Creating Espacios came to be after a conversation with my mentor. I explained to her all the ways that I was proud to be a Latina entrepreneur and how disappointed I was that there wasn't a mainstream space where Latinas' achievements were being celebrated. So after much back and forth, CE's journey to highlight the most amazing Latinas began.
Season 1 of Creating Espacios includes conversations on side hustles, starting your own business, tips on finding a balance between your dreams and your family's expectations, plus much more.
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Episode 1: Andrea Guendelman - Start Treating Your Culture As Your Alma Mater
In our kick-off episode of Creating Espacios, Andrea encourages us to rally around each other. Being Latina does not have to be a disadvantage, as she explains, it should actually be your biggest strength and the foundation for your support system.
Andrea is the Founder of BeVisible.soy, a website that helps Latina millennials network both in real life and online.
Episode 2: Janel Martinez - How To Get Paid For Being Yourself
Millennials are known for their side-hustles and Janel is a prime example of how diligently pursuing a side-hustle, while staying true to yourself, can pay off big time. In this CE episode, Janel walks us through the checklist you should keep in mind when conceptualizing a side-hustle. There are resources, advice on funding and a reminder that community is important.
Episode 3: Nathalie Huerta: How Guts and Google Can Move You Forward
Being an entrepreneur isn't just a nice title, there's a lot of work and research that comes to launching something that is your own. Nathalie Huerta, the Founder of The Perfect Sidekick, walks us through all the research that went into launching the first LGBTQ gym in the nation and how Google and guts still play a major role in its success.
Episode 4: Aurora Anaya-Cerda — The Bravery in Quitting Intentionally
Quitting has such a negative connotation, but in this episode of Creating Espacios, Aurora shows that the strength and bravery in quitting should not be disregarded. Any and all entrepreneurs would benefit from learning from Aurora's story of success and mission driven work.
Episode 5: Gaby Natale - Don’t Make Your Side Hustles Pay The Bills Just Yet
Gaby Natale is an Emmy award winning producer + creator of the SuperLatina Show, and a Latina with the biggest heart in the world. As she walked us through her personal journey of working for others to working for herself, she personified what it means to lead with your heart. Our conversation with Gaby led to some of the most motivating advice for any Latina who is working towards making her own dreams a reality.
Episode 6: Ramona Ortega — When Survival Is All You’ve Known, Managing Finances Can Be Scary
As Latinas we're raised to keep all talk of money behind closed doors and that borrowing money is one of the biggest missteps we could make. Ramona, founder of Mi Dinero, Mi Futuro, spent her entire episode helping us debunk financial myths in hopes that Millennial Latinas start owning their financial power.
Episode 7: Tiffany Vazquez — The Importance Of Having A Home Team Who Will Send Congratulatory Gifs
Tiffany Vazquez is the senior film editor at Giphy and the first female/POC TCM host ever — and if that's not impressive enough, she's also the best person to talk to about all things Hamilton. In our Creating Espacios episode, we learn from Tiffany how a grounded support system is the key to managing a 9-5 + side hustle filled schedule. There's talk of faith, growing up Latina and the power of a gif.