Meet the Team

Committed to the Cause

FORSISTERS.ORG has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our team, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.

Leni Ibargu​engoytia

Founder

Born in Mexico, Leni Ibargüengoytia founded a graphic design and production service company, Creatica SA de CV.
Since childhood, she always felt a particular calling to help others, although it would be some years before she’d find her niche. Leni moved to the United States 15 years ago in search of a better life for herself and her family. When she left her business behind and moved to the U.S., she recognized the common immigrant struggle of integrating into the nation’s economy. She continued her studies and graduated from Florida International University, obtained her citizenship and lived successfully as an artist, entrepreneur, wife, and proud mother of three.
It was also during this time that Leni formed a deep connection with migrant women, listening to their stories of entry into the country and the hurdles they needed to overcome to be able to economically sustain themselves. Leni continually asked herself “How can I help?”  After consulting many people and conducting her own research, it became apparent to her that the only way to help these migrant women become self-supporting was by creating their own businesses. And with this momentum, in 2015, she founded Four Sisters, LLC and from that the idea of ForSisters was born. In 2018, ForSisters established itself as a 501(c)(3),

Augusto Cividini

Board Member

Augusto is a second-year law student at Georgetown Law studying International and Comparative Law. He most recently has been awarded legal fellowships with Equal Justice America, Equal Justice Works’ Veterans Legal Corps, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Augusto received his bachelors degree from Vassar College where he majored in Behavioral Neuroscience and Latin American Studies. While at Vassar he was a recipient of the Michael & Nancy Olmsted Kaehr ’60 Scholarship as well as the college’s prestigious Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowship which gave him the opportunity to study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Upon graduating from Vassar College Augusto moved to New York City and worked at Creative Capital, a venture capital arts foundation. Prior to starting law school Augusto returned to Miami and worked as the Program Manager for the Goldie Hawn Foundation as well as the Reporting & Evaluations Manager at the Lotus House Women’s Shelter (Sundari Foundation Inc.). Augusto is currently a board member of For Sisters, a direct services nonprofit based out of Miami, Florida.
Augusto was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and raised in Miami by his Argentinean parents. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Isa Diez Oswaldo Cruz

Communications and development strategy

 Isa’s interest for immigrant rights began as a teenager. She studied social work and political science in college with one purpose in mind: to work with the immigrant community. Now graduated, she is working at a non-profit immigration law firm and supporting For Sisters through social media.

Ariadna Ibarguengoytia

Board Member

Ariadna is enthusiastic, open minded, highly motivated educator and people oriented professional with extensive experience teaching Spanish to native English speakers. She teaches at the Academy of Notre Dame outside Philadelphia. Ariadna joined Forsisters with the purpose to promote immigrant women’s personal and economic transformation. As an immigrant herself, Ariadna believes in women’s potential and self determination to become part of a community where they feel respected and valued. We celebrate our own culture and language by empowering women to be independent and proud of who they are. She lives with her husband and two sons in Narberth PA.

 
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