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Girl Scout CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon

Receives Mujer Award from NHLI

 Lidia Soto-Harmon at Encuentro

The National Hispana Leadership Institute will present two outstanding Latina leaders with its annual Mujer Award at the Executive Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday, December 10, 2013. The Mujer Awards pay tribute to the lifetime achievements of Hispanic women who have made significant contributions to the empowerment and well-being of the Hispanic community. Ivelisse Estrada has been chosen as the national awardee and Lidia Soto-Harmon has been chosen as the regional recipient.

Ivelisse Estrada is senior vice president of Corporate and Community Relations for Univision Communications Inc. She also coordinates all philanthropic contributions and serves as a liaison between Univision and community organizations. Ms. Estrada plans, directs and supervises the execution of the company’s national initiatives such as citizenship and voter registration efforts, and health and education projects.

She developed and coordinated the launch of a comprehensive, multiyear national education initiative called “Es El Momento” (The Moment is Now) aimed at improving academic achievement among K-12 Hispanic students with a specific focus on high school graduation and college readiness.

Lidia Soto-Harmon is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. She is responsible for delivering a leadership experience to over 90,000 girls and adult members in the Greater Washington Region. From her tenure as a leader of the President’s Interagency Council of Women at the US Department of State to her current role as the Chief Executive Officer for the second largest Girl Scout Council in the country, Lidia has worked to integrate, inspire and promote young Latinas. She founded an annual leadership conference for young Latinas called “Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts” to encourage and inspire girls to stay in school and go to college.  Now in its eighth year, the conference has reached more than 2,000 young Latinas. Many have credited their success to attending Encuentro and joining the Girl Scouts. 

"Lidia Soto-Harmon is a living symbol of NHLI's philosophy of creating positive change through personal integrity and ethical leadership," said Marieli Colon-Padilla, Chair of the Board of Directors.

Both women will receive their award at the gala during NHLI’s Executive Leadership Conference on December 10th, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2012

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