The LLI is designed to fill a gap where there is a lack of culturally appropriate leadership support for promising Latina women. The creation of LLI is based on the principle that development of young Latina leaders will also contribute to the Greater Des Moines community.
The LLI has been developed with a targeted curriculum that will advise Latina women on how to grow personally and professionally within their own community, as well as the mainstream community. The curriculum will address empowerment; teamwork and community building; culture, language and social changes; public speaking; career advancement, development and networking; current issues that affect the Latina community; and how to run a meeting, plan a project and prepare a budget,
among other topics.