Women Palante

Emprender es deber

aka WomenPalante   |   Rockville, MD   |  https://womenpalante.org/

Mission

Create a global community to support and enable mothers to become entrepreneurs.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder and Executive Director

Yurani Sandoval

Main address

15800 Crabbs Branch Way #300

Rockville, MD 20855 USA

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EIN

84-2729654

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mompreneurs

The 14 week (3 1/2 month) weekly program includes expert training and feedback processes. We hold a series of business development assignments, training and coaching sessions, and group meetings each week to help moms progress.

Population(s) Served
Children
Preteens
Older adults
People of Latin American descent
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our main goal is to support the economic development and entrepreneurship businesses of Latina moms and their families:
That being said, we seek the following goals:
● To improve the knowledge of Latina mothers regarding physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being, and combating known risk factors
● To provide the necessary resources and tools for a comprehensive health and wellness approach for women to succeed in their personal and professional spheres by attending specialized courses for their overall wellness and healthy living
● To establish a personal base for self-care and care of women’s family while balancing with running a successful company
● To help women gain effective management in their financial awareness and promote personal as well as professional money and finance skills and tools.
● To develop entrepreneurial skills so as to implement business and management tools in decision-making for the development, consolidation, sustainability and/or growth of their business
● To create a supportive, bilingual community of women helping one another to succeed and be the best versions of themselves

While all of the programs are important, the flagship programs and real differentiators for the organization are the business incubators, and in particular the Wellness, Health and Success Business Incubator program is totally organized by and unique to Women Palante. This program will be conducted through weekly 2-hour virtual sessions. The program consists of an 18-hour business education training that includes 8 training modules that will be delivered in one 2-hour class each week. In addition, students will have 6 hours of individual and group support to further refine and develop key components of their project, such as: business costs; design and creation of a business plan and pitch, marketing, and business habits. Each business class is combined with educational workshops on wellness, addressing a variety of topics related to women’s health, motherhood, and wellness, and most importantly, the ways in which working mothers can manage their wellness and health while still taking care of their families and their businesses.
Our curriculum is based on a coherent sequence of business, health and personal development concepts. With these goals in mind, Women Palante will provide a solid foundation for the Wellness, Health, and Success: A Support and Development Program for Latina Women. The core, backbone, and contents of the course (including the individual conferences and workshops) on health and wellness have been based on the Good Health Series: A Comprehensive Guide for Latina Women. More specific details can be found in Annex I: Sample Curriculum for now.
Through Women Palante’s Wellness, Health, and Success program, participating women will gain education, mentorship, guidance, and access to a growing and supportive community. The women will be accompanied through the process of establishing their own businesses and also finding capital to support them as they reach for their dreams and for those of their children.

The other incubator programs are important resources for Latina mom’s with business ideas in those two realms, but those programs are run as partnerships with other similar-minded organizations and are less “controlled” by Women Palante.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve women around the world that want to start a business or already have one. We guide, support and help them how to take care of their mental and physical health while they learn the basics of business management.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We decided to focus on our business incubator since we realized a lot of women in our community were struggling a lot with topics of mental health and lack of business knowledge, so we saw an opportunity there to cause a deeper impact in their lives by strengthening this program.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Since we are listening to what they need, how they are living their lives, what problems they are facing, how they visualize their lives / businesses in the future, etc., we feel a stronger bond made with each of them. We have witnessed how they have opened their hearts and are more willing to participate in the organization events or programs. Some of them have volunteered to support another woman of the community and that has been wonderful news for us. Also, as Women Palante, being aware of their needs has definitely change the way we plan, organize and develop our operations.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

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Women Palante

Board of directors
as of 3/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Yurani Sandoval

Women Palante

Term: 2019 -

Janeth Merchan

Ernst & Young

Manolo Paez

Global Good Fund

Daniel G. Rego

Int & Co.

Patricia Skillin

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/17/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.