Given her extensive experience in the business world, Arcilia Acosta has become a mentor to many and an admired businesswoman. Acosta will be in the Rio Grande Valley on May 7 as the featured keynote speaker at the Women’s Business Summit, which will be held at the Social Club in Edinburg, Texas from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Acosta is the president and CEO of CARCON Industries & Construction, specializing in commercial, institutional and transportation construction. Acosta is also the Founder/CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories (STL Engineers), geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and environmental consulting firm based in Dallas.
In 2008, Acosta was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Energy Future Holdings Corporation the parent company of TXU Energy, ONCOR Services, and Luminant Corporation. Acosta is the former Chair of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, is on the State Board of the Foundation for the Education of Young Women, is past Chair of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the boards of the Dallas Foundation and a National Board of Advisors for BBVA/Compass Bank.
As the keynote speaker, Acosta will share with the audience her proven techniques that have helped her become successful in her career. She will also motivate and empower the audience to reach their full potential and obtain their personal and business goals.
Acosta has been awarded the “Texas Hispanic Business Woman of the Year” and received the “National AFLAC Civic Award” in 2007. In May 2008, she was recognized as one of the “Most Influential and Powerful Women in Texas” by Texas Diversity Magazine.
In 2009 Ms. Acosta was awarded the “Texas Diversity First Award” by Texas Diversity Magazine. This same year in July, the Dallas Business Journal named her one of the “Top 25 Women Change Makers”.
The Women’s Business Summit will bring resources to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in the local area. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available. The cost to attend is $25. For more information or to register, call (956) 618-2828.