Next Gen Feminista Friday: Mother’s Day Lesson from Mami

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My mother sat on my bed and listened patiently as I described every. single. detail. I was fifteen, burrowed under my comforter, and surrounded by tissues when I heard a light tapping on the door. “Hey, you okay?” My ears perked up when I heard her voice, full of empathy and concern, and instantly went from crying to mere […]

Career: Julie Chávez Rodríguez to Latinas, “¡Sí Se Puede!”

Career: Julie Chávez Rodríguez to Latinas, "¡Sí Se Puede!"

When you are an ambitious and/or successful Latina, you are a role model no matter what. That’s because despite our consolidation of power as an economic and political bloc, a gap remains, especially in terms of educational and career achievement. Simply put, there aren’t enough Hispanics in positions of power. That means that for the few […]

Petraeus Escándalo Boils Down to El Hombre Propone y la Mujer Dispone

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When I read on Twitter that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus resigned days after the re-election of Barack Obama, I assumed the decorated retired Army general had done so because he no longer wanted to serve under this President. Is it because this straightest of arrows perhaps knew something about the security failure behind […]

The Give Up

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Everything is an exchange.  Everything.  And virtually everything is politics.  I’m not talking ’bout kissing babies and stumping at high school auditoriums once every four years.  What kinds of light bulbs do you use?  Do you send your children to private or public school?  How ’bout the air you breathe?  Latinas, what’s in there? Notre […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on CNN en Español’s Notimujer Chats about Women Leading the Economy

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on CNNE's Notimujer on Women & the Economy

Women are uniquely positioned to lead our economic recovery–if you are interpreting the recent data optimistically and believe our economy is on the up. ¿Por qué? Well, the “man-cession” as our recession was called by some experts, hit men disproportionately hard as more were laid off, downsized, and stayed out of work longer than women. […]

Video: Career: More Money

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6 Minute Career Climb Tip of the Day: Manage your career because if you don’t, someone else will. TWLC is unveiling a new segment called 6 Minute Career Climb.  Industry experts reveal the secrets of HR and highly compensated employees to negotiate the best offer, strategies to turn professional obstacles into assets, all to keep you […]

Open Letter to Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel

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Dear Mr. Stengel, When I noticed the lack of Latinos and Latin Americans in the 2011 Time 100, I thought: Again?  My criticism does not probe whether Gossip Girl Blake Lively should be on the same “list” as Afghan prosecutor general Maria Bashir or if the blonde bombshell took the place of someone more relevant. […]

Bebé Plus Me: To Go Back to Work or Not to Go Back to Work. That is the question.

Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: "Anchor Baby": When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

Before Hamlet famously declared “to be or not to be,” Mamis have been struggling with the decision to go back to work, if we can afford it, or stay at home.  Two of my closest friends had their daughters within months of Baby L.  One has decided to go back to work, the other is […]