Bilda Acuña, assistant vice president of Hispanic Markets for Unum, has been named one of the Top 5 Latina Executives of the Year by LATINA Style magazine.
Ms. Acuña will speak as part of the Executive Excellence panel during the LATINA Style Diversity Leaders Conference on Feb. 6 in Washington, D.C. She and the other Top 5 Latina Executives of the Year will comprise this panel that will focus on nurturing and developing Latina leaders in corporate America.
“The nomination is very exciting as it is also recognition of my team and all the bi-lingual employees in the company,” Ms. Acuña said. “Unum has put significant resources behind the Hispanic Markets initiative, and I’ve been given the trust and support to create a vision for how to benefit Latinos in the company, as well as customers and our community.”
The LATINA Style Executive of the Year program was launched in 2009 with the mission of highlighting individual Latina achievement at the corporate level. Ms. Acuña will receive recognition including a feature an upcoming issue of LATINA Style magazine.
The magazine is distributed to a national readership of 600,000, which includes Hispanic professional and civic organizations, national women's organizations, over 2,000 colleges and universities, all members of Congress, the White House, and members of the cabinet.
Ms. Acuña began her career at Unum in 1996 as a junior writer and worked her way to a leadership position in 2000 as director of Operations for Unum’s U.S. and Canadian marketing organizations. In 2007, Ms. Acuña led efforts to launch Unum’s Hispanic Markets initiative, now a national program that has changed the way the company serves Spanish-speaking customers.