Creating Espacios: Interviews with Self-Made Latinas Who Are Innovating in Their Spaces
By A Podcast by Vivian Nunez
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The personal stories highlighted on Creating Espacios will serve as a resource for other aspiring entrepreneurial women and act as a first step in closing the gap in information and resources for diverse communities who want to become a part of the media or startup world.
||CleanLorena Garcia — Don't Let Superwoman Syndrome Stop You From Self-Caring||Lorena Garcia is a Latina entrepreneur, a mom, and a staunch advocate for self-care. The Arizona-based co-founder of Wela Creative, a creative studio, and Majka, a line of wellness products geared towards the new mom, uses this episode to share more...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRegina Merson — You Have The Right To Change Your Mind||Regina Merson went from lawyer to beauty brand founder and she wouldn't take any of her decisions back. Throughout the episode you'll learn more about how Regina navigated leaving a career that wasn't fulfilling her, how needle point helped open her...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaskia Sorrosa — Following Your Passions Isn't Impossible, It's Just Hard Work||Saskia Sorrosa had her career made — she was a top executive in the NBA and was leading a department that allowed her to be entrepreneurial within the safety of a larger corporation, but over time her heart aligned elsewhere. So, she started Fresh...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiz Flores: How People Feel About Your Decisions Is Not Your Responsibility||Liz Flores is an artist, a dog mom, and the best person to talk about the ever present “you vs the unit” conversation that’s born when you grow up in a Latinx family. Based out of Chicago, Liz shares how she’s navigated setting boundaries with..||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDannie Lynn Fountain — To Pursue Your Passion, First Let Go Of How Others Define You||In this episode Dannie Lynn Fountain shares something that so many individuals know to be true — owning your identity is layered. No matter how you self-identify, the process of arriving at that elevator pitch for yourself took hard work that was...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDenise Soler Cox — On Being Latina, Being American And Learning To Choose Yourself||Denise is the co-founder of Project ñ, a movement that is anchored in the many worlds first-generation Latinx-Americans live in. Throughout our conversation we dive into what it takes to put together a documentary for such a movement and...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNatalie Boden — You Are The Architect Of Your Own Life||Natalie Boden is the mastermind behind BODEN Agency, an award-winning agency that has worked with everyone from Target to Pepsico. During our conversation we take a step back from Natalie's biggest wins and dissect how she got here. At the core of...||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeticia Gonzalez-Reyes — Beginning Makes The Conditions Perfect (So, No More Excuses)||Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes is the co-founder of 109 World, an org that allows you to use your social media platforms to change the world (seriously!). She and her friends - Olivia and Rachel (who you may know as Yoga Girl) - execute trips around the world..||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelle Herrera Mulligan — Learn To Get Out Of Your Own Way||Michelle Herrera Mulligan is the former editor-in-chief of Cosmo for Latinas and a constant champion for Latinas and the power their stories have. Throughout this episode we talk about the current political state of the country, why (now more...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMitzi Gaitan — Being First Generation and Thriving Comes With Its Own Set of Responsibilities||Mitzi is a twenty-something career woman, who lives in LA and balances her tech job with one of her other (big) passions - her family. This episode focuses on what it means to be first generation and no longer just surviving. For instance, disposable...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatherine Cuello-Fuente — Prioritize Wellness In Your Entrepreneurial Career||Catherine Cuello-Fuente is the founder of Inside Crowd and Greenhopping, an app dedicated to making healthy living more accessible. Throughout this episode we talk through the health scare that sparked her entrepreneurial career and tips on how...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGina Rodriguez — On The Importance of Being A Meaningful Specific||Gina Rodriguez encourages Latinas to live life on their own terms and conditions because at the end of that path is where they can find happiness. On this episode of Creating Espacios she also dives into the importance of being a meaningful specific,...||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarly Gallardo — Building Your Hustle Starts With Not Selling Yourself Short||Marly Gallardo is a RISD-educated artist based out of New York City, but more than that she's a creative driven Latina who understands the very common dilemma of how your family and your hustle sometimes pull you in different directions. In this...||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarines Duarte — Why Latinas Are Princess Warriors||As the founder of En Tus Zapatos, a one-stop shop for women who are conquering life at home, at work and in their relationships, Marines has created a safe haven for moms who want to embrace their careers and Latinas killing it at work who want to...||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrancesca Kennedy — How To Act On Your Passions, Instead Of Your Fears||Francesca Kennedy is the founder of Ix Style, a socially responsible brand that produces huarache sandals and donates 15% of its profits to organizations that help bring clean water to Guatemala. In this episode she walks us through how to get your...||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Espacios Hour||#CreatingEspacios goes live! A full hour with four stories you won't want to miss. You'll hear how I got my start and how it led to Creating Espacios. Francesca Kennedy will remind you you're brave enough to make big asks. Patty Rodriguez gives...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDenise Paredes: You Wanting It Is Enough Of A Reason To Follow Your Dreams||Denise Paredes is the Founder of Equal Uprise, a lifestyle brand dedicated to producing handmade and ethically sourced products. During our conversation she shares how her career as an entrepreneur started by making the jump to follow her dreams and...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbara Gonzalez - It's Okay To Pursue Your Own Version Of Happy||Barbara Gonzalez kicks off Season 2 of Creating Espacios the only way she knows how, by not being afraid to be herself and speak her mind. The episode focuses on what's next for CE, how Barbara is pursuing her own version of happy and a reminder that...||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoledad O'Brien: You've Earned Your Right To Be Exactly Where You Are||As an award-winning journalist and CEO, Soledad O’Brien is a woman who knows the significance of a good story. With her company Starfish Media Group and philanthropy The Starfish Foundation, she has truly championed every opportunity to uplift...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJessica Mendoza — The Balance Between Relentless and Real||Jessica Mendoza is an ESPN analyst, who just so happens to be the first woman to take on the role. Her resume is packed with Olympic medal wins, noteworthy ‘firsts’ at various sports broadcasting jobs and most importantly, the common theme through..||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPilar Pinel - Giving Back to the Communities The Raised Us||As the founder and CEO of ELLAS, Pilar Pinel has invested her life in mentorship. ELLAS creates clear pathways for young women, particularly high school students, to achieve their dreams. By pairing them with Latina role models, the girls learn that...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAna Flores — Deciding To Be Authentic Can Be The Launch Pad For Growth||Ana Flores is the mastermind behind #WeAllGrow Latina Network, formerly known as Latina Bloggers Connect. As the first brand and blogger network in the nation for Latina digital creatives, #WeAllGrow has gone from connecting influencers with brands to..||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatalina Girald — On Building A Brand You Can Be Proud Of||As CEO and co-founder of lingerie company Naja, Catalina Girald has worked tirelessly to keep empowerment for all women at the root of her company. Throughout her episode she shares tips on how to build an empowering brand, why mentors are important...||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDior Vargas — Taking the Cultural Stigma Out of Mental Illness||Dior Vargas is the Creator behind the People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project, a social media campaign that took over Twitter and emphasized the importance of representation in the conversation around mental health. As a Latina who has...||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatty Rodriguez: Bad Days Lay Foundation For Big Accomplishments||As a Senior Producer at “On Air for Ryan Seacrest,” owner of two businesses, and mother of two, it’s safe to say that Patty Rodriguez has a lot on her daily to-do. In this episode we talk to Patty about her Mexican-American upbringing and how...||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTiffany Vazquez — The Importance Of Having A Home Team Who Will Send Congratulatory Gifs||As a Senior Editor at Giphy, Tiffany understands how one well placed gif can change an entire conversation. It’s why she strongly believes that Latinas can impact culture at large, if they just start embracing their big dreams. Embracing her own led..||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRamona Ortega — When Survival Is All You’ve Known, Managing Finances Can Be Scary||Oftentimes being a Latina Millennial is synonymous with being a first-generation American. When it comes to finances, this means that we know both ends of the money spectrum — the privilege of having and what it takes to survive. Ramona...||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGaby Natale - Don’t Make Your Side Hustles Pay The Bills Just Yet||As the producer and creator of the SuperLatina Show, Gaby Natale knows what it means to put everything into a side hustle with the dream that it will one day turn into a full-time gig. For Gaby, the “some point” happened after many weekends of...||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAurora Anaya-Cerda — The Bravery in Quitting Intentionally||Aurora Anaya-Cerda shows us how quitting can be an intentional part of success. As the owner of La Casa Azul Bookstore, she worked in New York City’s Spanish Harlem and built a dedicated community around the bookstore. After years of operating...||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNathalie Huerta: How Guts and Google Can Move You Forward||Nathalie Huerta sat down with us to talk about how vulnerability, community building and Google helped her build The Perfect Sidekick Gym, the first queer gym in the nation. Nathalie works tirelessly to create safe spaces for those in the LGBT...||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanel Martinez - How To Get Paid For Being Yourself||In this episode of #CreatingEspacios we talk to Janel Martinez about how to make a profit while still being true to who you are, your culture and your passions. Growing up Afro-Latina, Janel immediately noticed the lack of representation of her...||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrea Guendelman - Start Treating Your Culture As Your Alma Mater||Andrea Guendelman knows that as a Latina it’s hard to build a network around yourself. This is why she helped start BeVisible.soy, a website that helps Latina millennials network both in real life and online. Their focus is mentorship, fostering...||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
So Grateful for This!
Viv, thanks for being you and creating this podcast. It has helped me understand a lot about myself and how to navigate difficult situations. I really appreciate and need resources like this podcast (:
Awesome podcast celebrating Latinxs
I love that this podcast exists. Representation matters and this podcast creates space to celebrate Latinxs of all backgrounds and living diverse creative paths.
Great app for all latina entrepreneurs!
Love the variety of speakers and topics on this podcast. It's so down to earth and relatable that I can easily take and understand any advice from the guests. Keep it up girl!