La Opinión Hosts 7th Annual Mujeres Destacadas / Exceptional Women Awards Luncheon

La Opinión, the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper in the U.S., announced their continuing tradition of honoring 30 extraordinary women with its signature editorial series and awards luncheon, Mujeres Destacadas / Exceptional Women.

“Each of these remarkable women are paving the way for future generations of Latina women”, stated Monica Lozano, publisher & CEO of La Opinión. “Mujeres Destacadas not only celebrates their contributions and achievements, but also showcases the kind of strength and tenacity that can inspire other women as leaders, business owners and advocates for our communities.”

In honor of International Women’s History Month, Mujeres Destacadas, is a month-long editorial series, awards recognition and ceremonial awards luncheon honoring and celebrating thirty extraordinary women for their outstanding contributions at a volunteer or professional level in the categories of Community Leadership, Health, Education, Business/Technology and Arts & Culture. They are the unsung heroes of the Latino community who have dedicated themselves to making this a better world.

Throughout the month of March, profiles of each honoree published daily in La Opinión and appears in a dedicated microsite ( leading up to the Mujeres Destacadas Awards Luncheon. A compilation of the honorees published on March 28th in La Opinión where all 30 women were showcased and on March 31st in La Opinión Contigo which is delivered to over 255,000 Latino homes throughout LA. A pictorial double-page will publish on April 4th recapping the luncheon event in La Opinión.

Special guests for the event are Julie Stav, renowned author and financial expert who will keynote the luncheon and Gabriela Teissier of KMEX-Univision as Mistress of Ceremony.

Sponsors for this year’s Mujeres Destacadas include Wells Fargo, Walmart, The Nielsen Company, Macy’s, Goya, Tadin Herb & Tea Co., University of Phoenix and Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuaries.

The Mujeres Destacadas awards luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Mujeres Destacadas is La Opinión’s signature event, and for sponsorship and attendance information please contact: Steve Nuñez at For a complete list of this year’s honorees visit:

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