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Annette Prieto Llopis

Director Client Relations, Center for Hispanic Leadership

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Work Wardrobe Ready 101

29/09/2021 02:44pm | 2976 views

By Annette Prieto Llopis 

During the past few months several clients and friends have come to me in a bit of what I have termed the “post-pandemic wardrobe frenzy.” Many of us are having to return to our company’s offices and no longer have the comfort of working from home leisurewear to rely on. For many of us, the time saved not fretting about our appearance and clothes was the only upside to the pandemic. Yet now the reality is employers want to see us in person.

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Getting Our Style Back

21/07/2021 06:00am | 2050 views

By Annette Prieto Llopis 

Enough is enough! After over a year of mundane leggings and make-up free faces, it’s time we get back to looking, and most importantly, feeling our best. The quarantine spiraled us into a loungewear trap, and we all avoided wearing lipstick, rightfully so, in fear of the smeared smiles. I too was a victim and dove into the yoga pant zone longer than I care to admit.

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New Year! Healthy Recipes and Ideas for School Lunches for Little Ones

30/08/2013 02:28pm | 9890 views

It's a new year, and the perfect opportunity to start packing a healthier lunchbox with these healthy kids lunch recipes and kids snack ideas.

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Annette Prieto Llopis

Director Client Relations, Center for Hispanic Leadership

Annette Prieto-Llopis is the Director of Client Relations at the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL). She also serves as a CHL Trainer / Coach and is the Deputy Editor of CHL's Latina Expert Blog. Ms. Prieto-Llopis is also a contributing writer to CNN.com. Annette has had an accomplished career in sales and training with more than 19 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors and brings that practice to CHL. In addition to serving as CHL's Client Relations Director, Annette works on developing culturally-tailored training to give Hispanic business leaders the tools they need to grow and thrive. One of Annette's greatest passions is empowering individuals to be their best selves in both their personal and professional lives. She has quickly become a sought after coach and mentor by young Latinas.

Annette's goal is to propel the Hispanic business community forward and train its next generation leaders. She believes it is her responsibility to inspire the younger generation to thrive for greatness and fulfill their aspirations. Annette is also passionate about empowering Latinas by helping them "trust their brand" to aspire them to be impactful and purposeful in how they advance themselves as professionals and citizens in society.

Annette has been inspired to succeed in business, as in life, by her parents Antonio and Lucy Prieto who emigrated from Cuba in the 1960s to escape the oppressive communist regime. Her mother left Havana in 1961 at the age of 13, along with her sister, as one of 14,000 children of Operation Peter Pan (Operación Pedro Pan), an operation coordinated by the United States government, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, and Cubans. The operation was designed to transport children - whose parents opposed the Communist government - from Cuba to the United States between 1960 and 1962.

Prior to co-founding CHL, Annette spent over a decade working as a sales representative, corporate trainer and regional manager with industry giants Allergan, GlaxoSmithKline, Medicis and SkinMedica. Annette has been a top performer consistently falling in the top tier of performers throughout her career. Some of her career highlights include: Regional Territory Manager of the Year, Circle of Excellence, Leadership Council for Performance Excellence, Excellence Award, Above and Beyond Performance Awards, Outstanding Teamwork Awards, Gold Pyramid Club.

Annette began her career in the Miami-Dade County School District, the fourth largest in the country. From 1994 to 1999 she taught Language Arts at Miami Springs Middle School whose student population is 79% Hispanic.

Born and raised in Miami, FL, she maintains homes in Miami and in Orange County, CA with her husband.