Expanding the Legacy of Latina Leaders in the Behavioral Health Field: Insights and Recommendations

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

It is widely documented that Latinas are underrepresented in leadership positions. Latinas face the challenges attached to being a woman and being a woman from a minoritized group. Latinas are more likely to face racism, sexism, stereotyping, uneven promotion, and inequality in salaries. Women of Color, including Latinas, repeatedly report having their credentials and competencies challenged in the professional arena and often face the consequences of stereotypes. Recent studies have focused on gaining knowledge from Latinas in leadership roles, where their lived experiences provided an opportunity to actively review, interpret, and connect themes from their journeys. There is a need to further document how culture may influence leadership styles among Latinas. This panel offers an opportunity to share lived experiences of Latinas in leadership roles in the behavioral field while expanding on how culture has influenced their leadership styles. 



Identify barriers that currently exist that may interfere with Latinas being promoted to leadership roles. 

Understand how cultural values may influence leadership styles among Latinas.

Address how to navigate these barriers through narratives of lived experiences. 



March 14
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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