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Date: Saturday July 29, 2023  Time: 10:00 am

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University Illinois Chicago

Behavioral Sciences Building
1007 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607


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Marybel Gonzalez


A bilingual, multimedia journalist at CBS 2 News Chicago. She was formerly an anchor, producer and reporter along the U.S.-Mexico border and a recipient of a national Gracie Award for investigative reporting. She is also a four time Emmy Award winner. Gonzalez came to CBS in the summer of 2022 from Telemundo where she was a bilingual reporter for nearly three years. She also was a weekend anchor and investigative reporter for the Sinclair Broadcast Group in Texas and an investigative reporter for the PBS station in Denver. Marybel graduated with a master degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2016. 

Between 10:00 A.M.

Opens up the event

Peter O. Estรฉvez & Celina Belizan


Peter O. Estรฉvez is a Mexican immigrant entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mental health advocate. He is also an upcoming author.

Celina Belizรกn is a co-founder of LatinTalks, an entrepreneur, investor, and Master Coach trained by Tony Robbins. She focuses on personal and emotional fitness, merging art and science.

Between 10:01 - 10:05 A.M.

Welcome Message

Dr. Juanita Mora


MD, was born and raised in Chicago. She is a first-generation Mexican American and the first doctor in her family. Juanita is passionate about educating the Latino community and bridging the gap in health equity. She found her voice through the COVID-19 pandemic as she helped the Latino community navigate and walk through this pandemic's hard times and uncertainty. Dr. Mora serves as Volunteer Medical National Spokesperson for the American Lung Association and serves as a voice of education and science for those without a voice. She has done multiple national interviews throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including NPR, Time Magazine, Washington Post, New York Post, Wallstreet Journal, Associated Press, NBC News, WGN, Univision, Telemundo, and most recently, was recognized as a Health Hero by US News and World Report for her work with the Latino Immigrant Community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She also received the 2022 Practice Champion Award from the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology for her work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Mora continues to serve on multiple local and national campaigns to help keep the Latino community.

Between 10:05 - 10:20 A.M.

Becoming a Voice For Those That Have No Voice

Adolfo Mondragon


A first-generation Mexican-American from the Southwest side of Chicago. Adolfo attended public grammar and high school before attending Yale University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, where he studied under then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, he began his career as an Assistant Appellate Attorney. Adolfo has been a solo practitioner for the past 19 years with a general practice serving the community where he was born and raised and still lives.

Between 10:20 - 10:35 A.M.

We Were Lower, Lower Middle Class

Luis Padilla


A highly experienced Director of Sales in the Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, with over 20 years of expertise. Originally from Mexico, he migrated to pursue his dreams and has excelled in his career. He attended Kellogg School of Management and Harvard School to enhance his leadership skills and knowledge continuously. Luis is dedicated to being an exemplary leader for his team and community, consistently seeking opportunities to grow and develop. Through his commitment to lifelong learning, he empowers his team to achieve exceptional results and gives back to his community through mentoring and support

Between 10:35 - 10:50 A.M.

Stop Being a Motivational Leader and Become an Inspirational Leader in Creating Sustained Growth in Others

Omar Ramos


Omarcillo, a dynamic DJ known in Chicago, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television Communications. With a decade of radio experience as a producer and on-air personality, he hosts the daily afternoon drive on Latino Mix 1p-7p. Additionally, Omarcillo announces games for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Fire FC. He has also presented for Univision/WGBO-TV's "Orgullo Sox" and hosted the Sunday 10 pm News Sports segment, Contacto Deportivo. Omar endorses various local and national advertisers, including alcoholic beverages, nightclubs, telecommunication, furniture stores, and automotive, and currently serves as the local endorser for Chevrolet.

Between 10:50 - 11:05 A.M.

From The Farmlands To Covering The Big Leagues.

Ana Belaval


An Emmy-winning journalist, stand-up comedian, and entrepreneur, hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She began her career at WGBO in Chicago and later joined Univision's "Despierta America" in New York. Ana's English market debut came as a feature reporter on WGN Morning News, earning four Emmys. She received the Ceiba Award for promoting Puerto Rican culture and launched "estoy cute" to inspire self-love in women. As a bilingual and bicultural mom, Ana proudly raises her children, Amelia and Alex.

Between 11:05 - 11:20 A.M.

A Game Plan For Success 

Chef Ambrocio Gonzalez


Chef & Owner of La Catedral cafe and Las Quecas. Hailing, originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, embarked on his culinary journey out of necessity, as his single mother worked during the day, leaving him to cook for himself. At the tender age of 12, he forged his inaugural entrepreneurial path alongside his mother and grandmother. Before reaching 16, he relocated to the bustling city of Chicago, where he both graduated from Oakton College and acquired fluency in English. Now firmly rooted in the heartland of the Midwest, Chef Ambrocio has garnered a distinguished position in the affections of his patrons. As 2023 unfolds, he is preparing to embark on the momentous opening of four new restaurants. With an unwavering commitment to culinary excellence, he remains ardently devoted to discovering novel flavors and skillfully integrating them into his gastronomic creations. 

Between 11:20 - 11:35 A.M.

Los Sueรฑos Si Se Hacen Realidad

Harry Garcia


A highly successful life consultant, empowering people to reach their full potential. His clients, including CEOs, COOs, and individuals from diverse backgrounds, praise his expertise, empathetic listening, and goal-oriented approach. Harry's coaching centers on time management, mindset transformation, emotional intelligence, and goal setting. He believes everyone can achieve their dreams with guidance and support. Overcoming challenges like low self-esteem and stress, Harry equips clients with tools and strategies for success in career, relationships, and personal growth, making a positive impact on every aspect of their lives.

Between 11:35 - 11:50 P.M.

Three Components In Personal Growth

Celine Belizan


Celina is an Argentine-American personal growth expert and Tony Robbins Master Coach. With degrees from Vanderbilt, NYU Stern, and LSE, she combines cutting-edge research with transformative teachings. Celina's mission is to empower others to break generational patterns and develop a resilient mindset.

Between 11:50 - 12:05 P.M.

Navigating the Maze: OutsmartingLimiting Beliefs with Fresh Rules and Bold Choices

Peter O. Estรฉvez

Co-Founder of LatinTalks

Thought leader, entrepreneur, author, and partner in Mexico's energy sector. He co-founded LatinTalks and hosts a popular podcast.

Between 12:05 - 12:20 P.M.

The 5 Pillars to an Abundant Life.

Mauricio Garcรญa


Mauricio is a renowned finance expert known as the "Harry Potter of Finance." He eliminates taxes, volatility, and costs in retirement plans and has trained over 3,000 individuals across North America. Mauricio is also a successful entrepreneur and creator of inspiring content for entrepreneurs. Originally from Mexico, he empowers families in Mexico, the United States, and Canada to improve their income and quality of life.

Between 12:20 - 12:35 P.M.

Financial Literacy, Financial Planning and Wealth Creation.

Q&A Panel Discussion

Between 12:35 - 1:10 P.M.

Panel Discussion

Audience Questions.

Audience Questions

Between 1:10 - 1:30 P.M.

Audience questions


Speakers are available for photos and handshakes!

Between 1:30 - 2:00 P.M.


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"We have a generational opportunity and obligation to break cycles of dysfunction, poverty, and illiteracy in our community." 

_ Peter O. Estรฉvez