August 21, 2017

Veronica Button – Bringing Style and Ethical Fashion from Los Andes

Verónica Buitrón, founder of SUSPIRO, is a design artisan combining sustainability with Social Entrepreneurship, focused on pro-Fairtrade, natural materials & local production. SUSPIRO’s mission is “to revive, empower and promote the hand-made and sustainable work of the textile artisans living in the Ecuadorian Andes.” Verónica doesn’t only create beautiful and modern pieces, but she has brought the tools for artisans in Ecuador to become more empowered. Read on for more inspiration. 

August 4, 2017

Isabella Acker – Inspiring People to Create, Build, and Stay in Miami

Isabella Acker is a culture crusader, community builder and influencer in the culture scene in Miami. As the founder and Curator of Culture of Prism Creative Group, she elevates the community through curated and impactful content. She worked as the Marketing Director for Live Nation Florida Clubs & Theaters and co-founded her first company, Black Key Group, a platform for local artists that helped successfully launch the careers of several acts including the Latin GRAMMY-nominated Raquel Sofia among many others. Through Prism Creative Group, she is a cultural storyteller creating a sense of place and re-branding Miami. Read on for more insights to Izzy’s journey.

July 25, 2017

Malena Santos – Promoviendo la Cultura del Café

Malena Santos combina su pasión por el café y por crear espacios donde sus clientes se sienten bienvenidos en su Jervis Delicatessen Cafe en Cumbayá, Ecuador. Gracias a su experiencia de casi 15 años trabajando en el mundo de la publicidad, Malena trae creatividad y una energía especial a su café y con su perspectiva de aprendiz y curiosa en su industria, Malena aprende a diario de sus éxitos y retos con entusiasmo. Esta es su entrevista con Ana Larrea-Albert de NENANI.

July 16, 2017

Andrea Guzman Oliver – Advocating for Diversity in Higher Education

Dr. Andrea Guzman Oliver is the highest ranking Latina at Florida Atlantic University and with that accomplishment comes the responsibility of not only demonstrating that Hispanic/Latina women are equally strong, competent, and as politically savvy as their counterparts, but also serving as an example and mentor for other young Hispanic/Latina professionals seeking administrative positions in higher education. Thanks to her perseverance and passion to serve others, she continues to inspire students to grow in their leadership and helps schools providing leadership development workshops and presentations through her company Advanced Leadership Strategies, LLC. This is her story.

July 9, 2017

Telsys Tarallo – Storytelling with a Purpose

Telsys Tarallo is a loving mother, a dedicated co-founder of Athlete Race, successful owner & director of Afterglow Marketing, a driven triathlete, soon-to-be Ironman, Yogi, paddleboarder and doer. Her work and initiatives bring together her passion for storytelling and doing good. A Miami native of Cuban parents, Telsys determination leads her to achieve great results for her clients and live a life of purpose. Here is her story.

June 30, 2017

Valeria Hinojosa – Influencing Lives with Mindfulness

Valeria Hinojosa is a Latina on a mission to influence our lives through mindful living. She was born and raised in Bolivia and after working in private banking for 5 years she switched to a life of meaning. A true social entrepreneur, Valeria brings her love for veganism, yoga, mindful living and adventure to WaterThruSkin, Miami’s blog about a lifestyle with a conscience that inspires us to live a mindful life. She has travelled the world visiting the most exotic, eco-friendly, animal-loving, Yogi and soul-enriching places, and has launched WTS Connect, the world’s first conscious influencer agency. Read on to be inspired by her drive to create change in the world through her words.

June 22, 2017

Hipatia Lopez – Innovating Your Kitchen

Hipatia Lopez is one of the less than 1% of Latinas who hold a patent in the United States. “Empanada Fork”, an idea that came from the need to speed up the production process of empanadas in her household during a Thanksgiving dinner, is now a patented reality and has launched Hipatia into the world of entrepreneurship. As the CEO and Inventor of Empanada Fork, she believes in herself and in the usefulness of her product and through determination she will continue sharing her invention with the world. Read on for her story.

May 15, 2017

Frances Prado – Inventor and Entrepreneur

France’s charisma is rivaled only by her creativity and determination. She took her “Aha!” moment, obtained a patent and is now building her own business helping other women organize their beautiful lingerie in a convenient way. She is the Inventor and CEO of Hanging Secrets, which won her the HSN (Home Shopping Network) Project American Dreams National Contest and is now sold on HSN. She is among the only 7% of sole female inventors that have ever been granted a Patent in the U.S. Read her inspiring story and feel motivated to pursue your own Aha! moment

May 10, 2017

Veronica Pesantes – Preserving Cultural Authenticity Around the World

Veronica Pesantes has been immersed in the world of art and design for over 25 years and has studied, worked and travelled across continents, receiving awards and grants including a Fulbright scholarship to study Quechua in the Andes. This richness of experiences came through immediately when I first met her at the first #FashionRevolution event in Miami, and when she mentioned she was Ecuadorian sparks flew. She is now living in Miami and is one-half of The Onikas, “a lifestyle brand inspired by the romance of travel, the magic of artisan-made goods and mindful pursuit of dreams.” Learn more about Veronica’s story.

April 26, 2017

Codie Sanchez – Helping the World Rewrite Stories

Codie Sanchez is a force of nature. She has an indomable spirit, enormous ambition and an unlimited supply of drive. She dreams big and makes those dreams happen. And she enjoys her life. If you have signed up for her Monday Slay newsletter you are proud to be one of her “animals” or one of her favorite “homo-sapiens”. She motivates and lights you up from the inside out with her provocative advice. Just take a look at her #1 reason you aren’t getting what you want blog post and you’ll come out on the other side ready to take over the world. This is another look at what makes Codie an icon.

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