The Cafecito Series will start at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. 

The virtual Cafecito Series honoring Nathalie Huerta, founder of the first LGBTQ+ gym in America, with the Rising Star Award on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT.  The program will feature an intergenerational conversation on Latino-owned small businesses and entrepreneurship with honoree Nathalie Huerta and Maria S. Salinas, President and CEO of Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, moderated by Antonio Tijerino, President & CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. 

The Rising Star Award recognizes a Latina/Latino leader who demonstrates exceptional promise, talent, and commitment to the well-being of our community. Past honorees include Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, actor Xolo Mariduena, tech entrepreneur Laura Gomez, and MSNBC anchor and journalist Alicia Menendez. 
Speakers:

Mickey Ibarra, Chairman and Founder, Latino Leaders Network
Nathalie Huerta, Founder & CEO, The Queer Gym 
Maria S. Salinas, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Antonio Tijerino, President & CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Jayna Donayre, Director of Communications, Latino Leaders Network
Ruben Barrales, Senior Vice President of External Relations, Wells Fargo 
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