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– A cocktail reception – 


Come and meet ELLA!

Empowering Leadership In Latina Athletes (ELLA) supports the leadership development of youth and young adults on their path towards academic excellence and career training. This women led organization aims to reach and empower female athletes from all walks of life. Come and celebrate Ella Sports Foundation’s 2 years of services to the young athletic community. Learn about our work and meet our incredible honorees who are impacting and inspiring our communities.

3-4PM – Press & Networking

4-5PM – ELLA Presentation

5-6PM – Networking

If you love sports and support female athletes please RSVP today! This is an invite only event. Visit our website to learn more about the work we do to empower, educate, and engage with our Latina and diverse female athletes.

Attire: Cocktail or business casual

This event is invite only. To receive more information on how to attend or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email Co-Founder, Patty Travieso at [email protected].


Meet our Incredible guest speakers, artists, and Emcee! 



Estefanía iglesias

Journalist, TV and radio host, model and mom. Estafanía Iglesias was born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, but based in Los Angeles, California. She began her career in the media at an early age, after completing her studies in Social Communication at the University of Buenos Aires.

Some time later she settled in Mexico City where she deepened her modeling career not only in that country but in other places in Latina America, Europe and the United States.

Iglesias then proved to be multifaceted. When she arrived in Los Angeles, she continued her studies in theater and acting at the Actor’s Certified Training (ACT) academy. In addition, she is a meteorologist and oceanographer at the University of Barcelona and a journalist at the University of Michigan. She speaks Spanish, English and Italian and in her spare time she volunteers for the Latino community in Los Angeles. She currently work for Univision.


Sergio bruna

Sergio Bruna is an Entrepreneur, Published Author, Motivational speaker and Entertainer with more than 15 years experience in the world of Business and TV.

Currently, Sergio represents Chevrolet in the Spanish market all over the world. Having shot more than 100 commercials for them, Sergio has been the star of their Spanish campaign for almost 4 years now. General Motors said that this campaign “is not going anywhere” – as their overall sales have gone up 35%, making it the most successful ad campaign eer as far as ROI goes. This means a lot of Sergio, as GM just got a valuation of 55 Billion dollars.

Sergio’s mission and true passion is to Motivate, Inspire, and Empower others to become the best version of themselves possible. With his book and seminar both titled “Unstoppable”, Sergio has changed the lives of thousands…Having delivered full day seminars in front of as many as 3,000 people in stage as respected as the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Ariana sanchez

Ariana Sanchez is a first generation Mexican Actress and Comedian from Denver, Colorado. She landed her first leading role in the dramatic indie feature Colfax & 15th, balancing her partner from getting lost in the struggle of survival. She has Co-Starred in Young & the Restless, Hulu’s Light as a feather, and Funny or Die’s Black Coffee. Aside from film and television, Ariana has performed stand up comedy on the same bill as Erik Rivera, George Lopez, and Momo Rodriguez. Ariana is passionate about helping others, building community, and being the voice of those who will not speak or go unheard.


Latina Lifetime achievement

Lizette Salas

Lizette started playing golf at the age of 7. She credits her father as the person who most influenced her golf career. When Lizette was a child, she met Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa. Ochoa handed Lizette a golfball and this act of kindness impacted her greatly. “That changed my life, that gave me hope that I could do this myself.” She emphasizes that athletes need to support one another, this is how dreams are attainable. Lizette feels inspired by ELLA Sports Foundation’s mission and sees a bright future in Latina Sports thanks to their efforts. We’re grateful to you, Lizette, and look forward to celebrating your contribution to the sports community on November 14th, Lizette. 

Reasons to celebrate Ella SPORTS FOUNDATION


“As a proud Latina, I am always looking to help others and this foundation can reach the masses. I am honored and proud to be recognized by ELLA.” – Lisa Fernandez –USA Olympian, Recipient of the ELLA Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)

“Its fantastic to have a foundation that cares not only for all Latinas athletes in the USA but Internationally. I personally experienced how ELLA is opening the doors and bridging the gap”. – Eve Soto, Puertorican Olympian

“ELLA guided me through my college recruitment journey and helped my parents understand the process so we could make the best choice as a family. I owe my future to ELLA” – Ariana Olvera – D2 Softball Player, Bridgeport University Athlete class of 2024

“After playing D1 college softball and graduating with a bachelor degree, I found myself struggling to start my path in the nursing profession. ELLA guided and mentored me through the process and ultimately achieving my goal. I couldn’t be happier with where I am today!”
Kylee Perez – UCLA Graduate Athlete


For questions email co-founder, patty travieso at [email protected]