Thursday, March 17, 2011

Worldfest 2011 Keynote Speaker: Juana Bordas

From UC News and Student Activities & Leadership Development:

UC Worldfest Keynote Speaker Addresses Leadership in a Diverse and Dynamic Community

Award-winning author and leadership executive Juana Bordas joins the University of Cincinnati’s Worldfest events on April 25.

Date: 3/14/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Provided

UC ingot   Award-winning author Juana Bordas will highlight UC’s 2011 Worldfest celebration and its theme of global education. Bordas’ lecture, “The Power of WE: Leading our Diverse and Dynamic Community,” will take place at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 25, in MainStreet Cinema of UC’s Tangeman University Center. The event, free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing in Mick & Mack’s Contemporary CafĂ©, located on the third level of TUC.
Juana Bordas
Juana Bordas

Bordas is president of Mestiza Leadership International in Denver, an organization that promotes a more diverse and inclusive society through training and leadership services. She is also a former faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a nonprofit educational institution and global provider of executive education.

Bordas has dedicated her life to serving women and the Latina community. She was the first president and CEO of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, an organization created in Washington, DC in 1987 to address the disparity of representation of Latinas in leadership positions. She is founder of the Mi Casa Women’s Center in Denver, Colo.

Bordas is author of the book, “Salsa, Soul and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age,” which received the 2008 International Latino Book Award for outlining  a multicultural leadership business model that incorporates practices from African-American, Latina and Indian cultures.

She is a member of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Wise Woman Award for women’s policy studies. In 2009, she was named Unique Woman of Colorado by the Denver Post and the Colorado Women’s Foundation.


A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Bordas received the Franklin Williams Award from the U.S. Peace Corps for her lifelong commitment to advancing communities of color. 
For more information about the lecture, contact UC’s Student Activities and Leadership Development at 513-556-6115.

UC’s Worldfest celebration, first held in 1996, is a week-long series of events to observe UC’s world of cultures on campus as well as the top-research university’s worldwide impact.  Numerous events are organized by UC’s international student organizations.

Worldfest 2011 events get underway on Friday, April 22, and end with the highly popular, student-organized Taste of India celebration, which will take place from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, May 1, in the Great Hall of TUC.

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