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Do You Ever Feel Invisible?
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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Five years ago, on Halloween in 2017, I attended a training in New York City with two newfound friends, Gabrielle and Rhonda. We were quite a threesome. Gabrielle (Ral) Dolan is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker who helps leaders tell better business stories. Dr. Rhonda Glover Reese is a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)…

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Financiamiento récord, impacto que cambia la vida y crecimiento personal: todo gracias al libro premiado de Denise Padín Collazo
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
  • Category: es

Para Denise, defender la justicia social no es un lujo, es una necesidad. A lo largo de tres décadas, ha visto a latinas y mujeres de color trabajar juntas para lograr algunos de los cambios de justicia social más transformadores. Pero también ha pagado un alto costo personal. Denise se animó a escribir un libro…

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Record-breaking funding, life-changing impact and personal growth: all thanks to Denise Padin Collazo’s award-winning book
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Denise Collazo

For Denise, participating in advocacy is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. Across three decades, she has seen Latinas and women of colour work together to win some of the most transformative social justice changes. But she’s also seen the personal toll it’s taken on them and has watched them slowly burn out. Denise…

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I Am From
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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I am from dirt floor where the alcaldía now stands. I am from hands twisted from sewing by the piece. I am from where people say ‘Buen Día’ whether they know you or not, where the salt water of ocean meets the salt water tears, and salty sweat of my ancestors. Where the grief of...
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Todos caemos. Es cómo nos levantamos lo que importa.
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
  • Category: es

En le 2019 volví al trabajo después de haberme tomado 5 meses de licencia sabática. Ha sido un regalo de Dios para mí después de pasar 20 años en la organización luchando por un cambio social.  Mientras estaba en mi año sabático hice tantas cosas increíbles. Viajé en tren por Canadá. Vi al grupo de…

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We all fall down. It’s how we get up that matters.
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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I just returned to work after having taken off 5 months in a fully paid sabbatical leave. It’s been a gift from God to me. I had spent 20 years at a social change nonprofit organization. Alright, now how many of you want to come work at my company? While I was on sabbatical I did so…

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Lecciones de liderazgo del León Cobarde
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
  • Category: es

¿Recuerdas al León Cobarde del Mago de Oz? Me encanta la forma en que se acaricia la cola para calmar los nervios. Recuerdo cómo los temblores se apoderaban de él cuando se ocultaba detrás de Dorothy. Pero lo más importante, recuerdo haberlo visto convertirse en el León Valiente. Al igual que el león en El…

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Lessons on Leadership from the Cowardly Lion
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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Fear Courage

Do you remember the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz? I love the way he strokes his tail to settle his nerves. How tremors overtook him as he cowered behind Dorothy for protection. But most importantly, do you remember watching him turn into the Courageous Lion? Like the lion in the story, every day as leaders, we…

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El nuevo libro de Denise Padín Collazo aborda cómo manejar el agotamiento en el activismo para las latinas
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
  • Category: es

Las latinas, que ya enfrentan el desafío del racismo sistémico, experimentaron pérdidas económicas devastadoras durante la pandemia por desempleo, llegando al 20% en abril de 2020 según un informe reciente de UnidosUS. Las latinas se han enfrentado a una triple crisis ante el COVID-19: tasas de infección desproporcionadamente más altas, pérdidas económicas y conflicto familiar y laboral. ¿Y quiénes son…

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Denise Padín Collazo’s New Book Addresses How Latinas Can Handle Burnout in Activism
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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Latinas, who are already challenged by systemic racism, experienced devastating economic loss during the pandemic with unemployment among Latinas reaching as high as 20 percent in April of 2020 according to a recent report by UnidosUS. As the report finds, “Latinas have confronted a triple crisis in the face of COVID-19: disproportionately higher infection rates, economic losses,…

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