The Latin Recording Academy has announced the 2022 Leading Ladies of Entertainment honorees—an initiative created six years ago to honor and recognize professional and socially-conscious women within the arts and Latin entertainment fields who have made significant contributions and inspired the next generation of female leaders.

This year’s recipients are Kany García, singer/songwriter and six-time Latin GRAMMY winner; Rocío Guerrero, Global Head of Latin Music for Amazon Music; Rosa Lagarrigue CEO of RLM, an artist management company; and Janina Rosado, pianist, arranger, musical director, Juan Luis Guerra’s co-producer and nine-time Latin GRAMMY winner.

Sponsored by City National Bank and Spotify's Noteable, a private presentation and luncheon will take place in Las Vegas on 11/15 as part of one of the marquee events during Latin GRAMMY week.

Paying-it-forward and forging opportunity for future generations is a core pillar of the program, and for the second consecutive year, the Leading Ladies of Entertainment is partnering with She Is The Music—a global nonprofit working to increase the number of women in music — on a collaborative mentorship program.

“We are proud to celebrate this amazing group of women and their many contributions to the Latin music and entertainment worlds,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “While there continues to be a sizeable gender gap in the industry, we continue to make inroads, with initiatives like the Leading Ladies of Entertainment platform, as we shine a light on the necessary work that needs to be done in order to create equity and gender parity.”