Women's History Month: Cynthia Tapia
In honor of Women's History Month we will be highlighting volunteers, advocates and friends of United Way of Broward County throughout the month. This week, we are highlighting Cynthia Tapia, a United Way of Broward County volunteer.
What are you involved with at United Way of Broward County and why?
I am involved in the Youth Action Team Taskforce as Co-Chair, Latino Initiative, Project Brain and Choose Peace/Stop Violence, Brake the Vape Campaign, etc. In conclusion, I work very closely with the United Way of Broward County staff on different campaigns, initiatives, community mobilizing to make sure we accomplish the goals and objectives established on the Comprehensive Community Prevention Action Plan for Broward County. I like collaborating with United Way because I see this organization as the missing piece in a puzzle or the glue that sticks everyone together (cohesiveness). I am very proud to be part of the team.
Which woman inspires you and why?
My mother because she is a resourceful person, resilient, with a strong character and very loving and understanding.
What is your favorite thing about being a woman?
Being able to bring life into this world in the form of another human being, I am a caregiver by nature - I like to take care of others and help others. Women have bigger responsibilities which bring priceless rewarding experiences. I like the fact that I can multitask, even though research shows that the human brain cannot multitask, but I think women do. That is a unique thing about being a woman.