CHCI Leans In to Support Development of Latina Leaders
CHCI is proud to announce its partnership with Lean In, a non-profit organization committed to offering women the encouragement and support to achieve their goals. CHCI joins Black Filmmakers Foundation, Catalyst, Estee Lauder, Lionsgate Films, and Teach for America as official launch partners with Lean In because it believes that cultivating more balanced teams and more female leaders is better for its organization and for the nation, and because it wants all of our Latinas to reach their full potential.
“CHCI’s development of the next generation of Latino leaders includes the empowerment of young Latinas who will be the future leaders of our nation, our communities and our families,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO. “We are proud to Lean In and join this tremendous effort to showcase and foster the leadership of women. These type of efforts are even more crucial to young Latinas who do not have the support network, mentors, or tools to help them navigate the challenges of the complex workplace. We thank Lean In for focusing on this issue and the diversity of our current and future workforce.”
CHCI is encouraging all its student participants, supporters, employees, and more than 8,500 alumni around the country to take advantage of the free materials and programs on leanin.org. Many of them are tailored for women, but there’s also valuable information on topics that are universally important, such as creating successful teams and combating the negative effects of gender bias. We also invite everyone to “Like” Lean In on Facebook to join the conversation and receive daily inspiration, ideas, and insight from the Lean In Community.
Lean In combines the best of social networking, online learning, and small peer groups to inspire and support women to achieve their goals. On leanin.org, you can:
Read CHCI’s Vice President of Governance Carmen Joge's personal Lean In story about how she overcame obstacles in her life and chose to “lean in” while others in her family “leaned back”
Read an excerpt of Lean In: Women, Work & the Will to Lead, the book by Sheryl Sandberg, and download guides to discuss the book with friends and co-workers
Watch short video lectures on topics that will improve your communication and leadership skills, such as how to negotiate for better results and how to exude confidence in any situation
Form a Lean In Circle, 8 to 10 peers who meet monthly to learn and grow together
Together, let’s change the trajectory of Latina women and create a stronger nation for all!