A personal and professional development program for women seeking an immersive international experience into the traditions, leadership, and challenges of the country of cultural heritage. As female leadership grows, Heritage aims to be a platform where women can grow their international collaboration while reflecting on their identity. The program was developed in response to two main interests: 1) womens’ desire to explore, discover, and regain their cultural identity, and 2) womens’ interest to enhance cultural understanding to become better resource providers to the communities they serve.
Through honest discussions with women leaders at all levels, Heritage introduces participants to traditions, cultural norms, governmental structures, leadership practices, and current challenges faced by women of the host country.
The inspiration for this program came from women in leadership positions of various fields who saw the importance of enhancing success through the recognition of cultural identity and connection to other women. Heritage uses self-discovery as its focus to encourage the exploration of cultural traditions, global connections, women leadership, ancestral history to enhance the understanding of self. Heritage encourages you to stop theorizing about who you are and instead inspire you to go out and discover it.
To guide women through the journey of self-discovery. To provide resources and global connections that can help in acquiring and administering the tools needed to lead in any profession using ancestral heritage as an asset.
Your Journey with Heritage
A one week international experience comprised of sessions, workshops, and hands on activities that provide an introduction to matters that currently impact women in leadership. The program also provides a space to begin the journey of reflection, exploration, and re-discovery of self.
Participants will focus on addressing identity and its complexity while developing new ways to understand its importance in all settings. In addition, participants will also enhance their knowledge of professional development across borders including but not limited to: academic and professional language use, cultural history and its impact on women, global challenges faced by women and perspective of leadership.
2019 Heritage Program
The beautiful City of Puebla hosted the summer 2019 Heritage program. It provided a space to learn about Cinco de Mayo, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, chiles en nogada, historical and current female leadership and much more.
2022 Heritage Program
The City of Mexico and the City of Puebla hosted the fall 2022 Heritage program. It provided a space to learn about migration patterns of today, challenges faced by women in leadership, the importantce of identity, and it engaged participants in the Mexican celebration of “Dia de Muertos”, which honors the departed with colors, flowers, and their favorite foods.