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Investing in the future
By Paul Roupe When Erica Ayala saw her picture hanging up in the rotunda of the California State Capitol building, she felt fulfilled yet humbled. Named Woman of the Year for the Central Valley’s 12th district by Senator Anthony Cannella, Ayala knew it was an honor to be recognized for something that started out under a canopy on back-to-school night. Four years ago, she had the idea to start a program that would help young women empower themselves and realize their potential in life.