CHICAGO, June 8, 2021 (Newswire.com) - The International Association of Women (IAW) recognizes Latina McIntyre as a 2021-2022 Influencer. She is acknowledged as a leader in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with more than 100 local chapters, international chapters and 1000-plus in-person and virtual events.
Latina McIntyre is the CEO and Founder of the Super Smart Girls Foundation, a nonprofit that strives to motivate young women through literacy-based educational programs and scholarships. As a child, Ms. McIntyre volunteered in nursing homes alongside her grandmother, and this was her inspiration for giving back to the community. Her time serving as a United States Air Force and Navy Veteran, and as an Educator, also helped create the vision for the Foundation.
"The original nonprofit was established in 2017, but we revamped our mission due to the pandemic," she said. "I have over 17 years of administrative, management, leadership, and teaching experience, and I am a published author of children's books. I utilize all of those skills to empower young women to seek higher education and encourage them to always 'think big.'"
In her role as CEO and Founder, Ms. McIntyre's leadership skills are vital to ensuring the mission, integrity and purpose of the Super Smart Girls Foundation are upheld professionally. She also works tirelessly to make certain the distinction of the organization is promoted effectively through marketing and publicity.
Despite the challenge of operating and marketing a business during the pandemic, Ms. McIntyre is committed to continuing the work of the Foundation. "My future goals are to gain access to organizations that would like to partner with the Foundation to offer higher-level scholarships," she said. "We are grateful to be able to provide a $500 to $1,000 scholarship. However, in the future, we would love to make a greater impact. We have a book-to-scholarship program, which means for every children's book purchased from my website, the proceeds are distributed directly into scholarships for young women. These scholarships are for dual-enrolled high school students and book stipends for women veterans."
Education & Accomplishments: Master of Public Administration, Bellevue University; Bachelor of Management, National American University; Associate of Science, Community College of the Air Force; Associate of Science in Health Information Technology; ITT Technical College; Recipient of multiple military service medals; Recognized by Women Interactive Network; Featured on NBC 26 Women Today
Source: International Association of Women