About Juana Bordas

In the traditions of many cultures, a person tells his or her story when meeting someone. This is a way to honor one’s family, connect in a meaningful way, and share unique experiences.

My mother, four brothers, my sister, and I stood at the ship’s rail watching the image of our beloved Nicaragua become smaller and smaller and then finally disappear into the Caribbean Sea. In the hull of a banana boat, we rocked and swayed, across the Gulf of Mexico.  We docked in Tampa, Florida, and fell into the welcoming arms of mi Papa. He had arrived earlier, earning money to bring his familia to America so his children could have a better life. This immigrant dream has been the promise of America and the wellsprings of its greatness.

My mother, Maria, cooked food and scrubbed floors in the school lunch room so I could get a scholarship to a Catholic school. My parent’s vision, determination and sacrifice have been an endless source of inspiration and strength. They taught me the very essence of Servant Leadership. Read More »

Motivational Speaking and Keynotes

Juana Bordas weaves leadership, diversity, and community building into a multicolored tapestry that moves people into action. She utilizes music, movement, and leadership practices from many cultural traditions to illustrate the richness and wisdom diversity brings. Juana’s energetic and creative speeches have inspired people across America to tap into their passion and lead from their highest values. Read More »

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Take Out Your Lassos – It’s Time for WonderWoman Leadership

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WonderWoman was popularized by DC comics in the 1940’s during WWII. She was a woman warrior with power and strength encouraging women to work and support the war effort. WonderWoman was one of the first icons depicting women as leaders who fought for what was right and just.

WonderWoman was revitalized 40 years ago for a new generation in the exciting 1975 TV series. A new WonderWoman movie will be released in June!!!




December 12 Commemorates Our Lady of Guadalupe

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December 12 commemorates Our Lady of Guadalupe. Her message of hope, inclusion, healing, and unity is needed today just as it was 485 years ago when there was turmoil, division, and cultural clashes.