Date of Degree
Leadership Studies | Social Work
Puerto Rican, Puerto Rican Women, Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership
Puerto Rican women in senior leadership positions within nonprofit organizations contribute to the direction and governance of many New York City agencies. The findings in this research bring attention to their experiences and grit in the sector. According to Smith and Nkomo (2022) grit gives women of color in leadership the ability to bounce back after being discouraged and sidelined in their careers or to survive in hypermasculine cultures. Grit is defined as women who lead with passion, perseverance and know who they are (Smith & Nkomo, 2022). This study explores barriers and facilitators encountered by Puerto Rican women who were or are in the New York nonprofit field in executive-level positions.
Lopez, Emily, "Exploring the Barriers and Facilitators of Puerto Rican Women Senior Leadership in New York City Nonprofit Social Service Organizations" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.