The Women’s Empowerment in the 21st Century Seminar for 50 women leaders from Sonora, Mexico, was jointly organized by the Advanced Leadership Foundation and the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. The participants visited such Institutions as the World Bank or The United States Congress and had panels and debates to address the challenges that they have to face daily and how to tackle them in an effective and progressive way. The whole seminar was designed to provide them with the needed tools and competencies in order to achieve personal fulfillment and a better development for Sonora’s society.
The seminar took place from the 10th to the 20th of May in Washington D.C. and was seen as a success since all the previous established objectives were accomplished.
These projects will now be implemented in the community with the help of the newly developed SWAG (Sonoran Women’s Alliance Group), which was created in order to keep this new community of women united. It also seeks to facilitate the transmission of knowledge between the 50 Seminar Alumnae and other women in Sonora.
In the last day of the Seminar, the 50 women made a pledge to be: “Women agents of change in the community, committed to promote and support economic, social and cultural development of Sonora, through the multiplier effect of our individual and collective action.”
All in all it was a successful event and its success will be proven along the way with all the structures in it developed to promote Women Empowerment in this Century more specifically from Sonora, Mexico to the World. As a result, five social impact projects were born; they were especially developed for Sonora’s community with broad themes, from drug related issues to child obesity.