I am so proud that we women have woken up. We are organizing, we are meeting, we are speaking up! We are realizing what it takes to be heard and now we are beginning to understand how so many of the women who came before, sacrificed, in order to open doors for the rest of us who followed. We enjoy all the rights they fought for and sometimes take for granted. I am so proud of the 8 Latinas , who took the challenge in a difficult and competitive state like California and ran for a congressional seat!
I want us to honor these women. Although they did not win, they are now in the game!
We all must know who they are and what they are doing for us! Sara Hernandez, Wendy Carillo, Maria Cabildo, Vanessa Aramayo, Alejandra Campoverdi, Yolie Flores, Melissa “Sharkie” Garza and Sandra Mendoza. These Latinas are opening the doors for all of us.They are making a statement that says, “we rightfully belong and want to have a voice in this government!” and by making themselves heard, they make us all be heard.
This is what we must do with our voices, our feelings, and our anger – take action to make the world better. And even if we don’t make it the first time, we get back on the horse!
There are organizations such as Poder Pac, whose goal it is to provide Latina candidates running for Congress with resources to help them launch winning campaigns; Latino Victory Fund, a movement that builds power so the voices and values of Latinos are reflected at every level of government; and Latinas Lead, with a mission to contribute to Latinas seeking political office.
We must all support these Latinas who are running for office, donate to their campaigns, and how about you? Where can you lead? Stand up and be brave! The future is in our hands—and in our voices. Let’s use them!
This week we’re featuring the inspiring journey of Dr. Yasmin Davidds, a woman who took her very painful circumstances and turned that pain into her mission and business. Pain to Profit! Check out her story HERE!
This program is a national competition and executive education program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it. Deadline to apply or nominate someone is June 9.
Adelante in the News and on the Scene!
Check out Nely Galán with Univision’s Luis Sandoval on Facebook Live! And a great mention of The Adelante Movement in this informative Wallethub piece.
On May 3, Nely will participate on a panel called “Inclusion: Does That Include Me?” at the Bentonville Film Festival, which is is a one of a kind annual event which will champion women and diversity in all aspects of entertainment media. Nely will also lead a workshop called, “Hollywood is Not Your Prince Charming, so Become Self Made Now!”
On May 4, Nely will lead a webinar called “Find the Hidden Money in America,” presented by the SBA and Chase. Register HERE!
And if you’re in LA on May 20th, don’t miss the Posible LA Entrepreneur Summit 2017 powered by Univision in partnership with The Adelante Movement, presented by Coca-Cola, which will take place at The Reef from 9 am – 5 pm. Adelante members use the code Adelante and get 20% off of the ticket! Register HERE.