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Leading With Heart And Purpose Ft Erica Sandoval (Part 2)

August 08, 2022 Harleny Vasquez Season 2 Episode 16
Social Work Insider
Leading With Heart And Purpose Ft Erica Sandoval (Part 2)
Show Notes

Hey, y'all, it's been a while since my last episode, but today I bring you Erica Sandoval. If you're a long-time podcast listener, you'll probably recognize her from an episode we did together back in March, where we learned about her journey into the social work profession. This time, we're bringing her back to hear in on what she's been up to recently. On top of that, we have some really exciting announcements to share with you as well. Make sure you have a listen!

Topics we cover in today's episode include:

  • The amazing work Erica is doing with the Latinx community 
  • An exciting announcement we have to share with you (hint: it involves a book)
  • Why it's important to lead with heart and purpose 

More about Erica:

Erica is a passionate licensed clinical therapist who is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She is committed to amplifying the voices and businesses of incredible Latinx social work leaders, who are healing and inspiring communities. 

As founder and CEO of Sandoval CoLab, she partners with organizations, universities, health care facilities, medical and corporate professionals to provide access to resources to advance teams and help employees and students thrive. 

Most recently, she co-founded Employee Network Allyance, a space for allyship for today and tomorrow's employee network leaders who help each other succeed. Erica holds a Post Master's in Clinical Adolescent Psychology and a Master's in Social Work from New York University, Silver School of Social Work. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for National Association of Social Workers NYC, the largest organization for professional social workers worldwide. She helped launch B.O.L.D, Building Organizing and Leading with Diversity. Her work focuses on the intersectionality of behavioral health, social disparities, trauma, and human development. She serves as Advisor for the Latino Social Work Coalition and Prospanica NY. 

Her successful career has earned her numerous awards, including being honored with the Social Justice Award for Social Work as one of Prospanica NY's 2021 Top Latinx Leaders. She is regularly invited to be a guest speaker, moderator and panelist by well-known organizations, including Sony, Jobwell, and Brown Brothers Harriman. 

In collaboration with Fig Factor Media, Erica released her first book, Latinx in Social Work, which quickly became a #1 Best Seller and Hot New Release under Social Work on Amazon and also led to an ongoing partnership with the NYU Silver School of Social Work. 

Her greatest pride is being a single mother and raising her 21-year-old daughter, Isabella, whom she considers her biggest teacher. As a proud immigrant from Ecuador, her passion is fueled in supporting the community she is a part of and their children. Erica is a philanthropist and is a donor to the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund.

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