Inspiring Latina

Mayra Alvarez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Director of Public Health Policy Mayra Alvarez
By Sugey Palomares | 01/15/2013 - 16:01

Mayra Alvarez has a passion for empowering Latinas through health reform. As the Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, she oversees public health, prevention, and healthcare workforce provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

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Inspiring Latina of the Week: HuffPost Live Host & Producer Alicia Menendez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: HuffPost Live Host & Producer Alicia Menendez
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 01/08/2013 - 13:48

In August of 2012, The Huffington Post launched HuffPost Live, a new live-streaming video network that serves up 12 hours of live video from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m (EST), every weekday in a daytime talk-show format. 

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Meet Our 40 Inspiring Latinas of 2012!
Meet Our 39 Inspiring Latinas of 2012!
By Amaris Castillo | 12/31/2012 - 01:36

This year, our minds and hearts have been widened and re-shaped thanks to our Inspiring Latinas column. Since we launched the weekly column in early January, we've told the stories of strong, everyday Latina women who wake up every morning to follow their ambitions - much to our admiration.

Take a look at our 39 Inspiring Latinas of 2012 below and tell us, what inspires you in life?

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Inspiring Latina: Cindy Rodriguez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: CNN Editor, Cindy Rodriguez
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 12/04/2012 - 13:39

Cindy Rodriguez isn't the kind of girl who sits around waiting on the world to change. Instead, she's the kind of girl who makes change happen!

Growing up in West New York, N.J., this driven and hardworking Latina noticed a lack of coverage about Latinos in mainstream magazines and on television, and from an early age, Rodriguez felt compelled to change that. “The art, culture, and historic footprint in this country was changing, but no one was really writing stories about it," says Rodriguez. "I wanted to change that.”

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Maribel Liberman
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Chocolatier & Business Owner Maribel Lieberman
By Desiree Browne | 11/27/2012 - 12:16

The minute you walk into her New York chocolate boutique in SoHo, you can tell Maribel Lieberman is a woman who loves her job. Every detail of her popular shop MarieBelle, from the enormous chandeliers to the meticulously decorated chocolates is elegant and rich. Each bite of one of her famous ganaches is a taste of her native Honduras—a burst of passionfruit or chili pepper—or something she discovered in New York’s culinary landscape, like cardamom or pistachio.

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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Actress & Philanthropist, Iliana Guibert McGinnis
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/20/2012 - 13:28

Iliana Guibert McGinnis is an actress and philanthropist. When she's not on stage, shooting a commercial, or working on an independent film project -- she dedicates her time and energy to giving back to her community.

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Monica Herrera
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Rolling Stone Senior Editor, Monica Herrera
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/13/2012 - 12:30

Monica Herrera has always been willing to go that extra-mile to make her dreams come true. Whether she was taking on extra writing assignments at Billboard or Rolling Stone, or writing about the things that interested her most, like music.

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Monica Trasandes
Inspiring Latina: Monica Trasandes
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/06/2012 - 15:12

If a young Latina girl sees a gay female character on a television show, telenovela, or movie, she may have Monica Trasandes to thank for it. 

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Dr Brenda Henry-Sanchez
Inspiring Young Latina: Dr. Brenda Henry-Sanchez
By Sugey Palomares | 10/16/2012 - 16:00

Brenda Henry-Sanchez proves that with education and practice, you can make the world a better place. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Sanchez has a passion for making sure our nation is on a path towards better health. As the program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she oversees the grassroots initiatives that improve the wellbeing of underrepresented communities nationwide.

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Lilliana Alvarez
Inspiring Latina: Lilliana Alvarez
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 10/11/2012 - 16:00

Honduran American Lilliana Alvarez, 30, considers herself different, and she likes it. Her main goal is to communicate to the world her "fierceness," as she puts it, through her own personal style. "Wear your look, walk it, talk it and live it for the moment," she says.

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