Meet our first cohort of scholarship recipients. As diverse as they are inspiring.
"I'm proudly of Zapotec origin, am 21-years-old, and am getting an Engineering degree in Business Development and Innovation"
"I'm a happy person and proud of who I am despite the obstacles that I've faced in school, my family, and work. I've tried really hard and I do my best to be better every day"
"My biggest goals are to finish school, own my own business, earn a Masters in education, and continue dancing."
"This experience has given me the tools necessary to develop professionally and personally as a visionary women capable of being an agent of change in society"
"I had a daughter in 2013. Her name is Aileen. I'm proudly a single mother, and thanks to support from my family, I've been able to continue studying."
"My attitude towards school has always been to learn and apply my knowledge to implement projects that involve and benefit the people from my community."
"I consider myself a very special and unique person in the world. Because of my illness I became very sensitive to the pain of people around me... I like to show solidarity."
"I'm a member of the University Center for Women's Leadership at my university. It has allowed me to acquire and strengthen my personal and professional abilities necessary to develop my own women's empowerment projects."
"When I was twelve years old I joined the band in San Dionisio Ocotepec, my hometown, and I started playing the flute. Two years later we recorded our first album."