Latina South welcomes Gigi Pedraza. Gigi is the founding Executive Director of the nonprofit, Latino Community Fund of Georgia and one of the most influential Latinas in the state. In the first of two parts of our conversation, Gigi shares with us the catalytic moments which fueled her journey to become both a social entrepreneur and vocal advocate for the Latino Community in Georgia. Gigi also shares her thoughts on philanthropy and her approach to both creating awareness and securing resources for the organizations tackling the most complex issues for the Latino community in Georgia.
“The most important thing that someone can have, if they don’t understand something, is curiosity. [If] people just ask why, I think we have already common ground”