New York City - August 15

New York City - August 15


ONE Ticket/ Person


Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:15pm
L’Oréal Headquarters, Hudson Yards, New York City


Rizos Curls Presents: 
The Latina Ladder NYC 
How to Make your Dream Career a Reality 

Join us for an engaging conversation and networking cocktail hour with The Latina Ladder, a series aimed at bringing Latinas across the country together with the goal of empowering one another by lifting each other as we climb. In a panel discussion featuring influential Latina businesswomen, we'll cover how to build a strong network to support one's business goals and foster the next generation of Latinx creators, founders & business professionals. Following the conversation, will be a networking cocktail hour. 


6:15pm: Join us for a FREE The Latina Ladder panel speaker series

Featured Speakers:

  • Julissa Prado, Founder, Rizos Curls, Moderator

  • Malena Higuera, General Manager, Dermablend/L’Oréal

  • Noëlle Santos, Owner, The Lit Bar

  • Andrea Gompf, Editor-in-Chief, Remezcla


Malena Higuera, General Manager, Dermablend/L’Oréal

Malena Higuera is the General Manager at Dermablend Professional Global & U.S. and previous Senior Vice President of L’Oréal Paris USA. As Dermablend’s General Manager across Global and U.S., she is humbled by the ability to create products that make a powerful difference.  Taking inspiration by those that will inspire the future, she is also a proud Adjunct Professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University teaching Fashion & Beauty Advertising to undergraduate and graduate students. 


Noëlle Santos, Owner, The Lit Bar

Noëlle Santos is the proprietress of The Lit. Bar, the only general interest bookstore in the Bronx. The Lit. Bar hosts a variety of literary events and family programming—while its featured wine bar connects the great pastimes of social drinking and introverted reading.  Noëlle leverages her platforms on the American Booksellers Association’s Advisory Council, blog and social media to promote book culture in inner cities, diversity in the book industry, and entrepreneurship as a form of activism. 


Andrea Gompf, Editor-in-Chief, Remezcla

Andrea Gompf is a Peruvian-American writer and editor.  She is the editor-in-chief of Remezcla, a leading digital lifestyle and entertainment media company for young Latinxs. Under her editorial leadership, Remezcla has expanded from a local events blog to a full-fledged digital media brand that reaches 50M people per month through original, thought-provoking music, film, lifestyle & entertainment content. Prior to joining Remezcla, Andrea worked at one of the nation’s top immigration law firms. She has a B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University.