Aug 02, 2015


Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology


This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. In preparation for the upcoming Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit this October, at Google’s campus in Silicon Valley, I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields. I admit I stepped into this search with some trepidation […]

What’s been on my mind lately…

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Do you see yourself as an innovator? Innovative companies like Google and Facebook, and the recent $16 billion dollar deal for WhatsApp continue to highlight the importance and power of innovation. It reinforces the perception that innovation happens mostly within the world of technology and big companies. But there is nothing further from the truth. […]

9 Powerful Tips for Beating Social Anxiety


Do you panic when you hear the words “public speaking,” or  “social networking?” Does the thought of presenting to a group of colleagues enough to send you under a table for coverage? What is Social Anxiety? The Mayo Clinic defines social anxiety disorder as a chronic condition that causes an irrational anxiety or fear of activities or […]

Are You Single This Holiday Season?

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‘Tis the season to be joyful and merry, right? Yet, with all of this pressure from family and advertisers, the holidays can often feel like an isolating time of the year when you’re single (and not married). Our desires become heightened and our personal lives simply become more visible. Many Latinas are dreading what I […] Shut Down: Does it Foreshadow a Major Shift in Latino-Targeted Media?


After 16 months, is shutting down and will reportedly move its coverage to  NBCLatino is one of the many Latino-themed news and digital media platforms that proliferated after the 2010 U.S. census data unveiled Latinos as the fastest growing population, with 50 million in 2010 and an expected annual increase of one million. NBCLatino […]

My BIG IDEA: A Bilingual Latino Travel Media Company

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  MY BIG IDEA: A Bilingual Latino Travel Media Company By: Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz, Founder of My Journey Moving to the US from Guatemala 5 years ago has been the hardest and most challenging thing I have ever done in my life. When we moved to Florida in 2008 getting a job in one of the […]

Presumed Incompetent: An Interview With “Path-Breaking” Co-Editor Carmen G. Gonzalez

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             Carmen G. Gonzalez, Co-Editor, Presumed Incompetent . Presumed Incompetent is a path-breaking anthology that examines the intersecting roles of race and class in the working lives of female faculty of color in a variety of academic disciplines. Through personal narratives, qualitative empirical studies (such as surveys and interviews), and traditional scholarly essays, […]

The Latina Leadership Network is a Game Changer

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CONNECTING EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN ONLINE Just ONE year ago, I created the Latina Leadership Network (LLN), to promote the dialogue on leadership, professional development and career success.  Most importantly, my vision was to bring together a community of aspiring and accomplished women who were genuinely invested in supporting one another and were passionate about social impact. Today, the […]

Latinas in Charge: Leveraging the ‘Latina Power Shift’ Beyond the Coveted Consumer

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This article was originally published on The Huffington Post Latinas in Charge: Leveraging the ‘Latina Power Shift’ Beyond the Coveted Consumer Nielsen’s report, ‘The Latina Power Shift,’ unveiled noteworthy data profiling Latinas as an emerging influential group of women in this country. The report highlights their significant strides in educational pursuits, career development, economic power, […]

Awakening the Millionaire Within

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No.  A millionaire mind has nothing to do with money.  In fact, focusing on money is the wrong mentality. When my father was 10 years old, he lost one of his only pair of shoes.  Since his parents were not able to afford a new pair at the time, he went to school with one […]

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