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Preparing our young women to be Fuerte/Strong is our priority. 

The FUERTE/STRONG New Leadership Program – A Better YOU! immerses young women of color via 5-week Sessions for Success.

Who is it for?

Young women of color, ages 19-30, who aspire to be better, to make more money, to have a career that leads to leadership, to make a difference in their families, to make an impact in their community, and make their lives mean something.

Curriculum Includes: 5 Sessions (Online/Live in Chicagoland area)

Sept. 7: What's your story? (Zoom: 9am-12pm CST)

Storytelling has been proven as the most interesting way to communicate. Isn’t that what Netflix is all about. Is your life story ready to captivate. Tamika Lechee Morales, author, playwriter, teacher, founder and CEO of a non-profit will share her story and teach you how to write your story.

Sept. 21: Tell your Story (Live/Zoom: 9am-12pm CST)

You will craft your story- We will take what we learned in the first session with a few more tools to actually write your story. Luz Canino-Baker, author, adjunct professor, leadership coach, and founder and CEO of a non-profit organization will facilitate the process of crafting your story.

Oct. 12: Clean up Brand YOU! (Live/Zoom: 9am-12pm CST)

From the moment you walk into a room you are being defined. Would you like to control the message? Luz Canino-Baker, author, adjunct professor, leadership coach, and founder and CEO of a non-profit organization will teach you how to shape your brand to reflect a Better YOU!

Nov. 2nd: Just Do It! (Live/Zoom: 9am-12pm CST)

Do you live in the some day/one day world? Why don’t you just do it? We will have a panel made up of women who one day decided to just do it and their lives were never the same. You will have table time with the women of your choice.

Tanya Flores:  serial entrepreneur, Real Estate agent, biker.

Ruby Garcia, B.A., MS.,: Leadership Coach, Hypnotherapist, Speaker, Camino de Santiago Hiker.

Luz Canino-Baker: author, adjunct professor, leadership coach, and founder and CEO of a non-profit organization will teach you how her year of “Just Do It” Shaped her life.
One more to be announced

Nov. 16: GRIT (Activity in your City, Lunch, Zoom: 9am-12pm CST)

Angela Duckworth, Ph.D and GRIT Guru has written that GRIT is the determining factor for those who succeed. GRIT as she defines it is passion and perseverance towards long-term goals.

An activity in your city will be conducted to observe your GRIT in action. More to come on this day.

Program Cost


$497

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Our Impact

Meet Gaby Tafolla

She waited four long years, where she would invite her family and friends to help her celebrate.  But this May, there are no proms and graduation ceremonies.  For college students who have worked so hard it is a disappointment.  Parents and friends, who were waiting for these celebratory moments, equally are disappointed.  This story came close to me at Latinas on the Plaza because it is now Gabriella Tafolla’s story, one of our alumni.

Gabriella wants to be a librarian, she has always known it.  When she started college…Continue reading Latinas on the Plaza Newsletter

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