October 2nd, 2017 - Curated over the past week.
Gloria Anzaldúa, the American writer Google honored with the doodle in its search page Sept. 26, was the epitome of a minority. Aside from being a woman, she was Latina, a lesbian, and born in the boondocks of American political and economic power, in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. In spite of that, or perhaps because of it, Anzaldúa, who died in 2004 and would have been 75 on Sept. 26, is a particularly appropriate selection for the Trump era.
Lizzie Dipp Metzger isn’t just the best financial advisor on her block or even in the city – she was recently named New York Life’s top agent in the country. Dipp Metzger, an El Paso native and the president and founder of Crown Wealth Strategies, surpassed more than 12,000 agents in sales achievement and client service “while adhering to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism” to become the company’s top advisor.
Celebrates five young health care professionals of Oregon or S. W. Washington companies who have already made a significant impact on their respective organizations and on the improvement of health care delivery. Linda Roman grew up in Washington County, the daughter of a Salvadoran refugee mother whose resiliency to succeed became her greatest life influence. An immigrant's life is often one of uncertainty and financial hardships, and those experiences pushed Roman into a career focused on helping families like her own.
Danay Suárez’s love of music is innate. From an early age, she knew she would become the MC she is today. What she didn’t know, was how she was going to get there. Born in Havana, Cuba, Suárez had no formal music education, nor was she privy to any connections in the industry that might help her make a way.
Led by three women—Yola Jimenez, Gina Correll Aglietti and Lykke Li—Yola Mezcal offers more than just a clean, balanced taste with that familiar smoky kick (akin to tequila's more sophisticated, older cousin). It's dedicated to traditional making methods and not only paying the workers in Mexico a fair wage, but furthermore, Yola's bottling facility in Oaxaca employs only women—creating more opportunities for economic independence in the area.
After 11 years at AEG Presents / Goldenvoice, Rebeca Leon is leaving her post as senior vp of Latin talent to focus full time on her own management company, Lionfish Entertainment. Lionfish already manages two major names in Latin music -- Juanes (who she has managed for the past five years) and J Balvin -- and has recently signed emerging acts. Leon will also focus on non-music content projects including film and TV.
One Latina that is making waves and changing the face of STEM is Dyan Gibbens, CEO and Founder of Trumbull Unmanned. Native of San Antonio, Texas and proud of her Mexican and Spanish heritage, this engineer has a wonder woman resume that includes serving in the Air Force, being named by Fortune as one of the women shaping the drone industry and a Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded Company.
Female voices were front and center this weekend at the Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences. As part of its ongoing series, From Latina America to Hollywood, the people behind the Oscars put together a symposium titled, “How Do Latinas Experience Hollywood?” and invited some of the most recognizable Latina female talent in the industry to dish on that complicated question.
The Modern Family star has clothing lines, three fragrances, furniture with Rooms to Go, a SharkNinja coffeemaker and a lucrative CoverGirl contract in her portfolio. And she’s constantly adding new opportunities. Yesterday, in one of NoMo Soho’s swank penthouses with a jaw-dropping view of New York City, she launched her latest venture, EBY, a subscription-based underwear box, with business partner and fellow Colombiana Renata M. Black.
Mexico's beloved celebrity mother-daughter duo, legendary star Angélica María and actress and comedian Angélica Vale, have teamed up with Juanita's Foods and The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes to launch Vive la Tradición – a new campaign that highlights the importance of preserving Mexican culinary traditions from generation to generation and draws attention to delicious menudo, the traditional soup made with beef tripe and hominy popular at Mexican family gatherings. During a celebratory event held today at The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, stars and guests enjoyed tastings of Juanita's menudo and pozole, a Mexican-themed breakfast buffet prepared by students of The Art Institute, and a friendly conversation with both Angelicas about the role of food as part of Mexican identity.
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today released “Me Verás Brillar,” a Spanish version of its “Watch Me Shine” anthem, which the organization released last year. The new song is distributed in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month and emphasizes the importance of girls taking the lead in their communities. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has given girls the tools to find their inner leader and empower themselves, and the new anthem is one of the many ways a girl can see herself represented as an unstoppable, inspiring G. I. R. L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) today announced it has been included in the LATINA Style 50 Report by LATINA Style Magazine. The report lists the 50 best companies for Hispanic women in the United States and is a respected source of employment and career information. This is the thirteenth year in a row that MetLife has been named to the list.
Sussy Ruiz has left her position as Assistant News Director at Telemundo KTMD in Houston. She had been in the role since December of 2016.
Nuria Santamaria Wolfe knew a thing or two about creating her own path even before striking out on her own. In 2013, she took it upon herself to make Twitter aware that there was growth potential in ad sales that came by pursuing a multicultural strategy, a role she was more than equipped to fill.
As the job market rapidly changes, STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – skills have become increasingly valuable. These careers are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying, yet Latinas only account for 3 percent of the industry.
Latin Hollywood Films in association with JEAR Entertainment is making history launching America’s first mobile talk show “Kiki Mobile” every Sunday on FYI. Award-winning comedian, Kiki Melendez (creator of Showtime’s “Hot Tamales Live”) travels to various locations filming unique, one-of-a-kind segments in a custom-designed RV. The segments and interviews are filmed on locations. It also features exclusive set visits and red carpet events, making “Kiki Mobile” the new source for entertainment and celebrity interviews. Watch this Sunday at 12p/11c (Check Local Listings)
More than 1,000 female entrepreneurs flocked to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, this weekend to attend the Women Do Tech event, where our Marketing Director, Jessica Reyes, shared her knowledge on digital marketing.
We begin our Hispanic Heritage Month special editions by honoring President and CEO of Women Employed Iliana A. Mora, who is highly regarded in the non-profit sector, having worked with Erie Family Health Center. For more than a decade, Mora has dedicated her efforts to positively encouraging Latinas to use their voice and equip them with the tools to succeed in the workplace. We interviewed Mora in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and hope her story and mission compels you to give back.
I had the great pleasure of catching up with Otmara Marrero at the Sony Studio Day, part of the Summer TCA. We talked about the roller coaster experiences of the characters in season one and what we’ll expect to see in the new season of StartUp. I really enjoyed my conversation with Otmara and you can listen in by clicking the audio box.
Sofia Vergara is best known for her role on the hit TV series "Modern Family. " But she has another job on the side: businesswoman. The Colombian actress has played a starring role in a series of businesses going back decades, often addressing a social issue that is close to her heart.
Unfortunately, for well over a decade, the country has been in a downward spiral. One woman is working tirelessly to circumvent this new normal. Maria Fernanda Di Giacobbe is a Venezuelan chocolatier who has dedicated her life to proving that her country's cacao can propel an entire industry, even when the world around it is floundering.
Founded in 2015, the Latina Leadership Institute is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral program. Its mission is to build upon the skills, knowledge, and abilities to engage in the process of pursuing elected-office positions as well as federal, state, and local appointment positions on boards and commissions. The Chamber is accepting applications for the Institute’s third year through Oct. 15.
Demi Lovato is putting herself out in the open with a documentary that will soon be available for YouTube viewers. Simply Complicated, which follows Lovato as she continues to carry on her career as a singer, will premiere on the world’s top video site on October 17.
It’s official: the era of Cardi B has arrived. After a long journey – from stripping to Love & Hip-Hop to the VMA stage – Billboard just announced that beloved Bronx rapper Cardi B has finally reached no. 1 on the Hot 100. The Dominican-Trinidadian artist, who became famous for her acerbic wit and sly sense of humor on social media over the past couple of years, has been battling Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” for the top chart position over the past five weeks, when Swift first released the lead single of her upcoming album Reputation.
Not only did the Love & Hip-Hop alum just become the first female rapper to reach #1 on the Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill's Doo Wop (That Thing) in 1998, she became the first Latina rapper to EVER top the prestigious chart!
She had been in the role since December 2015 – joining the U. S. government run TV Martí, Radio Martí and Martinoticias. com a year after a company restructuring forced her out as VP and Station Manager of Univision Puerto Rico.
She’ll be providing strategic marketing guidance and support to NBC and Telemundo station brand directors and lead strategic development and management of all division-wide initiatives and tent pole events.
Geisha Williams, a 56-year-old Cuban immigrant who helms PG&E, became the first Latina CEO to make the Fortune 500, the magazine announced on Friday. In March, Williams took the reins of the 17. 7 billion electric utility company after heading its electric operations for ten years.
Young women looking to get ahead are told time and again to “lean in. ” But for some female millennials, achieving financial and career success isn’t so simple: New data around economic inequality suggest those same young women who’ve been raised to think they can “run the world” — particularly women of color — have actually fallen behind following the so-called recovery from the 2007-2009 recession.