Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD is best known as the creative force, Publisher and CEO of New Latina, an online destination for Latina women, centering on personal leadership and career success for today’s Latina. The progressive online community is a genuine expression of today’s Latina life experience and an organic platform highlighting user-generated content and features.
Pérez-Litwin’s career has been anchored by a driven desire to empower others, especially women and her Latino community. It is this determination and her background as a clinical psychologist that led her to further explore the varying dimensions of today’s Latina woman thus coining the identity of the New Latina. Defined as a woman that is talented, creative, driven and family-oriented, today’s ambitious Latina fully embraces her modern life and American culture, yet is firmly grounded on her familia and what her cultura has taught her. New Latina was created to provide a unique platform with relevant and smart content for the New Latina woman who wants more out of life.
Her distinct life experiences as an entrepreneur, psychologist, and bicultural Latina, have positioned her to be an invaluable resource to media seeking greater understanding and insights on the multifaceted dimensions of the growing Hispanic market and their contributions to the ever evolving multicultural American society. Pérez-Litwin is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and other online publications. She has appeared as an invited clinical guest expert on Univision, Telemundo and HITN (Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network) commentating on topics such as depression, dementia, and self-esteem.
Pérez-Litwin is a 16-year clinical psychologist practitioner . With academic degrees from Columbia University (B.A., Psychology, 1989) and Fordham University (Ph.D., 1998 and M.A., 1993, Clinical Psychology) she formerly held a Research Assistant Professor Faculty Appointment from the New York University School of Medicine, and co-Directed their Multicultural Memory Clinic, as part of the Aging and Dementia Research Center.
She is a proud bilingual Dominican and native New Yorker born and raised in Washington Heights. She lives in New York with her husband and children.