Marisol Garcia

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Marisol Garcia

Categories: #52Women52Weeks

Today we celebrate Marisol Garcia! YWCA Yakima is on a mission to empower women. #52women52weeks was created to celebrate and highlight the amazing women & #SHEros in the #yakimavalley. We are proud to share more about Marisol..

If you could not work for a year, what would you do?

If I was able to not work for a year I would definitely volunteer at my children’s schools and local shelters to help with any kind of fundraisers to help with the homeless. I would like to travel to different states with my family to explore new views of the world. I would also still advertise my small business everywhere until I was ready to get back to work.

What advice would you give to the next generation of female leaders?

When you get hard work, you get Success! Always keep pushing even if you happen to fail once or twice. It’s all a part of growing.
If you have a dream don’t let anybody take it away and Always believe that the impossible is POSSIBLE! You Are Enough!

What makes you happy?

My Kids, My Fiancé and My success! Becoming a teen mom I was put down a lot and everyone who said I wouldn’t amount to nothing I proved them wrong! I always try to avoid regrets because when you regret things it messes with your happiness.

How do you measure success?

How I measure Success is doing My jobs the Best way I can. I like to be recognized as someone who always pushes her limits to do the best. I never want to find myself in a situation where I feel as if there is nothing left to learn or achieve.

What historical event inspires you the most?

A historical event that inspires me is the birth of Adam and Eve. First man and Woman to have fallen on Earth after doing the original sin. It would have been quite a show to actually watch God create Adam and fashion out Eve out of his Rib! And to even be able to go through the garden of Eden would be exotic.

Also watching Ancient Greek Olympics!

Have you ever had an ah-ha moment? And if so, what did you learn from it?

The ah-ha moment I had was when I finally realized nobody’s opinion or assumptions of me matter. If they are not paying my bills, putting food on the table for my family than everything goes through one ear and out the other. I learned people will always have something to say when your doing better than them. Also they may be jealous because they are still in the same place you once were

Training Opportunities

In addition to our work responding to survivors of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence, YWCA Yakima is proud to offer training sessions for community members and organizations who would like learn more about domestic and intimate partner violence. We are also able to share information about our general services with groups, organizations, businesses, etc., as well as supply posters and brochures.

YWCA Yakima offers a variety of community training opportunities throughout the year. To view and register for trainings visit our Community Training page.