Who We Are
The mission of Adelante Mujer, Inc. is to sponsor and promote programs dedicated to the inclusion of Latina college and high school students in pursuit of higher education, professional career growth, and cultural leadership development.
Adelante Mujer, Inc. is a Colorado registered nonprofit organization that began as a movement in 1979. This movement was designed to help Latina women gain entry and succeed in mainstream education, employment, and economic systems, while retaining their cultural values. Leaders of this movement organized statewide bi-annual conferences that provided a forum where Latinas from diverse backgrounds could share their experiences and gain insights from experts in the areas of cultural leadership, education, employment, and job training.
Over the years, the conferences proved to be powerful motivating events for the thousands of women who have attended. Even more powerful were the results for the hundreds of women who learned about leadership by planning conferences. In addition to the conferences, Adelante Mujer, Inc. held events to recognize the efforts and strides being made by Latinas in education, training, business and other areas. The first Bi-annual Leadership Brunch was held in the spring of 1976 to honor Latinas.
In 1998, the founders of Adelante Mujer incorporated the organization as a nonprofit to ensure the continuation of this great movement—creating leadership opportunities and advancing the goals of Latinas in education, training, and employment.
Over the past 35 years, Adelante Mujer has remained committed to providing a forum to empower Latinas by sharing their experiences and learning from each other. In the future, Adelante Mujer will continue to provide workshops and other learning experiences to Latinas of all ages.
Adelante Mujer Founders 1979
Dr. Alicia Valladolid Cuaron
Patricia Barela Rivera
Dr. Arlene Vigil-Kramer
Dr. Cecilia Cervantes