Arizona Mexican Immigrant Pioneer Urges Greater Female Leadership

Ylenia Aguilar has many titles, but the one she likes to emphasize is that of a mother. She also made history as the first Latina to join an Arizona commission to discuss the Colorado River crisis. Previously, she was a school board leader, and she emigrated to the United States from Mexico as an undocumented child. Today, as a citizen who is proud of her indigenous roots, Ylenia believes that to address current social challenges, women must occupy a central place in public decision-making. Valeria Fernández spoke with her and brings us her story from Phoenix.

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