Speakers and Panelists Announced for 2011 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit

We are pleased to announce the distinguished group of people that have committed to speak at next spring’s event.

Julián Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas set to give opening remarks

Julián Castro was elected Mayor of San Antonio on May 9, 2009. A 36-year-old San Antonio native, Mayor Castro is the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city. In 2001, at the age of 26, Castro became the youngest elected city councilman at that point in San Antonio history. Throughout his tenure in public service, Mayor Castro has championed a vision of economic growth and a top-notch quality of life for all San Antonians.

See the complete list of speakers here.

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About Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is the author of "Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them," the first book showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. Ms. Tiscareño-Sato is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, School of Environmental Design. Her global sustainability experience began while leading the Green Enterprise Initiative at Munich-headquartered Siemens Enterprise Networks. She helped enterprises understand the economic and environmental value of collaboration technologies. Once adopted, these solutions dramatically reduced corporations’ real estate needs, energy needs, employee commutes and their overall carbon footprints. Graciela actively mentors students who need life, education and career roadmaps, which this book provides. Her thought leadership pieces have published in the U.S. and Europe including Environmental Leader, Hispanic MBA, Communications News and many others. She earned a Masters degree in International Management from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington while on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. Graciela was honored by LATINA Style Magazine as the San Francisco Bay Area “Entrepreneur of the Year” in May 2010. In November 2010, she received “Entrepreneur of the Year” honors at the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund Gala in Washington D.C. She is a key organizer of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit. Graciela owns her own marketing and communications excellence firm, Gracefully Global Group. She lives in the San Francisco east bay with her husband and three eco-conscious children.

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