Greetings from the President, Meiling Macias-Toro
Welcome to our website!
This past April 12th, we had an amazing Latina Leadership Forum (LLF) and Scholarship Award Luncheon. During this event, 100 Hispanic Women of Westchester awarded four outstanding High School seniors with scholarships to assist them with college expenses.
The day emphasized the empowerment of women, as well as, her civil and political rights, while being socially responsible to each other and others. All the honorees, candidates, high school staff and parents were invited to attend thanks to the sponsorship from Goya, Citibank, Fidelis Care, NY Life and TD Bank.
We are grateful to this years panel of dynamic speakers: Lucy Pinto from Google, Bonnie DeSimone from Citibank, Johanna Salazar from Two Goats, and our moderator, Board Member Julia Carias-Linares. These women provided incredible career insight and details of their journey to success. They also took the time to sit with our scholars before and after the event, to give advice and make personal connections. Our Keynote eloquently delivered by Nancy Genova, the National President of 100 Hispanic Women, she was an inspiration to all and superwomen empowering!
We also heard from this years’ and previous winners who had stories of being the first to go to college and of being daughters of immigrants with hard working families and ethics. They expressed how they are committed to making us proud and promised to also give back to our community. These scholars are the reason why we must continue to advocate for the best class education for all.
The LLF event was sold out and we continue to receive great feedback. I want to thank the speakers, members, board and advisory members who made this last Latina Leadership Forum and Scholarship Luncheon one of the best!
Our membership continues to thrive! But, we need more of you to join and sign up to receive announcements for the rest of this years upcoming events, meetups and workshops. It also provides you access to the Westchester and National board of directors, and the members.
Stay tuned for our next event, An Evening of Literature by Latinas, being scheduled for the Fall. Please remember that our events help us fundraise and keep our mission alive of continuing to provide scholarships to young Latinas college bound.