WFN Events, Member Events

Shifting Power, Building Community, and Amplifying Latina Voices and Leadership

Come meet the founders of PODERISTAS™, the fastest growing and most influential and inclusive digital community for Latinas. Hear about the organization’s mission and goals, what they have done in their first phase and the exciting plans for the coming year and beyond.

The last few months have been both challenging and invigorating for our country and for the Latinx community, but through it all we saw the power of our community and the incredible power of individual Latinas to affect change on her own life and the lives of others. PODERISTAS provides the platform, content and inspiration to lift Latinas up as catalysts for change by harnessing their power to become force multipliers with their families and their communities. We are at the dawn of a new chapter for our organization, our cause, and our platform. We are ready to take our work to the next level. We hope you join us!

A live virtual panel
April 22nd, 2021
2:30 pm EST.

Elizabeth Barajas-Román, President & CEO, Women’s Funding Network

America Ferrera, Co-founder Poderistas; Actress; Producer; Activist

America Ferrera

Co-founder Poderistas; Actress; Producer; Activist

A producer, director, and award-winning actress, America is the co-founder of Harness, an organization that brings artists and activists together to power social change.

Elsa Collins, Co-founder Poderistas; Co-founder, This is About Humanity

Elsa Collins

Co-founder Poderistas; Co-Founder This is About Humanity

A social impact consultant working at the nexus of sports, entertainment, and culture, she is the co-founder of This is about Humanity, a movement focused on helping vulnerable families at the U.S-Mexico border.

Mónica Ramírez, Co-founder Poderistas; Founder Justice for Migrant Women

Mónica Ramírez

Co-founder Poderistas; Founder Justice for Migrant Women

A lawyer and organizer working to uphold the human rights of women, children, workers, Latinx communities, and immigrants, Mónica is the founder of Justice for Migrant Women and Co-Founder of both the National Farmworkers Women’s Alliance and The Latinx House.

Stephanie Valencia, Co-founder Poderistas; Co-founder EquisLab

Stephanie Valencia

Co-founder Poderistas; Co-founder EquisLab

An entrepreneur and leader in the fields of politics and technology, Stephanie is also the co-founder of EquisLab, an organization that is working to create a better understanding of the Latinx electorate.

Principles and Practice Member Bureau