Success Stories

Latinas are transforming themselves, their families and our country.

Latina mothers and grandmothers are revered and consistently recognized as strong role models and as essential sources of guidance and encouragement.  Their enduring strength and wisdom, and strong family orientation are the foundation of the culture.

They are the most significant factor in the development and future of their family.

They are the drivers of their families as they raise their children and strive to provide a better a life and to achieve the American Dream.

They are the driving force behind both the desire to move up the socioeconomic ladder and the desire to keep the Hispanic culture at the heart of the family.

Latinas are a leading a major business movement. They are the dominant driving force of small business in this country and are causing a major shift in the makeup of U.S. business.

These are some of their stories.

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Thank you!

Most Popular Latina Success Stories and Interviews

  • UPDATE: Lourdes Colon – Our Cover StoryJune 20, 2013, 9:49 pm

    Our dear friend, Lourdes Colon, Mariposa Magazine’s March/April 2012 Cover Story, was an actress that was on the rise of her career.  She was securing guest starring roles on hit television series, and starring in movies.  The media started to take note of this up and coming actress, and the predictable outcome was that Lourdes was [...]

  • Surviving Cancer with a SmileJune 20, 2013, 9:16 pm

    By Patricia A. González-Portillo For Maegen Trujillo, leukemia was the beginning, not end of her journey The diagnosis was hard enough, but for Maegen Trujillo, cancer was the beginning, not the end of her journey. “There were times when I wanted to give up because everything was so unbearable but I couldn’t I was just [...]

  • Executive Director Ivette PinedaIvette Pineda – Mariposa LatinaJanuary 11, 2013, 10:42 pm

    Ivette Pineda, the Executive Director of North Valley Caring Services in North Hills California, is an example of the best that our immigrant community has to offer.  Coming here from her native El Salvador, at the age of 2-1/2 years she grew up in the Hollywood area.  After attending Bravo Medical Magnet high school she [...]

  • Hiking in the rainforestUpdate: Army Strong Venessa in Costa RicaNovember 9, 2012, 8:03 pm

    In our Vanessa Cerda – An ROTC Army Strong Latina  article Venessa was preparing for a humanitarian project trip to Costa Rica.  I asked her to provide us with an update.  Here , in her owns words, is her account of that great trip.  It truly amazes me how awesome God isand the wonders He is doing [...]

  • Pamela DiazStaying Faithful for a Better FutureOctober 31, 2012, 8:17 pm

    “It is not about being successful, it is about just showing up and doing the best you can,” stated Father Boyle. Staying faithful is more important than focusing on the outcomes in life. In Father Boyle’s book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” he writes that success is God’s business.   Giving [...]

  • DoraDetermined To Overcome!October 25, 2012, 11:39 pm

    The following is provided by Regina Zenali of Valley Community Clinic, Corporate and Media Relations, one of our marketing partners Valley Community Clinic. Read this great story about a Latina who overcame physical obstacles and now inspires other Latinas.   VCC is a private non-profit 501 (c)(3) that provides high quality, culturally sensitive primary medical care and related healthcare services to [...]

  • Latinas Are Transforming Themselves, Their families and Our CountryAugust 29, 2012, 8:39 pm

    Latina mothers and grandmothers are revered and consistently recognized as strong role models and as essential sources of guidance and encouragement.  Their enduring strength and wisdom, and strong family orientation are the foundation of the culture. They are the most significant factor in the development and future of their family. They are the drivers of [...]

  • 83 and Going Strong – The Amazing Lady Behind a Business SuccessAugust 22, 2012, 10:31 pm

    Elisa Reyes was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest daughter went to school.   At that point she went to work at the Veterans Service Office helping veterans with retirement-related issues.  She worked there for 20 years and it wasn’t until she was age 58 that she changed careers and went into real estate.  In her [...]

  • Determination + Hard Work + A Mother’s Influence = Business Success!August 22, 2012, 10:20 pm

    At the age of 12, Edward Reyes worked in the Northern California fields cutting apricots, peaches, and tomatoes. And he hated it.  He wasn’t crazy about school, either, because it was always a struggle for him. He wondered why he couldn’t comprehend what he had read and why it was so hard for him to [...]

  • Facing Down the Big C – Lourdes ColonAugust 22, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Not everyone you know would video document their cancer treatment progress and put it online for all to see.  It takes a passionate individual with a message to do something like that!  Lourdes Colon has a message and she is ready for the world to hear it.  She wants to encourage people not to be [...]

 

 

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