“Empower YOU!”: Navigating your career mobility in the non-profit world


This 2-hour class will focus on young women in nonprofits and growing your career by harnessing the power of “YOU.”

In this class, you will learn about the following:

  • Equality
  • Skill Sets
  • Communications
  • Engaging with other organizations
  • Positive interaction with management
  • Positive interaction with co-workers
  • Be a better manager to others
  • Looking for growth opportunities
  • Self-Care

Speaker Bio:

Anita Maldonado likes to say she is a woman, Latina, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, mentor, teacher, professional, and friend. Anita’s life has been enriched by her upbringing, friends, family, and all the kindness and encouragement from her inner circle. Working in the social services field since 1997, Anita Maldonado has extensive experience leading nonprofits of all sizes. She currently holds the position of CEO of Social Advocates for Youth; Anita provides oversight to SAY programs, services, and operations. She has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University and taught Latino Studies in the Pan African Department. Anita currently serves as an adjunct professor at Franklin University’s Public Administration Department.

Anita brings an understanding of our youth and believes our biggest challenge today is to understand the new set of barriers that youth face layered with the long-term effects of trauma associated with the current pandemic and the frequency of reoccurring natural disasters. Anita is a new grandmother, and one of the ways she relieves stress is to FaceTime with her grandson Masen daily. She is an explorer at heart and loves seeking out new places and experiences near and far. Anita serves on several local boards in Sonoma County, including serving as Vice President of Sonoma County YMCA and the President of Santa Rosa Community Health Board, and is a board member of Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board. Anita is a past member of Leadership Santa Rosa Class #36 and is on the Steering Committee for Leadership Santa Rosa.


Mar 23 2023


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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