List of Latina Speakers & Trainers
|ANA NOGALES, Ph.D., is a psychologist,
columnist, and television personality who has dedicated her
professional career to helping women and men in the Latino community
with their unique concerns about family, marriage, intimacy,
and “living between two cultural worlds’. Mrs. Nogales
is a regular columnist for Para Ti She has also hosted daily
call-in shows for television and radio and makes frequent guest
expert appearances on The Cristina Show, Padre Alberto and other
|ELLEN CASTRO is the author of Spirited Leadership,
52 Ways to do Better on the Job. Up on completing her master’s
degree in business administration at SMU, Ellen Castro worked
with Exxon Company, USA for the next eleven years in various
marketing and management assignments. Ellen then chose to redirect
her career. To accomplish this transition, she attended Harvard
University where she earned a master of education degree. She
has assisted many national and international companies in individual
and organizational effectiveness, leadership development and
|LT. COL. CONSUELO CASTILLO KICKBUSCH rose
to be the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support
Field in the U.S. Army. In 1996, she retired and established
Educational Achievement Services Inc., a training/consulting
firm. With her powerful messages and dynamic presenting style,
Lt. Col. Kickbusch speaks nationwide on leadership and is one
of the most influential Latina women in America.
||Betty Ramirez Swinners is the owner and CEO
of Diversity Speakers and a motivational speaker who has dedicated
her life to sharing her story of success and survival to encourage
others to believe in themselves. A survivor of abuse, she was
raised as a homeless child, living in an abandoned house. Education
was not a priority to her family, so Betty only attended the
second and the fifth grade of elementary school. But adversity
did not stop Betty from becoming a success. Her message is "If
you believe, you will achieve. It does not matter where you
come from, what matters is where you are going."
has over 14 years experience and has developed presentations
and trainings targeted toward leadership and improving understanding
of the cultural differences of Hispanics and other ethnicities.
|BELEN B. ROBLES is the history-making first
woman president of the nation’s oldest and largest Hispanic
civil rights organization LULAC. She has been recognized as
an outstanding leader in helping Hispanic Americans obtain civil
rights and social justice for themselves and for their families.
Throughout her four decades of community involvement, Ms. Robles
has played an active role in ensuring that the culture, history,
and economic conditions of her constituents are not overlooked
in the corridors of power.
|EVAGELINA RANGEL spent the first 14 years
of her life in a violent home, and was thrown out in the streets
to fend for herself. Through the help of many caring and wonderful
women, she grew up with a burning desire to give back to women
that which sometimes gets lost somewhere along the way—dignity
and respect. As a noted speaker, Eva spreads messages of hope
and empowerment to women. She is recognized as a leader and
role model for women all over the world.
|NORMA E. CANTÚ Award winning Author
and Professor, her scholarly interests include folklore, Chicana
literature and borderlands studies. Her most recent work, forthcoming
from the Texas A&M University Press, is a study of the Matachines
de la Santa Cruz, a religious dance tradition in Laredo. She
teaches a number of courses including linguistics, creative
writing, Chicano/Chicana literature and is active in numerous
organizations and community endeavors such as Literacy Volunteers
of America--Laredo and Amnesty International.
|ROSANNE ORTEGA is an award winning community
and education advocate, has over 16 years experience in the
communication's arena. This multi-talented woman has extensive
public relations and marketing skills with direct work experience
in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. She is committed
to serving her community and vigorously pursues her passion
for assisting women and Hispanic youth obtain higher education.
She has served on over 23 local and state boards, and believes
strongly in giving back to her community her most valuable asset
… her time.