ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA, February 10, 2023.
Women Palante (WP) received recognition from Montgomery County and celebrated the closing of its second edition of the Wellness and Personal Finance series and the foundation was honored to receive from Council member Laurie-Anne Sales and Council Member Andrew Friedson the Proclamation of the Montgomery County Council in Maryland.
Yurani Sandoval, CEO and founder of Women Palante explains: “The county gave us this recognition and we are very proud of it, we thank the county for all its support throughout this working year, thanks to this joint effort, these 28 women received today her certificate of completion and Women Palante strengthen her impact in the county.
The information imparted in these series by multidisciplinary experts (doctors, self-esteem coaches, psychology, finance and yoga instructors) has been used to the maximum by the beneficiaries”.
Rossana Rodríguez, coordinator of the program and financial tutor, tells us: “These series opened up an unknown world for these women, not only because they understood the habit of saving, knowing how to manage a personal budget or the types of unnecessary expenses that can be avoided; but also for the fact of including healthy habits, nutrition and physical health in their hygiene of life. Many of them include walking and practicing yoga in their daily routine, for example”.
Added to the theory, these series provided practical information, for example, the beneficiaries learned how to enroll in Maryland health connection and about the insurance market, which was very positive since most of them do not have access to traditional banking and are unaware of the many options in terms of health insurance. Forbright Bank showed them how the financial system works in the United States.
In addition to the courses, those attending the series had the opportunity to visit the Montgomery County Crisis Center where they were able to see, first-hand, the resources and services offered, both for psychological care and support for emotional, mental and even economic crises.
Paty Skillin, President and board member of WP adds: “When arriving as an immigrant to the United States, in addition to the language barrier, there are many other challenges to overcome, a sea of information… Women Palante is like a GPS, since it searches to provide answers and show how to overcome obstacles by empowering and building capacity among the most vulnerable Latina women”.
With these courses, Women Palante, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, continues to support and educate women to strengthen their businesses, finances, health and well-being, helping them develop strategies for a good work-life balance.
Women Palante thanks the support of sponsors, especially the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) for the help in this year that culminates and the recognition granted.
About Women Palante:
Women Palante is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area that helps Latina women from all over the Americas to become successful entrepreneurs while leading a healthy and balanced life. Women and mothers join our community, where they participate in bilingual educational programs and a business incubator where they can start and grow their businesses while focusing on their well-being and personal development.
Visit our website: www.womenpalante.org for more information about our programs.