Leading Latina Professionals to Gather in Detroit at Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference

Oct 13, 1997, 01:00 ET from Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

    DETROIT, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Latina professionals will gather
 in Detroit for the 2nd Annual "Women In Action -- Hacia Los Suenos Vamos
 (Dreams Within Our Reach)" Conference, October 18, 1997.  The conference,
 presented by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Detroit Chapter,
 will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Dearborn.
     Today's businesses are seeking opportunities to meet the market demands of
 a global society.  At the same time, corporations, educational institutions
 and government agencies face the challenge of preparing a talented and skilled
 diverse workforce.  The timely discussions and workshops featured at the
 conference will help develop strategies for meeting those challenges and
 creating opportunities for direction and growth.
     U.S. and Mexican leaders from the academic, government and business
 communities are featured.  Conference topics include professional development
 in the areas of engineering, education, healthcare, journalism, public
 relations, marketing, advertising, finance, international business and law.
 Work and personal issues such as diversity, leadership development, financial
 planning, health and wellness, and networking are also scheduled.
     Key presenters include: Ms. Linda Alvarado, president, Alvarado
 Construction and owner of the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team, and Ms. Carmen
 Munoz, chairwoman, GSC Industries/Munoz Machine Products.
     A conference highlight will be the "Dreams Within Our Reach" Award
 presentation, celebrating the achievement of Hispanic professional women.  The
 award honors an outstanding Latina professional who demonstrates a pioneering
 spirit and has opened ground for new areas of opportunities for Hispanic
     Approximately 500 students and professionals are expected to attend the
 one-day conference.  The registration cost is $25, $10 for students.
 Registration begins at 7 a.m.  The conference begins at 8 a.m. and will
 conclude at 5 p.m.  To register or for additional conference information, call
 the Women In Action Hotline at 810-997-4570 or visit their website at
     SHPE is a non-profit 501 C-3 organization dedicated to increasing the
 participation of Hispanic professional and college students in the field of
 Engineering and Science.

SOURCE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers