The Latina Leadership Initiative is the only leadership development program for emerging Latina leaders in Iowa, filling a gap in culturally appropriate leadership training for promising women, ages 20 to 30. This is the initiative's second class. Its inaugural class members presented their final community service projects April 19.
This year's participants are:
The institute's curriculum infuses traditional leadership development training with three unique areas of focus: gender, culture and local impact. It also addresses several other areas, including empowerment, teamwork and community building, career development and advancement, and Latino history and migration patterns in Iowa.
This, along with the help of the program's mentors, creates an experience that allows participants to see how each topic affects them, and how their talents can, in turn, effect change in those areas.
To learn more about this year's class, click here.