Whether through our upbringing or parts of our lived experiences, we continuously find ourselves trying to do it all, all at once, or feel guilty if we drop the ball. We put the needs of others before our own and try to meet the expectations that others have for us, even when they don’t connect to our own values. Join us for this important event where Paulaska Ramirez will share her own story of learning to embrace her first generation Domincan-American identity as a woman and how we can each learn to recognize and tap into our lived experience as a foundation to lead from within.
The lived experience of first-generation women is full of enormous amounts of pressure, stress, and trauma, but not without resiliency, courage, and triumph. — Generation Fearless
Paulaska S. Ramirez is the Founder and Executive Director of Generation Fearless. Ramirez is responsible for the vision, strategy, and efforts of the organization, which aims to empower, uplift, and help first-generation women navigate all stages of their lives. As a first-generation, Latina, Ramirez found herself navigating college, graduate school, relationships, and many parts of adulthood without a point of reference. Now she aspires to help other first-generation women by serving as that reference point. Her experiences in nonprofit, social service, and higher education— where she works directly with first-generation low-income students of diverse backgrounds— inspired her to found Generation Fearless.