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“Latinas Rise, Together” in Support of Latina Equal Pay Day


Thursday, October 20, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern
(6:30 pm Central // 4:30 pm Pacific)

Girls Nite Live is proud to support this Panel Discussion with Chemistry Cultura to address the issue of pay equity among Latinas throughout the United States. Latinas have long been an economic powerhouse, and in recent years have made significant strides in the areas of education, politics, and the workplace. Today, more than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latinas still typically earn only 49 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men and therefore must work more than 2 years to earn what their male counterparts earned in 12 months.

This panel of powerhouse Latinas has faced these challenges and more over the course of their careers, making them the perfect mentors to share their stories and inspire others to follow a similar path. The panel will help destigmatize this issue, bringing together prominent female leaders to share their own stories of survival, perseverance, and success with an emphasis on not just informing and educating, but also on the importance of how Latinas can build each other up to overcome challenges, with encouragement and support.

Panelists for this discussion are Elida Moran, Director, of Legal Affairs at T-Mobile, Belen Pamukoff, Brand Director  Tecate, Heineken USA and Karla Lopez, CMO of Albizu University. This discussion will be moderated by Lucee Cesena, Girls Nite Live host, and owner of Nobility Consulting Services.

GNL and Chemistry Cultura look forward to having you become a part of this very important discussion.

About the program leader: 

Belen Pamukoff – Heineken USA

Belen Pamukoff has a passion for marketing strategy and execution. As a dynamic marketer, she has a strong track record of building brands through her commitment to people and a strong work ethic.  As the Brand Director of Tecate and Tecate Light for Heineken USA, she leads and manages all consumer marketing communication. She seeks new approaches to marketing and different ways to keep up with the Gen Z audience to stay competitive.  Belen wants to inspire the new generation to embrace complex perspectives yet see things more clearly. Her drive to support Tecate’s bicultural consumers, especially Mexican Americans has continued to make it a favorite beer among the U.S. Hispanic population.

Elida Moran –Director of Legal Affairs at T-Mobile

 Elida Moran has dedicated herself to mentoring others ever since she was given that opportunity right out of law school.  She has always implemented a model of leading by example in her position at T-Mobile as the Director of Legal Affairs. As a manager, she’s intent on understanding her team’s career goals so she can be there every step of the way to help them advance.  The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) holds a special place in her heart to further connect with the Latino community and other diverse attorneys.  Although she did not come from a family of lawyers, she was brought up with a great work ethic and likes to simply jump in and help. In her time at T-Mobile, she was selected as a 2018 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, selected to participate in the Latina Executive Leadership Program under the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), and recently was appointed as a HNBA Latina Commissioner. Elida is also VP of Events for the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington.

Karla Lopez—CMO of Albizu University 

Karla Lopez is the Chief Marketing Officer of Albizu University, and a multicultural marketing expert. Additionally, she is the producer of the successful radio program “The Influential Woman.” Having previously worked at Keiser, Nova Southeastern, and Kaplan University, Ms. Lopez is adept at developing and executing integrated communication strategies, working with internal stakeholders, and collaborating with external agencies and media. She is also an International Marketing Consultant, Motivator and Certified Coach by the John Maxwell Group. Karla is a passionate leader capable of instructing, mentoring, motivating, and assisting teams in achieving – and surpassing – corporate goals.

Lucee Cesena- GNL Moderator

Lucee Cesena is a seasoned TV host, spokesmodel, and business expert who knows first hand about entrepreneurship and operating a small business. She launched her own company, Nobility Consulting Services, while raising two small children so that she could help other entrepreneurs turn their dream business into a reality. Growing up in Bell, CA, Lucee is a fiery mix of Mexican American. When Lucee turned ten, she joined a church and had the opportunity to travel across the country to perform in front of thousands of people for a network TV show, grabbing the attention of a talent agent along the way. This is when her passion for performance started and she never looked back. Lucee began hosting in Los Angeles, California after attending several host training workshops, and this further sparked her passion for entertainment. Some of Lucee’s most notable red carpet interviews were with Tom Hanks, Christina Applegate, Freddie Roach, Beverly Johnson, and Jay Leno. Another career highlight involved working the red carpet for The Critics Choice Awards and numerous film festivals. In her off time, you can find Lucee spending precious time with her two daughters, illuminating her faith in God, traveling, soaking up nature and enjoying the beach. She strongly believes in giving back to her community and sits on the board of The Elizabeth House in Pasadena, CA which helps displaced pregnant women get back on their feet.