The Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization
that offers leadership and entrepreneurship training and development for multicultural
women and men. Its focus is on strengthening the US economic landscape by
leveraging multicultural women and men’s “cultural capital” through customized gender and
cultural education, access to business capital, mentorship and a support network. It
accomplishes this by empowering multicultural women and men to develop leadership and
entrepreneurial intelligence, create jobs and develop leaders, thus spawning a new
generation of successfully sustainable multicultural high-level leaders and companies.

What Makes Our Programs Unique?

Diversity leads to stronger business results, yet change is slow and multicultural women and men remain underrepresented in leadership positions and entrepreneurial ventures. These programs are focused and curated for the professional and personal development of all multicultural women and men leaders, including Executive Women and Men, Entrepreneur Women and Men. From embracing the principles used in Harvard University’s groundbreaking Authentic Leadership program, to learning curriculum based on cutting edge research taught by USC Faculty Scholars, these are one of a kind programs addressing multiple facets of leadership development.  Men are encouraged to apply.  “Together we Rise”



The purpose of the Executive Leadership Program for Multicultural Women and the Multicultural Entrepreneur Program is to enable participants to develop as leaders of organizations including their own and to embark on paths of personal leadership development. Bringing together female and male leaders of diverse backgrounds to traverse through the landscape of “authenticity” and culminate in a profoundly personal exploration of each leader’s unique leadership story as it correlates to their personal life challenges.


To enable professional women and men to understand their leadership journeys by reflecting upon and framing their life stories and experiences to date. To gain clarity about their leadership principles, values, and ethical boundaries, and how they will respond under pressure when challenged.

Measured Results

Women in Leadership 360-Assessment™ – participants take the pre-program Women in Leadership 360-Assessment™ to benchmark 6 competencies critical to career advancement. 360-Assessment data is collected prior to beginning the program to establish a baseline.

About The Founder

Dr. Yasmin Davidds, Psy.D, M.C.C.

Dr. Yasmin Davidds is the founder and CEO of the Latina Global Executive Leadership Institute at USC and the Women’s Institute of Negotiation, organizations dedicated to the teaching, instruction and development of negotiating skills and leadership competencies primarily focused on women in professional, academic and corporate settings. Dr. Davidds’ commitment to the empowerment and development of all women and men leaders has brought her recognition and acclaim from the U.S. Congress, the California State Senate, the California State Assembly and most recently was granted the Ray of HOPE award by HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality). Dr. Davidds has been recognized and highlighted as one of the top Leading Latinas by Hispanic Magazine and as one of the most influential Latinas in “The Book of Latina Women”.

How one woman put the pieces together to inspire and empower