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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Iliana
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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Patricia Garcia
Inspiring Young Latina: Patricia Garcia
By Sugey Palomares | 10/02/2012 - 16:00

Patricia Garcia, 25, has the soul of a survivor. The Mexican newlywed from California was diagnosed with a rare type of tumor that is effecting her lungs and heart. She is currently treating her three-malignant thymoma at the USC Hospital in Los Angeles. As treatment expenses continue to mount, her family launched a Give Forward campaign to help with medical costs.


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Brittany Maldonado
Inspiring Latina: Brittany Maldonado
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 09/27/2012 - 17:00

Brittany Maldonado is an actress, painter, poet and writer. The Puerto Rican artist, has dedicated her life to expression in all art forms.  “Art, whether it was through words or painting, has always been my means of expression,” she says. She looks to artists such as Salvador Dali and Lauren Velez for inspiration. Currently, she is working on a play written by Latino playwright Jose Rivera


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Astrid Sarmiento
Inspiring Young Latina: Astrid Sarmiento
By Sugey Palomares | 09/05/2012 - 15:00

Colombian and Honduran-American, Astrid Sarmiento, 23, loves putting her art design knowledge to good use. The Queens native is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Web Design from The New York City College of Technology and interning at the start-up company, Wordever. Find out more about her story and how she gives back to her community below!


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Sara Maria Saborido
Inspiring Latina: Sara Maria Saborido
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 08/21/2012 - 16:00

Sara Maria Saborido, a Miami, Florida native of Spanish descent, is no ordinary girl. By the age of 29, she has earned an MBA, has worked for the last seven years teaching and caring for the children in her classroom, and has committed her life to helping others. Saborido counts her blessings every day and is most thankful to her mother, for making all of her dreams possible.


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