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

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

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!


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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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!


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!