Nov 27, 2014

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Latina Spotlight on Latinas of Legacy

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  Dr. Elizabeth D. Rios and Silvia Arvelo founded Latinas of Legacy with one mission in mind: to help Latinas make their mark on the world and leave a positive, long-lasting legacy for their family and community. This is their story! What inspired you to establish Latinas of Legacy? Having worked with many women we felt […]

Latina Spotlight On Sandy Bodeau, Founder of Sira&Mara Jewelry

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What inspired you to start Sira & Mara Accessories? I started Sira&Mara to let my creative side run free. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, I worked for the U.S. Senate. While I enjoyed my time in politics very much, I needed an outlet for my creativity. That’s how Sira&Mara was born. How have you seen […]

Latina Spotlight on Las Fotos Project’s Dianna Martinez

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“I plan to create, execute and succeed with an idea by the age of 25. [This] sounds ambitious, but after hearing these real women speak, I believe it’s all possible.”–Dianna Martinez She may be young, but Las Fotos Project youth member Dianna Martinez is already thinking BIG! Though she’s still in college, Dianna has already spearheaded her […]

Spotlight On Claudia Ahrens-Hernandez, Etiquette Specialist

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In business, as in life, first impressions are the most lasting, and no one knows that better than etiquette specialist and blogger, Claudia Ahrens-Hernandez! On her blog, Cafe con Claudia, Ahrens-Hernandez shares how proper etiquette and manners can make a positive impact on individuals’ personal and professional lives. We’re honored to have the opportunity to […]

Latina Spotlight on Andrea Arroyo, Visual Artist

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This week’s Latina Spotlight is on visual artist Andrea Arroyo. Andrea is an award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited, published and reviewed extensively and is featured in public, corporate and private collections around the world,” and whose upcoming exhibit, “Interlaced Memories,” will be featured in New York City’s Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational […]

Latina Spotlight on Liz DeJesus, Author of The Jackets

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Liz DeJesus  is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi’er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 22nd 2012) and Glass Frost (Musa […]

Latina Spotlight on Caroline Alvo, Founder of Gambita.com

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They say that you should create the change that you hope to see in the world, and that’s just what fashion entrepreneur Caroline Alvo did. Frustrated with her own shopping experiences as a petite woman, Caroline decided to create a solution: Gambita. Gambita is an online “boutique for fashion-forward petites.” Join us as we shine this […]

Latina Spotlight on Alicia Freile, Founder of Tango Media

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This week’s Latina Spotlight is on Alicia Freile, founder of the boutique graphic design company, Tango Media. After working in the book publishing industry for 10 years, Alicia decided to put her industry knowledge, keen sense of style and well-honed graphic design skills to use as she built her own graphic design company in 2008.  Alicia’s […]

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