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40 Latinas Who Have Changed the World!
40 Latinas Who Have Changed the World!
By Sugey Palomares | 03/04/2013 - 16:29

Every day we are inspired by women who work to achieve more and give more. These Latinas show us that everyone has the potential to change the world and that it's up to us to make a difference! Here are 40 amazing Latinas who have changed the world.

- With additional reporting by Irina Gonzalez


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Adela Quezada
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Business Owner Adela Quezada
By Valerie Tejeda | 02/26/2013 - 14:30

Adela Quezada is the owner of Juice it Up!, a franchise smoothie and juice bar chain that specializes in blended-to-order real fruit smoothies located in Fontana, California. After experiencing abuse for most of her childhood, Adela ran away from Mexico to the United States when she was just 18. Today, Adela not only has a happy family life but she is also a successful entrepreneur and small business owner. We spoke to Adela about her business and passion for the Latino community,


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Majoriet Matute
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Philanthropist Marjoriet Matute
By Valerie Tejeda | 02/20/2013 - 12:56

Marjoriet Matute is the founder of Devin and Tristan Give Back, a charity that raises awareness for different issues, collects toys and helps with anything else that is needed in communities. The non-profit organization has various collections throughout the year to help support the organizations that need their help. They work hard to support those in need any way they can.


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Wanda Arriaga
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Actress Wanda Arriaga
By Jill Pankow | 02/13/2013 - 10:50

Puerto Rican Wanda Arriaga does it all. She’s an actress, former professor, writer and voiceover actress -- and if that isn’t enough, she’s also the mom to two young children. Talk about having a full plate! Never satisfied settling for the way things are, Arriaga is committed to propelling herself forward in her career, even when that’s meant writing roles for herself instead of waiting for them to come to her. She’s constantly finding ways to make money doing jobs that she’s passionate about while remaining incredibly dedicated to her husband and children.


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Julietta Lopez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Constituent Liaison Julietta Lopez
By Kamren Curiel | 02/05/2013 - 12:11

While most college grads are still scrambling to find a job, 22-year-old Queens native Julietta Lopez is working full-time for New York Senator Charles Schumer—and pursuing her Master's! The Colombian American go-getter started interning for the Senator during her senior year at Marymount Manhattan College and when she graduated last spring with a double major in International Studies and Political Science, landed a position as constituent liaison.


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Tracy Perez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Beauty Director Tracy Perez
By Valerie Tejeda | 01/29/2013 - 13:40

Tracy Perez is the beauty director for Parents and American Baby magazines. She has been working in the editorial industry for twelve years and has always had a passion for writing. Perez  double-majored in Journalism and Spanish at Syracuse University and even wrote for her school and hometown papers while in high school. In addition to the print version of Parents, Tracy works on the tablet edition and blogs for Goodyblog.com.


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Cristina Costantini
Inspiring Latina of the Week: ABC/Univision's National Affairs Correspondent Cristina Costantini
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 01/24/2013 - 11:03

It's not everyday that you meet a 24-year-old who works as a National Affairs Correspondent. Then again, Cristina Costantini isn't your typical 24-year-old.


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Mayra Alvarez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Director of Public Health Policy Mayra Alvarez
By Sugey Palomares | 01/15/2013 - 16:01

Mayra Alvarez has a passion for empowering Latinas through health reform. As the Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, she oversees public health, prevention, and healthcare workforce provisions in the Affordable Care Act.


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: HuffPost Live Host & Producer Alicia Menendez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: HuffPost Live Host & Producer Alicia Menendez
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 01/08/2013 - 13:48

In August of 2012, The Huffington Post launched HuffPost Live, a new live-streaming video network that serves up 12 hours of live video from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m (EST), every weekday in a daytime talk-show format. 


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Meet Our 40 Inspiring Latinas of 2012!
Meet Our 39 Inspiring Latinas of 2012!
By Amaris Castillo | 12/31/2012 - 01:36

This year, our minds and hearts have been widened and re-shaped thanks to our Inspiring Latinas column. Since we launched the weekly column in early January, we've told the stories of strong, everyday Latina women who wake up every morning to follow their ambitions - much to our admiration.

Take a look at our 39 Inspiring Latinas of 2012 below and tell us, what inspires you in life?


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