Visitors to www.dialgoeuondiversity.org will find not only the growing treasury of articles and photographs illustrating the projects of the Dialogue in its cycles of symposia, conferences, honors receptions, and other events year by year, but now the Gallery of Entrepreneurs, those women whom fame and credit attend not solely for their work in fashioning the services and wares and commodities that fill the North American cornucopia, but whose generosity of temper issues in good and generous works for the benefit of their workforce and their cities. Not every worthy entrepreneur may be represented in the roster of our Web-site – their number is legion – but of those whose stories we know, a few, those graced with the achievements most interesting and instructive and inspiring, will be placed in these internet pages
ENTREPRENEURS OF THE DIALOGUE
Grace Flores Hughes
Former Presidential Appointee and
Award Winning Author
Author "A Tale of Survival"
About Eileen Torres
"SHINE" New York Salsa Music / Dance Drama Feature Film
Sovran Training LLC
Gabriela Santamaria, Principal/CEO
7601 Clifton Rd., Suite 200
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Telephone: (703) 928-3791, (888) 276-8726
Nhora Barrera Murphy, President
8720 Georgia Venue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3638
Telephone: (301) 565-0770 x 221
Right At Home DC
Melanie Lamar, RN, BSN - President
1818 New York Ave. NE #230
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 269-0008
Fax: (202) 269-0866
Doctora ANA: Salud, Psicologia & Vida
Ana L. Nogales, Ph.D.
Psychologist PSY 11317
Website: Doctor Ana Nogales, Psychological Counseling for The Latino Family
Website: Doctora ANA Magazine Online
Evenlyn Brooks Designs
Telephone: (571) 221-4150
Evelyn Brooks has been awarded with the Fashion Chamber Choice Award 2010 and the Young Entrepreneur Award 2010
LisCakes n Cards
Telephone: (713) 870-3570
Roxanna Olivas de la Ines Salon
5520 Connecticut Ave., NW., Suite 3
Washington, D.C. 20015
Marianne Moreno, Painter
Telephone: (972) 922-0024
Moroni & Brother's Pizza Restaurant
4811 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
Telephone: (202) 829-2090
P.O. Box 19936
Baltimore, MD 21211
Telephone: (443) 759-7242
Triple S Insurance Company
CPA Socorro Rivas Rodriguez
P.O. Box 363628
San Juan, PR 00936-3628
Telephone: (787)749-4949; 749-4118
3 East Read Street
Baltimore, MD. 21202
Lcda. Melba Figueroa
Chairman of the Board
P.O. Box 1052
Sabana Seca, PR. 00952-1052
Telephone: (787) 251-9474
Home Instead Senior Care
Maria Arteaga, Vice President
P.O. Box 9385
San Juan, PR. 00908
Telephone: (787) 993-9191; (787) 587-1870 cell
IR Consultant Group
Lic. Ileana Duran Santini
Vice President and COO
Telephone. (787) 756-6302
Organizational and Management Development, Inc.
Eneida Torres de Durand, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 270353
San Juan, PR. 00927-0353
Telephone: (787) 294-0950
E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Executive Officer
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA. 22201
Telephone: (703) 525-6485 Fax: (703) 525-6029
Award Recipients 1998 - Present
2020: Law and Justice Award
Hon. Nelson Diaz, Esq. Judge Emeritus, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia Pa. & Sr. Partner at Dilworth Paxton, LLP
2020: Progress and Privacy Award
Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum
2020: Tribune of the Good Society Award
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA. 40th Congressional District
2020: Innovator Award
James Robb, Executive Director for Data & Technology
2019: The Diversity City Leadership Award,
Jackie Reyes-Yanes, Director, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
2019: Mentorship Award,
Constance Freeman, Latino Programs Director
Cultural and Economic Center of Arlington, Virginia
2019: Millennial Award,
Cosette Emmanuelle Rosales, Artistic Drama – Frozen
2019: Internet Privacy Award
Brenda Leong, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy, Future of Privacy Forum
2018: Health Care Symposium, Washington, D.C.
Health Excellence Award, Malcolm N. Joseph, III, MD, MPH, Medical Director, CareFirst, BlueCross, BlueShield
2018: STEM/STEAM Conference, Power of the XXI Century, Washington, D.C.
John Abbey of the Blue Streams Group
Derry Bigby, Center for Environment, Commerce, and Energy
Carolina Campbell of Comité Chiapaneco
Erica Clarke of Eclectic Caduceator
Veronica DaSilvam Ana G. Méndez University System
Prof. Maria Sevillano Ana G. Méndez University System
Melbaliz Santiago of the Ana G. Méndez University System
Hem Dhakal of the Barbara Chambers Children’s Center
Francisco Escobar, ASIS,Inc.
Saa Fillie, Wangoh Dynamics Technologies, Inc.
Endurra Gevan of International Business Kids
Gwendolyn Green, Alphabet Challenge
Brooke Guthrie of BDD
Mark Johnson from Columbia University
Rafael Hernandez of Morrison and Foerster, LLP
Narcisse Kouatchou of Amazon
Alicia C. (“AC”) Lane for TechBridge Girls
Marc Littlejohn from the commercial giant Walmart
Samuel Nixon, Jr. of Humble1
Paula Orellana, of the National Life Group
Theodore Panglao from Washington’s National Gallery of Art
Carmen Pastor, head of Fuerza contra Alzheimer’s
Silvia Rathell ( Rathell Enterprises, Inc.)
Carmen Rojas Luke representing the Hispanic Business Foundation of Maryland
Masipula Sithole, of Rhythm for Recovery
Gary Smith of the IVY Planning Group
Cecilia Williams from the Virginia Latino Advisory Board
Maria Yang of the Organization of Chinese American Women.
Harris Baylin, SMOB Candidate, Wheaton High School
2017: Entrepreneurship/IT Conference, Washington, D.C.
Diversity Award: S. Jenell Trigg, CIPP/US, Member at LermanSenter, PLLC
2017: Health Care Symposium, National Council of La Raza, Washington, D.C.
Trailblazer Award: Hon Raúl Grijalva, U.S. House of Representatives, Arizona
2016: Entrepreneurship/Information Technology Conference, Terrell Place, Washington, D.C.
Americas Award: Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
2016: Health Care Symposium, Washington, D.C.
Health Leadership Award: Ysabel Durón, Founder, Latinas Contra Cancer, San Jose, CA
Community Leadership Award: Connie Cordovilla, American Federation of Teachers
2016: Women's History Month Colloquium, Washington, D.C.
Trailblazer Award: Carmen Delgado Votaw
2015: Quarter Century Awards, Washington, D.C.
Health Leadership Award: Malcolm N. Joseph, III, MD., MPH, CareFirst, BlueCross, BlueShield
Information Technology Privacy Leadership Award: Frank Torres, Microsoft
Medical IT Privacy Award: Deborah C. Peel, MD, Patient Privacy Rights
Community Leadership Award: Andrew Gelfuso, Vice President, TCMA, Ronald Reagan International Center
Higher Education Excellence Award: Ana G. Mendez University System, Hon. Antonio Monroig, Esq.
Education Leadership Award: Cesar Moreno Perez, American Federation of Teachers
Enterprise of the Year Award: D&P Creative Strategies, Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino
2014: Health Care Symposium, Washington, D.C.
The Health Leadership Award: Elena Rios, MD, MSP.
President/CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association
The Health Equity Award: Marcos Pesquera, Center
for Health Equity and Wellness
The Community Health Award: Elaine H. Ellis,
Community Health Partnership
2014: Women’s History Month Colloquium, Washington, D.C.
Trailblazer Award: Maria Cardona, Dewey Square Group
Legacy Award: Sewall Belmont House and Museum
2014: Holiday Fair & Childrens' Gift Collection, Washington, D.C.
Volunteer Excellence Award, Lorinda Maes
Civic Mentorship Award, Manny Rosales, Latino Coalition
2013: Presentation on Domestic Violence Awareness/Immigration, Washington, D.C.
Trailblazer Awards: Rosie Hidalgo, Casa de Esperanza, National Latin Network & Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women
2013: Presentation at American Federation of Teachers, Washington, D.C.
International Award: Rita DiMartino
Liberty Award: Julieta Garibay
Health Leadership Award: Hon. Donna M. Christian Christensen, U.S. Delegate of the Virgin Islands
Trailblazer Awards: Teresa Nino, Director, Center for Medicare Medicaid & Mayra Alvarez, Director, Public Health Policy, Dept. of Health and Human Service
Young Entrepreneur Award: Carla Briceno, Bixal
2012: Health Leadership Award Honoree: Hon. Grace Napolitano, U.S. House of Representatives
2011: Health Leadership Award Honoree: Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Chair, Health Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
Celebrating Local Leadership: Angel Luis Irene, Director, Vida Senior Center & Susan Russell, Life Skills
2010: Kaiser Permanente, Mid Atlantic, The Corporate Health Care Award; Bettie Baca, The Civic Leadership Award; Rodrigo Leiva, The Civic Leadership Award.
2008: Presentation at La Tasca, Washington, D.C.
Global Diversity Award: Theresa Alvillar-Speake
Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards: Veronica Cool, Monyka Berrocosa, and Shelonda Stokes
2007: Presentation at Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States
Corporate Award: League of United Latin American Citizens and Washington Savannah River Company
Americas Award: Ms. Janet Murguia, President of the National Council of la Raza
Mentorship Awards: Abiodun Koya
Entrepreneurial Achievement Award: Wafa Kanan, Publisher ALO Yayati
Trailblazer Award: Ms. Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, Port au Prince, Haïti and Dr. Ted Mala, Alaska
International Award: Hon. Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, former Ambassador to Finland and now Chair of the American Red Cross
2006: Presentation at Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States
Corporate Award: Citibank; accepted by Keith Wright, Vice President, Community Affairs
Freddie Mac Katrina Award: Myra Magee, Pride and Hope Ministry, Angie, Louisiana
Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Los Angeles
Mentorship Awards: Rynthia Maning Rost, GEICO, Washington, D.C.;
Valley Economic Development Center, Van Nuys, California, accepted by its President, Roberto Barragan
Technology Mentor Award: Jeanette Prenger, ECCO Select, Kansas City, Missouri
Trailblazer Award: Rep. Hilda Solis, California
Diversity Awards: Vivian Shimoyama, Breakthru Unlimited, Manhattan Beach, California
Liberty Award: Zainab al-Suwaij, President, American Islamic Congress
2005: Presentation at Statuary Hall, Organization of American States
Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, Anu Shukla, RubiconSoft, Sylvia Medina, North Wind, Inc.
Technology Mentor Award: Nina Vaca, Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc.
Trailblazer Awards: Hon. Carol Robles Roman, Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs, New York City & Dr. Cristna Beato, Acting Assistant Secretary for health, DHHS
Global Diversity Award: Gus Siekierka, Computer Sciences Corporation
Lifetime Achievement Award: Hon. Luigi Einaudi, retiring Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
Liberty Award: Women's Alliance for a Democratic Iraq, accepted by Ms. Basma Fakry
2004 Presentation at Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States
Corporate Award: Freddie Mac
Mentorship Awards: Dr. Ana Nogales, Nogales Psychological Counseling; Mary Barrientos, Housing Authority, City of Los Angeles
Entrepreneurial Achievement: Rita Rivas, A/Del.; Wanla Cheng,
Global Diversity Award: G. Winston Smith, Microsoft Corporation
Trailblazer Awards: Linda Alvarado, Alvarado Construction, Denver; Prof. Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte, Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Texas
American Stateswoman Award: Hon. Leila Teresa Rachid Cowles, Minister of External Affairs, Paraguay
International Award: Carina Perelli, Chief, Elections Division, United Nations
Liberty Award: Shamim Jawad, President, Aschiana Foundation, Embassy of Afghanistan
2003: Presentation at Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States
Corporate Award: Computer Sciences Corporation
Mentorship Award: Dr. Marsha Firestone, Women Presidents’ Organization
Entrepreneurial Achievement: Rebecca de Paris, Paris Catering, Washington, D.C. & Dr. Theresa Marshall, Hooper Group
Global Diversity Award: Henry Hernandez, Pitney Bowes
Trailblazer Awards: Barbara Mujica, Professor of Spanish Literature, Georgetown University & Rebecca Contreras, U.S. Department of the Treasury
International Award: Ambassador. Swanee Hunt, Director, Women and Public Policy Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts
Liberty Award: Terry Greenblatt, Israel & Amneh Daoud Badran, Palestine
2002: Presentation at Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States
Corporate Awards: Lucent Technologies
Mentorship Award: Rosebud Hazel Brooks, Miracles Work, Prince Georges County, Maryland; & Theresa Alvillar- Speake, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
Entrepreneurial Achievement: Carmen Bermudez, Mission Management and Trust, Arizona
Trailblazer Awards: Susan K. Neely, Assistant Secretary, Public Affairs, Department of Homeland Security & Janet C. Ballantyne. U.S. Agency for International Development
International Award: Ernestina Herrera de Noble, Publisher of El Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Liberty Award: Jamila Mujahed, Publisher, Malalai, Kabul, Afghanistan
2001: Presentation at Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States
Corporate Award: Pitney Bowes (by Henry O. Hernandez, Dir., Global Diversity Leadership)
Mentorship: Dr. Georgina Falu, Universal Business and Media School, New York City
Entrepreneurial Achievement: Beatriz Manetta, Argent Associates, Inc., Edison, New Jersey & Libia Jaramillo, Don Maiz, Bogota Colombia; Anna Maria Arias, Latina Style [award accepted posthumously by Bettie Baca]; Suman Sorg, Sorg and Associates, Washington, D.C.
Trailblazer Award: Stacey H. Davis, President and Chief Executiv Officer, The Fannie Mae Foundation, Washington, D.C.
International Award: Hon. Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
2000: Presentation at Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States
Corporate Award: Ana G. Mendez University System, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mentorship: Profesora Ruth Arriati de Rodríguez, Panama
Entrepreneurial Achievement: Mary Ann Elliott, Arrowhead Space and Telecommunications, Falls Church, Virginia, Martha Montoya, Los Kitos Entertainment, LLC, Santa Ana, California.
Trailblazer Awards: Ida Castro, Chair, EEOC; Rose Ochi, Community Relations Service, DOJ
Diversity Award: Rep. Barbara Lee, California, 9th District
International Award: H.E. Marlene Fernández Del Granado, Ambassador of Bolivia to the U.S.
1999: Presentation at Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States
Corporate Award: Bell Atlantic, D.C.
Mentorship: National Association of Women Business Owners, Chicago Chapter
Entrepreneurial Achievement: Leticia Herrera, ECI, Chicago, Illinois; Donna Fujimoto Cole, Cole Chemical and Distributing Company, Houston, Texas
Trailblazer Awards: Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas; Rita DiMartino, AT&T
International Award: H.E. Ivonne A-Baki, Ambassador or Ecuador to the United States
1998: Presentation at Rayburn House Office Building
Corporate Award: AT&T Supplier Diversity
Mentorship: Margaret Cruz, Margaret Cruz Breast Cancer Foundation, San Francisco; Dolores Ratcliffe, Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial Achievement: Deborah Rosado Shaw, Umbrellas Plus, Chester, New Jersey; Jeannette Lee White, Sytel, Bethesda, Maryland
Trailblazer Awards:: Aïda Alvarez, Administrator, S.B.A.; Rep. Nydia Velazquez, U.S. House of Representatives, New York