Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Honor Zoe Saldana
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today that award-winning actress Zoe Saldanawould be the recipient of their 2018 Excellence in Leadership Award at the organization’s National Convention in Philadelphia this September. The Excellence in Leadership Award pays tribute to an extraordinary woman who has devoted her professional career and personal life to revolutionizing the world of business, education, philanthropy, or government. Previous honorees include Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), journalist and talk show host Cristina Saralegui, Grammy Award-winning artist Gloria Estefan, and Founder & Chief Creative Officer of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty, Jessica Alba. “I am humbled to receive this award from the USHCC. The past recipients are icons in their industries and I am honored to be included in such a trailblazing community,” said Saldana. In 2017, the 40-year-old started her own digital media company, BESE. As the Founder and CEO of the company, event organizers say Saldana has created an uplifting brand that has helped share the modern Latinx experience in America. The New Jersey native, whose father is Dominican and mother is Puerto Rican, also has Lebanese and Haitian roots. “From critically acclaimed movies to female empowerment initiatives, Zoe Saldana is a role model for all who seek to follow in her footsteps,” said Fernand Fernández, USHCC Interim President and CEO. More here.