Rosie Saldaña

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Rosie Saldaña

Categories: #52Women52Weeks

Today we celebrate Rosie Saldaña! 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 Rosie Saldaña.

What is one word that describes you perfectly?
Determined
What advice would you give to the next generation of female leaders?
Don’t let anything or anyone stop you from your passions and goals. Be persistent and make it happen.
What makes you happy?
Making others happy. I find so much satisfaction and fulfillment when I help others achieve goals and realize their potential. I love creating opportunities for people and helping create spaces for underrepresented individuals or communities to thrive.
How do you measure success?
Success to me is measured by the amount of good it does for others. I wouldn’t consider something a success if it only benefited myself. I want to do things that truly make an impact on the world we live in and the people that make it great.
What historical event inspires you the most?
Although this is still in production, one thing that has recently inspired me is when congress approved the National Museum of the American Latino act which will create the overdue museum dedicated to commemorating over 500 years of American Latino contributions to the nation’s military, economic power, sciences, civil rights, and the arts. As an artist, Chicana, and aspiring museum professional, this gives me hope to know that our country is finally taking the time to recognize the wonderful accomplishments Mexican/Latino communities have made on the place we call home.
What is your favorite quote and why?
“You must love and care for yourself because that’s when the best comes out.” Tina Turner. I love this quote because I recently learned that even though I want to help others I cannot do that unless I take care of myself first. I cannot be the best that I can be until I focus on what my needs are and what’s best for my life. Self-care is vital.