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HOPE to Release Groundbreaking Report Offering In-depth Look at the Economic Status of Latinas in California

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Wells Fargo to unveil national announcement for women-owned small businesses</b> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Friday, March 08, 2013

HOPE to Release Groundbreaking Report Offering In-depth Look at the Economic Status of Latinas in California05:00 EST Friday, March 08, 2013 (Business Wire) -- Wells Fargo: WHAT:     Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) will release a groundbreaking study sponsored by Wells Fargo at HOPE's 22nd Annual Latina History Day Conference. The study, conducted by HOPE, offers insight into the current economic status of Latinas following the Great Recession, and their aspirations for improving their financial circumstances.   A panel of academics and thought leaders will discuss key indicators that determine economic success and debate the public policies that will help Latinas reach economic parity.   Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo lead executive for Small Business, will make a national announcement to demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to women small business owners.   WHO:Lisa Stevens, lead executive for Small Business, Wells Fargo Helen Torres, executive director, HOPE Elsa E. Macias, Ph.D., Research and Policy Consultant Leo Estrada, associate professor, Urban Planning, UCLA, School of Public Affairs Beatriz Stotzer, CEO, NEW Capital, LLC Assembly member Jose Medina, chair of the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy   WHEN:March 8, 201310 - 11 a.m. Panel discussion highlighting research findings1 - 1:30 p.m. National announcement from Wells Fargo (at the main Ballroom)   WHERE: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Emerald Room 506 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071   WHY: Latinas play a critical role in California's economy. The report provides insight into the overall national trends for Latinas, including entrepreneurship, economic status, and buying power. for Wells FargoMaria Fernanda Trochimezuk, 310-696-9585maria.fernanda@jelenagroup.com