LATINAS WHO LEAD
Tuesday, March 1 | 3:30pm
Latinas in Power is ecstatic to partner with Aristocrat Gaming and Inspirando Latinas - an employee group within Aristocrat. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 for “Latinas Who Lead at Aristocrat.” A daring conversation about leadership, innovation and getting outside of your comfort zone. Hear directly from two Latina leaders Xiomara and Lucy who are at the helm of their departments (technology and finance) and play an integral role within the organization. Learn about their personal and professional backgrounds including what attracted them to their fields, moving up the corporate ladder and what it's like working in the STEM and finance fields, where data shows that Latinas are underrepresented. Of course there will also be a little bit of time to talk about how they practice self care.
After the panel conversation, we will take a brief walk over to the Aristocrat Showroom where you will have an opportunity to see first hand what Aristocrat brings to the table across the world. Whether you:
We are grateful to Aristocrat for being an LIP partner and to the entire team at Aristocrat who have helped in coordinating this WOW experience. Thank you to Hector Ferdandez, President of the Americas, who will also provide opening remarks for this wonderful conversation. Space is limited.
through Wed, February 23
February 24- February 28
*Registration fee also includes
appetizers and beverages.
All Sales are Non-Refundable
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Security Registration and Event Check In
Opening Remarks & Panel Discussion
Panel Question and Answer
Additional networking at the exclusive Aristocrat Showroom
Conversation moderated by Ericka Aviles, Founder of Latinas in Power and Owner of Ericka Aviles Consulting, LLC
Hector Fernandez is Aristocrat’s President of Europe and the Americas, overseeing the company’s multiple teams in North and South America. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Aristocrat. His fluency in English and Spanish serves him well as he leads Aristocrat from the top of Canada to the tip of Chile. A certified public accountant, he holds an MBA in Finance & Accounting from USC and a BA in Economics/Accounting and Government at Claremont McKenna College. Hector was born in Guatemala. He and his wife Lesley have 2 children, Sofia and Mateo. He loves to travel and has been to 5 of 7 continents.
VP, CXS Core Technology
I am originally from Guayaquil-Ecuador, South America. I moved to the United States in 1998 with many dreams and goals in mind. I started my family here in US. I’ve been married for 21 years and have a lovely teenage son.
I studied Computer Science in Ecuador and came to US with couple of years of working experience. I’ve always been a strong believer to pursue what you have a passion for; as any challenges will be looked as opportunities for growth. I have played many roles in my career starting as a Software Engineer, Technical Lead, Project Manager, Director & Sr. Director of Global teams into what my role is today as the VP of delivering solutions for the CXS Core business. My main career has been with Aristocrat and I’m very blessed for that. Extremely proud to represent Latin women!!
Luciana Van Sickle
Sr. Purchasing Manager
Lucy is responsible for Tulsa and Las Vegas Integration Centers’ purchasing
and has over 22 years supply chain experience; 15 years have been in the Gaming Industry where she has cultivated a vast network of suppliers and colleagues. She is well rounded in all areas of procurement and has held roles as buyer, planner, master-scheduler, S&OP, category manager, sourcing and new product introduction. Lucy is a Southern California native. She grew up in Los Angeles with her five siblings. Her parents immigrated from Colima, Mexico. Lucy is the first in her family to be born in the USA, and first to graduate college. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She is married to Michael Van Sickle and has two daughters, Kaylee and Natalee, as well as 4 dogs, Peanut, Chip, Maax and Toby.
Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) is a leading global gaming content and technology company and top-tier mobile games publisher, with more than 6,500 employees in over 20 locations around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, casino management systems and free-to-play mobile games. The company’s regulated gaming products are approved for use in more than 300 licensed jurisdictions and are available in more than 80 countries. For further information visit www.aristocrat.com..
About Inspirando Latinas
Inspirando Latinas at Aristocrat is a group born from the inspiration to reimagine potential, inspire growth, and empower change. This group provides Latina women and allies across the organization an opportunity to connect and network across the globe in ways never imagined, providing a platform for developmental opportunities leading to successful careers.