2013 Press Release

May 8, 2013

Contact: Frank Carbajal
408-406-9672 – frank@estiempo.com


Latino Summit at Stanford University
Honors Former U.S. Cabinet Members, Henry Cisneros and Aida Alvarez

 Stanford, California, May 11, 2013 – Two outstanding Latinos will receive leadership awards for their contribution to the Latino community at the 4th Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit (SVLLS). The Summit is hosted by Es Tiempo, LLC. and Hispanic-Net and will be held at the Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Dr., Stanford, CA 94305.

Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView Companies, will be awarded the Latino Pioneer Leadership Award for his vision of paving the path for all generations in government and in the private sector. Cisneros served as the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major American city and later became the 10th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Honorable Mike Honda, 17th Congressional District will be presenting Mr. Cisneros’ award.

Aida Alvarez, Board of Directors, Wal-Mart and Chair of the Latino Community Foundation, will be awarded the Latino Lifetime Achievement Award. The Honorable Alvarez was the first Latina to hold a presidential cabinet-level position and has made countless contributions to help the Latino community.

The Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit is an annual event aimed at inspiring, educating, and fostering connections through an interactive experience with participants and speakers. The goal of the Summit is to encourage future generations in pursuing higher education and achieving their greatest potential. “Es tiempo (It’s time) to demonstrate to the nation that Latinos are strong leaders and have made significant contributions to society and will continue to do so “ says Frank Carbajal, founder of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit, Es Tiempo, LLC and author. The SVLLS brings together 250 diverse business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, social media innovators as wells as college students and high school students participating in the California Ivy League Project and the Young Latina Project.

The Summit includes keynote speaker, Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), a morning panel discussion regarding social media leadership, and an afternoon panel discussion regarding best practices of diversity inclusion. Rick Najera, Award- Winning Actor-Writer-Director-Producer will speak about the importance of Latinos in Hollywood. The summit will also feature a video presentation by Carlos Orta, President and CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) and will end with a pre-recorded address from Joaquin Castro, 20th Congressional District.

Additional information can be found at: http://svlls.com/2013-summit/


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