Colorado Latina Author Wins Nautilus Gold Book Award

Colorado Latina Author Wins Nautilus Gold Book Award 

Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner Logo

Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner Logo

Nautilus Book Awards has recognized The Power of Latino Leadership by Denver author Juana Bordas with the prestigious Gold award in the area of Multicultural/Indigenous Literature.

The Nautilus Book Awards is an annual accolade of books in the area of social and economic equality. The award has recognized authors and leaders such as Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Francis Moore Lappe, and Deepak Chopra. Nautilus selects “Better books for a better world.”

Established in the U.S. in 1998, Nautilus is considered a “major” book award. It recognizes print books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change.

By giving a Gold Award to The Power of Latino Leadership, Nautilus is recognizing the cultural contributions that Latinos are making to America. There are over 50 million Latinos in the US and it is estimated that by 2050 one in three of the US population will be Latino. In Colorado today more than one in five people are Hispanic. Yet there is scant information on the powerful way Latinos have led their community or the contributions they have made. Latinos have only advanced because of the relentless work of their leaders and their collective efforts.

latino-leadership-cover-homeThe Power of Latino Leadership is a journey to the very heart and soul of Latino leadership and offers ten principles that illustrate the inclusive, people-oriented, and community-centered way Latinos lead. Bordas claims this model is well-suited for the multicultural and global century in which we live and offers lessons for leaders of all backgrounds.

A long-time Colorado Latina leader, Bordas is a founder of Denver’s Mi Casa Resource Center and was the first President of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. In 2009, Juana was named Colorado Unique Woman of the Year by the Denver Post and the Colorado Women’s Foundation. The book highlights Bordas’ own experiences and includes the voices of 9 renowned Latino leaders including: San Antonio Mayor Julian Cástro, Janet Murguia, President of National Council of La Raza, and former Denver Mayor Federico Peña.

The Power of Latino Leadership has received compelling endorsements including Western Union President/CEO Hikmet Ersek, “At Western Union, I have the opportunity to see leadership in many ways. The most impactful are the hard working, every day heroes that make a difference in their communities. Bordas celebrates this type of leadership in this inspiring book. The Power of Latino Leadership brings to life the contributions US Latinos are making to invigorate our communities, culture and economy.”


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