The Anna Maria Arias Foundation in Partnership with LATINA Style, Inc., proudly announces Maria Del Rosario Castro, as the recipient of the 2012 San Antonio “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2012 – The Anna Maria Arias Foundation with LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of the Latina business owner and professional workingwoman, will honor Maria del Rosario (Rosie) Castro, Director of the Center for Academic Transitions at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, as the recipient of the 2012 San Antonio “Lifetime Achievement Award” during the LATINA Entrepreneur Luncheon of the LATINA Style Business Series. The conference will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Nationwide San Antonio building located at 9903 Nationwide Drive in San Antonio, Texas 78251 (across from Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa).
The Business Series, unique to LATINA Style Magazine, is the most successful ongoing business development program in the nation, empowering Latina entrepreneurs across the country. Over 30,000 Latina entrepreneurs and professionals have benefited from participating in this exciting and informative business conference since its conception in 1998. The Business Series will feature expert presenters and speakers to address some of the most pressing issues affecting entrepreneurs. Participants will be presented with resources and information crucial to their success.
Maria Del Rosario (Rosie) Castro is a native San Antonian. She is the Director of the Center for Academic Transitions at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas. The Center provides assistance with employment, internships, and transfer to 4 year universities, graduation certification, scholarships and alumni services.
Ms. Castro is also a consultant, trainer and facilitator who specialize in leadership training and leadership program development. She facilitated the work of the Blue Ribbon Committee that created the Westside Education and Training Center, a partnership of the Alamo Community College District, Edgewood I.S.D., and the City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Department and the Annie E. Casey’s Making Connections Initiative and many other groups and residents. She is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University and has a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from U.T.S.A. Her public service includes employment in the City of San Antonio’s Human Resource Department and with the San Antonio Housing Authority. She has taught public administration courses at San Antonio College and Graduate courses at UTSA.
She is a proud mother of twin sons: Texas State Representative, Joaquin Castro and City of San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro.
“We continue to be inspired by the work Latina Leaders across the nation. At a time when the economy is suffering and unemployment continues to be a major challenge, we are incredibly lucky to have such a committed group of women working so hard. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than here in San Antonio where Ms. Rosie Castro has been a true leader and a role model. We are delighted to be able to honor her and her work at our LATINA Style Business Series this coming October 25th,” said Robert E. Bard, Chairman of the Anna Maria Arias Foundation and President and CEO of LATINA Style, Inc.
For more information and to secure your admission please register online at www.bs.latinastyle.com Attendance is limited. Online registration Fee: $45 – Students Fee: $15 – Military Fee: $0 – At the door full price: $100.
This unique program is made possible with the support and sponsorship from the following companies:
Title Sponsor: Nationwide Insurance. Charter sponsor: Verizon. Sponsors includes: Kraft Foods, Inc. Official Hospitality Sponsor: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. City Sponsors: Comerica Bank, and Sodexo. Official Media Partners Include: Telemundo San Antonio, La Prensa Bilingual Newspaper, and El Hispano News.
Community Partners Include: Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, San Antonio Junior Forum, Greater San Antonio Chambers of Commerce, ACCION Texas, SAHCC, NSHMBA San Antonio, LULAC, AVANCE, National Association of Women in Construction, Fuerza Unida, ALPFA, Hispanic Contractors Association De San Antonio, HWNT, La Prensa, IRS, SBA, Yo Soy Expression, The Children’s Shelter/Girls Inc.