsors, Georgia Power and Aetna. LISTA Sponsors also include Coca Cola, AT&T, OVNLatino Networks, Macy’s Systems and Technology, Univision, Comcast Universal,  Negocios Now, Verizon, Nuevo Georgia and Lanza Group.
It is people like our awardees who represents the very best that Georgia and America has to offer. They are the manifestation of dedication, integrity and intellect said Jose A Marquez-Leon, National President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association. It is precisely with the achievements of these winners in mind, that our commitment to the Latino community of Georgia and Techno Centro – The Institute for Socio-Economic Empowerment, remains as strong as ever stressed Marquez-Leon. They are role models in the best possible sense of the word for our next generation of leaders.
Recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Georgia Tech Research Center in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday December 10th  at 11:00 am. This will also kick off LISTA 2015 Season.
The LISTA Latinas  Excellence Awards acknowledges Latinas that have given time and resources to make LISTA grow in the State of Georgia and who are the unsung heroes of our community. Winners are selected by LISTA’s local Board of Directors in an online vote. Selection of these awardees was based on individual business and community contributions to advance the Latino community in 2013.
Georgia Latinas of Excellence Class of 2014
1.   Accounting – Grace Williams, Grace Williams CPA
2.   Architect- Marie Guerra-Stoll, GSB Architects
3.   Small Business Accelerator – Veronica Maldonado,  GMSDC
4.   Legal – Zulma Lopez, Lopez Immigration LLC
5.   Cultural- Gabriela Gonzalez-Lambert, Instituto de Mexico.
6.   Business– Barbarella Diaz, Diaz Foods
7.   BroadCast– Mariela Romero, Univision
8.   Georgia Lifetime Achiever,  Del Clark
9.   Technology- Blanca Rodriguez, HomeDepot
10. Technology- Marline Santiago-CookVentyx Corporation
11. Government Beacon – Anna Torres, City of Atlanta 
13.  Health – Rocio Woody,  The Road to Recovery 
14. Rising Star -Angela Ximena Araya Hurtado, Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (HOPE)
15. National Lifetime Achiever 2014 Cristina Saralegui
Thanks to our corporate partner LISTA will realize the Latino/as Tech Forum  and Latinas Leaders Power Luncheon, saidChris Rodriguez, COO /Co-founder, National Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association’s. “It is through the commitment of corporation like Aetna, AT&T, NCTA, Coca Cola, Comcast, Lockheed Martin, and Verizon, that LISTA’s Techno Centro in Norcross, Ga. is able to continue our mission to educate, motivate and empower the Latino community with technology and showcase the best of the Latino community in Georgia. I can think of no better way to kick off LISTA 2015 season.
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About Latino in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)
LISTA ( www.a-lista.org and www.technocentro.org) promotes the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. We are an organization that is committed to bringing various elements of Technology under one central hub to facilitate our partners, members and the community with the leverage and education they need to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society. LISTA Mission is to educate, motivate and encourage the use of technology in the Latino community and empowering them to bridge the digital divide. @lista1 Hashtag: #techlatino
LISTA:  America’s 21st Century Information Sciences and Technology Workforce.
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