Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Monika Langarica
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Monika Langarica
By Jill Pankow | 02/06/2012 - 14:22

This week we’re pleased to introduce you to Monika Langarica who has fought adversity and substandard conditions to not only become the first in her family to go away to school, but to also leave a positive, lasting impact on her community in the wake of her success. We were made aware of Monika’s story through an email from her stepmother, Martha Gonzalez, and now we’re proud to reveal her many accomplishments here to you.

Here’s Why Monika Inspires Us:


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Our January Inspiring Latinas
Our 4 Inspiring Young Latinas of the Month!
By Latina Staff | 01/31/2012 - 14:29

We previously reported on the inspirational story of Mercedes Ramirez Johnson, who survived a tragic plane crash in 1995. Johnson lost her parents in the accident and suffered severe injuries. Despite all of the challenges she faced, the mother of four boys finished college and transformed her terrible experience into a hopeful story. In honor of her powerful experience, we are highlighting our 4 Inspiring Latinas of the Month.


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Inspiring Latina: Samantha Garvey
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Samantha Garvey
By Sugey Palomares | 01/30/2012 - 12:27

This week’s featured Inspiring Young Latina of the Week is named Samantha Garvey. The Salvadoran-American teenager has inspired her community and our nation with her determination to succeed against all odds. In December, the New York student and her family were evicted from their home and forced to live in a homeless shelter. Despite facing this challenge, Garvey maintained a 3.9 grade point average and became a semifinalist for a prestigious science competition. We are so proud of her strength, courage, and perseverance!


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Inspiring Latina: Ariana Torres
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: NBA Cheerleader
By Adriana Rivera | 01/23/2012 - 10:02

This week’s featured Inspiring Young Latina of the Week is named Ariana, a Latina who proves that working hard really can pay off. Through studying and working simultaneously, this 23 year-old native of Mexico became the only full Latina on the NBA Los Angeles Clippers Spirit dance team, and she’s proud of it!

Why Ariana inspires us:


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Inspirational Young Latina of the Week: Patricia Ramirez
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Patricia Ramirez
By Amaris Castillo | 01/16/2012 - 11:55

Last week, we kicked off "Inspiring Young Latina of the Week," a unique weekly column where we will be profiling young Latinas who are making a difference in America. We asked Latina’s readers on Facebook to send in their stories of trailblazing mujeres to us, and while we received a handful, one heartfelt story emerged that left us incredibly touched.


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Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Gaby Rodriguez
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Gaby Rodriguez
By Amaris Castillo | 01/09/2012 - 12:28

Latina’s readers have told us repeatedly on Facebook how much they’d like to see us feature more inspirational stories about everyday Latinas. And since we ALWAYS listen to our readers, we are launching "Inspiring Young Latina of the Week," a unique weekly column where we will be profiling young Latinas who are making a difference in America. Check back every Monday to read about these trailblazing mujeres!


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Inspiring Latina: Meet Anna Maria Chávez, First Latina Leader of the Girl Scouts
By Grace Bastidas | 09/02/2011 - 15:47

The Girl Scouts of the USA has appointed its first Latina CEO in its nearly 100-year-old history. Come November, Mexican-American Anna Maria Chávez will begin her appointment as the 19th leader of the 3.2 million-member organization. We had a chance to chat with the Arizona native, and here’s what she had to say: 

What does it mean to you to be elected the first Latina to lead the Girl Scouts?


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Inspiring Latinas: The Sanchez Sisters, First Siblings in Congress
By Mariela Rosario | 09/04/2008 - 10:58

To learn more about the Sanchez Sister's story be sure to pick up their new book, Dream in Color, out right now in paperback.


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Inspiring Latina: Isabela Coelho Proves That Circus Arts Can Bring About Serious Change
By Mariela Rosario | 08/04/2008 - 12:12

Isabela Coelho is co-founder and co-director of the Organization of Permaculture and Art, a non-profit organization based in the city of Salvador, capital of Bahia, on the northeastern
coast of Brazil.


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