CATALINA Magazine Is Looking for Groundbreaking Latinas Nationwide

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Ninth Annual Groundbreaking Latina Awards, including the Deloitte Groundbreaking Latina of the Year Award.

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010  — For the ninth consecutive year, CATALINA magazine and the National Association of Latina Leaders (NALL) are looking for Latina leaders who have demonstrated groundbreaking leadership and success in their communities, at the workplace, and beyond.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Deloitte Groundbreaking Latina Leader of the Year award, the Groundbreaking Latina of the Entrepreneur award, and the new Groundbreaking Latina Blogger of the Year award.

“Deloitte is proud to once again sponsor the Groundbreaking Latina of the Year Award,” says Barbara Adachi, National Managing Principal of Deloitte LLP’s Women’s Initiative. “This award recognizes the achievements of a Latina who is an inspiration to many and to all of us who want to make a difference in our communities.”

Starting today, CATALINA magazine readers and web site visitors are invited to nominate a groundbreaking Latina – whether it’s themselves, a friend, a colleague, or well-known/famous Latina. The entry form is simple, and nominations are free. And the prizes this year are outstanding.

Winners will receive an HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition laptop, (value: $579.99); a designer Gevril watch (value: $1,495); and a beautiful, customized award recognizing the groundbreaker’s accomplishment. All prizes are provided by CATALINA, in partnership with HP and Ultimate Crystal Awards.

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring the crystal awards for CATALINA’s ninth annual Groundbreaking Latina awards. As a Latina business owner, I am proud to be partnering with Cathy Areu in recognizing outstanding Latinas that are making a positive impact,” Janet Cronick, president of Ultimate Crystal Awards ( said.

Cathy Areu, publisher of CATALINA magazine, added: “I am so happy to honor groundbreakers and celebrate extraordinary Latinas who work hard every day in our community and beyond, thanks to the support of industry leaders such as Deloitte and HP.”

Previous “Groundbreaking Latina” award winners include: CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Sesame Street’s Sonia Manzano, Entrepreneur Hilda Gurdian, The Today Show’s Natalie Morales, and Opera Singer Anna Maria Martinez.

Apply online at by December 15, 2010. The winner will be chosen by the National Association of Latina Leaders and the editorial staff at CATALINA, and announced on on December 3, 2010.

About the awards:

For the third year in a row, Deloitte LLP – a leading professional services organizations, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 45,000 people in more than 90 U.S. cities – is sponsoring the prestigious “Deloitte Groundbreaking Latina Leader of the Year” award — honoring and celebrating the exceptional work and leadership skills of a Latina community leader. The award winner will receive an award, win more than $1,500 in gifts (including a Gevril watch), and a mention in CATALINA’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month issue.


CATALINA, created “for the mind, body, and soul of today’s Latina,” is the official publication of the National Association of Latina Leaders, a non-profit advocacy group promoting Latina equality in the private and public sector. CATALINA is a product of CDK Media, a full-service, multi-media company responsible for creating and executing national 360-degree marketing, advertising and sponsorship programs for national clients. For more information, visit .

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP and subsidiaries. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

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