About Amplify Latinx

Amplify Latinx is a non-partisan, collaborative movement whose mission is to build Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latinx civic engagement, economic opportunity and representation in leadership positions across sectors. Amplify Latinx was launched by the Latina Circle, a Boston-based, non-profit social venture that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence. We are one of the largest Latinx networks in Greater Boston, with over 3,000 active participants and 140 business and community partners. Our goal is to serve as a leading voice and advocate for our Latinx communities across Massachusetts by building a diverse, unified and powerful network of Latinx leaders and partner organizations.

Our Programs

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Building Activists

We work with our partners to raise awareness among the Latinx community of the political and economic importance of the Census, increase Census response rates, and get more Latinos to register and vote in the primaries and general elections. Through our Amplify Conference, voter engagement campaigns and partner-driven educational workshops, we are activating young, rising leaders and established professionals to be civically engaged, empowered advocates for their communities. And most important, we’re developing our policy and advocacy capabilities to develop a Latinx policy agenda, build coalitions and work for systemic change in Massachusetts.  



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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Building Activists

Civic-Engagement-Landing-Page

We work with our partners to raise awareness among the Latinx community of the political and economic importance of the Census, increase Census response rates, and get more Latinos to register and vote in the primaries and general elections. Through our Amplify Conference, voter engagement campaigns and partner-driven educational workshops, we are activating young, rising leaders and established professionals to be civically engaged, empowered advocates for their communities. And most important, we’re developing our policy and advocacy capabilities to develop a Latinx policy agenda, build coalitions and work for systemic change in Massachusetts.  



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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Our PowerUp Business Initiative is focused on increasing growth and economic opportunity for Latinx-owned businesses in MA. The PowerUp Initiative has four goals: (1) identify growth-oriented Latinx-owned businesses; (2) facilitate connections through an online business directory; (3) foster relationship building and access to existing business resources; and (4) advance a policy agenda focused on driving economic opportunity and growth for Latinx businesses through capital access, technical assistance and contracting opportunities.

Visit our PowerUp Latino Business Directory.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Inclusive Entrepreneurship

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Our PowerUp Business Initiative is focused on increasing growth and economic opportunity for Latinx-owned businesses in MA. The PowerUp Initiative has four goals: (1) identify growth-oriented Latinx-owned businesses; (2) facilitate connections through an online business directory; (3) foster relationship building and access to existing business resources; and (4) advance a policy agenda focused on driving economic opportunity and growth for Latinx businesses through capital access, technical assistance and contracting opportunities.

Visit our PowerUp Latino Business Directory.

LEADERSHIP REPRESENTATION

Amplifying New Voices

Latinos are underrepresented in policy-making roles, boardrooms across sectors, and executive roles in high-wage, high-value industries. Amplify Latinx is advancing influential Latinx leaders by recommending and championing them for elected and appointed positions, boards and commissions, and executive roles in academia, non-profits, and the private sector. Our leadership programming, including our Cafecitos series, mentors, champions and connects rising Latinx leaders to high-profile opportunities. Through our newsletter, Afro-Latino 365 blog, Latinx leaders awards and online visibility campaigns, we’re shaping positive, asset-based narratives of Latinos in MA. Learn More

  



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LEADERSHIP REPRESENTATION

Amplifying New Voices

Hispanic Heritage Breakfast

Latinos are underrepresented in policy-making roles, boardrooms across sectors, and executive roles in high-wage, high-value industries. Amplify Latinx is advancing influential Latinx leaders by recommending and championing them for elected and appointed positions, boards and commissions, and executive roles in academia, non-profits, and the private sector. Our leadership programming, including our Cafecitos series, mentors, champions and connects rising Latinx leaders to high-profile opportunities. Through our newsletter, Afro-Latino 365 blog, Latinx leaders awards and online visibility campaigns, we’re shaping positive, asset-based narratives of Latinos in MA. Learn More

  



EXECUTIVE

Director

Rosario Ubiera-Minaya

Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Co-Founder, Amplify Latinx 
General Counsel, Compass Working Capital

Betty Francisco, Board Co-Chair

Co-Founder, Amplify Latinx General Counsel, Compass Working Capital
Principal, 
Roman Law Offices

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Eneida Román, Board Co-Chair

Principal, Roman Law Offices .
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer 
Cannabis Control Commission

Adriana Campos

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Cannabis Control Commission
Senior Director
Integrated Business Support
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

Eileen Alexopoulos

Senior Director Integrated Business Support Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Donor Relations Office
The Boston Foundation

Evelyn Barahona

Donor Relations Office The Boston Foundation
CEO, Somerville Community Corporation

Gonzalo Puigbo

CEO, Somerville Community Corporation
Chief Operating Officer
MassINC

Juana Matias

Chief Operating Officer MassINC
Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar DRCLAS
Harvard University

Pedro Reina Perez

Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar DRCLAS Harvard University

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

About Latina Circle

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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.

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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.

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