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Latinas at the Forefront of Space Exploration

Meet 12 Latinas at the forefront of groundbreaking missions and work at NASA. Each Latina play diverse, but equally critical roles, to ensure astronauts and spacecraft are ready for these next chapters in space exploration. They all have a calling to serve a purpose greater than themselves — one that brings humanity together and expands our understanding of our world and the universe it calls home. They all have endured setbacks and challenges. Learn more about their stories of impact, innovation and heart.

By Christine Bolaños

23rd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference

On the evening of April 28th, LATINA Style, Inc., kicked off the 23rd Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference virtually with a leadership reception. Learn more about the special guest speakers and awardees.

By Gloria Romano-Barrera

STEM Latinas Making a Mark

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, collectively known as STEM, make up the fastest growing fields in the U.S. with endless opportunities in careers ranging from clinical drug developer to aerospace engineer, global marketing strategist to operations director. Learn more about Latinas who are turning the tide and making a mark in some of the leading STEM companies across the globe, proving that when given the opportunity, Latinas are more than capable of making a difference in their area of focus.

By Melissa Barrera

Remembering Monica Martinez

In the midst of all the incredible sadness that we have experienced with the losses caused by COVID-19, we have also lost one of our most cherished and loved Latina leaders in our country. On May 20, 2021, we lost our dear Monica Martinez. Monica will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

By Robert Bard

Articles

Latinas Today

Monica Lozano Elected to Apple’s Board of Directors

Monica Lozano, president and CEO of College Futures Foundation has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Lozano brings with her a broad range of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, as well as a long and storied track record as a champion for equity, opportunity, and representation.

Eggy’s Corner 

Unconditional Love

By Juan Pablo Benítez,
Translation Services Coordinator, A&P International.Inc. 

 Hello, hola, bonjour! My name is Kisses Lowry, but you can call me Kisses. I am a 10-year-old black American Cocker Spaniel. My hobbies are: hanging out with my beautiful family, taking walks, eating healthy, traveling, and of course, taking long naps in my spare time. In my early years, I was a show dog, and I am deeply grateful for that experience because it developed my passion for diversity!

Eggy’s Corner

Maya, the Therapeutic Yorkie

By Susana Gonzalez

My name is MAYA, I am a two-year-old Yorkie rescue. I had a lovely owner but she had some surgeries and with a long recovery, she couldn’t take care of me anymore. She tried really hard to find me a home and I got lucky when she called.

Veterans and Military Spouses Efforts at Walmart, Inc.

“Veterans and military spouses bring a great deal of value to their teams and to our company overall,” shares Brynt Parmeter, Senior Director Walmart Military Programs.

By Gloria Romano-Barrera

About the Author

Clap When You Land

By Elizabeth Acevedo

I come from a community-driven people; my very large Dominican family and the very Black and Brown neighborhood I was raised in New York both put a strong emphasis on building tight connections, supporting one another when traditional channels failed us, and continuously communicating the needs of ourselves and those we love to the people in power.

College Beat

Floreciendo – A Latina Pre-Med during COVID-19

By Karina Reyes

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The toughest part of my journey has been determining the woman I want to be and allowing myself to flourish. I first realized that I had grown from being a shy and anxious child to a confident young woman during a campus tour I led at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

 

 Veteran’s Perspective

A Seamless Military to Civilian Workforce Transition, Consejos Para Usted

By Lisa “La Coronela” Carrington Firmin, USAF Ret.

A professor once said to me that my transition from the military to academia was quick and impressive. Say what? In my head, it was neither. Fortunately for me, I had countless years of leadership experience with adapting and overcoming whatever situation or role I was thrust into from my years in the military. 

Letters from the Front

By Yessica Ramos, CWO2, USMC

I am a proud Latina with Ecuadorian origins. I am a Utilities Chief Warrant Officer in the Marine Corps. As a young child, I always had an interest in joining the military. I would always dress up like GI Joe and carry a kitchen utensil or anything that could resemble a weapon on my “war” belt.

 

Latinas Today

Corteva Agriscience Names Anne Alonzo as Senior VP, Chief Sustainability Officer

Anne Alonzo has joined Corteva Agriscience as the company’s senior vice president for external affairs and chief sustainability officer. She will report to Chief Executive Officer James C. Collins, Jr. and is responsible for setting strategy and leading the company’s external affairs function, which includes corporate communications

Johnson & Johnson’s          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

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

Check out Special gift ideas for your loved one. We are sure they will bring a smile to their life.