Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Veronica Aguilar, founder of the new organization Young & Empowered Women. Veronica, who is also the Assistant Vice President – Outreach for Arizona State University, started the organization at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She noticed then an increased demand for women wanting networking and career coaching that would need to be redefined by the COVID crisis.
Young & Empowered Women, based in Phoenix, Arizona, connects and empowers emerging women leaders from across the country and from various sectors. It provides programs to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
“We need to give our women leaders the tools and resources to lift and elevate their voices in every industry…but we also need to make sure companies and employers are walking the walk if they’re about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging,” Veronica says.
Aguilar is a first-generation college student who also earned her MBA during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She talks about her path to higher education and why she has made it her mission to promote equity when it comes to children and education and women in the workforce.
Veronica shares her thoughts on why mentoring is so important and what makes a strong mentor. One of Veronica’s suggestions is to find someone who will push and advocate for you. Choose people whom you can have uncomfortable conversations with about how to move forward to the next level.
Also, she shares a list of her top three skills she thinks necessary for young women professionals and rising leaders. Her hope is that women will inspire each other so that “we can move the needle.”
Don’t miss this thoughtful conversation on The Women’s Eye podcast.
For more information about Veronica Aguilar and Young & Empowered Women:
Website: Young & Empowered Women
Facebook: Young & Empowered
Instagram – Young & Empowered: @Yewassociation
Instagram – Veronica Aguilar: @aguilar1490