ON OCTOBER 2, 2013, our Fulbright Chicago chapter board member and Director of Membership Dr. Ana Gil-García, was presented with the 2013 María Mangual Award for her continued work to empower, educate and mentor Latinas.
Mujeres Latinas en Acción offers this award every year. This organization, a non-for-profit born in 1970, is considered the longest-standing Latina organization in the United States, serving to empower Latinas through services that reflect their values and culture.
The ceremony took place at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in the Magnificent Mile.
Dr. Ana Gil-García is a Fulbright Chicago chapter past president (2006-2008,) a three-time Fulbright scholar (Venezuela, Middle East and Armenia) and a professor of Educational Leadership at Northeastern Illinois University.
She was named as one of the 2010 “Top Ten Chicago Latinos” and one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in the USA” by Hispanic Business magazine. She founded The Book Partnership, an ongoing international community service project of the Chicago Fulbright Association to bring literacy to Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Egypt, Moldova, Ghana, Botswana and Ecuador in order to serve socioeconomically deprived schools in those regions.