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Poderosas Circle

Welcome to Poderosas Circle, the empowering initiative that unites Latin American womxn at McMaster University! Our mission is to foster a vibrant community of support, aiming to uplift Latina/e/x womxn on campus.

At Poderosas Circle, we believe in the strength of collaboration and the power of shared experiences. We provide a safe and inclusive space to engage in open and meaningful discussions on topics that contribute to our personal and professional growth. Through these conversations, we strive to cultivate strong leaders and advocates who can positively impact our societies.

Navigating academia and life can present unique challenges, but at Poderosas Circle, you will find a network of resources and support. Whether you need guidance on academic pursuits, career development, or simply want to connect with like-minded individuals, our community is here for you. We aim to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, advice, and opportunities, empowering you to thrive and succeed.

Poderosas Circle warmly welcomes all students, faculty, and staff of McMaster University who identify as Latina/e/x womxn. Regardless of your background or field of study, you are invited to join us and become part of a dynamic community that celebrates diversity, fosters growth, and embraces the power of unity.

Join Poderosas Circle and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, connection, and empowerment. Together, we can redefine what it means to be a powerful Latina/e/x womxn at McMaster University.

For more information regarding this initiative, to be put on the mailing list, or to learn about upcoming sessions, contact the Poderosas Circle Coordinator, Katy  Celina Sandoval at

Our Goal

Fostering a Supportive Community

Poderosas Circle aims to create a close-knit and supportive community for Latin American womxn at McMaster University. Our first goal is to provide a safe and open space where individuals can connect, share experiences, and find support in their personal and academic journeys. We strive to empower each other to overcome challenges and achieve personal and professional growth by fostering a sense of belonging and sisterhood.

Cultivating Strong Leaders and Advocates

Poderosas Circle aims to nurture and develop strong leaders and advocates among Latin American womxn at McMaster University. Through engaging discussions and workshops, we aim to enhance leadership skills, promote self-confidence, and encourage active participation in social, cultural, and academic initiatives. By equipping ourselves with the tools and knowledge needed to effect positive change, we aspire to become influential voices and advocates for our communities.

Providing Resources and Support

Poderosas Circle recognizes the unique challenges faced by Latin American womxn in navigating academia and life. Our third goal is to provide a platform for sharing resources, advice, and support to help members overcome these challenges. Whether it’s navigating academic programs, accessing career opportunities, or addressing cultural and identity-related issues, Poderosas Circle is committed to empowering its members with the necessary resources and networks to thrive at McMaster University and beyond.