October 17, 2018

Miri Rodriguez – Empowering the World Through Storytelling

Miri Rodriguez has high standards + high heels and is always on the next adventure to disrupt something. She is a dreamer, a strategist, a storyteller and a believer. She is an international keynote speaker. Sometimes insomniac. And as she puts is: “Ice cream is my superfood.”  She has a contagious energy and zest for life that permeates her work and home life, and her empathy for others is matched only by her drive and determination. Read on to be inspired with Miri’s story.

August 30, 2018

Silvana Marmolejos – Empowering Individuals to Live Out Their Dreams

Silvana Marmolejos is creative and mission-driven. In addition to excelling at empowering individuals to live out their dreams as a Casting Director, she founded the non-profit organization Quinces Con Causa and carried out a mission serving underprivileged orphan girls in the Dominican Republic. Read on to learn more about this empowered Latina!

April 16, 2018

Melissa Rohan – Creating Opportunities for Growth for Children and Adults Alike

Melissa Rohan is the founder of Waterfront Academy, a faith-based dual immersion (Spanish and English) Montessori school with an emphasis on charity and stewardship in the Catholic tradition, and now serves as President of the Board of Directors. With her hard work and determination, she has proven her naysayers wrong by growing her school over 100% every year since 2014. She is passionate about children and education, having taught English as a Second Language, serving on several boards even ran for DC State Board of Education. Let her story inspire you!

March 15, 2018

Yai Vargas – Building Women Up with The Latinista

Having been born in the Dominican Republic and immigrating to the United States at a young age, Yai Vargas’ story is one many people can relate to. The cultural and social nuances along with family traditions that were gathered along the way have all been weaved into the very fabric of Yai’s brand, which includes being the creator and leader of The Latinista. As a multicultural marketing expert, Yai has worked with Fortune 100 companies to help develop their connection with the community. Read on to learn more about Yai’s inspiring story.

February 27, 2018

Jimena Sayavedra – Inspiring Women to Take A Chance on Commercial Industrial Real Estate

Jimena Sayavedra  is a talented real estate advisor for Paine/Wetzel Associates Inc. specializing in sales and leasing of industrial property. She holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning & Policy, and a specialization in Economic Development and is very active in her community and is the Director (immediate past President) of Argentina Chicago Foundation, a not-for-profit organization building schools in underserved rural areas of Argentina. Jimena is leading in a very male-dominated industry and empowering other women, or minority professionals. Read on for more inspiration.

February 13, 2018

Changing the Narrative: Ana Larrea-Albert

Humbled and grateful beyond words. The education I received during my Executive MBA at Florida Atlantic University has been a driver in my professional success and I’m so thankful to Florida Atlantic University – College of Business for this lovely feature on the work I do to give back to the community.

January 31, 2018

Deborah Castillero – Helping Parents Become Better Teachers

Deborah Castillero moved to SF to learn about tech after her small business failed. One year later, she launched her startup and in the process was recognized with a number of accolades including the Facebook Start & Social Good Award, the Social Capital Markets Scholarship Award, Microsoft Biz Spark Award and last year she received the Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship award. Since 2015, she has created a new IP, launched two mobile apps, managed two dev teams outside the US, raised seed capital for her startup and secured important contractual agreements with Fortune 500 companies. Are you impressed yet? I am! Read on for her inspiring story.

January 20, 2018

Evelyn Brito – Making a Difference One Bodega at a Time

Evelyn Britto wants to transform the lives of Bodega owners and neighborhoods across the country. As the writer and executive producer of the docu-reality web series Bodega Makeover, she provides store improvements and healthy eating options for local neighborhoods by consulting with the owners as well as bringing community health experts and designers to help. Her experience as a film producer, screenwriter and director, in addition to working for nonprofits, gives her a unique perspective to write stories that are socially relevant to her local community. Read on for a deeper look at Evelyn’s amazing initiative.

December 18, 2017

Minue Yoshida – Wonder Woman Bridging Multicultural Barriers

Born and raised in Mexico City to a Mexican mother and Japanese father, Minué Yoshida  fully understands how leveraging strengths of a multicultural environment can positively impact the growth of global markets. She has over 19 years of corporate experience in Training, Marketing, Communication, Multicultural and Multi-Generational Inclusion, Business Strategies and Cultural Education. Owner of Yoshida Consulting , she is an international speaker, co-author of the book “Today’s Inspired Latina”, professional coach, multicultural consultant and Wonder Woman. Read on for more inspiration.

December 4, 2017

Aldeide Delgado – Elevando La Historia de la Fotógrafa Cubana

Aldeide Delgado es historiadora, curadora e investigadora cubana dedicada a elevar los logros y talentos de fotografas cubanas por medio de su iniciativa Catálogo de Fotógrafas Cubanas. Aldeide ha participado en eventos en la Universidad de La Habana, Casa de Las Américas, Bienal de Miami, la 12ava Bienal de Havana entre muchos otros, y en conferencias donde resalta pasión por la investigación y dedicación a su causa. Continua leyendo para inspirarte con su historia.

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