You are invited to an Evening of Literature by Latinas
Westchester Chapter of 100 Hispanic Women
& The College of Mount Saint Vincent
Tuesday – October 23, 2018
6pm – 9pm
Enjoy an Evening of Literature
with extraordinary women and tenacious authors:
Water in May
Dr. Ismée Williams is the author of Water in May, a contemporary novel about a 15-year old Dominican-American girl who wants more than anything to have a baby so someone in her family will love her, but is forced to face challenges she never imagined when she learns the baby she’s carrying has only half a heart.
Published by Amulet Books in the Fall of 2017, Water in May earned a Kirkus starred review and was called “Fierce and tender-and absolutely worth reading”, while VOYA described it as “realistic and compelling, heartfelt and heartbreaking.”
Dr. Williams has been an invited speaker at The Virginia Festival of the Book, The NYC Teen Author Festival, The Southern Kentucky Book Festival, and The Bronx Book Festival among others. She a pediatric cardiologist who trained and worked at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City for 15 years and now sees patients in the Bronx. She is the daughter of a Cuban immigrant and was partially raised by her abuelos (grandparents).
Dr. Williams, her husband, their three girls, a labradoodle and two kittens live on the Upper West Side. Her second book, This Train is Being Held, about a boy from the Heights and a girl from the Upper East Side who meet while riding the subway, is due in 2019.
Memories of a Life Unknown
Dr. Yolanda Santiago is a native New Yorker, with 40 years of practical and analytical diversified leadership experience. She is an educational specialist, certified professional coach, experienced administrator, professor and licensed teacher.
Life-long learning was instilled in her by Puerto Rican parents who value integrity, responsibility, hard work, self-reliance and education as the means to advance in life. She maintains family relationships and serves the community, while pursuing knowledge with a passion. Possessing a strong foundation in education, holistic living, alternative and spiritual healing practices (Reiki), and the arts (poetry published, photography site, quilting awards, and painting), Dr. Santiago founded ENTER ABC: Educational Network for Teaching Excellence and Resources – Access Beyond Coaching to make a difference through service.
A sampling of her published works includes an international study (The Best Coaching Tool: Self-Evaluation of the Coaching Process), poetry (Memories of a Life Unknown, Recuerdos de Una Vida Desconocida, Resilient Remembrance), several anthologies, plus Mastering the Five R’s (Respect, Responsibility, Reflection, Resilience, Resolve). Her contributions to academic learning includes curricula, grants, policy, plus Bilingual and English standards.
Dr. Santiago completed a dual doctoral program of study at Seton Hall University in bilingual/ bicultural education plus executive leadership and policy with Phi Delta Kappa distinction. Her motto is “Knowledge is Responsibility.”
Luciane Serifovic is a Brazilian who immigrated to the United States at the age of 18 years old. Ms. Serifovic is a real estate expert, speaker, loving mother and wife, fitness champion, entrepreneur and is the author of a book called HANDLE IT. She has been named the ‘have it all’ guru.
She became well known in the real estate industry for building top producing real estate offices in New York City. What began as a young woman’s desire to help others transform their real estate businesses, her passion also inspired others to improve the quality of their lives.
Ms. Serifovic has turned fitness into a means of fundraising for various charities, including The Orphaned Starfish Foundation, who provides assistance to 50 orphanages around the world, annual 100 Mile bike ride to raise funds for God’s Love We Deliver. They provide food for those who are very ill, and the Spartan Race, which helps provide specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans.
In 2014, Ms. Serifovic was named in The Real Deal magazine’s Rising Star Under 35 list. In 2015, she was named in SmartCEO magazine’s Top Female Executives BRAVA Awards. She holds various titles in fitness but most recently she came in Top 5 in the World for WBFF Fitness 35+ of 2018.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471
The authors will discuss their literary careers and books.
Book sale and signing will be available after event.
Advance ticket purchase is required and seating is limited.
Admission includes food and refreshments.
Purchase your admission today (Click on link)
Students with valid College or High School I.D. $10 –
RSVP Required prior to the event with Payment at Door
Students call (917) 312-1579 to RSVP
All proceeds above event costs will benefit our scholarship fund for young Latinas pursuing college.
We look forward to seeing you at our special
Evening of Literature by Latinas!
Sincerely, 100 HWW Board
A special Thank You to GOYA for their ongoing support!
For more information contact:
President, 100 HWW,