Jul 29, 2015


Disney Continues to Ignore Latinas

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Guest post by Andrea Charcas To young girls, princesses represent much more than the Disney franchise; they are role models, heroes, and reflections of themselves. They dream about having the courage of Mulan, the wisdom of Pocahontas, the feistiness of Tiana, and perhaps most importantly at that age, the beauty of Cinderella. However, there is […]

Spotlight on Vanessa Cabezas, President of Majestic Relations


Vanessa Cabezas founded Majestic Relations, a boutique Public Relations firm, in 2006 and never looked back. Today, Vanessa and her team manage clients in New York City, Miami and Las Vegas. No matter how busy this young entrepreneur is, she always manages to provide each of her clients with the personalized services that have made […]

Positive Body Image vs. the Media: Why Parents Must Engage For Healthy Daughters

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Positive Body Image vs. the Media Any time a person clicks on the television or flips through a magazine, chances are, many of the women portrayed are much thinner than the average American.  For impressionable young girls and teens, the constant bombardment of these images, which translate as the American ideal for happiness and beauty, […]


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On March 11, 2013, Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin, founder and CEO of the ELLA Institute, opened the virtual doors to the institute’s online network. The ELLA Institute is an online community of mission-driven women who are serious about advancing their careers. The new network allows women like you to connect with other professionals, leaders, experts, mentors and coaches […]

Spotlight on Kathy Gonzales, Founder of Career Bliss Just Like That

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Kathy Gonzales is determined to help Latinas find their career bliss. Kathy’s program, Career Bliss Just Like That, is designed to help women of color see value in their differences, and from those differences, create professional change. Armed with more than 20 years of corporate consulting experience, Kathy is ready to share how to find […]

Latina Documentarian Betty Bastidas Presents “Can’t Hold Me Back”


Photographer and filmmaker Betty Bastidas is a natural-born story teller. The Ecuadorian-born documentarian came to the United States as a child, and soon found that her trusty camera was the perfect lens through which to understand her new surroundings! These days, Betty is using her camera to help others understand the American Latino experience, from […]

Announcing the Official Launch of ELLA Leadership Institute


  For Immediate Release: Announcing the Official Launch of ELLA Leadership Institute and its Inaugural Annual Conference at Columbia University New York, NY, March 11, 2013: The Ella Leadership Institute is the first professional development platform to launch this 2013 for Latina women whose participation will advance their careers and leadership, and connect them to […]

Saturday Familia: On a Mission to Reconnect My Suburban Children to Our Extended Family

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I was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York – a Dominican enclave where Spanish is the signature language in the bodegas and on the streets.  My trip to Yolanda’s beauty parlor was just an elevator ride down and a block away.  My cousins, tias, abuelos and neighbors had regular gatherings in front of our ten […]

10 Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in High School!


Finally the moment your child has been waiting for:  High school! A new school, new friends and new teachers.  Anxiety-producing, right? Perhaps.  But your child’s first year in high school is the perfect time to set the tone for the next four years to come.  Realize that from the moment she steps into the first classroom, […]

8 Powerful Tips on Growing Your Natural Hair

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Natural Hair 101 Going natural is the process of intentionally leaving behind harsh chemicals and heat, to allow your natural hair to grow freely. This process is different for every individual —  some people stop using chemicals and continue to straighten their hair with heat, others go natural but decide to use weaves and wigs, […]

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