Greetings from the President,  Meiling Macias-Toro

Welcome to our website!

Hope you are having a fantastic Summer 2017!

Our Dare to Dream” annual Latina Leadership Forum (LLF) and Scholarship Award luncheon was a success this past April.   We had great news coverage from Cablevision News 12, noting the great crowd we had from the Westchester attendees and we are most thankful for the increase in our membership!

The LLF is known as a place where women network, hear dynamic motivational speakers and Westchester high school seniors are awarded scholarships to assist them with college expenses.

We are looking forward to hearing more about our 100 HWW 2017 Scholarship winners:  Cynthia Paz,  Jennifer Madrid,  Jamilez Jimenez and Michelle Silva, all from the public high schools in Yonkers.  These young ladies are the example why our organization continues full force on its mission.

We are grateful to the speakers who provided their wisdom and expertise: NY Secretary of State Rossana Rosado as keynote speaker, Yai Vargas, National Latino Marketing Manager for NY Life and founder of Latinista.  Also, presenting fashion tips to our scholars and audience we had Ebby Antigua, Creative Director and Fashion Director of Latina Magazine print and digital formats and Kika Rocha, Beauty and Fashion Expert.

This event was energetic and an eye-opening day for our participants.  Networking, wonderful speakers, lunch with an awards ceremony, and more networking!  The day emphasized the empowerment of the Latina, as well as her civil and political rights, while being socially responsible to each other and others.

Lastly, I continue to look forward to hearing that you will be joining our membership and also seeing you sign up to receive announcements for this years future events, meetups and workshops.

Our membership benefits will give you networking opportunities at each event and provides you access to those on our board and members from our National and Westchester Chapter.  The membership also provides discounts to events, and access to our workshops.  

Thank you for all your support and I will provide updates as we continue with our mission! 

¡Hasta pronto! 


Meiling Macias-Toro

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Tel: 917-312-1579