Features

Latina Classical Stars: Alondra de la Parra and Ailyn Pérez

The classical music world, above all else, rewards exceptional talent. When a supremely talented artist has the rare ability to also command the stage through the force of their personal charisma, the stars are in perfect alignment to produce a mega celebrity. Such is the case with two Latinas superstars who are setting the international opera and symphonic music scene ablaze with their musicianship and visceral appeal.
By Mark Holston

Cars for Latinas to Drive this Spring!

Hit the road with fuel-efficient trucks and SUVs this Spring. We invite you to check out the durable Ram 1500, the new luxurious three-row crossover, Cadillac XT6 and the stylish and functional GMC Acadia for yourself. All with innovative state-of-the-art technology, it is time for you to take the wheel.
By Robert Bard

Visionaries Inspiring the Future of Technology
Examples of successful Latinas in technology are on the rise and as they become role models for the next generation, they are also opening doors creating a diverse future in STEM. The following stories of determined Latinas in STEM are only a small fragment of the many more to come.
By Gloria Romano-Barrera

The Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA)

Esther Aguilera, CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), was propelled to a leadership role at 27-years-old. Working at the U.S. Capitol as the executive director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the early 1990s allowed her to be a resource for the Latino community serving as an advocate and liaison to members of congress and the community. Learn more about her Commitment to Board Diversity here.
By Gloria Romano-Barrera

Articles

Latinas Today

Dr. Suzanne Rivera Named 17th President of Macalester College

The Macalester College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Suzanne Rivera as the college’s 17th President. Dr. Rivera comes to Macalester from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) where she is serving as …

LATINA Style Business Series in Atlanta, GA

By Tania Davila. Marking its 137th stop, on November 14th, LATINA Style, Inc. hosted the 21st Annual LATINA Style Business Series in Atlanta, GA at AT&T Headquarters. The award-winning program for Latina …

Latina Entrepreneurship in Atlanta, GA

By Melissa Barrera-Sosa. According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, Georgia has the fastest-growing Hispanic/Latino population in the United States. With an increase of 118 percent over the past 15 years … 

Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite Program

By Gloria Romano-Barrera. “The Re-Ignite program is part of Johnson & Johnson’s larger commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is a fantastic way for people with unique abilities, perspectives and experiences to feel supported as they re-enter the workforce,” states Jacqueline Maestri, Vice President, WW Engineering and Property Services at Johnson & Johnson. 

Eggy’s Corner: Maya on the Phone

By Dixie Marroquin
My name is Maya and I love the smell of my owner’s perfume. I am a Border Collie. I am 10 years old and words that describe me are: intelligent, athletic, agile, acrobatic (my owners say I can spin on a dime when I am catching frisbees), and lastly but not least, I am sweet and caring…

Latina Letters From the Front!

By Lt. Col. Maritzel G. Castrellon Chief, Personnel Services Branch CENTCOM CCJ1, MacDill AFB, FL . My military heritage started way before I was born. This intricate story began in the early 1900s when my paternal grandfather, the son of two Italian immigrants, moved from …

Veteran’s Perspective: Transitioning to a Thriving Civilian Career

By Giselle Abritton, Director Hotel Support – CALA Region, Hilton. I joined the Navy in 1994, straight out of high school in Puerto Rico. During my six years in the military, I served as a Mess Management Specialist where I was responsible for the lodging and food preparation for sailors in my duty station and advance deployments. 

Las Jefas! Latina Author’s Weaving Their Stories

By Marisa Rivera. I grew up reading books like Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, and La Carreta by René Marqués, Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz. I was worried about what our youth are reading nowadays and if we had any strong, creative and multicultural writers that could capture the essence of living in two worlds as many immigrants and first-generation feel …

About the Author: Defeating the Odds

By María Luisa Villagómez Victoria. Growing up my father was rarely around, and my mother had to work long hours to provide for my four sisters and me. After my parents divorced, my mother decided that, in order to provide for us, it was best for my sisters and I to live with my grandmother in Mexico, so we moved. At the time, I was about 7 years old …

College Beat: Managing Transitions

By Maria Luis
B.A. Economics Major. 
University of California, Merced. My college experience has been an ongoing discovery of who I am and what I can become. Each year has presented itself with different obstacles and learning experiences that taught me independence, management, and communication as well as resourcefulness. 

His View: Elevating Our Leaders

By Marco A. Davis
President and CEO
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). I am a firm believer in the power of diverse leadership and potential in our community, so it’s an honor to serve the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in our mission to develop the next generation of Latino/a/x leaders across all industries. CHCI’s track record of success is owed in large part to the women who led the organization before me.

Punto Final: “¡Que Viva La Mujer!

 

The United States dedicates the month of March for celebrating influential mujeres throughout history and present day, a mission that LATINA Style, Inc. embraces throughout the year. Mujeres fuertes y poderosas with names that sound like mine and facial features similar to my own—Dolores Huerta, Rigoberta Menchú, Ellen Ochoa, Major General

Las Jefas

Las Jefas: Latinas in the Military, A Growing Force    By Marisa Rivera. Women’s participation in the military has had a history that extends over 400 years worldwide, from Civil Wars, World Wars I and II to present conflicts. Women have been a presence in the United States military for decades and have worked to serve and defend the country for just as many.….

College Beat

By Daisy Guintos
Texas Woman’s University
English Major & Political Science Minor. I was born in Dallas, Texas, however, my parents decided for our family to move to Guanajuato, Mexico when I was 11-months-old. Later on, when …

His View: Walmart’s Commitment to Veterans and Military Families

By Mark Espinoza, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Inc. At Walmart, we are grateful for the sacrifice our nation’s veterans, military men and women, their spouses and families make in service to the country. It is our duty and honor to…

Punto Final!

Latinas Adelante! Moving Beyond Diversity, Embracing Inclusion in the Fight for Equity.  By Linda Urrutia-Varhall, U.S. Air Force (Ret) and Dr. Cynthia Baron. As Latinas, many of us face the concept of diversity. In both the civilian and military world, there are offices and personnel dedicated to ensuring diversity as it relates to numbers and representation. 

His View

Continuing a Legacy.      By Robert E. Bard.          It was 25 years ago that in the living room of a tiny Alexandria apartment in Virginia, Anna Maria Arias put the finishing touches to the first LATINA Style...

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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