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Posted: May 01, 2008

Circle of Latina Leadership grooms next generation

Hispanic Chamber foundation manages program to cultivate future Latina leaders

ColoradoBiz staff

Since 2002, the Circle of Latina Leadership has been training emerging Hispanic leaders and now counts more than 100 alumni. The nine-month program, now managed by the Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation, provides 100 hours of leadership training, including two weekend seminars, Saturday programs and a number of evening sessions.
"It’s critical we help prepare the next generation of Latina leaders," said Erika Reyes, director of the foundation. "This program offers them not only the opportunity to network with other leaders but also the ability to enhance the leadership tools they already have. It strives to help them blossom into the amazing leaders we know they can be."

Participants must be at least 25 years old and have a history of community service and a dedication to serve the Latino community. The next round of applications starts in July and ends Oct. 31, with the program beginning in the first quarter of 2009.

Among the subjects studied are personal power and identity, Latina leadership principles, media and public speaking, and career advancement. Each participant is linked with a mentor who helps guide their development and involvement in the community.

"It’s not only a spiritual journey; it’s also a journey of finding your passion," Reyes said.

Juana Bordas, president of Mestiza Leadership International in Denver, created the program’s curriculum and continues to take part in training and retreats. (Check out our "Executive Edge" profile of Bordas published in July 2007.)

For more information on the Circle of Latina Leadership, call Reyes at (303) 534-7783.

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