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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.

Amazing SPEAKERS

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

To Donate or get more information on POWER On Heels Fund, Inc, a 501 c-3 nonprofit organization, visit our website: www.poweronheelsfund.org     

Donate to POHF

Today marks the beginning of the SEASON FOR GIVING!

Thank you for your #SUPPORT of POWER On Heels Fund, Inc throughout 2020. We had to #PIVOT and make changes to our programs and you responded.

We are so thankful that with your help as we faced the many challenges 2020 presented us with, we were able to increase our events, and grow our event attendance. We also expanded our impact both within and outside of Texas and increased the number our scholarship awards.

2021 is also going to be another challenging year for us and I personally would like to ask for your support for the exciting things we have planned! POHF desires to continue to grow our outreach, and provide more programs for #Latinas throughout the U.S. Please, make a tax deductible donation today by clicking on the link below and help support our programs for 2021!

No amount is too small!

Mission

Our mission is to lead, advance, and advocate for Latinas by supporting the rapid growth of #LATINA students, professionals, business owners and students by minimizing the impact of the social inequity of #GENDERPAYGAP.

Purpose

Our purpose is to provide information and soft skills focused on helping Latinas succeed and increase earning potential by creating strategies that will assist in navigating through the obstacles needed to secure a fair wage:

  • Professional Development Programs
  • Mentorship
  • Scholarships

Core Values

Our core values steer our philosophy to bring awareness, to assist and guide the marginalized and economically disadvantaged Latinas in gaining opportunities to succeed.

Thank you,

Ivette Mayo

Founder & CEO | Power On Heels Fund, Inc.

#POWERON#WEAREPOWERONHEELS

Thank You Baker Botts

Power On Heels Fund, Inc™ has begun the process of TRADEMARKING our Brand. We have the privileged to have the guidance of the internationally renowned law firm Baker Botts to take us  through each step. Baker Botts is generously providing their services pro-bono and we could not be more appreciative!  As we continue to expand, protecting our intellectual property, programs, content, processes and logo is critical. We are beyond grateful!

Our 2020 Mid-Year Update

Power On Heels Fund, Inc.™ continues to find ways to engage, empower and inspire our powerful community of Latinas! In February 2020, we focused on continuing to teach, bring awareness to and advocate against the gender pay gap inequity Latinas face. When COVID-19 closed down our city we began to explore how to conduct and introduce new ways to keep our community engaged and connected! POHF shifted to virtual events across our platforms. We have reached and made available invaluable relevant programming to assist in getting through the challenges everyone is experiencing!

LATINA ACTIVATE [February]

An empowering and informative day that is sure to create real steps to handle these types of situation to make you more POWERFUL in 2020 and beyond! Our panelists tackled the topics of Pay Gap Inequity, Structural Bias, Prejudgment & Prejudice, Political Influence and Access to Capital. A big thank you to:

  • Maria Del Pilar Montes | Director | Mayor’s Office Boards & Commissions
  • Marjorie Joseph | Coordinator | Houston Coalition Against Hate
  • Abigail Gonzalez | Economic Development Specialist | U.S. Small Business Administration

LATINA POWER PURSE PROGRAM™ [March]

This was our last in person event on the campus of UH-Dwntown. POHF’s Latina POWER Purse Program™ is structured to enhance and enrich your skills, expand opportunities, and advance careers. It covers 3 Key Areas focused on creating impact on your individual and organizational growth. This one day training is required for the Power On Heels Fund, Inc’s scholarship application process and consideration for those interested in applying for the scholarship.

POWER CONNECT™ SERIES [April-May]

For 8 weeks, 8 dynamic speakers shared tools, resources and information to assist everyone deal with the effects COVID-19 was having on their lives. Topics ranged from mental health, positive mindset, personal finances, wills and life insurance, stress management, census updates, and managing social media.

COVID-19 Financial Summit [May]

All the sessions from our COVID-19 Financial Summit were converted into individual digital Masterclasses and placed on the POHF YouTube Channel. Please connect and watch each one!

MEMBER’S EVENT [July]

An intimate conversation with Gloria Romano Barrera, Managing Editor of Latina Style Magazine and Owner/Operator of Glory Fields, an organic farm in Maryland. FREE for Members | Non-Members: $10 Donation to POHF

Check out our EVENTS page for a list of upcoming events through November. Your membership and participation has real VALUE!

Meet Dr. Angela Gala Gonzalez

Donate to the Power On Heels Fund, Inc

Your contribution helps the advancement of LATINAS in the workplace by advocating for social equity for gender pay gap impacting their professional and economic growth. In 2019 POHF awarded 11 Scholarships to Latinas ranging in age and industries – 6 scholarships were given to professionals and 5 to college students. Donate at https://poweronheelsfund.org/donate/

**POHF has been recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! Learn more at https://www.guidestar.org/profile/82-3912895