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We all have a part to play: Meet Emerging Leader Emily Gonzales

As an Emerging Leaders member, you’ll have opportunities to network and collaborate with a diverse group of influential business leaders all while making an impact. We are proud to celebrate young professionals as philanthropic leaders and are honored to have so many amazing individuals in our community
— like Emily Gonzalez, an Emerging Leader, and amazing community advocate!

What do you love most about Austin?

The diverse and spirited people! Austin is overall a great environment for young professionals to thrive. The city offers a vibrant space to be creative and do good.

As an Emerging Leaders Executive Committee member, what do you hope the group will accomplish in the next year?

Our shared goal is to grow our membership and a positive influence throughout Austin. I believe mentorship opportunities with United Way partners such as Family Pathways are a great way to achieve a strong community impact.

What has been your favorite volunteer project with United Way?

 I’ve enjoyed all of our projects! I’d say my favorite has been the MLK Day of Service because it allowed me to meet other volunteers while getting some fresh air cleaning up East MLK Jr Blvd.

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