Santa Ana Pueblo, NM (PRWEB) March 28, 2015
The LULAC Women’s Commission hosts its annual National Women’s Conference in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. With the theme, “Leadership, Opportunity, Education and Family: Celebrating the Latina Spirit,” this year’s women’s conference includes workshops on domestic violence, child abuse, entrepreneurship, running for public office and other issues that directly impact women’s lives.
“The women’s conference is geared towards ensuring that women use their political and electoral power to impact policy,” said LULAC National Vice President for Women and Chair of the Women’s Commission Elsie Valdes Ramos. “Traditionally, the conference has benefited from overwhelming support. Now, more than ever, women play an important role in the future of our country and we must be ready to lead. This women’s conference plays a pivotal role in that effort. ”
The mission of the LULAC National Women’s Conference is to engage women from across the country and ensure they have the necessary tools in order to become effective leaders. The educational attainment of women ages 25 to 64 in the labor force has risen substantially over the past 20 years. In 2012, 38 percent of this group held college degrees, compared with 25 percent in 1992. However, there are still critical leadership roles where women are underrepresented. Despite the number of women serving in Congress increasing steadily, women remain heavily outnumbered in both the House and the Senate. In addition, women are underrepresented in the corporate sector. Today, women make up only 5% of CEOs and 17% of the corporate board members among Fortune 500 companies.
“The work of the women’s commission is dedicated to remedying these disparities by providing education, training and resources to help women advance. We are very proud of the success this conference has achieved due to the commitment of the Women’s Commission and the generosity of our corporate partners,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran.