February 25, 2019

Carla Curiel – Keeping Our Culture Alive with Mundo Lanugo

Carla Curiel is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, multicultural marketer & Latina leader with years of experience in media, retail strategy, and marketing. Based in Miami, Carla is co-founder of Lanugo Media Inc, a bilingual family entertainment company focused on creating culturally relevant content that promotes diversity and values through the power of storytelling. Since Mundo Lanugo’s early stages, Carla has lead her team in producing and distributing over 100 animated shorts, two digital apps, 3 award winning books, and successful live shows in 7 different states. Read more to learn about Carla’s trailblazing journey. 

February 1, 2019

Maritere Rodriguez Bellas – Empowering Parents To Raise Bilingual Children

Maritere Rodriguez Bellas is an award winning Latina book author, blogger, influencer and bilingual bicultural parenting expert with a degree in communications from Pepperdine University in California. Maritere became a voice for Latino parents long before the existence of online parenting resources. She appears regularly on Spanish language television networks, Univisión and Telemundo. Her books “Raising Bilingual Children/Cómo Criar Niños Bilingues” and “Arroz con Pollo and Apple Pie:Raising Bicultural Children”  have been finalists and winners of the International Latino Book Awards, Maritere was named 2018 Latina of Influence by Hispanic Style. Read on to be inspired.

January 13, 2019

Davina Ferreira – Spreading Alegria and Breaking Stereotypes

Davina Ferreira is from Medellin, Colombia and resides in Los Angeles, California. After learning English in eight months she enrolled in a community college then transferred to UC-Irvine where she received her B.A. in Fine Arts, Drama. After graduating, Ferreira worked in Los Angeles as a theatre actor with The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and also in independent films. In 2005, Ferreira met Sir Ben Kingsley – the academy award actor and worked with him in her own one- woman show “Illyria.” As preparation for their project together, she attended The Royal Academy of Drama in London (RADA) to pursue classical acting. Read more to learn about her inspiring story.

December 3, 2018

Shirley Solis – Empowering Women to Live Life to the Fullest

Shirley Solis is the CEO and Founder of Rise- Institute of Personal Development for Women, which offers programs to support the seasons of a woman’s heart through personal awareness and healing, parenting, business and leadership skills.  Shirley is a mom of 6 (children ages 23-8) and her passion for family inspired her to create Powerful Parenting Academy- a leadership program to raise powerful and amazing children. Shirley is the best-selling author of Not Just Tacos,an international cookbook that takes you on a journey of Latin American cuisine. She is also the creator of Live Life- a 3 day live event to help women experience the freedom of being feminine- coming April 2019! Read on to be inspired.

November 2, 2018

Belen Andrade – Impactando la Vida de los Niños

Belén Andrade es profesional de Relaciones Internacionales con experiencia en Políticas de Infancia, Derechos Humanos y Migraciones. Ha dedicado su trabajo a varias Agencias de Naciones Unidas y organizaciones no lucrativas incluyendo UNICEF en Ecuador y en España. Su pasión por el emprendimiento social y la innovación, la Responsabilidad Social de las Empresas, y las estrategias de mejora y crecimiento personal, han guiado su trayectoria profesional y continuan inspirando su día a día. Lee más para conocer su historia. 

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.

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