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Denise Padín Collazo
Denise is a social justice leader, a mentor to fellow women of color, and a family work integration innovator. She is squarely focused on encouraging women of color to lead into their vision, live into their fullest selves, and love past negatives that hold them back. Denise is the senior advisor for external affairs at Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network), the nation’s largest faith-based, progressive organizing network, where she has advanced the cause of social justice over the past twenty-five years. She is a gifted speaker who leaves listeners compelled to take action on how they can act on their purpose. Denise mentors, coaches, and raises funds in collaboration with other women to find the just solutions we so desperately need. By doing this, she models what a woman working with and for women really looks like.
June 9, 2022

Books written by the author

Book by Denise Padín Collazo "Thriving in the Fight" - Kelly Irving Book Coach
Thriving in the Fight

Success Story

Denise Padin Collazo has been walking the walk of a successful activist and mentor, fighting on the front line of social change across three decades. Her debut book, Thriving In The Fight, was picked up by a publisher just three months after she first put pen to paper. An insightful survival guide to advocacy, Thriving in the Fight, is also full of memoir, personal anecdote, and insight about how to flourish on the front lines of social justice.


Today, she is a multiple award-winning author who has seen a phenomenal impact on her professional profile. Because of her book, Denise consistently receives invitations to speak and has secured major philanthropic support for Faith In Action, where she works to fight racial injustice. 


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