This is part 2 of LUL's Latinas in Politics series and you’re in for a treat. Meet Dr. Monica Sanchez who shares her journey into politics with open vulnerability and tales of immense grit. Both a UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles alumna, Dr. Sanchez shares what it takes to persevere.
If you spend time thinking of all the reasons why you can’t do something, listen to Dr. Sanchez to understand how you always can. Less than 1% of Latinas earn PhD’s and Dr. Sanchez did it. Latinas are all too often underrepresented in high-power careers and Dr. Sanchez is at the table.
Dr. Sanchez broke through the microaggressions and underrepresentation to become a City Council member in her respective city where a woman hadn't served in this capacity for 10+ years. She is still the only woman holding a seat even though her city is 50% female. She was a delegate for the Democratic Party and does it all as a single-mother and thriving Latina. Don’t miss this wonderful episode highlighting what it takes to stay the course in male-dominated careers and as a first-generation/teen mom.
Thank you for your time and talent Dr. Sanchez.
Your journey is admirable beyond measure.