Antonia Hernandez Joins Grameen America

Grameen America announced Wednesday that Antonia Hernandez has been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors.

In welcoming Ms. Hernandez to the Grameen America Board, Stephen A. Vogel, CEO, said that “her experience of empowering and advocating for women living in poverty will help guide our approach to creating jobs and transforming communities.”

Ms. Hernandez is the president and CEO of the California Community Foundation (CCF), one of the largest and most active philanthropic foundations in the United States committed to transformative change across Los Angeles and the nation.

Previously, Ms. Hernandez was the president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), a national litigation and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of the nation’s Latinos through the legal system, community education, and research and policy initiatives.

Before joining MALDEF, Ms. Hernandez worked as counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Ms. Hernandez (pictured above) commented, “The opportunity to build a new life with support from Grameen America is a path to economic empowerment that I firmly believe in. I am proud to be joining their leadership.”

Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families.

Grameen America provides support to entrepreneurs in New York City, NY, Omaha, NE, Indianapolis, IN, Charlotte, NC, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.

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