Jolt Initiative to hold statewide Latina Leadership virtual event

Young Latina leadership virtual training across the state Sat. July 29

Austin, TX – Jolt Initiative gears up for the nonprofit organization’s Arriba Las Mujeres
Leadership Program to offer free virtual training events for participating young Latinas on
Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and wraps up with an in-person Networking
Session in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio on Saturday, August 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Jolt
offices. Jolt Initiative invests in empowering women to harness their creativity and
motivational skills to become powerful leaders in their communities.
“In one year, Texas’ Latino population will not only be the largest underrepresented group
by numbers, but also in its ability to influence jobs sectors in the largest metropolitan
communities,” said Diana Maldonado, Interim Executive Director at Jolt Initiative. “And
Latina women are at the forefront of that change with more of them graduating with
associate degrees from community colleges and baccalaureate degrees in high-demand
fields such as manufacturing, technology, nursing, and biosciences. At our events, we want
our young Latinas to network with each other and build the confidence needed to be
prepared for negotiating job salaries and take on board and leadership roles that will
shape the future of our state.”
The virtual professional development and leadership program is open to young Latina
women and people who self-identify as women, preferably between 16-26 years old, in our
major Texas cities. The goal for Arriba Las Mujeres is to give young women the opportunity
to engage with the five core issues of Jolt Initiative’s advocacy: Democracy for all,
immigration, jobs/economy, healthcare, and climate issues.
“At the end of the program, all participants will have the opportunity to meet and network
with influential Latina leaders across the state that are working directly on issues
impacting the Latino community,” said Maria Tolentino, Director of Programs at Jolt
Interested young Latina adults can sign up for each of the free training events online
before July 27 at Sessions will be held virtually.

To arrange an interview about this event, contact the Communications Team at

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