Inspiring Latina

Meet Alicia Rascon, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Latinitas Magazine
Inspiring Latina: Meet Alicia Rascon, Executive Director of Latinitas
By Raquel Reichard | 04/26/2016 - 13:25

Alicia Rascon is using media and technology to empower Latina youth.

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Inspiring Latina: "Eat Pray Love"-Inspired Lawyer-Turned-Actress, Lisann Valentin
Meet Lisann Valentin, the Lawyer-Turned-Actress Inspired by "Eat Pray Love"
By Raquel Reichard | 04/12/2016 - 15:29

Lisann Valentin always wanted to lead a life that made her Latino parents proud, one that realized their “American Dream.” So the New York-based puertorriqueña got to work early, settin

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Inspiring Latina: Meet Andrea Guendelman, Co-Founder of BeVisible Latina
Inspiring Latina: Meet Andrea Guendelman, CEO & Co-Founder of BeVisible Latina
By Raquel Reichard | 04/05/2016 - 12:27

Andrea Guendelman loves to close deals.

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Inspiring Latina: Meet Ruby Polanco, Founder of Ruby Makeup Academy
Inspiring Latina: Meet Ruby Polanco, Founder of Ruby Makeup Academy
By Raquel Reichard | 03/23/2016 - 14:56

Ruby Polanco has always been fascinated with makeup.

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Lily Eskelsen Garcia National Education Association
Meet Lily Eskelsen García, the President of the National Education Association
By Cristina Arreola | 03/15/2016 - 13:32

Lily Eskelsen García may be the highest-ranking Latina in labor, but she knows that true power comes in the classroom — where teachers mold the minds of our future. 

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Evelyn Diaz Is Fighting Global Poverty As The President Of Heartland Alliance
Evelyn Diaz is Fighting Global Poverty as the President of Heartland Alliance
By Cristina Arreola | 03/08/2016 - 14:58

"In any given situation, whether it’s a meeting or presentation or a relationship with a co-worker, I was encouraged to examine myself and understand how I was impacting the situation: my words, attitude, posture, facial expressions, my motivations, commitments. Being able to see this, and to manage it, has helped me be effective at getting things done."

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Besame Cosmetics Founder Gabriela Hernandez
Inspiring Latina: Meet Gabriela Hernandez, The Founder Of Bésame Cosmetics
By Cristina Arreola | 03/01/2016 - 10:54

Gabriela Hernandez has always been fascinated and enthralled by vintage beauty — a passion she utilizes daily as the creative mastermind and owner of Bésame Cosmetics.

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Meet The Woman Who Hopes To Become The First Texas Latina In Congress
Meet the Woman Who Hopes to Become the First Latina From Texas in Congress
By Cristina Arreola | 02/24/2016 - 15:35

Dolly Elizondo has the chance to accomplish something incredible this year: if successful in her campaign, she will become the first Latina from Texas in Congress. 

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Maria Acereto Congenital Heart Defect Survivor
This Inspiring Latina Shares The Terrifying Story Behind Her Congenital Heart Defect
By American Heart Association | 02/17/2016 - 15:10

My name is Maria Acereto. I’m 25 years old, and I’m a survivor. I go by many names— “Mari," “Mariposa”— but the latest one I’ve been given is “One in a Million.” Others call me a miracle.

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Nathalie Huerta First LGBT Gym
Inspiring Latina: Meet Nathalie Huerta, the Founder of the Nation's First LGBTQ Gym
By Cristina Arreola | 02/09/2016 - 14:36

This story originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Latina magazine

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