WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The application period for the LATINA Style 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. is currently open. Please request a copy of the survey online at www.latina50.latinastyle.com. Now in its 14th anniversary, this annual survey evaluates Corporate America's sensitivity to Latinas' needs and goals in the workplace and identifies those corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. With over 800 companies surveyed each year, it is the most respected survey of corporate America's policies and practices as they pertain to professional Hispanic women.
Companies responding to LATINA Style's questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers identify as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women's issues, job retraining, affinity groups and Hispanic relations. Evaluations for the 2011 annual report will be based on 2010 data.
The names of the LATINA Style 50 will be announced in the August edition of the magazine, along with profiles of the top 12 companies. On February 9, 2012 all companies making the list will be recognized at the 14th LATINA Style 50 Awards Ceremony and Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. This all day event will give Latinas in corporate America and prominent diversity leaders from the LATINA Style 50 Companies an opportunity to exchange information and discuss the issues faced by Latinas in the Workforce.
Numbering over 50 million, Latinos have become the largest minority in the United States. The number of Hispanic working women in the U.S. workforce exceeds seven and a half million and their numbers continue to rise.
Companies interested in taking part in the survey this year can find all relevant materials online at the magazine's website: www.latinastyle.com or by calling 703.531.1424. The deadline for the 2011 LATINA Style 50 Survey is May 16, 2011.
Launched in 1994 by the late Anna Maria Arias, LATINA Style is the first organization with its flagship national magazine dedicated to the needs and concerns of the contemporary professional and entrepreneur Latina in the U.S. Arias' legacy continues through LATINA Style Magazine and its events empowering women.
SOURCE LATINA Style Magazine