Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley is an all-volunteer board that relies on contributions from LCSV members and community members in order to educate, prepare and connect Latinas in the areas of civic engagement and leadership development as an expression of our shared values of service, commitment, and appreciation for the Latinas who have paved the way for our successes.
On behalf of the LCSV community of Latina Leaders, we would like to thank the major donors who make our work possible. ¡Gracias de todo corazón!
Mary Ann Ruiz
Santalynda Marrerowas born and raised in a loving, close-knit family as a first generation Puerto Rican in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, but raised her son James in the Bay Area. Santalynda earned a BA in Spanish Literature & Education from Douglass College and a Master's and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University.
Throughout her employment, her father's advice has served her best. He taught her to not to see herself as better than anyone and not to see anyone better than her. "This has been an equalizer that has enabled me to do my work in so many organizations across all levels".
Santalynda "disturbs the comfortable and comforts the distressed" in that she facilitates conflict resolution, team building, and leadership development with a diversity and cross cultural lens through her consulting practice, SMConsulting.
Her desire to become a member of the Latina Coalition came as a result of an alignment in Latina leadership consulting and coaching. "The work that I do, what I have dedicated my studies and life to center on what I believe is [in the words of Kahlil Gibran], 'love made visible'."
To learn more about Santalynda visit her webpage: www.santalynda.com
Please join LCSV on Saturday, August 18, 2012, to celebrate the graduation of the ELLA Class of 2012! LCSV will recognize the Latina leadership and advocay efforts of this dynamic group of women. Your presence will ensure the ELLA participants continue to be inspired and will further develop the pipeline of future Latina leaders.
More details to follow.
LCSV wants to recognize members who demonstrate civic engagement or leadership.
If you are interested in sharing your experience please respond to the criteria below and return them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One member will be spotlighted every month.
Once your information has been submitted, LCSV will consider your information and notify you if you’ve been selected.
Do you want to have greater impact, shape public policy, influence debate at our State Capitol and expand the reach of your nonprofit?
The Institute teaches women how to conduct research, develop effective messaging, mobilize constituents, create bills and then shepherd those bills into laws.
If so, apply for our 2012–2013 Women’s Policy Institute fellowship program!
Deadline to apply to the program is Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Rising Star Award will recognize three Latina leaders under the age of 30 for their achievements. The 2012 Rising Star Awardees will be honored at the Rising Star Breakfast to be held at the Executive Leadership Training Conference and Mujer Awards on December 10-11, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Deadline July 31, 2012
For more information: http://www.nhli.org/forms/2012risingstarnominations
Come and learn how you can plan for financial success to build your wealth! Please join HOPE and Wells Fargo for an interactive and informational session on Latina financial literacy. This workshop is completely FREE, but space is limited! Register Today!
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Fairmont San Jose
170 South Market Street, San Jose CA 95113
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Breakfast will be provided)
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