Sylvia Mendoza is sharing her knowledge and experience at the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Sept 13th. Sylvia will be giving the keynote at the Business Breakfast to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month for business leaders and others across the northern end of Los Angeles county.

A popular speaker and author on self-empowerment issues, Sylvia shares true stories about trailblazing Latinas from all periods in history and all walks of life who have impacted the world with their contributions and accomplishments in science, politics, education, the arts, activism, sports, news, and entertainment—past and present.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) and all year long, Sylvia helps recognize the important contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and around the world. 

Sylvia is the author of the classic collection THE BOOK OF LATINA WOMEN: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength and Success. Her work was chosen for the California Collection for High Schools by the California Readers Association, won 1st place in the International Latino Book Awards “Best Women’s Issues” category, and was featured by the National Women’s History Project in a program broadcast on C-Span’s Book-TV. Sylvia is the author of the 2017 release SONIA SOTOMAYOR: A BIOGRAPHY which launches the Middle School Living History series for Zest Books. A popular guest speaker, Sylvia has appeared at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; Girls, Incorporated; the Boys and Girls Club; Latino Literacy Now, as well as libraries, schools, conferences, and professional development events across California and the nation.

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