United Way Young Leader Society Hosts Leadership Panel

To coincide with Women’s History Month, the United Way Young Leaders Society (UWYLS) hosted a Leadership Panel networking event at Tabla Restaurant, downtown in the Union Plaza District.

The event, held on Wednesday, March 21st,  featured six El Paso women entrepreneurs who focused on topics including economic development and the state of our small business community.

Local entrepreneurs on the panel included:

  • Joanna Martinez, Primerica Inc.
  • Gabriela Gallegos, Race El Paso
  • Mary Helen Aldeis, Women’s Business Border Center
  • Crystal Boconegra, MOD Creative
  • Jessica Escalante J. Luxe Boutique
  • Melissa Asfahani, Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

Immediately following the panel, attendees had the opportunity to mix and mingle with the panelists and the more than fifty young professionals in attendance. Tabla Restaurant graciously provided guests appetizers and live entertainment while networking.

“The leadership panel was an inspiring event and a unique opportunity for young professionals to engage with our community’s entrepreneurial leaders.” – Analisa Codova, President of the United Way Young Leaders Society

The United Way Young Leaders Society was established to empower young professionals in the El Paso area with opportunities to participate in leadership development training, volunteer activities and networking events.

For more information about becoming a member or upcoming events, contact Erica Barajas, Administration Coordinator for the United Way of El Paso County at 915-533-2434.

Or visit the United Way Young Leaders Society online:


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