By Sugey Palomares | 03/04/2013 - 16:29
Every day we are inspired by women who work to achieve more and give more. These Latinas show us that everyone has the potential to change the world and that it's up to us to make a difference! Here are 40 amazing Latinas who have changed the world.
- With additional reporting by Irina Gonzalez
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?
By Sugey Palomares | 09/19/2012 - 15:06
Zayda Rivera, 35, applies her strength, determination, and positive spirit to every task at hand. As the director of multicultural communications strategy for the Hispanic Practice at Lagrant Communications, the Puerto Rican professional (and self-proclaimed yoga lover) helps promote and educate Latinos about the importance of health and health care. We spoke to the talented Latina about her role in communications and how she gives back to her community.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 16:00
Alyssa Vera Ramos is the inspiring Latina of the week for her strong passion for theater and teaching. The Chicago native and Northwestern University graduate is a facilitator for the non-profit organization, For Youth Inquiry, a performing health collective, which helps inspire and educate inner-city teens. We got a chance to chat with Alyssa about her community work and love for the arts. Check it out below!
What inspired you to pursue a career in the drama arts?
By Sugey Palomares | 06/19/2012 - 15:41
Molecular biologist, Lydia Villa-Komaroff is this week’s inspiring Latina for her strong dedication to the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem campaign, which empowers women to be confident and let their inner beauty shine. The Mexican American scientist began her college education at the University of Washington in Seattle and later transferred to Goucher College in Maryland.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/13/2012 - 18:00
Sixteen-year-old Beatriz Rivera is this week’s Inspiring Latina for her strong dedication to completing her education despite the challenges she faces due to her dyslexia. The Spanish Harlem, New York teen strives to graduate high school and continue on her path to higher education. Unfortunately, the public school system doesn’t provide enough academic support for children with special needs. Find out more about her inspiring story and how you can help below:
By Sugey Palomares | 05/30/2012 - 16:00
Felicia Alcaraz is a Latina who honors her roots and makes us proud with her dedication to raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The California native works as a Continuity Director for Clear Channel’s 99.1 KGGI-FM and won the 2012 Inland Empire Woman of the Year for her work with LLS. Felicia is currently working on her Master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy, which she hopes to earn by 2013.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2012 - 13:08
Marcela Capetillo emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico City just two years ago and has already made a name for herself as an entrepreneur in Texas. The former lawyer is dedicated to her new Tasti D-Lite business as much as her family. Capetillo also gives back to her community and advocates for children with special needs. Her hope is that her daughter who has Down's syndrome can grow up in a world that's kinder to people with disabilities. Read more about her story below and get inspired: