Latina Leaders: A manager whose passion is to empower and train women

NBC Latino

For the past seven years, Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez has been the Latina Initiative Manager for Girls, Inc. — an organization of which she is an alum. Girls, Inc. equips approximately 125,000 girls annually, ages 6 to 18,  to achieve academically and lead healthy lives.

In addition to trying to reach and serve more Latinas and increase diversity within the organization, Dr. Bonilla-Rodriguez says she leads training sessions and webinars for staff and executives around issues of diversity and leadership.

“Every day is different,” says Dr. Bonilla-Rodriguez, who often travels to the individual 95 branches across the country to give trainings — this week she was in Indianapolis, and last week in Atlanta. “I don’t know where I’ll be next.”

She says what she does know, however, is that she was born to be a leader.

“I lost my mom when I was 8, and I have two younger sisters, so I…

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