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About Us


Our Purpose

The purpose of the Corporation is to promote the Leading Latina movement in Southwest Florida through direction, coordination, and the administration of the Leading Latina programs.

Leading Latina is a non-formal and cooperative educational resource organized to advance and promote the personal/professional growth and leadership of its members and women within the Hispanic community.


Our History

 “People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess, is STRENGTH.” 

- Zoe Saldana

Seeing a need for programs, academic resources and scholarship opportunities through nonprofit work in Southwest Florida, Leading Latina, Inc was founded by a second generation Cuban American women. 

It was her mission to provide a solution for EVERY women in the community. As a Latina she wanted to pave the way for the generations to come to be successful in every avenue they pursued. Her goal was to focus on the whole person by  providing programs and resources both personally and professionally so they had every chance at success. That drive and fire is what fueled and kicked off her passion project, Leading Latina!


Our Mission



Our mission is to empower the next generation of Leading Latina's.  Our organization seeks to empower its members and women in the Hispanic community to break down barriers while providing a path through a society built on growth, empowerment & conviction.

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