Arriba Las Mujeres

Arriba Las Mujeres believes in building a network of civically engaged Latina women in Texas through an immersive personal development and leadership training program. We invest in empowering womxn to harness their creativity and leadership skills to become powerful professionals in their communities.

This is an in-person professional development and leadership program open to young Latina women and people who self-identify as women, who are preferably between 18-25 years old, across Texas. Arriba Las Mujeres gives young women the opportunity to engage with the five core issues of Jolt Initiative’s advocacy. Moreover, participants will have a chance to meet with other young Latina women, learn to tell their stories, and gain key insights to becoming successful leaders of their communities.

At the end of the program, all participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with members of other organizations across the state that are working directly on the issues impacting the Latinx community.

Arriba Las Mujeres was created to take back the Latina narrative and encourage members of our community to become involved in telling our story and elevating our community in a positive light. Twenty applicants will be chosen for each of the four regions (Austin, DFW, Houston and San Antonio) by Jolt’s selection committee.

Program Dates: 23 of July 2022
Program Schedule: 11 am – 3:30 pm (An additional networking mixer with influential Latinas in the community 5 pm – 7 pm)


What is the Arriba Las Mujeres program committed to?

Arriba Las Mujeres is a personal development and leadership program that brings to light how specific issues directly impact the Latina community in Texas, including good jobs and climate justice, healthcare for everyone, education for all, respect for immigrant families and protecting voting rights. The program will include practical career skills such as networking tips, resume building, how to tell your story and more.

What will Arriba Las Mujeres program participants do?

Arriba Las Mujeres participants will gain hands-on training about how to become influential community leaders and advocates for the issues impacting Latino communities in Texas.

How long is the program?

The Arriba Las Mujeres program runs one day. Program participants will meet in person on Saturday, July 23rd.

Is the program only open to women/Latinas/people who live in Texas?

The Arriba Las Mujeres program is open to any person who self-identifies as a Latina woman or any person who self-identifies as a woman and is committed to uplifting the Latina community in Texas.

Participants must be Texas residents.

What dates will the sessions take place?

July 23, 2022

Are participants required to attend all the sessions?

It is highly encouraged to attend all scheduled sessions in order to gain the skills and insights that will propel your career and help you become an advocate. Participation in the networking mixer is also highly encouraged, as you will have the opportunity to meet influential Latina women in your community. However, we understand that scheduling conflicts may occur, and we welcome partial participation if you are unable to attend the entire program.

How much does it cost to apply?

The Arriba Las Mujeres program is free.

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