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March 14th Luncheon: Latinas in STEM

On Friday, March 14th LCSV partnered with the Latinas in STEM Foundation to host a luncheon panel discussion on the underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM fields featuring guest speakers and our very own ELLAs from the Class of 2013 as moderators. 

Special thanks to our inspiring speakers:

Ileana Rivera 

Senior Director IT, Cisco Latin America


Diana Albarrán Chicas

Near Field Range Test Section Manager, Space Systems Loral


Jennifer Argüello 

Senior Tech Advisor, Kapor Center


Amy Quispe

Developer Programs Engineer at Google


Christina Branom

Senior Research Analyst, Applied Survey Research

Special thanks to our ELLAs:

Cristina Garcia, LCSV Intern

Stafanie Perez

Ashley Ortiz 

Yvette De la Torre

ELLA Video on Latinas in STEM Nominated for CreaTV Award

As part of the ELLA video for social change project, Jocelyn Barragan, Yvette De La Torre, Ashley Ortiz, and Stefanie Perez created a video on the lack of Latinas in STEM fields. Congratulations to them for being nominated for a CreaTV award! These ELLAs along with LCSV Board members attended the awards ceremony in January at the historic California Theatre. Check out the Underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM video on YouTube. 

Latina Coalition named SVL's Partner of the Year

Jaqui Guzman, LCSV President, was honored to accept Silicon Valley Latino's award for Community Partner of the Year on behalf of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley at SVL's Year in Review event in December 2013.

SVL Year End ReviewAlex Ontiveros of SVL and President, Jaqui Guzman

Women's Equality Day

On August 26, 2012, San Jose joined communities across America to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, a turning point in our country's progress toward equality for all Americans, and we honor the courage of women who worked for voting rights throughout our nation's history and in the present day.
LCSV was recognized by San Jose Council Members and the Mayor for its work and contribution in the community.


About LCSV!

Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley (LCSV) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that has been providing Latinas with civic engagement and leadership development in Silicon Valley for more than 14 years.  LCSV was recognized by San Jose Council Members and the Mayor for its work and contribution in the community. 


LCSV addresses leadership development through a female and Latino/a cultural lens.  LCSV identifies and heightens awareness about issues that disproportionately affect the Latino/a community through educational forums, lectures, workshops and events.  LCSV is committed to mobilize, empower and unleash leadership among young adults through the ELLA program. LCSV fosters sisterhood through a friendly environment.  Mixers give members access to professional Latinas from diverse work sectors.

LCSV provides programming every year for the The Engaged Latina Leadership Activist (ELLA) program.  The ELLA program is designed to increase the leadership abilities of local Latinas and provide them with opportunities to learn about themselves and issues impacting Latinas locally and state-wide.

Upon graduating, each of the ELLAs had to work on a video project that discussed these issues impacting Latinas.
Please see the links below to view the topics from the class of 2013:

We hope these videos are not just informational but will inspire us as LCSV members to work together to address these issues!

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Thank You For Supporting LCSV!

Through your generous donation, you are supporting civic engagement and leadership development programs benefiting Silicon Valley Latinas.  ¡Gracias!

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Thank Your for Supporting LCSV

The LCSV is an all-volunteer board that relies on contributions from members like you to accomplish our mission, which is an expression of our shared values of service, commitment, and appreciation for the Latinas who have paved the way for our successes. If you have not already made a donation, please consider doing so today.

Special thanks to our major donors and fundraisers:

Meri Maben

Rosie Carlos

Xavier Campos


Nayhieli Cruz McLeskey

Darcie Green

Maria Hernandez

Tamara Lopez

Santalynda Marrero

Stephanie Rocha

Mary Ann Ruiz

Julia Sullivan

You can help us in three ways:

1) Become a member! One third of our revenues are from our membership dues. If you are not already a member or have lapsed, please join or renew today.

2) Donate your time by joining the board of directors or one of our committees.

3) Make a donation at a level that is of significant value to you. You can donate today at or send a check to: 1346 The Alameda, Ste 7-293, San Jose, CA 95126.

The Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to the LCSV are tax-deductible.
We are non-partisan and do not make political endorsements. Tax ID#01-0799235