USHCC To Honor Zoe Saldana With Excellence In Leadership Award

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to honor award-winning actress at National Convention

Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

Washington, D.C., July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce that internationally acclaimed, award-winning actress Zoe Saldana will be the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Leadership Award. Zoe will receive this award at the organization’s National Convention in Philadelphia this September.

The Excellence in Leadership Award pays tribute to an extraordinary woman who has devoted her professional career and personal life to revolutionizing the world of business, education, philanthropy, or government. Previous honorees include U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, iconic journalist and talk show host Cristina Saralegui, seven-time Grammy-Award winning artist Gloria Estefan, University of Houston President Renu Khator, and, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty, Jessica Alba.

“The USHCC is honored to present Zoe Saldana with the Excellence in Leadership Award during our 2018 National Convention in Philadelphia,” said Fernand Fernandez, Interim President & CEO. “From critically acclaimed movies to female empowerment initiatives, Zoe Saldana is a role model for all who seek to follow in her footsteps. From the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise to Avatar, she has been the centerpiece in some of the most popular movies of the past decade. In 2017, Saldana started her own digital media company, BESE. As the Founder and CEO of the company, Saldana has created an uplifting brand that has helped share the modern LatinX experience in America. We are proud to recognize her with this award at our Women in Business and Leadership Luncheon, along with the countless other industrious women who have continued to drive our country towards a better future.”

“I am humbled to receive this award from the USHCC. The past recipients are icons in their industries and I am honored to be included in such a trailblazing community,” said Zoe Saldana. “I would like to thank the organization for all they do to elevate the voices of female entrepreneurs and advocate for women empowerment across the country. By encouraging women to reach their full potential, we are working towards a brighter and more prosperous future.”

To learn more about the 2018 USHCC National Convention, visit

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.


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