LATINAS LEADING THE WAY

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OUR MISSION
It is the mission of Latina Leaders of Kern County to foster leadership, to identify and develop opportunities for Latinas, and to influence key issues affecting our community.

PHILOSOPHY
It is our philosophy to be committed, open minded, and inclusive.

KEY MESSAGE
“Building a Stronger Community, One Leader at a Time.”

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Latina Leading the Way Awards and Dinner Banquet is LLKC’s annual fundraising event that honors three local outstanding Latina professionals in Kern County. Latinas Leading the Way also salutes their Youth Leadership Program high school Latinas during this event.This major fundraiser supports our youth program, and other activities targeted to professional Latinas in our community. The women honored with the awards are selected for their exceptional professionalism, achievements and commitment to our community.

LLKC Objective/Goal: To highlight the achievements of local Latinas and build acknowledgement of their contributions to Kern County. The event is expected to raise as many funds as possible for the annual Youth Leadership Program (the cornerstone program of LLKC).

Latina’s Leading the Way 2019 Honorees

This year, we celebrate the 20th Annual Latina Leading the Way Awards event – a milestone year – where we will recognize three professional women who are making a mark in our community. This year’s slate of Honorees represents the true essence of our organization’s mission. We are honored to award the following women:

  • Claudia Catota, Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President, California State University, Bakersfield
  • Teresa Romero, President, United Farm Workers
  • Beatriz Trejo, Attorney, Chain, Cohn, Stiles

Latina’s Leading the Way PAST Honorees

  • Beatris Espericueta, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau
  • Sonia Rodriguez, Chief Operating Officer, Parent Institute of Quality Education (PIQE)
  • Lillian Tafoya, Board of Trustees, Bakersfield City School District (BCSD).
  • 2017:  Xochitl Garcia, Gabriela Murguia, Racquel Pina
  • 2016:  Isabel Bravo, Gabriela Mello, Lourdes Nilon
  • 2015:  Camila Chavez, Sylvia Picazo, Lisa Kent
  • 2014:   Natasha Felkins, Nora Dominguez, Felisa Patino
  • 2013:   Linda Quiñonez-Vaughn
  • 2012:   Aida Molina, Connie Perez, Leticia Perez, Lucy Zarate, Norma Diaz
  • 2011:   Denise Ornelas, Maria Reyes, Sarah Ketchum
  • 2010:   Kathryn Lomely, Mary Amelia Cavazos Reyna, Ramona Herrera
  • 2009:  Christina Lizardi Frazier; Laura Arredondo, Rosemary Wahl

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