Welcome to our new “Madrina” Angelique Sina, the latest member of our Editorial Advisory Board. We are extremely honored to have such a powerhouse helping out in our quest for the economic empowerment of the Latina working woman!
A finance professional at the International Finance Corporation and a member of the World Bank Group, Angelique Sina was recently appointed by the Mayor of Washington, DC to serve as a Commissioner for the Latino Community.
Angelique began her career in Washington DC participating in the prestigious Cordova and Fernos Congressional Internship program (2010). She then worked at the United States Congress in the offices of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Pedro R. Pierluisi, and Governor Luis G. Fortuño. She brings impeccable credentials as a Latina in the Financial and Business policy arena.
As a passionate advocate for women and their success in business, Angelique launched “Amigas,” an influential network composed of a global society of prosperous women that are Friends of Puerto Rico.
“Amigas” connect and empower women in the Washington DC region to be the leaders that will help build the future of Puerto Rico. Amigas is a program under the broader umbrella of Friends of Puerto Rico, a nonprofit organization that Angelique co-founded and leads as the Executive Director from 2015 to present. They have organized events that have raised over $85,000 to date to support and preserve the arts, culture and education in Puerto Rico.
This year, Angelique was accepted in Hispanics in Philanthropy 2017 NGEN Fellow. She was featured in AISEC Líderes Boricuas, 2015 and was also a Nominee in SmartCEO 2017 and Forbes 30 under 30 2017.
In 2016, she was selected in Mujeres de HACE Leadership Program, a Hispanic Leadership program for Latinas at the executive level (graduated in 2016).
Angelique volunteers regularly in multiple national professional organizations, bringing to them her energy and contagious enthusiasm to generate results. She has served on nine Boards of Directors in a variety of roles:
- Board Member as Fundraising Chair (2017) at Mujeres de HACE DC chapter;
- Advisory Board Member at Viva Latino National Magazine;
- Board Member Art Museum of the Americas raising over $25,000 in one event;
- Member, Johns Hopkins Women in Business Council;
- Board member at the University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA);
- Co-Head in International Finance Corporation’s Women’s Network;
- Board Member as Government Relations Chair (2015-2016) at the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) DC Chapter (NSHMBA since renamed Prospanica);
- Communications and Business Development Adviser (Pro bono) in Save a Child’s Heart;
- Executive Assistant (volunteer) at the Puerto Rico Democracy Political PAC; and
- Host Committee for Annual Fundraiser at Tudor Place.
Angelique Sina is also a member of New America Alliance, Latina Leadership Caucus; Latinas Think Big community; Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Ellevate Women’s Network; Kennedy Center; Art Museum of the Americas; and Citizens Association of Georgetown.
A graduate from the University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla, where she was the Class Valedictorian, Angelique later received a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University.
A millennial philanthropist and a strong supporter of the arts, education and conservation, especially related to the prosperity of Puerto Rico, she shares her expertise as a contributor at the Huffington Post. This native of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, confesses to be an avid golf player in her spare time.
- 2017 Latina SmallBiz Expo & Pitch Competition hosted at NJIT - August 15, 2017
- Latino managers discrimination is not a “corporate exclusive” practice - August 11, 2017
- Ana Larrea-Albert the Latina entrepreneurial spirit applied to mentorship - August 8, 2017
- Opportunity knocks for Latina entrepreneurs at the Latino Business Action Network - July 18, 2017
- Social media and empanadas at Feria de Negocios Hispanos de New Jersey - July 11, 2017