Davina Ferreira

Powerful Latina – Kay Lopez Ensures That Her Community Feels Represented on Social Media

  Latinas Poderosas, or Powerful Latinas in English, is the name of a platform developed by Kay Lopez to connect with a LatinX community on social media. She had once felt a lack of LatinX representation online, and has worked on changing that. Congratulations on being chosen as one of our LatinX of Impact this …

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A Girl and Her Curls – Julissa Prado, Successfully Addresses the Need of a Niche Market

  Julissa Prado is the founder of Rizos Curls, a company that encompasses what she calls the 3 C’s — curls, community, and culture. Growing up, she went through many phases with her curly hair. She hid it in a tight ponytail, sprayed it stiff, and even straightened it with a clothes iron. She saved …

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Denaee Amaya

Emerging Latinas in Politics/Public Service – Denaee Amaya

1. When did your passion for public service begin?  My passion for public service evolved during college. I studied the civil rights movement and the discrepancies of our criminal justice system. I was often inspired by the men and women who fought for equal rights and became very passionate about helping others who were discriminated …

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Aura Vasquez Los Angeles

Aura Vasquez – Transforming Los Angeles

Aura Vasquez, Running for City Council, Intends to Find Solutions to Homeless and Public Transit Issues Aura Vasquez has spent the past decade working on the most transformative issues in Los Angeles. She fought to get driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, and for better housing practices and community benefits as a neighborhood Council representative. She …

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Creating Empowering Content with Doralys Britto

Doralys Britto Believes Society Pressures Women to Try to Meet Often Unattainable Standards. Doralys Britto was born in the Dominican Republic as the second of three children to a doctor and a chemist. She had always gravitated towards communications, marketing and computer sciences, and by the age of 17 was hosting a live radio show. …

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Women of Impact: Esperanza Teasdale, VP & General Manager, PepsiCo’s Hispanic Business Unit Marketing

We are so happy to start this 2020 speaking with Esperanza Teasdale, VP & General Manager, PepsiCo’s Hispanic Business Unit Marketing about her current efforts to support our LatinX community. 1.    How has your journey as a Latina executive taking you to where you are today? Since I can remember, my mission has been to elevate …

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Veronica Alanis – Advanced Design Engineer

Originally from Mexico, Veronica obtained an Industrial Design degree to then study MSc in Sustainable Design at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After graduating, Veronica worked as a Grad Design Engineer in the Electromechanical Industry before joining Dyson in 2016. At Dyson, Veronica worked in New Product Development for the Personal Care Category as a …

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