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HOPE as the Advocate of the Year

Anna Maria Arias Foundation is Pleased to Announce:

HOPE as the 2012 Advocate of the Year on November 15, 2012.


Since its establishment in 2002, the Anna Maria Arias Foundation and its associated programs have been among the most respected for Latina business owners and Latina leaders in the United States. The Foundation was created to recognize the accomplishments of Anna Maria Arias, the late founder and editor of LATINA Style Magazine. Her drive and mission to empower Hispanic women is one of the true legacies in the Hispanic community. The Fund celebrates this spirit of entrepreneurship and leadership that was Anna Maria’s vision and that today serves to fuel the phenomenal growth of the Latina business sector.  The Anna Maria Arias Foundation is delighted to have selected HOPE as our Advocacy Award for 2012.

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) works to ensure that Latinas acquire the tools they need to succeed in today’s environment.  HOPE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to         ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education to benefit all communities and the status of women. To deliver on this mission, HOPE developed two leadership programs, The HOPE Leadership Institute (HLI) and The Youth Leadership through Literacy Program (YLTLP). Through these programs, HOPE continues to build the leadership of Latinas, educating them on key issues so that they can educate and mobilize their communities on issues affecting Latinos.

“The development of leaders and successful business owners are essential to the progress of our community, the Anna Maria Arias Foundation is a one stop resource that will help you achieve your goals,” stated Robert E. Bard, Chairman of the Board of the Anna Maria Arias Foundation. “We started these awards more than eight years ago, and since then have assisted dozens of Latinas grow their companies. The awards have made a difference in the lives of Latina entrepreneurs, their families, and their employees…especially during these challenging economic times.”

The Anna Maria Arias Foundation will recognize the nation’s most unique and successful entrepreneurs at this year’s Anna Maria Arias Awards & Gala taking place taking place in Los Angeles, CA on November 15, 2012, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City Hotel.



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