“What happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas.” But what if it’s good news?

The saying goes, “What happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas.” But what if it’s good news?


Juana Bordas International Latino Book Awards Winner

Juana Bordas International Latino Book Awards 1st Place Winner

Well then, let’s hablemos – let’s spread the word.

Saturday night, June 28th in Las Vegas, The International Latino Book Awards recognized 231 Latino authors from the US, Panama, Spain, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and many other Latino counties.

Amongst the 231 finalist are well known writers like Isabel Allende, Alma Flor Ada, Edna Iturralde, and Rick Najera. Other honorees include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and celebrities like TV chef Pati Jinich, the late singer and actress Jenni Rivera, singer Linda Ronstadt and TV personality Lilliana Vasquez. Finalists are from across the USA and from 18 countries outside the USA.

The Denver author of “The Power of Latino Leadership. Inclusion, Community and Contribution” , Juana Bordas, received the 1st place for business/leadership book.

Bordas, in The Power of Latino Leadership explains how Latinos have arrived to where we are today, and how they are embracing a unique form of leadership. Latino leadership is a model for the 21st century. It has an inclusive community spirit that fosters contribution and service. It has an international, intergenerational scope and an immigrant spirit. The Power of Latino Leadership is for anyone who wants to embrace diversity and be a more effective leader.

Congratulate Juana on this good news, one more achievement as a writer and latino leader in America. We are very proud of you!

17 responses to ““What happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas.” But what if it’s good news?”

  1. Ann Francis says:

    Congratulations — thanks for your contributions to leadership of Latinos and others. The wisdom you are sharing makes us all powerful. May you and your work continue to thrive.

  2. Congratulations to Juana.
    How can I contact her?
    How can I get the book?

  3. Nadir Muwwakkil says:

    Congratulations Juana!!!!!!! I always knew you were a superstar! – Nadir

  4. Geraldine H. Martinez says:


    Outstanding achievement!!!

    God Bless You!

  5. Teresa Duran says:

    Congratulations Juana! Many thanks for helping Latinos achieve acquire leadership skills. Blessings to you always. – Teresa Duran (Crisanta’s Mom).

  6. ellie says:

    fabulous!! you are a star!….but we always knew that!!

  7. ellie says:

    proud of you!! wonderful…congratulations! ellie

  8. Theron says:

    Felicitaciones! Bien hecho!

  9. Benita Duran says:

    Congratulations to you, dear Juana! Those that have worked with you for years admire your tenacity and passion! No doubt in my mind why you continue to be a winner! BAD

  10. Benita Duran says:

    Congratulations to you, dear Juana! We have worked together ‘on the ground’ for decades and I continue to admire your tenacity and passion! You still keep ME on my toes! No doubt in my mind why you continue to be a winner! BAD

  11. Alicia Avila says:

    Dear Juana,
    Congratulations on receiving this prestigious and commendable award! You have been ambitious, forward- thinking and blessed. Thank you for sharing your expertise, leadership and wisdom con nosotros. Sigele!
    Con carino, Alicia Avila

  12. Rita Barreras says:

    Congratulations! Time for a celebration! Hugs, Rita

  13. Jannelle Wilkins says:

    Your are great. You deserve it for soooo many years of service. I think this book is a must read for all leaders, not just Latinos.

  14. Sandy Arias says:

    Congratulations Juana, we love you.

    Sandy and Victor

  15. Claudia says:

    I am very proud of you mi querida Juana.

  16. Lynette Murphy says:

    Wow,double wow!Congratulations on the International Latino Book award. It is so well deserved for your creative insights and valuable contribution.

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