Juana Bordas is president of Mestiza Leadership International, a company that focuses on leadership, diversity, and organizational change. A former faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), she taught in the Leader ship Development Program - the most highly utilized executive program in the world. As founding president and CEO of the National Hispana Leadership Institute - the only program in America that prepares Latinas for national leadership - she forged partnerships with Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and CCL to provide training for Hispanic women. Juana is a founder and was executive director of Denver's Mi Casa Women's Center, recognized today as a national model for women's empowerment.A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Juana received the Franklin Miller Award from the Peace Corps for her lifelong commitment to advancing communities of color. The Denver Business Journal selected her for their 2003 Outstanding Women in Business Award for her efforts in promotion of public partnerships and nonprofit involvement in the business arena. She was recognized by the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women as a Colorado Pioneer for her ''Legacy of Outstanding Leadership.'' In 2006, Juana received the Leadership Legacy award from Spellman College's Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement.