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Monica Chavez: U.S. Marine to Life Long DIYer

“During my time in the Marines, I learned a lot about myself and knew what I needed to thrive and succeed in life,” shares creative entrepreneur and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Monica Chavez. “My military experience provided me with a plethora of life lessons. The most valuable being; with hard work, I can do anything I set my mind to.  I am a woman and small in stature but I did not let that be an excuse or define any physical challenges I faced in my five years in the Marine Corps.”[…]

A Latina and her Cricut

Looking for a last-minute holiday gift idea? Here are Cricut items that you can put on your last-minute Christmas gift list that will make your recipient grin from ear to ear when they open that box. Prior to using the Cricut cutter, Melissa’s experience with crafting was limited to markers, scissors, and hot glue. Although she has always been the creative type, she never had the tools at her disposal[…]

Dr. Pichardo Johansson: Surviving Breast Cancer

“The radiologist said the lump I felt was “probably benign” but she recommended to repeat the study in six months,” shared Oncologist Dr. Pichardo Johansson of her symptoms. “By the time I had the repeat test, the lesion had grown, so a biopsy was ordered. The biopsy was positive for ER-positive Her-2-Neu-negative invasive ductal carcinoma.”.[…]

Q&A with Artist and Causepreneur Caro Tejada

My projects promote mental health awareness and as an artist, it’s important to me to be original in conveying the message.”

 1. What is a day in the life of Caro Tejada?
I truly live one day at a time. If I am not traveling for work my day consists of taking my daughter to school first thing in the morning, followed by making it to the gym (which always helps me stay fit mentally and physically.)[…]

NEIDA SANDOVAL: REINVENTING YOURSELF


A day in the life of Neida Sandoval is intense, sometimes unpredictable, and always in motion. Two years ago she became an independent journalist so that she can manage her time better while maintaining a tight agenda where projects and family go hand in hand. “When I’m not traveling for work, my days begin at 5:30 […]

13 WAS HISPANIC OWNERS ARE AMONG THE MOST GENEROUS IN PROVIDING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

From retirement plans to identity theft protection, Hispanic business owners are more likely to invest in their employees’ futures and well-being across categories. In fact, they are 23 percent more likely than the general business owner population to offer benefits ranging from traditional medical insurance and retirement plans to more progressive offerings such as identity […]

GABRIEL “JACOBO” MONTEMAYOR IN DISNEY ON ICE

Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream bringing courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. Read about Mexican performer Gabriel “Jacobo” Montemayor as he prepares for the action-packed spectacular in VA. The show has been a family favorite. What do you think it […]

CAR SEAT INSTALLATION TIPS FROM CHEVROLET AND SAFE KIDS 

As part the Global Road Safety Week, Chevrolet and Safe Kids Worldwide are teaming up in Dallas to help raise awareness of car seat safety. Safe Kids found that ~73% of car seats are not properly installed, so there is a significant need to educate amongst parents.

 

ESTEFANI EVANS: THE FLYNG TRAPEZE ARTIST

For 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has amazed audiences with its distinctive talent. Its gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and amusing clowns have entertained millions worldwide. With performers representing nationalities from all over the world, Brazilian-born trapeze artist Estefani Evans is a 5th generation trapeze artist and a Latina to watch. With […]

AIRBNB HIRES JASMINE MORA TO LEAD POLICY COMMUNICATIONS IN MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

Jasmine Mora has been hired by Airbnb to head up policy communications in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.  She is based out of Los Angeles and works with the Latin America team to expand the company’s presence in the region.Prior to Airbnb, Mora was the Communications Director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus {…}

Q&A: DISNEY ON ICE PERFORMER LAURA CHAVES. MOTIVATING LATINAS TO DREAM BIG!

As a child, Laura Chavez was amazed by the things figure skaters were capable of doing over a sheet of ice. At a young age her parents enrolled her in multiple sports; ballet, tap, gymnastics, and skating, and when the time came to stick to only one sport, she chose figure skating. “We reached a point where I was no longer able to continue with all three sports and they let me choose what I wanted to continue in,” she shares. “I chose figure skating as it was what I enjoyed the most.”

SALVADORAN ENTREPRENEURS  TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR FUTURE


By: Christine Bolaños

In gang-infested El Salvador it is not uncommon for a man to feel his masculinity threatened when his wife or partner works outside the home. Despite the stigma of women in a male-dominated culture, there is a group of 11 women who have taken ownership of their lives in the picturesque community of Suchitoto. They […]

AS LONG AS I’VE GOT MY SUIT AND TIE

By: Mr. Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International, Inc.

Many folks in the office ask me, “Why are you always dressed up in a suit and tie? It’s business casual here.” It’s true, business casual is the policy, and frankly, Friday casual is the norm in many offices. And that’s cool — folks should dress the way they want and in whatever works for them […]

LATINA WORKERS AND ALLIES MOBILIZED TO CLOSE THE GENDER PAY GAP PROMOTE FAIR WORK CONDITIONS


By: Mónica Ramirez, Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy for the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA)

Nearly 100 organizations across the U.S. are taking action today to raise awareness about the gender wage gap facing Latina workers. The most recent data reflects that Latina workers are being paid an average of 54 cents to the dollar paid to white male, non-Hispanic workers. This means that it takes Latinas 22 months to make the […]