MOST POWERFUL LATINAS IN BUSINESS.

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For the second year in a row, Latino Leaders is proud to partner with ALPFA to unveil their list of the Most Powerful Latinas in Business. In this 2018 edition, the women that appear are all examples of a great leadership and a great work-life balance. They all represent a thoughtful example and a tremendous inspirational piece for many other women that wish to lead.

NAME/TITLE/COMPANY BIOGRAPHY 01 GEISHA Williams leads one of the WILLIAMS largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the CEO AND PRESIDENT United States. Based in San Francisco with more than 20,000 PG&E employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people In Northern and Central California. Williams Is the first Latina to ever lead a Fortune 500 company. Since joining PG&E, Williams has overseen the company's move to bring nearly 33% of its energy from renewable sources. The power company has also become a leader in renewables Integration, grid modernization, and smart-grid technologies, while also achieving the best electric reliability in company history. In Williams' own words: "In terms of greenhouse-gas emissions, the news Is even better. When you add In large hydro and nuclear, nearly 70% of the electricity on PG&E's grid is now GHG-free--something we're very proud of." 02 GRACE PUMA As executive vice president of global operations at PepsiCo, EVP OF GLOBAL Puma directs a broad scope of OPERATIONS activities spanning PepsiCo's $63 billion portfolio that PEPSICO Includes Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, Gatorade, and Tropicana. Under her purview are global procurement, in which she manages more than $25 billion of spending; global manufacturing operations and warehousing, where she drives quality, efficiency and ensures capacity for growth around the world; and global safety and security, where her focus is protecting the welfare of more than 250,000 PepsiCo employees. Before joining PepsiCo in 2010, Puma held leadership positions at United Airlines, Kraft Foods, Motorola, and Gillette. She currently serves on the board of Williams-Sonoma. APPEARANCES IN MOST POWERFUL LATINA LIST 03 MARIA This powerful Latina serves as a CASTANON MOATS member of the U.S. leadership team and the global assurance VICE CHAIR-U.S. AND executive leadership team. Her MEXICO ASSURANCE leadership of the national LEADER assurance practice encompasses business strategy, quality and PWC regulatory relations, innovation, risk management, portfolio strategy and business development, and human capital. Castanon-Moats is a leader who has built her career by delivering great client service, primarily to retail, consumer, and industrial product clients. Her career spans accounting, financial reporting, investigations, and M&A. She has led audits of both public and private entities, and Initial and secondary public offerings. She is fluent in Spanish and has traveled on business extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. 04 SONIA Dula has run all three divisions DULA of Bank of America's Latin America business: corporate, VICE CHAIRMAN OF Investment bank, and wealth LATIN AMERICA management. This year, Sonia has dedicated 100% of her time to BANK OF AMERICA covering telecommunications and media companies in Latin America, helping to drive rapid transformation. Dula held senior posts at Pemex and Goldman Sachs. As CEO of Grupo Latino de Radio, she operated over 500 radio stations in Latin America and the U.S. Born In Mexico and raised In Brazil, Dula speaks five languages fluently. 05 GISEL Ruiz began her career at Walmart 25 RUIZ years ago, and now leads operations for nearly 600 Sam's Club stores in EVP AND COO the U.S. with $60 billion In revenue. She also oversees the real SAM'S CLUB estate division, in-dub digital services and the operations transformation team. Ruiz has held numerous executive positions at Walmart including EVP of people for Walmart International and EVP and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S. She has been honored by Latina Style as Latina Executive of the Year in 2010, and by Fortune as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women In Business in 2012, 2013, and 2014. 06 MARIA MARTINEZ Martinez brings over 30 years of experience in business and PRESIDENT OF technology leadership roles, and SALESFORCE CUSTOMER her primary focus is helping SUCCESS GROUP AND customers transform their SUCCESS CLOUD, businesses and realize their GENERAL MANAGER OF ambitions faster. Prior to joining SALESFORCE LATIN Salesforce, Martinez managed AMERICA Microsoft's global services business, where she led businesses SALES FORCE to outperform revenue targets and significantly increase Microsoft's customer satisfaction rating. She also served as president and CEO of Embrace Networks and has held senior leadership roles at Motorola and AT&T. 07 MICHELE DOCHARTY She joined Goldman Sachs In 1989 In the Investment banking division and CO-HEAD OF GLOBAL has held positions In sales across SYNTHETICS PRODUCTS the U.S. and Latin America before DISTRIBUTION, GLOBAL assuming responsibility for the HEAD OF CORPORATE Latin American cash business in ACCESS, SECURITIES 1999. She also is a member of the DIVISION Americas Diversity Committee. Docharty has been actively engaged GOLDMAN SACHS in the firm's diversity efforts, participating in the Multicultural Women's Alliance and the Goldman Sachs women's network. She was named managing director In 1999 and partner in 2010. She earned a BSBA from Georgetown University, where she has also helped lead the firm's recruiting efforts. APPEARANCES IN MOST POWERFUL LATINA LIST 08 YASMINE In her role as CEO of the central WINKLER region, Winkler is responsible for approximately 30% of CEO OF CENTRAL UnitedHealthcare's total Medicaid REGION business. She leads a team of 2,700 UNITEDHEALTHCARE employees to deliver health and wellness services to over 1.9 COMMUNITY & STATE million people. She also serves on UnitedHealthcare's CEO diversity and inclusion council and UnitedHealth Group's innovation forum. Winkler has also held positions with BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. 09 ADRIANA Cisneros leads a third-generation CISNEROS family-owned business focused on media, digital and Interactive, and CEO real estate. She is also the President of the Fundacion CISNEROS Cisneros, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving education in the region. Cisneros is also the co-chair of Endeavor Miami, a director and executive committee member of the Board of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a trustee of the Paley Center for Media, and a board member of MoMA's Latin American acquisitions committee. She recently joined the boards of Parrot Analytics, The Knight Foundation, and University of Miami. 10 JESSICA Alba is the founder of The Honest ALBA Company and Honest Beauty, companies providing more than 101 FOUNDER safe and effective products for baby, personal care, cleaning, and THE HONEST COMPANY more. She's a globally recognized business leader, entrepreneur, advocate, actress and New York Times bestselling author of The Honest Life, a practical guide for parents to create a safe and healthy life for their families. The Honest Company has donated over twelve million products and over 15,000 employee participation hours through its Honest to...

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