It started where many Latinas have very important discussions; at a kitchen table in 1993, where Latinas discussed the need for mentorship and leadership opportunities representative of Latinas. Shortly after, that December, a Steering Committee of more than 400 people was formed.
At that time, the Steering Committee utilized a Governance Model to assess community-based efforts. Under this model, this Steering Committee was limited to reviewing community projects for relevance and impact on the advancement of the Latin community, especially as it pertained to Latinas. However, the Steering Committee wanted more that to just provide input, they wanted to be change agents. The following year, 1994, the Steering Committee became Latinas Unidas.
Fourteen years later, Latinas Unidas was incorporated as Latinas Unidas, Inc. Currently, this organization has over four hundred members and a full board of directors.