Leading Latinas for Girls


Spotlight: Latina Activists

Armed with a powerful voice and a passion for civil rights, these woman made a huge impact with their activism. Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan activist, won a Nobel Peace Award in 1992 for her contributions to civil rights campaigns. Born and raised in Guatemala, she overcame civil disobedience and grief. Various members of her family were tortured, which includes… Read more

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Career Spotlight: Director of Nemours Children’s Hospital

By Blair Beggan, Director of Communications for The Association of Air Medical ServicesMaria Fernandez, the Director of Nemours Children’s Hospital, has aced both personal and professional challenges to rise to her current position, but she wouldn’t change a thing. Her heritage and her culture only aid in the work she does today, and I was… Read more


Outstanding Latinas in Politics

As part of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting influential Latinas who have made a difference in the community and/or their field. Vilma Martínez From 2009 – 2013, Vilma Martínez, a democrat, became the first woman to be the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. Born October 1943, Martinez has an impressive history as a civil rights… Read more


Women’s History Month: Leading Latinas

As part of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting influential Latinas whom have made a difference in the community and/or their field. Alicia Alonso Founder of what is now called the National Ballet of Cuba, this Cuban girl inspired many ballerinas to follow their dreams. She received the Bellas Artes Merit from Spain Monarchy, gold… Read more


Latina Actresses Making a Difference

Whether they’re famous or not, these women are rising up the Latina pride. These women have achieved incredible things and they should be recognized for everything they’ve done, not just for being a pretty face or for being famous. Rosario Dawson Born in the US, Rosario Dawson has Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban roots; she’s a… Read more


Journalist Zita Arocha

 Zita Arocha is a Cuban-American bilingual journalist and senior lecturer in the University of Texas At El Paso. She is director of Borderzine.com, a multimedia web magazine that prepares Hispanic college journalists for jobs in 21st century newsrooms. For over 20 years, she worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Miami News and The Tampa… Read more

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Social Activist Dolores Huerta

Did you know that… Activist and labor leader, Dolores Huerta has dedicated her life to working to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination. She was born Dolores Fernandez on April 10, 1930, in Dawson, New Mexico. She grew up in Stockton, California in the San Joaquin Valley. In 1960,… Read more


10 Latinas in History

It’s Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate then to learn about some awesome Latinas that have made an impact in the world. From politics to sports to education, there is no shortage of chicas that have made a name for themselves and have proven to be some world-class women. Here is a… Read more


Latinas in TV & Film

These famous women helped pave the way for generations of Latinos in TV and film.  In the early days of Hollywood, some of these Latina actresses opened doors by being the first Latina stars. More recently, Latinas in TV have reached new heights of stardom by becoming highly visible and starring in their own shows. EARLY… Read more


HERstory: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a storyteller who shared her personal stories of love, pain, pride and self-discovery using paintbrushes and a mirror. To this day, she is considered not only of one Mexico’s greatest artists but an icon for Mexican culture and feminine beauty, women’s rights and equality. She was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y… Read more