Dean Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto will be recognized by MANA, A National Latina Organization, at the 2022 Las Primeras Awards and AT&T Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. The awards and celebration will he held on Wednesday evening at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Dean DeFrancesco Soto, the first Latina to lead a Presidential Instiution, and Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director of the Woolly Mammoth Theater will receive the 2022 Las Primeras Awards.
Since 1990, the MANA Las Primeras Awards have honored Latinas who demonstrate important ‘firsts’ in their fields with a national impact. The achievements of these extraordinary women show the important contributions Latinas make to this country. Las Primeras serves as an educational program and commemoration of how far we have come, yet serves as an important reminder of the long road ahead for full inclusion of Latinas in the top levels of leadership in this country.
The Las Primeras Awards are made possible by generous support from AT&T, Warner Bros. Discovery, Comcast NBC Universal Telemundo, and Verizon. Honorary Co-Hosts for the event are the Woolly Mammoth Theater, Latinovations, MANA Action Fund, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, Advanced Advocacy and the Health Equity Collaborative.