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Providing an Opportunity to Learn English and Excel at Work

Sarah Lucero | Posted 11.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Sarah Lucero

Maria Hilda Garcia immigrated to the United States from Mexico, in the late 60's. She was seventeen years old with a sixth grade education. Maria is my mother.

Latina Candidates Run In Key States

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 10.26.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in th...

U.S. Politicians' 'Hispandering' Cannot Make Up for Countless Failures to Latinos

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Juliana Schwartz

Watching politicians make speeches honoring Latinos' contributions to our economy and history feels ever more hollow when their policies barely recognize the humanity of so many other Latinos living without papers or seeking asylum in the United States.

Family Travel Planning for Outdoor Adventures- Los Tweens

Cristy Clavijo-Kish | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Cristy Clavijo-Kish

Our family absolutely loves the National Parks. We planned and waited until our twin girls turned eight so we could head out on our first real adventure including hiking in Yellowstone National Park.

Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields. I admit I stepped into this search with some trepidation.

The Other A-Lister: Where's the Oscar Love for Cameron Diaz?

Lee Hernandez | Posted 07.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Lee Hernandez

She's golden at the box office, so why does Hollywood's little golden guy continue to elude Cameron Diaz?

The Women of Texas: Part 1 of a Series

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Arcelia Hurtado

Texan Latinas are tough. They can and do handle so much without complaint. But the State of Texas, waving the 'pro-life' flag, is threatening these women's lives and denying them basic human rights by cutting funding to the clinics that once served them.

When I Chose to Stop Feeling Small: The Story of a Latina Amazon Woman

Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | Posted 06.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Elizabeth Hernandez

No woman in my family had ever been this tall, and I wasn't prepared to live life as a tall Latina. My mother told me to stand out in life and avoid just being one more in the crowd. So I did what she said, and I put on my new size 11 shoes for the first time with a smile.

LOOK: 10 Hottest Latinas In Hollywood

VOXXI | Paloma Corredor | Posted 02.28.2014 | Latino Voices

This is Voxxi’s list of the hottest, sexiest Latina celebrities (and their celebrated bodies, of course). All these Latina beauties are examples of ...

Empowering Women -- and Their Communities -- Against Domestic Violence

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 02.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

Recognizing that Latinas are more likely to seek help from friends, family or neighbors rather than authority figures, our philosophy is that the strength and power to end domestic violence rests within communities, not institutions.

Latinas and Modern Marianismo

Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez

While Marianismo may have been an obstacle to the success of Latinas, this Latino value no longer has to be viewed as negative because Latinas are changing statistics and breaking boundaries every day.

The State of Latino Leadership

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 11.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Anna Giraldo Kerr

During this year's Hispanic Heritage month, I set out to find answers to questions that have been buzzing in my head for a quite a while: What is the state of Latino leadership in the U.S.? What needs to happen for Latinos to become effective leaders in the 21st century?

Latin@s Are Not a 'Poster Community' for Conservative Politics

Laura Jiménez | Posted 11.20.2013 | Latino Voices
Laura Jiménez

Collectively we speak hundreds of languages, practice many religions and have a rich cultural diversity. And although most of us may hold family as an important value, we also have differing views on what a family entails.

Latinas in Charge: Leveraging the 'Latina Power Shift' Beyond the Coveted Consumer

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

We want well paying jobs, good healthcare and work benefits, and policies in the workplace that respect our commitment to our family, language and culture. And, of course, immigration reform, reproductive rights, health care and economic issues -- all these social issues deeply matter to us as Latinas, women and mothers.

Arlene Torres or Why Anthropology Still Matters (Part II)

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 08.30.2013 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

As politicians continue to debate immigration policy, efforts to better grasp the particularities of life in diverse communities have become even more relevant.

Let's Not Play the Blame Game

Laura Jiménez | Posted 10.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Laura Jiménez

With pregnant and parenting youth getting so many negative messages about themselves from pop culture, the government and the community, we as individuals need to change the conversation.

Hispanic Females Are The Game Changers

Hispanic Business | Posted 08.02.2013 | Latino Voices

With a power of the purse projected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2015, U.S. Hispanics are an important group for marketers. Leading the growth within thi...

The Power Of Networking For Latinas

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Whether you run a small storefront business or a large corporation, or are looking for a job or a career change, the power of networking can unlock st...

Fenced In and Locked Out: Border Deal Will Endanger Women's Lives

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 08.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

Some are saying that this "border surge," and the deal that's come along with it to pass immigration reform in the Senate, is a pill we have to swallow to get the final bill over the finish line. It's worth asking ourselves whether that's true, and whether this amended bill still lives up to our values as a nation.

Six Innovative Latinas Took the Stage at the Latinas Think Big Event in NYC

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 06.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

On May 16th, the halls of Columbia University's Barnard College buzzed with excitement, as the inaugural LATINAS THINK BIG event, hosted by ELLA Leade...

Latinas Break Down Barriers and Unite... Por Fin!

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 07.28.2013 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

As a thriving new Latina business owner I have found myself elated to share my new discovery with the world. I decided to jump headfirst into the Latino social network via conferences and social media and have yet to regret this.

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Modern Latina Moms Take On The World

VOXXI | Laura Carbonell | Posted 05.08.2013 | Latino Voices

The modern Latina mom just added more chores to her already crammed to do list! I always ask: “How do you do it?” I have no kids and I can barely ...

There's No Such Thing as a Wasted Opportunity

Eva Longoria | Posted 07.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Eva Longoria

Are maids a realistic reflection of Latinas in America today?? Yes, but they are not a reflection of every Latina. Stereotypes are constructed and perpetuated by those who believe in them. I choose not to.

Spanish, In Plain English

Katherine Davey | Posted 07.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Katherine Davey

I am a proud Dominican woman; I just don't look the part and that's something that has haunted me, my entire life.