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 women. 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 www.shpe.com/wia97. 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