Greetings from the President, Meiling Macias-Toro
Welcome to our website!
We had a successful Latina Leadership Forum (LLF) and Scholarship Award luncheon this past April 20th. The LLF is known as a place where women network and hear dynamic motivational speakers. During this event, 100 Hispanic Women of Westchester awards four outstanding High School seniors 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, NY Life and TD Bank.
The speakers Esmeralda Cruz and Dee Rivera provided personal and emotive details of their journey to success. Our Keynote eloquantly deliverd by Sulma Arzu-Brown was so eye-opening and inspiring that one of the attending moms declared that she will be going back to college!
We also heard from last years winning scholars and how they are looking forward to also give back to our community. We are proud to hear these declarations because they help keep our board of directors and our members motivated to continue to make a difference.
Lastly, we can report that our membership is thriving! 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.
Our membership will give you networking opportunities and ticket discounts for every event. 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 in October.