Hispanic Executive Magazine featured Juana’s book

Hispanic Executive Magazine featured Juana’s book The Power of Latino Leadership in their Winter 2014 issue commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tune in to Wildly Courageous Women Speakers

From May 11 – June 3 check out interviews with successful women entrepreneurs from around the world.

Juana was featured on May 12 speaking on “Embracing our Personal Power – the foundation for leadership”.

International Leadership Association features Drucker’s Article

  • To read Juana’s article “Enduring Wisdom for Today’s Leaders: Peter Drucker’s Five Questions” in PDF format, click here.

Juana Joins BEVISIBLE.soy

Juana joins new Latina website that promotes empowerment, networking, and valuable information.

Latinas Making Waves in WWII

Latina Style magazine featured an article Juana wrote on her sister Rosemary who served in The Waves in World War II and won a medal from President Truman. Rosemary went on to have a successful career in designing and making women’s fashions. She was the oldest in a family of eight and Juana’s role model and mentor.

“What happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas.”

Juana Bordas International Latino Book Awards Winner

Juana Bordas wins 1st place for business/leadership book

Las Vegas. Saturday, July 28th. International Latino Book Awards 
The saying goes, “What happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas.” But what if it’s good news?

Well then, let’s hablemos – let’s spread the word.

Saturday night, June 28th in Las Vegas, The International Latino Book Awards recognized 231 Latino authors from the US, Panama, Spain, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and many other Latino counties.

Amongst the 231 finalist are well known writers like Isabel Allende, Alma Flor Ada, Edna Iturralde, and Rick Najera. Other honorees include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and celebrities like TV chef Pati Jinich, the late singer and actress Jenni Rivera, singer Linda Ronstadt and TV personality Lilliana Vasquez. Finalists are from across the USA and from 18 countries outside the USA.

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Colorado Latina Author Wins Nautilus Gold Book Award

Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner Logo

Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner Logo

Nautilus Book Awards has recognized The Power of Latino Leadership by Denver author Juana Bordas with the prestigious Gold award in the area of Multicultural/Indigenous Literature.

The Nautilus Book Awards is an annual accolade of books in the area of social and economic equality. The award has recognized authors and leaders such as Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Francis Moore Lappe, and Deepak Chopra. Nautilus selects “Better books for a better world.”

Established in the U.S. in 1998, Nautilus is considered a “major” book award. It recognizes print books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change.

By giving a Gold Award to The Power of Latino Leadership, Nautilus is recognizing the cultural contributions that Latinos  Read More…

NBC Latino

Juana Bordas

Juana Bordas

Latina Leaders: Juana Bordas, and her new book, “The Power of Latino Leadership”
by Kristina Puga

12:48 pm on 07/01/2013

Juana Bordas says she was born to be a social worker, and at 70, she is proudly celebrating 50 years of social service. But Bordas has done much more than that, including writing a new book on Latino leadership with plenty of advice for young Latinos and Hispanics in the workforce.

“I saw at a young age that bringing people together empowered people,” says Bordas, who immigrated to Tampa, Florida from a small mining town in Nicaragua on a banana boat when she was nearly 4.

Her second book, “The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution,” hit shelves in May. And in addition to being president of Mestiza Leadership International in Denver, Bordas founded Mi Casa Women’s Center in 1976. Today, Mi Casa is recognized as a national model for women’s empowerment. Read More… 

Huffington Post – Latino Voices


During this year’s Hispanic Heritage month, I set out to find answers to questions that have been buzzing in my head for a quite a while: What is the state of Latino leadership in the U.S.? What needs to happen for Latinos to become effective leaders in the 21st century?

I was eager to know. So in lieu of a long investigation, I decided to ask four Latinos who are committed to the development of Latino leaders across the country.

Phyllis Barajas, Founder and Executive Director of Conexión, a cross-cultural mentoring and leadership development program for mid-career Latinos.

Juana Bordas, President of Mestiza Leadership International, a leadership development organization. She is the author of Salsa, Soul and Spirit and The Power of Latino Leadership. Read more…