Elevate the Powerful Leader Within

POWER On Heels Fund, Inc is so happy with the launch of the LATINA POWER Academy’s leadership program – Elevate The Powerful Leader Within. We had a sold out event with 100 women participating in the event. The seminar’s content had real intention by defining leadership and the intersectionality of culture.

It prepares Latinas to #shift perceptions, #pivot behaviors, and encourage greater #influence where they lead. Each topic was lead by seven dynamic Latina leaders intertwining their #experiences and #expertise.

We even had a surprise visit by Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, State Senator Carol Alvarado and two members of the British Parliament, Yasmin Qureshi and Anum Qaisar.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our mission to assist #Latinas in becoming their own best #advocates for themselves against the inequity of #GenderPayGap

A big that you to everyone whose efforts went into making the event a success – our volunteers, speakers, UHD interns and vendors.

“Mission accomplished!”

Ivette Mayo, Founder and CEO

Power On Heels Fund, Inc.


It’s time to STEP UP!

Experience a Transformational Latina’s Leadership Program

Become a more effective leader by developing a personalized, strengths-based leadership growth plan. Expand your circle of influence and gain tools and skills to make a positive impact on your team, organization, and community. Uncover how to become a more powerful, impactful and effective leader in Power On Heels Fund’s Leadership Program, designed by and for Latinas.

Elevate POWERFUL Leader Within

What to Expect 

• Transformational Leadership

• Situational Leadership Is Uncovering Adaptive Leadership Styles

• Create A Leadership Action Plan To Support Your Goal

• Inspiring Others To See Your Vision

• How To Influence Others

• Advocate For Change

Who Should Attend

Latinas who desire to elevate their leadership roles and those who support them. Relevant to corporate, non-profit, and government leaders.

Topics We Will Cover

Module One: Defining Leadership

Module Two: Situational Leadership

Module Three: A Personal Inventory

Module Four: Determining Your Way and sharing your Vision

Module Five: Challenging the Process

Module Six: Enabling Others to Act

Duration: 7 hours

Lunch provided

Relevant & Valuable Training

Provided By Proven LATINA Leaders!

Join us for this Inaugural Program for FREE!

Limited SEATS! Limited for TIME!

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How Mentorship Can Benefit YOU!

Power On Heels Fund, Inc is proud to introduce our POWER Mentorship program as a useful solution that can help with your career development.  We believe that by offering an effective mentorship program we care about your professional growth and can help build you up for greater success.  POWER Mentorship will pair up individuals that will facilitate building emotional intelligence, financial mastery, and leadership skills that will allow women to step towards higher positions POWERFULLY.

Women have been making a name for themselves in organizations all over the world. They are taking their career goals to the next level and claiming positions they have worked very hard for. Despite this, many top positions within organizations are still held by men. Because of this, some women are shattering the mold, while others are still struggling to breakthrough. Between work-life balance and office politics, there are numerous challenges women can face in the workplace. However, there is a solution to help women get into more leadership roles – mentorship.

Here are 4 ways mentoring can benefit YOU!

1. Change Perceptions

When given the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program, women are better able to move forward in their careers. Mentoring can change the perception many women develop when their leaders do not recognize their talent. Some women then struggle with fitting in and fail to see equitable opportunities for advancement. 

2. Stay Accountable for Goal Achievement

Occasionally, women will set career development goals and not hold themselves accountable. While this is a common problem for any individual, women can be more affected because of other challenges they face. Being part of a mentoring relationship can help to hold women accountable to their personal goals. It helps make career development easier and more achievable. The mentor can help women set goals and track their progress.

3. Build a Solid Network

Having a mentor can give women access to professional networks that may not have been available to them before. A mentor can introduce them to others in their profession and generally make them more visible throughout an organization. The benefits of higher visibility will continue throughout the career path.

4. Gain Confidence

It is important for women leaders to be confident in their skills and abilities. Having a mentor provides a gateway to increased confidence through improved skills and developed leadership competencies.

As a mentee, you will gain confidence. You will be more likely to own your career development paths. You will begin to push yourself  to achieve these goals and move up the corporate ladder with ease!

RECAP: 2nd Annual Power On Heels Conference & Scholarship Awards

POWER On Heels Fund, Inc hosted its 2nd Annual Power On Heels Conference & Scholarship Awards on November 13th, 2020. Throughout the day, we celebrated our conference theme, “Creating Opportunities for Our Future”. We continue to work toward achieving our mission to lead and advocate for Latinas against gender pay gap inequity and the many other challenges Latinas face in today’s changing economy. 

Enjoy the four segments of our conference below.


The conference kicked off with a segment moderated by Ivette Mayo, Founder and & CEO of Power On Heels Fund, Inc. featuring a powerful Q&A with our speakers.

  • Fleriser Bello – Bella Fashionistas Inc.
  • Patricia Mota – President & CEO of Hispanic Alliance of Career Enhancement (HACE)

2020 Power Heel Awards

Power On Heels Fund, Inc. then honored six community leaders whose outstanding community efforts model the ultimate expression of service and commitment to our Latina community.    

  • 2020 Power Heel Community Award Recipients
  • Power Partner – Melissa Vela – BBVA
  • Power Player – Frances Castañeda Dyess Houston – East End Chamber of Commerce
  • Power Advocate – Cesar Espinosa – Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha (FIEL)
  • Power Link – Gloria Bounds – CenterPoint Energy
  • Power Connector – M. Helen Cavazos – M. H. Cavazos & Associates
  • Power Educator – Dr. Adriana Tamez – Tejano Center for Community Concerns, Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, HCC Trustee-District III

2020 Power On Heels Scholarships 

POWER On Heels Fund, Inc  presented the 2020 Power Heels Scholarships deserving Latinas professionals, business owners and college students. The selected scholarship award winners will receive a scholarship to which they can apply to attend a program/course/training or continue their education.   

This year, Power On Heels Fund, Inc Awarded $13,500 in scholarships to 17 Latinas across 5 States!

Our POWERFUL Keynote Speaker

POWER On Heels Fund, Inc. was honored to close the conference with a dynamic Keynote Speaker this year that embodies what this organization.

The amazing Cenia Paredes, Designer and Founder of Cenia® New York

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