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Women & the Power of Education

March 27, 2024

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (AZ Time)

Our March Leadership Luncheon will explore the intersection of education, opportunity, and creating environments for women to succeed, featuring speaker Veronica Aguilar.

This event is free and open to the public, with lunch provided for all attendees. Please RSVP to attend.

About the speaker:

Veronica Aguilar’s personal commitment to Teach for America’s (TFA) mission—ensuring all children receive an excellent education—began 10 years ago as a corps member, teaching 4th grade. Aguilar has since served as a recruiter, alumni board member, and now, as Vice President of the national recruitment team.

Aguilar is also the Founder and board chair of Young & Empowered Women, a non-profit organization that supports rising female leaders receive professional development, mentorship, and service opportunities. Since the group officially formed in 2020, Y&E has grown its membership base to 130 women, with 60% being first generation and 67% being women of color.

Aguilar was named a Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree in 2023, the 2022 ATHENA Young Professional Recipient for the Greater Phoenix Chamber, and serves on various community boards. She is a Valley Young Professionals Board Member at the Greater Phoenix Chamber, a member of the Young Professionals Council at Big Brothers, Big Sisters- Central AZ, and past chair of the Teach for America Arizona Alumni Board.

Aguilar earned a bachelor’s degree in business and received her MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

About the Community Leadership Series:

This monthly series highlights woman leaders in our community, providing a platform for connection, learning, and growth as speakers share their stories, leadership development tips, and area-specific expertise.

By registering for this event, you are consenting to our photo release authoriziation policy. Options to opt-out are available at event check-in. Please let Fresh Start staff know if you’d like to opt-out upon arrival.