The Nogales Mexican Consulate hosted for the month of September a variety of workshops. These workshops were to promote labor week. The workshops on labor were to inform the public on labor rights, labor unions, E-verify,applying for a social security card, and inspirational women in Santa Cruz County. The inspirational women workshop included three women from Santa Cruz County who have managed to be successful in their careers regardless of the many barriers they have faced throughout their lives. The guest women panel were:Claudia Arevalo, Arevalo Law Firm, Mercedes Castro, Nuestra Casa Domestic Violence Center, and Georgina Félix, Fresh Produce Association of America.
Each of the guest panel shared their struggles, and how they still managed to continue to move forward regardless of the challenges. It was an opportunity for them to inspire others in attendance to continue pursuing their goals, and dreams. The secret of their success is determination and perseverance to move forward regardless of the many challenges they face.