MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) - Vanidades and PODER Hispanic magazines kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month today with the 8th Annual Hispana Leadership Summit. The Latina empowerment conference takes place September 12-14 at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando.

The latest panel added to the empowering selection of career building opportunities is:

  • Content is Queen: Media at the Speed of Light. Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Panelists: Jackie Blanco, Editor of Vanidades; Luz María Doria, Executive Producer of Despierta América on Univision Network; and Giselle Blondet, actress and TV host. This panel discussion moderated by Luis Alfonso Borrego, Editor of TVyNovelas magazine, will focus on how media and entertainment companies are responding to customer demands to deliver content through an ever-expanding range of new channels and technology platforms at the speed of NOW! The panelists -- women at the top of their game -- will share tools, tactics and strategies on keeping up with the fast-paced demands of their industry, how the landscape has changed throughout their careers and their thoughts on the future of media.

The mistress of ceremonies for this year's conference is María Alejandra Requena, host of Magazine CNN for CNN Latino. The daily magazine news show puts viewers at the forefront of the trending topics related to leadership, family, technology and human interest stories. 

The Hispana Leadership Summit (HLS) is a gathering of Latina professionals and entrepreneurs from around the country who will participate in three days of leadership sessions that include inspirational and tactical information, powerful speakers, compelling workshops, networking opportunities and much more. Registration for the summit includes all the sessions, panels, meals and the iconic All White Affair featuring the annual Latinas of Excellence Awards at the American Theater in Epcot.

Recognized for distinguished achievements, the 2013 Latinas of Excellence Awards recipients are:

  • Dr. Karent Sierra, Latina of Excellence for Philanthropy.
  • Giselle Blondet, Latina of Excellence for Television and Entertainment.
  • Adriana Comellas-Macretti, Latina of Excellence for Community Leadership.

The 8th Annual Hispana Leadership Summit is hosted by PODER Hispanic and Vanidades magazines, together with Strayer University, and presented by AARP, Disney Park & Resorts and Susan G. Komen. The event is supported by LATISM, and Marketwired as the official newswire sponsor. 

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About Televisa Publishing + Digital

Televisa Publishing + Digital is part of the Televisa Group, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world based in its market share and a leading authority in the international entertainment industry. With a presence in 20 countries and over 100,000 points of sale, Televisa Publishing + Digital publishes more than 100 titles with an astounding annual circulation of over 174 million. Televisa Publishing + Digital's titles are #1 in market and audience share in key global markets. In addition, the company makes available all of Grupo Televisa's properties and talent via a comprehensive digital entertainment platform, including a portal, a social-networking site, a vertical music site, magazine web-sites and a mobile platform. For more information, please visit

About Vanidades
Published by Televisa Publishing + Digital, Vanidades was the first Spanish-language magazine launched in the United States. For the past five decades, Vanidades has been a part of Hispanic women in her journey through the decades: from fashion and beauty, to health and travel, providing the information women need to be successful in an eloquent and relatable matter. Whether in exclusive interviews of icons in fashion, culture and entertainment or features geared to sophisticated women, Vanidades sets the tone and stage for trends and ideas important to Hispanic women. Sophisticated, elegant and experienced, Vanidades subtly incorporates everything the Hispanic woman is looking for. For more information, go to

About PODER Hispanic
Published by Televisa Publishing + Digital, PODER Hispanic is a bi-monthly publication for Latinos in power -- and those who aspire to be. It was conceived as a vehicle to provide the Hispanic corporate and entrepreneurial communities with valuable and reliable information. As a leading business and lifestyle magazine, Poder Hispanic is written for a global audience of influential senior business executives, political decision-makers and entrepreneurs interested in current events in both politics and business. PODER Hispanic charts the ascent of Latinos in all realms of business, politics and entertainment, while also reporting on Hispanic lifestyles and trends. PODER Hispanic offers business news, profiles and exclusive interviews with high-ranking executives and political leaders, covering topics of great concern as well as exposing new issues impacting the world. For more information, go to

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