Women's Leadership and Networking Day Spotlight : Azucena Maldonado
Azucena Maldonado is on a mission to transform women’s lives through golf. She founded the Latina Golfers
Association (LGA) in 2008 to introduce Latinas of all ages to golf for their professional development, personalenjoyment, and to promote a healthy lifestyle. The LGA teaches women how to utilize golf as a business tool.
What started as a passion and love of the game quickly turned into a movement with over 1,200 Southern
California Latinas having participated in the LGA’s golf clinics, lessons, events, and tournaments. Ms.
Maldonado teaches women how to break gender and cultural barriers through golf. She has shared her
secrets of how to be welcomed into the elite “boys club” and break the glass ceiling with a golf ball. She has
also organized golf clinics throughout the country for various Latino/a organizations including the U.S. Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce and Televisa’s Hispana Leadership Summit.
Recognized as a leader in the industry, Azucena Maldonado has appeared in Golf Digest, Golf Business, PGA of
America and the Southern California Golf Association’s FORE magazine, NBC Latino, New Latina, La Opinion,
and Latina Style Magazine. Sharing golf and the benefits surrounding the game with the Latino community is
at the root of her passion, and her efforts have been recognized and validated by the nation’s premiere golf
institution, the PGA of America.
To hear Ms. Maldonado and other wonderful accomplished women speak at our Women's Leadership and Networking Day on May 29th, register today at http://www.ywca.org/WLND2015. You can also visit our website for more information on the day's events.