702 Parker Rd
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Our Conversation leader this month will be ONA LARA PORTER. Ms. Porter is the President and CEO of Prosperity Works, a statewide organization that develops and tests high impact strategies that build the opportunities, knowledge and relationships required for all New Mexicans to achieve economic security and prosperity. Ona shines a bright light on the predatory practices that continue to marginalize America’s most vulnerable citizens, and calls for systemic change.
Ms. Porter is known for her powerful, no nonsense approach to problem solving and strategy development in such diverse fields as business, education, health and human services. Her tenacity to empower individuals and organizations to name and create the environments that lead to success may be measured by her oft stated remark, “Don’t tell me NO, tell me How!”
A powerful speaker, Porter was educated at the University of California and Inter American University, and has for the last forty years distinguished herself in the fields of business, education, health, and family and child advocacy. Her endeavors as a researcher and writer, editor, and producer are prolific and are detailed in the Biography attached to this Announcement. For five years Ona produced a TV program in Albuquerque on families called Impact New Mexico, and wrote a column, Family Matters, for relocation experts, Runzheimer International. In 2010 she was named New Mexico Business Journal’s, Woman of Influence, in 2012, Best Places to Work,and in 2013, a Top Performing CEO.
The Federation of Democratic Women of Dona Ana County (FDWDAC) presents “Conversations With Democrats” on the 4th Saturday of every month. We invite a qualified guest to speak on a subject of current political interest, then facilitate a group conversation. Please look at our Facebook Page for additional Federation information.
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