The Latin Recording Academy® Will Honor Four Distinguished Women During the 2018 Leading Ladies of Entertainment Luncheon

Recognizing the achievements of women excelling in the
entertainment field, the event is sponsored by Ford Motor Company,
Google, Hennessy, Nielsen, and Walmart

Latin Recording Academy
® has
announced the four honorees that will be celebrated at the 2018 Leading
Ladies of Entertainment luncheon, a platform which honors and recognizes
professional women within the arts and entertainment industries who have
made significant and indelible impressions and contributions to their
fields. The Latin Recording Academy aims to produce in time, an
extensive list of women that are and will continue to be great role
models for the next generation of girls who will become great leaders of
Latin culture worldwide.

The 2018 Leading Ladies of Entertainment honorees are as follows:

  • Rebbeca Gomez (Becky G), Award-winning singer, songwriter, and
  • Cynthia Hudson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CNN
    en Español and Hispanic Strategy for CNN/U.S.
  • Delia Orjuela, Vice President, Creative—Latin Music, BMI
  • Pamela Silva Conde, Six-time Emmy winning journalist and
    Co-anchor of Univision’s Primer Impacto

“I am pleased to celebrate this very diverse group of amazing and
professional women during Latin GRAMMY® Week,” said Gabriel
Abaroa Jr.
, Latin Recording Academy President/CEO. “With great pride
and admiration we laud these honorees who throughout their careers have
continually demonstrated grit, determination, an absolute sense of
pride, and an indomitable spirit.”

The private, invitation-only event will be held at Estiatorio Milos at
The Cosmopolitan on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Las Vegas. Acclaimed
anchor, producer, and writer Gloria Calzada, who holds the title
of being the first VJ in Latin American music, will serve as host.

The Leading Ladies of Entertainment luncheon will be sponsored by Ford
Motor Company, Google Pixel 3, Hennessy, Nielsen, and Walmart.

Ford Motor Company is expanding its support of the Latin Recording
Academy for this significant event that empowers, inspires, and
celebrates women – values that deeply synchronize with the mission and
culture of Ford. In addition, Ford has been a long-time supporter and
partner of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® through its
philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Company Fund, by supporting the Latin
GRAMMY® In The Schools education program.

Google will come on board as a sponsor of the 2018 Leading Ladies of
Entertainment luncheon, as it unleashes the power of the new Google
Pixel 3 throughout Latin GRAMMY® Week. Google Pixel 3 joins
in celebrating these women trailblazers who are redefining the future of
arts and entertainment.

Hennessy joins as the official cognac sponsor of the event this year as
they partner with The Latin Recording Academy to honor outstanding women
in entertainment who, much like their brand campaign, Never Stop.
Never Settle.
They will warmly welcome guests during the luncheon
with a signature cocktail featuring products from their brand portfolio.

As a returning second-year sponsor, Nielsen helps advertisers and brands
understand the importance of music as a cultural connector between
Latinx consumers, one of many insights from Nielsen’s recently released
report, Descubrimiento
Digital: The Online Lives of Latinx Consumers
. According to the
report, U.S. Hispanics spend about 32 hours a week with music, but 25%
of them also share music video links with family and friends, 40% more
than the total population.

Walmart comes on board as a second-year sponsor of the Leading Ladies of
Entertainment luncheon where they will be gifting guests as part of
their Holiday campaign that focuses on showcasing the top gifts
for this Holiday season. They are also celebrating the contributions
made by each honoree to their respective entertainment fields and
philanthropic efforts.

A portion of the proceeds generated from this event will go towards the
Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, which has subsidized scholarships for
young women interested in studying Latin music at some of the best


The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based
organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording
artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and
technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to
improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and
its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor
excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording
Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music
community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.
For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit


The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® was established
by The Latin Recording Academy to promote international awareness and
appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its
makers to the world’s culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy
and heritage. The Foundation’s primary charitable focus is to provide
scholarships to students of Latin music with financial needs, as well as
grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and
preservation of diverse Latin music genres. For more information about
the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, please visit


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