It is our pleasure to present to you El Poder De Ser Mujer (the Power of Being a Woman), an initiative that seeks to empower Latina women and their families in the Washington D.C. area by motivating them to develop their full potential and talent, promoting education and empowerment.
Studies indicate that half of Latina immigrants in the U.S. do not finish high school or hold professional jobs and 37 percent work in cleaning and maintenance. Improving Latina women’s education and self-esteem is the key to closing this achievement gap and achieving social, economic, and political change.
Throughout the last three years, Poder De Ser Mujer has created spaces where Latina women gain skills and the inspiration to build their capacities and learn about the resources available in the D.C. metropolitan area.
We work on three fundamental pillars:
- Education programs
- Frequent seminars and conferences and annual events such as fairs
- A magazine published every two months providing advice and guidance and advertising events and available resources