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The Hispanic Professional Women’s Association is an organization that provides opportunities for professional and personal development, nurturing relationships and giving back through mentoring and scholarships. We’d love to have you join us.

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Meet the New Board Installation Lunch

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The Hispanic Professional Women’s Association

Cordially invites you to attend
the 2015 – 2016
Board of Directors Installation Lunch
and Networking Event

When: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm

Where: Double Tree Hotel
4500 W. Cypress St.
Tampa, Fl 33607

Lunch is included
Business Attire

Members $20 Nonmembers $ 25

Members & Nonmembers with no RSVP: $30 at the door.

Attendees must RSVP by June 16th, midnight to Laurie at: LaurieHPWA@yahoo.com

25th Year Aniversary and Annual Fundraiser Gala

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Join us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser Gala on Saturday May 30th from 6:30pm – 10:30pm at The Centre Club in Tampa.  It’s for a great cause because 100% of the gala’s proceeds go to funding needed scholarships for young Latinas!

Enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, exciting interactive raffles, dancing, and more. Bring a guest and help support HPWA. This is a formal attire event you won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $75 per person. For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Francine at fevilla@aol.com or call her at (813) 598-0844 or Maria @ vangalder1@aol.com. #813-679-9595.

Last but not least, if you’re worried about drinking and driving, don’t! All 2015 Gala attendees will enjoy special rates the Intercontinental Hotel if they wish to stay the night.

Don’t miss this great night of fun and socializing for a wonderful cause!

Buy Gala tickets by clicking on the event link below:

Online Event Registration by Constant Contact

Saturday May 30, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
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The Centre Club
123 South Westshore Blvd. 8th Floor
Tampa, FL 33609


HPWA April 16 Lunch Event

Judy Winslow


Building Your Brand With Ease and Grace: 3 Secrets to Being Unforgettable, PRESENTED BY                                         Judy Winslow.


Judy Winslow (aka J.) has been working globally in the branding and marketing business for over 25 years, including over a decade in NYC working with Madison Avenue biggies like Cover Girl, Clairol, Yves Saint Laurent, and the NY Stock Exchange.

While working at Women’s Day Magazine as a free-lance designer, she pitched her boss to open their first venture which they began by each contributing $500, which then went on to gross solid 6 figures in its first year.

Their first big client was Elizabeth Taylor as she launched into the perfume category. Business doubled the second year out. This was in the ‘80’s…

Over the years recognition through numerous awards for logo and identity designs were included as acknowledgement by her peers in that industry. She had begun as a designer and has never lost her love of that process.

  1. was also recognized recently in a listing of 100 Top Coaching Blogs along with Tony Robbins, Martha Beck and other prominent industry leaders, AND hers was the only branding blog on the list.

She authored the book: The Guide To Getting It: Branding & Marketing Mastery’, with 8 other nationally known business specialists, has created educational products for brand development and works with clients from around the U.S. to assist businesses in growth, development and brand expansion, thru consulting, trainings, workshops, retreats, and coaching programs.

Now her work is focused on business owners around the globe who are leaping from 5 to 6, or 6 to 7 figure businesses, so they can make more with less work and worry. Coaches TEDx Speakers, and supports younger people in navigating and articulating their voice in the world.

In her spare time she is the lead organizer for TEDxSarasota, works with local MBA students and participates in various volunteer positions to pay it forward.


Thursday. April 16, 2015, from 11:30 to 1:00 pm

Members w/RSVP -$25
Non-members w/ RSVP – $25

Attendees without RSVP – $30

Door Prizes and 50/50

Attendees must RSVP by April by midnight 

to Laurie Aleman at LaurieHPWA@yahoo.com

Thank you to our Sponsors!




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HPWA March Networking Event

Debbie Cox Roush

HPWA is Celebrating Women’s History Month together with The Girls Scouts of West Central Florida. Our Keynote Speaker will be Debbie Cox-Roush. The topic will be “2015 The Year of the Women, Getting Engaged and Involved” .



Debbie Cox-Roush

Deborah Cox Roush is the Owner of C&L Creative Solutions of Florida, an advocacy consulting and event
Management Company. C&L provides dynamic strategy, organization and management for advocacy issues,
political campaigns, and corporate events as well as complete onsite management. Clients include but are not
limited to Wizcraft Entertainment, IIFA, RNC, and The Trailblazer Group. C&L has consulted, managed or
assisted with events such as NFL Experience, NFL Tailgate, The Kentucky Derby, International Indian Film
Academy, Three Super Bowls, The Atlanta Olympic Games, and NASCAR as well as coordinating and
implementing the ground game for many political campaigns and events.
She is actively involved in the Women’s Exchange Founders Board, a member of Working Women of Tampa
Bay and many women’s causes throughout our community. She presently serves on the Florida Commission
for the Status of Women and recently served as the National State Director and Senior Florida State Director
for Job Creators Network, a non-profit organization founded by Co-Founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus.
Deborah also serves as Governor’s Appointee to the Republican Party of Florida, Hillsborough Board of
County Commissioners Citizens Advisory Council, Board of County Commissioners Charter Review Board,
James Madison Institute Tampa Advisory Board, Vice President of With Women We Win and is a member of
the Valrico Fishhawk Chamber.
Currently, Deborah is engaged and involved in the Women’s Conference of Florida 2016 event coming to
Tampa Bay. This inaugural Women’s Conference Florida will provide a platform for professional women from
across the state to ask how they can Involve, Inspire and Invest in themselves and the female community at large.
In 2013 Deborah served as the Executive Director for IIFA, International Indian Film Academy which brought
an immediate 26 million dollar impact to the Tampa Bay economy. She was chair of the IIFA Global Business
Forum and worked with Wizcraft Entertainment to bring this global event to Tampa Bay.
In 2012 Deborah served as Volunteer Coordinator, Committee on Arrangements, and Operations Team for the
Republican National Convention Tampa 2012. She was responsible for the logistics and coordination of over
2800 volunteers.
Deborah has her undergraduate degree in Education/History from Georgetown College and a Paralegal degree
from Old Dominion College. She has received numerous professional awards, citations, and certificates.
Deborah resides in Lithia, Florida with her husband Greg, a retired police officer, and two black labs, Shadow
and Shyanne.

When: Thursday , March 19, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Girl Scout Council,
4610 Eisenhower Blvd S.
Tampa FL 33634
Light Dinner is included

Door Prizes and 50/50

Donation of  $10  undefined


Attendees must RSVP by March 17 by midnight to Laurie Aleman at LaurieHPWA@yahoo.com


January 22nd 2015 Evening Event

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At the start of a new year, we all want a better life.  But our lives can only improve if we change our philosophy.  That is, we need to change the way we think.  Philosophy is what drives our attitudes and feelings and, in turn, what makes our actions.  Learn 10 ways to apply these principles to turn small daily changes into massive successes in 2015.

When: Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Lori Vella

Founder of Insanity Survivors
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm
Where: Double Tree Hotel
4500 W. Cypress St.
Tampa, Fl 33607

Members w/RSVP – FREE
Non-members w/ RSVP – $5 undefined
Attendees without RSVP – $10 undefined

Attendees must RSVP by January 20th by midnight

to Laurie Aleman at LaurieHPWA@yahoo.com


For Sponsor opportunities please contact Rosie atRosie@goodfaithis.com

Hispanic Professional Women's Network
PO Box 152344
Tampa, Fl 33684-2344
Phone: 813-877-5880
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