Bicultural Latinas, Leadership & Success Event with Angélica Pérez, PhD {May 15 in NYC}

Bicultural Latinas, Leadership & Success with Angélica Pérez, PhD

In March, the Latina Leadership Presentation featured NYCLP member Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez.  The presentation was based on Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez’s dissertation, “A Profile of Latina Leadership in the United States: Characteristics, Positive Influences, and Barriers,” in which she identified five categories of the essential characteristics to being an effective Latina leader.  One of the five essential categories was “New Latina.”

Dr. Bonilla-Rodriguez states that “[t]he category of new Latina represents a leader who is able to reconcile her two worlds – her Latina upbringing which taught her to be family and community oriented, and her American life which tells her it is acceptable to be individualistic; someone who challenges historical expectations of Latinas through her leadership example” (p. 117).  I thought this definition captured much of what I see in the professional networking/career development aspects of NYCLP – balancing/transforming our traditional community oriented values with the values of American individualism.  In other words, we can be both community oriented and individualistic, when necessary, to move ourselves and our Latino community forward.

To that end, let’s explore the concept of “New Latina” further with a presentation and Q&A session by Angelica Perez, PhD, the Publisher & CEO or NewLatina.Net.  New Latina is “the online destination on personal empowerment & career success for today’s Latinas.”  It was created by Angelica Perez, PhD, a Latina psychologist and life coach. During the presentation, Dr. Perez will discuss why she created NewLatina.Net, what it means to be a “New” Latina, the mission of behind, what they do, how they do it, and how they are galvanizing a New Latina movement and community.

“Who’s the New Latina?  Conversations on Bicultural Latinas, Leadership & Success”

Don’t miss out on this powerful presentation that will be helpful to your career and personal development no matter your profession and the stage of your career.


When:  Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 6:30 PM

Where: NY Life – Greater New York General Office, 420 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor , New York, NY (map)


*6:30-7:00 p.m., check-in & networking

*7:15-8:30 p.m., Presentation and Q&A

*8:30-9:00 pm, wrap up and additional networking.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. This is a NYCLP members-only event. If you want a friend to attend, please have them join NYCLP!   NYCLP membership has its privileges!  :)

Price: $5.00/per person

NOTEBecause of building security purposes, each attendee must pre-register by 10am on 5/15. Moreover, because of building security purposes we will need your name as it is listed on your ID. Please post your name as listed on your ID in the last comment window. Only the event organizers will see your full name.


More About Angelica Perez, PhD from NewLatina.Net :

“Angélica Pérez, PhD is best known as the creative force, Publisher and CEO of New Latina. Pérez’ career has been anchored by a driven desire to empower Latina women. It is this determination and her background as a clinical psychologist that led her to further explore the varying dimensions of today’s Latina woman, thus coining the identity of the New Latina.”

“Pérez is a 16-year clinical psychologist in private practice, with a focus on Latina women. Born and raised in Washington Heights, she graduated from Columbia University and completed her doctoral degree at Fordham University. She formerly held a Research Assistant Professor Faculty Appointment from the New York University School of Medicine, and co-Directed their Multicultural Memory Clinic….”

Pérez is currently a National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) Executive Leadership Fellow and is actively involved in higher education and personal leadership initiatives. She was awarded Bloguer@ of the Year by LATISM, and she is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Latino Voices.