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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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Inspiring Latina: Cindy Rodriguez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: CNN Editor, Cindy Rodriguez
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 12/04/2012 - 13:39

Cindy Rodriguez isn't the kind of girl who sits around waiting on the world to change. Instead, she's the kind of girl who makes change happen!

Growing up in West New York, N.J., this driven and hardworking Latina noticed a lack of coverage about Latinos in mainstream magazines and on television, and from an early age, Rodriguez felt compelled to change that. “The art, culture, and historic footprint in this country was changing, but no one was really writing stories about it," says Rodriguez. "I wanted to change that.”


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Maribel Liberman
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Chocolatier & Business Owner Maribel Lieberman
By Desiree Browne | 11/27/2012 - 12:16

The minute you walk into her New York chocolate boutique in SoHo, you can tell Maribel Lieberman is a woman who loves her job. Every detail of her popular shop MarieBelle, from the enormous chandeliers to the meticulously decorated chocolates is elegant and rich. Each bite of one of her famous ganaches is a taste of her native Honduras—a burst of passionfruit or chili pepper—or something she discovered in New York’s culinary landscape, like cardamom or pistachio.


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Iliana
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Actress & Philanthropist, Iliana Guibert McGinnis
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/20/2012 - 13:28

Iliana Guibert McGinnis is an actress and philanthropist. When she's not on stage, shooting a commercial, or working on an independent film project -- she dedicates her time and energy to giving back to her community.


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