Sagrario Ortiz Frias born in the Dominican Republic. She came to the United States in March 2010 with her two children. She is the author of several books. She has just completed a Master Degree in Guidance and Counseling at the University Ana G. Mendez.
Sagrario founded El Poder de Ser Mujer, an organization dedicated to helping Latina immigrants in the DC area reach their full potential. In just over three short years, El Poder de Ser Mujer has become one of the most important grassroots Latino organizations in the DC metropolitan area. Through countless educational programs, workshops, fairs, and other events, and through tireless social media communications, El Poder de Ser Mujer has helped hundreds, if not thousands, of Latina women immigrants, gain access to resources in the community, learn practical skills in business development and personal finance, and build self-esteem and a sense of community.
Sagrario received recognition from the Commissioners of Culture of New York for her Valuable contributions to the empowerment of Latina Women, El Poder de Ser Mujer was named 2015 Non-Profit of the Year by the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Sagrario was also honored for her service to the community in 2016 by the Maryland General Assembly, and also received a Women of Courage award by the Montgomery County Democratic Club, Was recently recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the Washington DC area.