Welcome to the 20th Annual Día de la Mujer Conference Website
The Día de la Mujer Conference began in 1994 to highlight the accomplishments of Latina women in our community. Since that time DDLM has grown into a multi-faceted series of workshops focusing on education, health, political, inter-personal relationships, culture, personal development, and self-empowerment for Latinas of all ages and backgrounds.
Our conference goals are to empower, motivate, inspire, connect and support Latinas and all women in their quest for advancement in society. DDLM is also an excellent opportunity for non-Latinos, who are interested in learning about the beliefs, views, and way of life in the Latino community. DDLM recognizes that there is value in difference and is an excellent cross-cultural experience for all who take advantage of the opportunity. DDLM is open to all regardless of ethnic background. We encourage everyone to attend and participate in all that DDLM has to offer. DDLM is open and inclusive of all who value diversity and wish to learn about the growing Latino community.
SAVE THE DATE!! SAVE THE DATE!! March 30, 2013
The 20th Annual DDLM Conference will be held March 30th, 2013 at the MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. For more information browse our site.
THEME: “La Nueva Epoca de la Mujer Latina” “The New Era of the Latina Woman”
The conference time for 2013 is 8am-5pm.
Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Kickbusch overcame poverty, discrimination and illiteracy to become the successful community leader she is today. Although she grew up without material wealth, Consuelo was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values and faith.
The values Consuelo learned during childhood were reinforced throughout her career in the United States military. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, she entered the U.S. Army as an officer and served for two decades. While in the military, she broke barriers and set records to become the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army. In 1996, she was selected out of 26,000 candidates to assume a command post, which would put her on track for the rank of general officer. She respectfully declined the honor and retired as a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army to fulfill her mother’s dying wish- for her to return to her roots and become a community leader.
Consuelo currently shares her story with people of all ages and creeds. She is doing exactly what she preaches – living a legacy. She maintains a strong dedication to saving the youth of America by mentoring students and parents across the United States.
In addition to her work with American youth, Consuelo reaches audiences in the corporate, professional, nonprofit, and multi-cultural markets.
Consuelo is the proud mother of five daughters and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband, David.
This annual conference has provided a much needed space for Latinas in Michigan to affect social change and to highlight their accomplishments. Keynote presenters, forums and workshops facilitated by Latina women will provide conference participants with networking opportunities for employment, education and sharing life experiences. Topics to be addressed include education, health, politics, community, family, history, culture, career and personal development. Over two-dozen workshops will be offered for participants of all ages and life phases, including adults, college students, and K-12 students.
We have reserved rooms at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center for those that will arrive on Friday or would like to stay on Saturday.
For reservation contact the Kellogg Hotel and conference Center and mention that you will attend the Dia de la Mujer conference.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
219 S. Harrison Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
Phone: (517) 432-4000
Reservations: (800) 875-5090
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Please direct any questions or request for more information contact:
Illami Martinez (Mimi)
Día de la Mujer Conference
THANK YOU to those who attended the 2012 conference.
The site is updated frequently, please be sure to check back in as updates will occur regularly.