“If you want to lift yourself, lift up someone else.”
- Booker T. Washington.
Many studies suggest that giving back can actually boost your overall life satisfaction. I couldn’t agree more.
Here are some recent activities I am doing for my community:
I serve as President of the Board of Directors for the Beauty Bus Foundation. An organization that delivers loving kindness, support and compassion to seriously ill patients and their caregivers through beauty services. During COVID, Beauty Bus is also serving the many healthcare workers who have sacrificed so much to take care of us. Any amount you can donate is incredibly appreciated.
I will be running the LA Big5K to help conquer Cancer, this coming March 2023. I am partnering with the Concern Foundation who provides critical funding to post-doctoral cancer researchers focused primarily on cancer genetics, cell biology, and immunology for all forms of cancer prevention and treatment.
As a champion of diversity and inclusion, I also try to embed myself in the Latinx community inside and outside of work, because as many have said, “if you can see it, you can be it”.
This is how I am contributing in this space:
By helping to educate the next generation…
Recorded a standalone Back to School collection for Google’s Applied Digital Skills Program “ Introduction to Create a Mind Map in Google Drawings”, Live now.
Panel speaker at Culver City High School (mostly minorities) on “Creating My Own Tech Future”, Mar 2021
Hosted the Anahuac University students (from Mexico) and led a panel on “How to have a career in tech” - 2018 and 2019
Teach 1st-5th graders how to code using CS First “Anima un Nombre” curriculum.
Girl Scout of Greater LA, 4th year as Cookie Chair, troop #03985, teaching girls how to be Entrepreneurs who manage their own cookie business
Liliana and the Anahuac University students
By building community in the workplace
As a first generation Latina, Liliana is well aware of the many challenges other women, and Latinas go through as they try to climb up in their careers. Many times she’s been the only Latina at the table, and although she understands there is power in that, there is even more power when you understand your role, when you know the power of your voice and know how to use it to lift yourself and others, despite who is sitting next to you.
This is the way she gives back, by doing!
Co-pioneered the Latinas@Google Summit, Sept 2019
Brought together more than 500 women from across the organization for the first time. The group is now over 1K women strong at Google.
Liliana with Dolores Huerta