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It’s Time for Wonder Woman Leadership

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By: Juana Bordas

During WWII women were needed to run the economy while men went off to fight the good fight. Rosie the Riveter and Wonder Woman were created to change women’s perceptions about what we could accomplish. Before the 1940’s women were encouraged to stay at home – and told a Woman’s Place is the Home – […]

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The Rise of Frida Kahlo

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By: José Vasquez

Born on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, in 1907, Frida Kahlo personified the spirit of the war through her rebellious nature. Afflicted with illness throughout her life, Kahlo found solace in many outlets – some even nontraditional. After polio left one of her legs weak, Kahlo’s father encouraged her to engage in the rough-and-tumble […]

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Meet the Intern: Alexia Constanza, a Modern Renaissance Woman

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By: José Vasquez

In first grade, Alexia Constanza received her very first journal, and that’s precisely when she fell in love with writing. Her silver hardback journal went with her everywhere. She carried it to the playground, the classroom and even the car. Sometimes in school, Constanza would surreptitiously pull her journal out during class to write first-person […]

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Be a Spirited Leader!

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By: Ellen Castro

Everyone can be a spirited leader if they choose! Leadership is not about position and title, leadership is about how people feel around you. Do they feel like superstars or mullets? You get to choose. From my global experience as a coach and consultant, authentic leaders find favor in business and in life. Why? People […]

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Tania Lopez Unites Families in the Kitchen Using Coqui Power

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By: Alexia Constanza

Today, convenience fills every aspect of our lives — especially our food choices — and the implications are alarming.  Four months following the New Year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported obesity has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. In an effort to decrease these statistics, many individuals, particularly Latinas, have […]

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Entrepreneur Deldelp Medina – Helping Latinas Bring their Ideas to Market

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By: Andrea Guendelman

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Deldelp Medina, co-founder of Avion Ventures, a company that helps Latinas from all over the country bring their useful and often revolutionary ideas to market. Her passion for her culture and her business is contagious and I want more people to learn more about what she’s up to. Avion […]

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Sadness to Gladness!

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By: Ellen Castro

My heart sank as I read the facing crisis among Latina Adolescents with depression and suicide in the recent issue of LATINA Style. It wasn’t a shock though considering other statistics I have read which include The Harvard School of Public Health stating that in 2020, the leading cause of death and disability will be […]

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FBI Seeks Your Cooperation in Identifying 250 Sextortion Victims

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By: José Vasquez

As an unsuspecting 14-year-old, Ashley Reynolds succumbed to the threats of an online user by the screen name CaptainObvious. If Reynolds failed to comply with his demands, CaptainObvious would reveal nude photos he purported to own of her to Reynolds’ Myspace friends. Reynolds, now 20, initially ignored the threats, but then, CaptainObvious texted her cellphone. “I […]

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Social Change Agent Elisa Batista – Helping Latinas Find Their Voice

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By: Andrea Guendelman

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Elisa Batista, Campaign Director for Moms-Rising, a multicultural organization committed to taking on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families today by educating the public and more importantly, mobilizing massive grassroots actions so that together they can actually make change happen. Some of the campaigns they […]

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The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum appoints a Latina as the director of development

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By: Jose Vasquez

Ana Martinez’s career spans at least a dozen agencies — from television networks to nonprofits. Her latest appointment, though, brings her into the arts as the director of development for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami. In her new position, Martinez returns to her alma mater, Florida International University, to lead and […]

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