Latinas Represent

About

Formerly an initiative of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, Latinas Represent is the national, nonpartisan home for Latinas seeking out public service opportunities. We honor the uniqueness of Latina experiences across the country, uplifting and celebrating our communities’ diversity. With that in mind, we are creating new norms in public service and strengthening the ecosystem of organizations supporting Latinas. Together, we are connecting Latinas to the resources they need to transform their communities and our democracy. Come join our community of Latinas who are ready to lead and support one another.

Our Mission

Latinas Represent aims to increase the number and diversity of Latinas in public service to transform communities and our democracy.
Our Vision

Our Vision

A country where every Latina is empowered to transform our democracy.

Our Values

  • Non-partisan to support political participation regardless of political orientation;
  • Nationally focused with connections to state and local communities;
  • Focused on the uniqueness and diversity of Latina
    experiences across the country;
  • Accessible to all to foster connections and build solidarity;
  • Supportive of the leadership potential in every person – we seek to transform potential into power;
  • In solidarity with organizations seeking out systemic change for racial, reproductive and environmental justice.
Our leadership (can remove text)

Stephanie Gabriela Lopez

Program Director

Our Leadership

Latinas Represent is a Latina-led, founded, and operated organization. We work closely with Latina  communities and are proud to be in partnership with current and former elected officials, community advocates, writers, scholars, journalists, philanthropists, and political organizations.

Stephanie Gabriela Lopez serves as the Program Director at Latinas Represent. In this role, she oversees and manages strategic planning, development, programming, communications, and coalition work. As a first-generation Salvadoran-American, this work is deeply personal to Stephanie, who is committed to advancing Latina leadership in all spaces, including public service. Prior to her role at Latinas Represent, Stephanie worked in international education, children’s rights, and immigration advocacy. She earned a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge, while on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and holds an undergraduate degree in political science and mass communication and journalism from California State University, Fresno. In addition, she currently serve as a board member for the Gates Cambridge Alumni Association.

What We Do

  • Narrative Change

    To change the perception of who can and should be an elected official.

  • Training Program

    To better prepare Latinas to run for office through an inclusive and intersectional lens, created by Latinas for Latinas.

  • Program Advisors

    To ensure partner programs are inclusive and intentional about recruiting Latinas.

  • Online Community

    To foster and expand networks among Latinas.

  • National Connector

    To strengthen the organizational system and foster connections among Latinas and the organizations that support them.

  • Research

    To fill gaps in knowledge that currently exist around the state of Latina representation in U.S. politics.

Our Results

Latinas are at the center of all we do. We are building a community that is ready to lead and support each other. Latinas who come to Latinas Represent can expect to:

Envision a New Political Landscape

See more positive images of Latinas in public service.

Receive Training

Attend trainings and gain skills to step into their power.

Get Support

Have a community of Latinas who support each other on their political journey.

Join a Community

Access partner programs that are focused on women broadly and are now more inclusive of Latina experiences.

Learn More

Know more about the state of Latinas in politics in the U.S.

Reach Their Goals

Transform communities through public service.

Envision a New Political Landscape

See more positive images of Latinas in public service.

Receive Training

Attend trainings and gain skills to step into their power.

Get Support

Have a community of Latinas who support each other on their political journey.

Join a Community

Access partner programs that are focused on women broadly and are now more inclusive of Latina experiences.

Learn More

Know more about the state of Latinas in politics in the U.S.

Reach Their Goals

Transform communities through public service.

Media Center

#LatinasRepresent: Hollywood Stars Power Event

Actresses Jessica Alba and America Ferrera will headline the #LatinasRepresent Lifestyle Special Edition, a virtual event presented by Hispanicize Media Group on April 21. Dubbed as a “virtual gathering of Latina influencers, celebrities, community leaders [and] entrepreneurs” in the United States, the event will cover leadership, power, equality, and entertainment. It will also feature success stories and hold an awards ceremony.

100 Latinas

Stories, we all carry one. Not only are we inspired by them but we inspire through them. We present this year’s “100 Latinas.” These women continue to influence through their leadership and inspire those around them.

‘The Bench is Loaded’: A Record Number of Latinas are Running for Governor

Six Latinas are on major-party primary ballots this year, a number that still could grow. Only one, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, is an incumbent. Many of the others are in crowded primaries, running against candidates with major fundraising power. But, like Taddeo, many feel they’ve been underestimated before, running and winning without robust party support. And, experts say, even if they don’t win their party’s nomination, the Latina candidates are shaping the conversations in those races.

Careers

We welcome applicants who have a keen interest in advancing women in politics, particularly those who are interested in increasing Latina representation and participation in politics. All applications are screened by real people. Cover letters may be addressed to “Program Manager.

NOTE: Internship applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.

Program Manager [Remote]

Washington DC

The Program Manager will be an employee of Moore Impact and the second employee dedicated to the Latinas Represent project, reporting directly to its Program Director. Click here to read more
Communications Manager [Remote]

Washington DC

The Communications Manager will be an employee of Moore Impact and the third employee dedicated to the Latinas Represent project, reporting directly to its Program Director. Click here to learn more