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AL DIA wishes to congratulate the winners of the "Women of Merit" Award 2018. These #StrongWomen will be honored at the AL DIA Women's summit on November 2, 2018. Share with hashtag  #StrongWomen #ALDIALive
Jennylee Ramos
Jennylee Ramos
Jennylee Ramos
Assistant Director for Programs and Marketing in the Office of Student Activities at Temple University
Jennylee Ramos
Jennylee Ramos

Jennylee Ramos currently works as the Assistant Director for Programs and Marketing in the Office of Student Activities at Temple University. Jennylee Ramos is a proud two time alumnae of Temple University. She earned her Bachelor's in Business Marketing from the Fox School of Business. In 2018, Jennylee Ramos completed her Masters in Tourism and Hospitality Management from the School of Tourism and Hospitality.

In her role as the Assistant Director for Programs and Marketing, she manages all major programming for the Temple University student body. Before this role, she worked and interned with several organizations focused on diversity and inclusion. As the Program Coordinator for the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, and DE, where she strategically crafted events. She established a monthly program, “Tech-Tuesday", that connects young professionals and business owners of marginalized communities with tools to help propel their business and career goals.

As the Events Officer for Prospanica, she has volunteered to develop and execute transformative programs and initiatives for people of color. These initiatives provide networking opportunities and resources to help advance marginalized populations. Jennylee Ramos long-term goal is to build events that enhance communities and create lifelong connections. 

Yocasta Lora
Yocasta Lora
Yocasta Lora
Associate State Director for Community Outreach at AARP Pennsylvania
Yocasta Lora
Yocasta Lora

Yocasta Lora is the Associate  State Director for Community Outreach at AARP Pennsylvania. She leads program development and implementation, volunteer management, local advocacy, and strategic partner relationships in order to create accessible and safe communities for people of all ages.

Lora has been recognized for her accomplishment in building strategic alliances and community and economic development. Prior to joining AARP, Lora was the Director of Programs for the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She managed relationships with key partners such as Philadelphia Commerce Department, University of Pennsylvania, Goldman Sachs, 10,000 Small Businesses. In this role, she supported the two largest programs in the Chamber: the Small Business Development and Education and the Professional Mentoring Network Programs. This program's focused on strengthening businesses in the Greater Philadelphia Region through revenue generation and local job creation.

Lora currently serves as a board member for The Merchants Funds and on the City of Philadelphia Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS) Vision Zero Education Subcommittee, and the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalitions-Vision Zero Alliance. Previous services included Comhar Board Member, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of commerce- Latina Leadership Advisory Board, Councilwoman Cherelle Parker Retirement Security Task Force, Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED WEEK), University of Pennsylvania Economic & Inclusion - Procurement, and the Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Transition Team. She is also the founder of the Dominicanos in the Delaware Valley professional group.  Lora received the City of Philadelphia Next Generation of Women Leaders: Rising Stars, Business and Professional Women (BPW) – 2017 Professional of the Year Award, the 2017 International Community Service Award and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, (B.B.A) degree from La Salle University.

Amaris Hernandez Padgett
Amaris Hernandez Padgett
Amaris Hernandez Padgett
Senior Systems Analyst at Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Amaris Hernandez Padgett
Amaris Hernandez Padgett

Amaris Hernandez is an Information Systems professional, working out of the Delaware Valley for over 13 years. Amaris is a Philadelphia native, and participated in the Pennsylvania Ballet for ten years in productions throughout the city. She attended Central High School, and then earned a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems and Technology from Drexel University.

Amaris started her professional career as a Data Manager with the School District of Philadelphia. At the District, Amaris worked with a family literacy program where she oversaw the client management system for state funding and facilitated technology courses to parents in the community. After serving eight years with the District, Amaris began consulting for Bank of America as a Systems Administrator. At Bank of America, Amaris managed the production and job tracking system for an internal advertising agency.

For the last nine years, Amaris has been an active participant of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, a national organization that serves the community through workshops, mentoring, scholarships and leadership development. Through NACOPRW Amaris has been able to work with the local Latino
community and partner with great organizations throughout the city. One of her goals is to raise awareness for women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fields. Amaris is currently the President of the Philadelphia chapter.

In January 2013, Amaris joined Philadelphia Energy Solutions as a Senior Systems Analyst, responsible for Security and Contractor Management systems.

In August 2015, Amaris was sworn into the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, where she currently sits as the Commission Vice-Chair. Through the commission, Amaris is able to bring the issues of the local Latino community and recommendations for policy to the attention of the Governor. Amaris continues to advocate for young women to enter STEAM fields. In 2010, she was nominated by Impacto Newspaper as one of the “40 Most Influential Leaders in the Delaware Valley”.

Yashira "Yaya" Marie Rivera
Yashira "Yaya" Marie Rivera
Yashira "Yaya" Marie Rivera
Events/Non-Traditional Revenue Coordinator at 900AM WURD
Yashira "Yaya" Marie Rivera
Yashira "Yaya" Marie Rivera

Yashira is a passionate entrepreneur, designer, activist, blogger, event coordinator, philanthropist and marketing/social media guru. She is currently the Events and Non-Traditional Revenue Coordinator at WURD Radio, the only independently owned African American radio station in Pennsylvania. Yashira is the blogger of personal lifestyle blog M0ntage.com (soon to be YashiraRivera.com), a website that displays motivational stories, interviews, and volunteerism to help readers boost their confidence. She is also a co-facilitator for the Indivisible Northwest Philadelphia's Reproductive Justice Group.