2014 Texas Conference for Women

Becky Arreaga
This year’s Texas Conference for Women takes place on Thursday, November 13, and with more than 100 impressive speakers, you don’t want to miss out! The conference offers business networking and personal development opportunities. It is a nonprofit, non-partisan event with sessions on a variety of topics, including personal finance, health and wellness, and career advancement.
Becky Arreaga, a member of the Women’s Leadership Council and the UWATX board, will not only be attending but also hosting her own roundtable this year. Becky is agency president of Mercury Mambo, a Hispanic marketing agency in Austin she started with her two business partners in 1999. We sat down with Becky to get her top five “must-sees” of this year’s conference.

1. Diana Nyad

“Nyad epitomizes perseverance. She is proof that a ‘can-do attitude’ is ageless. At 60 years of age, she completed a lifelong dream of swimming 110 miles from Cuba to Florida. Her message of ‘never stop working towards your dream’ really resonates with me at this stage in my life.” 

2. Soledad O’Brien

“An award-winning journalist, O’Brien sheds light on human and civil issues in her series ‘Back in America’ and ‘Hispanic in America.’ Her story is compelling as she is multiracial, being both Black and Hispanic. Her background provides a unique purview from which to view and report world events. Soledad represents the perfect role model for young girls in general, but especially for young Latinas, who lack visible role models.”

3. Shiza Shahid

“She is the CEO and co-founder of the Malala Fund, the organization created in support of the young Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban and later became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Shia is leading this high-profile nonprofit towards fulfilling the mission of empowering girls to go to school and raise their voices for the right education.”

4. Cindy Ratzlaff

“Named one of the ’20 Best Branded Women on Twitter’ by Forbes Magazine, I am really looking forward to learning how to better leverage social media for brand Becky, as well as our agency, Mercury Mambo!”

5. Career Pavilion

“I encourage everyone to stop by and check out the programs at the Career Pavilion. You can receive career coaching from a wide range of professionals and entrepreneurs–definitely worth checking out! I will be there for the Local Leader Meetup from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.” 
Be sure to catch Becky’s Small Business Marketing Strategies Roundtable from 3:00 – 4:40 p.m. She and other area entrepreneurs will be sharing success strategies and advice for thriving during tough economic times. She will also be hosting a Local Leaders session from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. where you can meet with her for one-on-one advice!
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Women’s Leadership Council, learn more here. If you are interested in attending this year’s Texas Conference for Women, you can find more information and register here.

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