Another strong women who will be attending Women’s HER-story Dinner @msnancyruffin
Nancy Arroyo Ruffin is a New York City born and bred Puertoriqueña. As an author and motivational speaker Nancy is breaking down barriers with her voice and determination to inspire, educate, support, and empower all who cross her path. Her pride in her Puerto Rican culture, her love and veneration for her ancestors, and her ardent desire to instill the same pride in the next generation are what this Latina cites as her biggest motivators. Nancy believes, “That pride is instilled. It’s what we carry with us every day of our lives.”
She is a graduate of Bernard Baruch College where she earned a B.A. in Accounting and an MBA in Healthcare Management. Nancy is the acclaimed author of two books, Welcome to Heartbreak: A collection of poems, short stories and affirmations about love, life, and heartbreak (2011) and Letters to My Daughter (2014) both published by CreativeINK Press. She is also a member, workshop facilator, and serves on the Board of Directors for the New York City Latina’s Writers Group, an organization committed to providing a safe space for women to share their voices and their stories.
As a writer, Nancy’s work has been published in a number of on-line magazines such as La Respuesta, Sofrito for Your Soul, and The Daily Voice. Her work also appears in the anthology “Joy Interrupted: An Anthology about Motherhood and Loss” published by Fat Daddy Farm Press 2012.