• Latina mother realizes childhood dream of serving her country

    LatinaLista — Marilyn Gonzalez Colon is a fighter. She fought her way back from being a teen mom and high school dropout to getting her GED at age 25 and graduating from college with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Boricua College. This New York Puerto Rican Latina also fought to...

  • Latina Women Taking Power

    By Imogen Reed Latina Voices Ask any Latino man and he will tell you just how strong Latina women are. He will probably be remembering how his mom managed to work two jobs, look after the kids and keep house; or thinking about his wife, who maybe has a better degree than...

  • New analysis shows more women running for Congress

    LatinaLista — According to the United Nations, "women make up less than 10 percent of world leaders. Globally less than one in five members of parliament is a woman. The 30 percent critical mass mark for women’s representation in parliament has been reached or exceeded in only 28 countries." [caption id="attachment_18604" align="alignleft"...

  • Latina Cubicle Confidential™ — Do You Know What You’re Worth to Your Employer?

    By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ In the next two years, the US Latino population will top 50 million and our purchasing power will exceed $1 Trillion. Just to put that in perspective, there are more Spanish-speaking people in the US than all the residents of Canada. This is the...

  • Latina Cubicle Confidential™– What Does YOUR Personal Brand Say About You?

    By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ Whether you set out to create it or not, you have a personal brand! It is just as powerful as the branding associated with the kind of car you drive, the make-up you buy or your favorite beverage. When I talk about personal brands...

  • Latina Cubicle Confidential™ — Is Your Pink Slip Showing?

    By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ “Your job has been eliminated”. These words can hang in the air for a bit longer than anything else you planned to hear in a phone call from your boss or at an impromptu meeting for you and several other employees in a conference...

  • Latina Cubicle Confidential™ — It’s Not About Being Busy, It’s About Results

    By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ I have yet to meet a Latina that isn’t a poster child for Super Woman. We plan weddings, quinceñeras, baptisms, parties — all the while juggling the family routines of getting kids to school, paying bills and putting dinner on the table. Somehow we...

  • Latina Cubicle Confidential™: La Chismosa—Is this YOU?

    By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ I grew up hearing a common dicho or proverb in Spanish: No me gusta, pero me entretiene — I may not like it but it is entertaining. This is what I heard just before someone started in on the latest gossip at the dinner...

  • Though immigrant women lead the wave of New Americans, many face obstacles while contributing to their new home

    LatinaLista — Tomorrow is International Women's Day and the United States is probably the most fitting country to celebrate such a global observance. The United States, more than any other country, traces the country's growth on the contributions of immigrants. Where in the past immigrants were predominantly male, the tide has shifted...

  • Latina Cubicle Confidential™ — You’ve Been Dissed—Now What?

    By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ It happens to all of us at some point in our careers. Someone at a meeting or in a hallway conversation says to you, “maybe this isn’t something a person like you would understand …” or “you can’t do this, it’s beyond your abilities”....

  • Latina Cubicle Confidential™ — Mentors and Sponsors At Work — You Need Both

    By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ It should come as no surprise that successful people have mentors — someone who takes time to help you navigate your workplace and the career decisions that impact your future success. Some large corporations are even making the effort to formally provide mentors for...

  • The emotional toll of being undocumented

    By Jennifer Patiño Latina Voices Maria, 42 and Esmeralda, 35 are both undocumented women facing mental health challenges. Maria has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. She has been hospitalized four times as a result of suicide attempts and post-partum depression. She is currently receiving treatment for herself and previously sought help...

  • New website puts girls “In the Know” about sexual health issues

    LatinaLista — Though yesterday's surprise announcement that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity is severing its partnership with Planned Parenthood, resulting in a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money that was mostly used for breast exams for Planned Parenthood clients, there are other organizations still actively...

  • Nobel peace laureates lead delegation to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to bring attention to violence targeting women defenders of human rights

    LatinaLista — A delegation of 20 women from the United States and Canada are on a 10-day mission to help amplify the voices of women in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras known as las defensoras or human rights defenders who have been trying to draw global attention to the abuses women are suffering...

  • New survey shows Latina moms online to be tech-savvy and politically aware

    LatinaLista — Jobs, education and healthcare — in that order — were ranked the top three important issues by Latina moms online in a new survey released today by the web site Mamiverse. The Mamiverse Study of Online Latina Moms and New Media, done in partnership with the research firm MediaFix, surveyed...

  • Black, Latina and multicultural women comprise higher percentage of soldiers of color in US military

    LatinaLista — Because the military has always been considered a physical symbol of a nation's strength and prowess, it's always been automatically associated with men. Commercials trying to make the military an attractive option to young (male) recruits always centered on activities and adventures that boys found interesting. Yet, new data is...

  • Poor Guatemalan women escape garbage dump scavenging by becoming jewelry entrepreneurs

    By Anna-Claire Bevan REVUE: Guatemala's English-language Magazine What started out as a fun crafts workshop has become a resource for entrepreneurship, enabling many of its members to escape the dangers of working in one of Central America’s largest garbage dumps. Soda cans, milk cartons and newspapers aren’t at the top of most...

  • Joan Baez recognized by Folk Alliance International

    Joan Baez, iconic American folk singer, songwriter, musician and prominent activist in the fields of human rights,...

  • Women touched by sexual assault learn to help assaulted women in their tribe

    By Joshua Armstrong Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Arlene O’Brien couldn’t believe it. It was the first...

  • El Salvador: Women of El Salvador start the New Year with a special law protecting them

    By Danila Garcia LatinaLista SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR — In El Salvador in 1930, the first female president in all of Latin America was elected. Her name was Prudencia Ayala and she led the way in history to proclaim the equality of rights. Twenty years after that declaration, the government, in 1950,...

  • S.A.R.A.H. – A Fellowship of Sisters

    By Caroline Anderson Peace X Peace There is work to be done in every community to understand our neighbors better, and to create a more cohesive and peaceful existence. Peace starts at home, and home can be a model for peace around the world.” *** Our honoree for the Community Peacebuilding award,...

  • Bipartisan support breathes new life into HEART for Women Act

    LatinaLista -- The full name of the bill re-introduced in Congress on Nov. 30 by U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif is the Heart Disease Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment for Women Act. Thankfully, the shortened title is a lot easier to say and remember -- the HEART for Women Act. As you...

  • Online exhibit celebrates the voices of mothers from around the world

    LatinaLista -- It is reported that among the vast majority of the world's languages, the word for "mother" begins with the letter M. This simple bit of trivia underscores how the experience of motherhood is an uniting force for women everywhere. To showcase...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Breast cancer survivors asking “Y-Me” find they’re not alone

    LatinaLista -- No one should face breast cancer alone. That's the mission focus of the recently launched website for the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization™. The web site, available in both English and Spanish, Y-ME, focuses on the human element of the disease by featuring the "People Behind the Pink" -- breast...

  • New site informs women voters what politicians say about women’s health issues

    LatinaLista -- Fighting for women's health rights has been an ongoing struggle ever since women got the right to vote. The struggle has gotten even harder these days with politicians, who in their eternal quest to balance the federal budget have put many programs that address women's health issues on the chopping block....