Teresa Samaniego from KABC7, Dora Carias, Dora Nunez Mujeres Descatada 2012 Award Winner, Corina Villaraigosa from the Montebello School District

“My professional and personal objective is to inform, support, and motivate people to progress, to be successful with perseverance and by being loyal to their values and culture. This award pushes me to continue my passion of outreach to multicultural communities.  It serves as a reminder that closing the digital divide remains a top priority.” -Dora Nunez, Public Affairs Manager Nielsen

La Opinión – ImpreMedia 

Dora Nuñez, manager of public affairs for Nielsen, received the Mujeres Destacadas Award in the category of Business and Technology. impreMedia, the leading Hispanic news and information company, continued tradition of honoring remarkable Latinas in its signature editorial series and awards luncheon, Mujeres Destacadas/Exceptional Women. La Opinión, one of impreMedia’s leading publications, created the award in 2007, as part of its goal to recognize and celebrate the diverse accomplishments and contributions of Latinas in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. In celebration of International Women’s History Month, 30 remarkable Southern California Latina women who are making outstanding contributions in the fields of Health, Leadership, Education, Business/Technology and Arts and Culture were honored at a luncheon at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

ImpreMedia is the number one Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print. Its leading publications include La Opinión in Los Angeles and El Diario and La Prensa in New York. The Chief Executive officer of impreMedia is Mónica Lozano.  She is also the chair of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). She is one of the most prominent Latinas in the Nation.

Mujeres Destacadas/Exceptional Women Awards 2012

ImpreMedia honors Latina women in the month of March his national celebration is comprised of their respected brands in 4 local markets to validate these extraordinary women (in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Chicago). In Los Angeles, La Opiniópresented their Annual Mujeres Destacadas/Exceptional Women’s Awards on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Avenue, LA, CA 90071 in Celebration of the extraordinary women who are making a difference in our communities”

Receiving the award Dora Nunez

Nielsen: Why were they there?

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

With Keynote Speaker - Media mogul Nelly Galan and Dora Nunez

Nielsen continues to focus on building awareness about the company to the Latino community. In the past, Nielsen has participated in the Los Angeles and New York events.  This would be Nielsen’s fifth year participating with La Opinióin Los Angeles.  In previous years Nielsen’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Mónica Gil was honored in 2010 in the category of Business and Technology and this year Dora Nuñez receiving the same award. The Business/Technology Award is given to women who have played a significant role in the economic development or technological advancement for the Latino community.

Rosemary Portillo (l), public affairs event manager, gives a Homescan and Local People Meter (LPM) demonstrations.

This year approximately 400 people were in attendance and Nielsen was represented on stage by Event Manager Rosemery Portillo who shared some fun fact on Latinos and Latinas.  She also presented the Leadership category.

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  1. Hello to all of you. I am a political blogger and post to many of the sites here in the U.S. I am also a Republican but have been, for many years a Democrat. When Barack Obama became president, I changes once I saw what he was about. I tell you these things for your own good. So many people in the U.S. are either in a state of serious denial or they just do not want to know the truth. First of all, I know that many Mexicans, whites and blacks will support Obama simple because he is black. Many others will support him because they believe he will give them everything they want. I guess those are valid reasons to the person they belong to. I do know this however, Obama is a devout Muslim and believes in Allah. He does not believe in God. He is anti-American, pro-socialist and practices the trick he learned by studying Saul Alinsky’s book on organizing a society. If you vote for Obama, you are voting for a man who is without God, a man who will give you what you want, for a short time only. The man has lied from day one and has an administration that is bent on racial divide and hate. That is the way he will re-organize society…racial hatred and division in his attempt to make the US into a marxist nation. Do not fall for the deceits of this man. Do not vote for him. You are a part of the American society and I am sure you want the very same things I and millions of other Americans want….less taxes, better chances for ourselves and our children, health and hoped for prosperity. We do not want a country this is based on Islam and we do not want a president who is Islamc from birth.

    • Thank you for your comment as I do believe everyone is entitled 2 their opinion and can appreciate that you are making the effort to be politically involved. That is definitely commendable, however “for healthy debate’s sake,” I would like to point out that I am a Christian and President Obama has always declared he is a Christian. He went to the same Christian church for 20 years & for his inauguration even had the Lincoln Bible especially chosen.

      On the other hand, let’s just say that you are right & he has been lying to everyone & is this undercover Muslim. If we review history, in Judaism, one prays to the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. In Christianity, one also prays to the God of Abraham Isaac & Jacob only we now do it in the name of Jesus who is the Divine Son of God. The Islam religion also branched off of Judaism and also prays to the God of Abraham, however they don’t believe there is the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob because then that is stating that the Jews are the chosen ones which they do not believe. Ishmael was also the son of Abraham and thus they also believe that they are also chosen. Therefore, they believe in the God of Abraham but choose to use the Arabic word Allah because they feel it is pure where as the English word God can be misused.

      For example, God + s = Gods If you add ‘S’ to God, it becomes Gods that is plural of God. Allah is one and singular there is no plural of Allah. Same with godfather, godmother, etc., therefore because they feel it is more sacred they use the word “Allah.” Just as the Jews used the tetragrammaton YHWH which is supposed to be the equivalent to “Yahweh.” Remember the term was removed because they did not feel worthy enough to use God’s personal name that they began associating him to “Elohim”, “Adonai,” “El Shaddai” etc. The word “Addonai” Translators often render YHWH as a word meaning “Lord”, e.g., Greek Κυριος, Latin Dominus, and following that, English “the LORD”, Welsh Arglwydd, etc.

      Therefore, the Muslim religion believes in the God of Abraham very much. The terrorists have been Muslim but it is not fair of us to judge an entire religion based on the acts of a few bad seeds. If we classify every Muslim as a terrorist, then isn’t that being “UnAmerican” of us?

      Now, let’s look at Romney’s religion. He is a Mormon and they consider themselves to be under the Christian umbrella. However, the reason there is so much controversy with their religion being associated to Christianity is because a Christian believes in the teachings of Christ and that He is in fact the Divine Son of God. However, Mormons believe Christ existed, but they do not believe Jesus Christ was the Messiah & the Divine Son of God. Rather they believe that each of us has a god-like spirit that can cause us to be somewhat divine, so when Jesus performed miracles it was not because He was divine rather it was because He knew how to utilize that “divine” human spirit within all of us. Therefore, like the Mormons, Muslims also believe that Jesus existed but that He was not the Divine Son of God. However, the Muslims are biblical in the sense that they do not believe we have a divine human spirit rather they believe Jesus was a prophet God used and go as far as even believing that Jesus Christ was indeed born of Immaculate Conception.

      Therefore if President Obama were in fact Muslim, then both Romney and him have religions with the same core belief…there is only one God; the God of Abraham and Jesus was just a man not the Son of God.

      Additionally, the majority of Latinos side with President Obama not because he’s black but because he is addressing the issues Latinos believe in & are important to them. On the other hand Romney has been on the opposite side of every issue that is important to Hispanics.

      This blog does not endorse either candidate or either party; we simply provide facts, information & resources that pertain to the Hispanic community.

      I believe it is very important to be involved politically and therefore I thank you & appreciate your comment. God bless!



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