ELEVATE WOMEN. CHANGE THE WORLD.
Mi Esperanza, a ministry that empowers the impoverished women of Honduras through training, job opportunities, and microloans, was created like most ministries: through a call and a longing to better the world by elevating others. This drive for female advancement is what fueled the ministry from its inception; however, it was clear that this passion needed greater structure to help it grow, allowing the ministry to change the lives of more and more Honduran families.
In 2018, I had the pleasure to use my experience and skillset to help Mi Esperanza in a few key areas: organizational design, deeper financial discipline, and overarching brand development. As Mi Esperanza continued to grow, the structure of the board required a transformation equal to the needs of the organization. The necessary changes, though, could not stymie the mission of Mi Esperanza. There is a fine balance between infusing the discipline and rigor of a business while not losing the heart of the organization. I knew that navigating those waters can be difficult and emotional but open dialogue and effectively listening to what is being said, both verbally and non-verbally, will bring about productive and necessary change. With this understanding, the leadership at Mi Esperanza entrusted me during this time of growth and asked me to serve as their Chairman of the Board.