For Immediate Release – August 31, 2020
Contact: Maristeve Bradley
Lansdowne, Virginia (August 31, 2020) – UNO Translations and Communications is pleased to announce that Virginia Governor Northam has appointed Brigitta Toruño, the UNO Founder and CEO, to the Virginia Council on Women.
The Virginia Council on Women (Council) is an advisory council in the Executive branch of state government and consists of 18 strong leaders from around the state serving a four-year term. Its purpose is to identify ways women can reach their full potential and fully contribute to society and the Commonwealth, including a recent focus on engaging and empowering women through STEM, healthcare, and convening.
Ms.Toruño is honored to have the opportunity to work with the very capable members of the Virginia Council on Women to further the opportunities for all women across the state. As Ms.Toruño says “We have so much opportunity for women in Virginia, as well as diverse and extensive talent among all our residents. I look forward to working with residents and with my fellow Women’s Council members.”
It is Ms. Toruño’s pledge and commitment to the Women’s Council to apply her experience and passion from creating and running her language and interpretation business with her son, as well as giving back to her community through organizations such as 100 Women Strong, the Loudoun Literacy Council, the George Mason University Women in Business Initiative, Loudoun Hunger Relief, a county wide food pantry, mentoring numerous young women and working with her daughter to offer mother/daughter entrepreneur workshops. The awards she has been so grateful to receive such as the Top 100 MBE award from the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC), being named, for four years, to Loudoun Business Journal’s Top 100 Women Who Mean Business and receiving the Enterprising Women of the Year Award certainly help her appreciate the value of a strong community.