A Network to Connect, Mentor, and Champion Latina Leaders

The Latina Circle is an exclusive network that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence. 

Our mission is to connect, mentor and champion Latina leaders, share best practices, and provide them with a network of professional support.

How We Do It

Champion

Champion

Mentoring, nominating and sponsoring Latinas for executive leadership roles and for boards and commissions.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Increasing the visibility of Latinas as role models to inspire and encourage others.

Partner

Partner

Partnering with other organizations that support and mentor Latinas

Advancement

Advancement

Creating opportunities for Latinas to enhance their networks and support systems

Through our in-person networking events, as well as via substantive programming, the Latina Circle is carrying out these recommendations by connecting, mentoring and championing multicultural women leaders who support the Latina Circle’s mission.  The Latina Circle hosts quarterly networking breakfasts called “Cafecitos” where our invited professionals can connect with other senior leaders as well as inspire  emerging leaders. We also provide leadership programming aimed at sharpening skills and adding a competitive edge to the current generation of leaders, as well as preparing the future generation of our leaders to advance into the next phase of their careers.

Betty Francisco, Co-Founder

Betty Francisco is an entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and community leader. As a dedicated community leader, she has been involved with a number of non-profit and civic leadership organizations. She is the co-founder of Latina Circle, a Boston-based network that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence, and which recently launched the Amplify Latinx initiative to increase Latino civic engagement and political representation.

Eneida Roman, Co-Founder

Eneida Roman is a Latina advancement champion and connector.  For over a decade, she has been a risk-taking entrepreneur, providing a breadth of legal services for her clients through the boutique legal practice she founded in Boston.

Ms. Roman has served in leadership positions for the American Bar Association (ABA), Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), and Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA).  She currently serves on the ABA’s Commission on Hispanic Rights and Responsibilities and is the National Co-Chair of the HNBA Latina Commission.  As a result of her work with the HNBA Latina Commission, Eneida founded the Latina Circle, a non-profit social venture focused on developing Latina executive leaders in Boston.

Our Advisory Board

Aixa Beauchamp

President, Beauchamp & Associates & Co-founder, Latino Legacy Fund at The Boston Foundation

Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, PhD

Chief Executive Officer at Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA)

Jacqueline Conrad

Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Public Relations at Cambridge College

Dharma Cortés, PhD

Senior Scientist & Instructor, Health Equity Lab, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School
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