The Wise Latina Club was founded in 2010 by Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D., as a space to empower Hispanic women through access to culturally relevant, accurate, and entertaining information on money, career, health, fitness, nutrition, civic engagement, community service, and politics. The Wise Latina Club bridges the wide gap that exists between these women’s desire to learn the “ropes” to improve their lives and the available private and public resources. With Hispanic women leading the demographic boom, this group’s $1 trillion buying power, and consumer spending decisions, we believe that smart Latinas result in stronger families, communities, and an economy.
The Wise Latina Club is as multi-dimensional as any woman–we are passionate about our children’s future, our careers, finances, the direction of our country, the care our viejitos are receiving in their golden years, the men we love, our sabor-filled yet healthy food, and our “high-heeled” style.
Our future is ours to define.
This is the voice of The Wise Latina Club.
Click here to read the first post, The Manifesto.
Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D. is considered one of the most influential Latinas in media.
A veteran journalist, audiences will recognize her from ABC News and NPR. She also serves as the host of Hispanic Business Today: American Success Stories, a news magazine show nationally syndicated on NBC.
Viviana is the founding editor of the award-winning website The Wise Latina Club, where she analyzes trends and current events in news and feature pieces. She is an authority on the Latino demographic growth, its impact on politics and business, this group’s $1 trillion dollar buying power, the social environment of increasingly diverse workplaces, and women’s empowerment.
Hurtado’s insight is frequently sought out by corporate clients, non-profits, political campaigns, and media. She has been quoted in Time Magazine, Rolling Stone and has appeared on several expert roundtables including Univision’s Al Punto con Jorge Ramos, Telemundo’s Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart, and Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor.
A voice of the modern Latina, Viviana is an authoritative yet inspirational keynote speaker on the Hispanic market, women, and new journalism at schools, non-profit organizations, corporations, and the White House.
A San Francisco, California native, Viviana is the proud daughter of Colombian immigrants. She holds a doctorate from Yale University, a master’s from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Washington, DC.
Natalie Wagner Fierro
Natalie Wagner Fierro co-founded the Institute for Student Health, a non-profit organization that connects students with resources to help them live a healthy, active lifestyle. A Teach for America alumna with a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Natalie is a teacher dedicated to improving student wellness. She is passionate about health and fitness and is a distance runner, aspiring yogi, archery amateur and former ballroom dance instructor. She loves all things food, from gardening to cooking and eating out. An Oklahoma native, Natalie now lives with her husband and two dachshunds in Washington, DC.
Marjorie Romeyn-Sanabria is a recent graduate from Wesleyan University, where she majored in East Asian Studies. A long-time lover of culture, languages, and food, Marjorie’s interests have taken her from New York to China and back again (while picking up French and Spanish along the way). She spent a year in Taipei, Taiwan where she studied Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese culture. She lives in New York City where she works for a major insurance agency by day, and writes at night for millennial-focused PolicyMic, a news and politics site, as well as The Wise Latina Club.
You can connect with Marjorie on Twitter or by leaving a comment on one of her posts here at The Wise Latina Club.
The Wise Latina Club Technologist-in-Chief, Margery, is a Systems & Marketing Analyst at CraftyStitches, Photographer, Blogger, East African native, and a rising senior at George Mason University.
An IT major who calls herself a “nerd in disguise,” Margery is passionate about increasing the numbers of minorities in technology, science, and math. She speaks five languages: English, Spanish, French, Swahili (East African language), and Kikuyu (her tribal language). In her spare time (approx. 12 minutes a day), she loves surfing the net, taking photos with her Canon Rebel, and creating cool websites and videos using the Adobe Creative Suite. Whenever she can, she loves to travel to see her best friends in Europe or family back home in Kenya. She dreams of starting an organization that will help develop the technology infrastructure in Kenya and promote her birth country as a premiere African IT destination.