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25th Annual Leadership Power Breakfast


Alejandra Castillo, national CEO of YWCA USA will be the keynote speaker for the Bellingham YWCA’s 25th Anniversary Leadership Power Breakfast on May 10, 2019, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Four Points by Sheraton. The popular local event is a fundraiser for the YWCA’s emergency and transitional housing program for unaccompanied women in crisis. A minimum $50 donation is requested at the event. For reservations call (360) 734-4820 or email by April 26 to ensure seating. Castillo will speak on the topic: “We are the leaders we have been waiting for.” She has served in two U.S. presidential administrations, worked in the U.S. Congress, and practiced as a lawyer in various settings. She began her tenure with YWCA USA in 2017. Previously, she was appointed by the Obama Administration in 2014 to serve as the national director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), becoming the first Hispanic-American woman to lead the agency.