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2011 Women’s Business Summit Focuses on Strategies for Success

EDINBURG, Texas (August 9, 2011) – When women gather together to hear Viviana Hurtado, PhD. speak at the upcoming 2011 Women’s Business Summit there is sure to be excitement in the air. This year the Women’s Business Center is pleased to have Hurtado as the keynote speaker for the 2011 Women’s Business Summit, which will be held on Friday, August 26 at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hurtado has a lengthy background in journalism and media. Most recently, she is known as the blogger behind the Wise Latina Blog where she writes about current events, trends, and pop culture from a Hispanic female perspective. She is a freelance writer for More Magazine having interviewed a Nobel Prize laureate (Judith Torrea) as well as the nation’s first Latina governor (New Mexico’s First Lady Susana Martinez).

Hurtado even has Valley ties having worked as a reporter on KRGV Channel 5. From there she went on to be a North America Correspondent for Al Jazeera English, mostly based in Latin America and is a former ABC News Correspondent reporting on breaking news, including the Haiti Earthquake, the devastation of Hurricane Ike in Texas, the 2008 Midwestern floods, and Pope Benedict’s Inaugural visit to the U.S. She also covered Washington politics, particularly health care reform legislation, the Obama White House, the global economic crisis, and the historic 2008 presidential election.

Education is very important to Hurtado as she earned a doctorate degree from Yale, a master’s from Stanford, and a bachelor’s degree from Cal Berkeley. Her background and ‘never-ending quest to satisfy her curiosity’ definitely maker her an ideal speaker for the 2011 Women’s Business Summit’, which this year’s theme is “Creating Strategies for Today’s Successful Women.”

“We’re very excited to have Mrs. Hurtado as our keynote speaker for this year’s event,” said Maria “Charo” Mann, Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center. “She truly exemplifies today’s successful Latina and we’re sure she’ll connect in a big way with our audience members.”

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