Sisters Who SOAR: Hala Ayala, a Mom and Conscientious Advocate By Ramunda Lark Young

This column is a series created by entrepreneur and community leader Ramunda Lark Young and is poised to connect you to extraordinary women of color in Prince William County who’ve surpassed obstacles and rose to great success.

“I am thrilled to introduce my audience to Ms. Hala Ayala.  Hala worked for the government as a Cyber Security Specialist for the Department of Homeland Security with close to 17 years of experience. She is the mother of two and an avid community advocate who founded the Prince William County Chapter of the National Organization for Women (PWC NOW).  Her commitment to service and community are evident through her various leadership roles.  She was elected Vice President at the state level of Virginia National Organization for Women (VANOW), and in Prince William County she serves on several community boards, including the Literacy Foundation of America Prince William County. Hala is a graduate of both Emerge Virginia and the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project.  In 2015, she was honored to be appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the Virginia Council on Women.  Additionally, in 2015, she was appointed Vice Chair of the Occoquan Democratic Committee and recently also served as Fundraising Chair.

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