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 […]

6 Minute Career Climb: Q & A with Crisis Queen, Author, & TV Show Inspiration Judy Smith

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Judy Smith, the inspiration of ABC's Scandal

Does anyone else hear the big clic when the Universe unlocks her abundance, when Diosito bathes you with goodness? That’s how I felt when I guest hosted NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin when Michel was away. One of the many terrific stories I did was an interview with Judy Smith, a Washington, DC-based crisis manager or […]

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. […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks about “You, Inc.” on CNN en Español’s Notimujer

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on CNN en Español

CNN en Español‘s show devoted to women’s issues–Notimujer–asked me to speak about advancing at work by assembling the board of “You, Inc.” after following this blog, especially the career segment 6 Minute Career Climb. This concept models after Fortune 500 companies that approach people to manage, guide, and grow an organization. But who do you […]

6 Minute Career Climb: Claim Your Past to Create Your Future

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Her name is Deborah Rosado Shaw, not Barrington Harrington Carrington, III (pronounced, the thuuuuuuuhhhhhddddd). She was born and raised not in the Hamptons, but in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx, some of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in the nation. She defied statistics, stereotypes, and low cultural expectations to escape the barrio and climb […]