Rising Up and Breaking Barriers: Latina Bosses
According to the National Women’s Business Council, there are close to 800,000 Hispanic women owned businesses. That’s a 133.3% increase since 1997. Because of this, Latina bosses have been able to contribute about $55.7 billion dollars to the economy. Yet, the media rarely, if ever, represents Latinas in this type of fashion.
It’s unfortunate but when someone thinks of a Latina, the last thing that comes to mind is them being a business woman. Latinas continue to be underrepresented and misrepresented in the media today and this is a problem. It is because of this, I decided to gather up a few of my friends who also happen to be Latina bosses.
There’s Fabiana Ferrarini – She is a published international fitness model and founder of “Fit With Fabi” fitness app. Let’s not forget she also made history by being the 1st Latina on Oxygen Magazine’s Cover. Fabi’s message to Latinas:
“Don’t limit yourself. Expound and explore, defy and exceed. When others set your bar – dance on top of it. Be kind, stay classy, but above all – be unapologetically YOU!”
“Don’t let anyone define you, blaze your own trail and be the master of your destiny. Latinas are powerful women!”
“You got this! Is my positive affirmation of choice and what I tell to myself often… Believe in yourself first, stay awake always!”
“I need you to understand you already have something great inside of you. It’s there, waiting for you to discover it. Once you do, continue to feed and nourish it. Let it grow to the point it takes over you completely and it’s the first thing someone sees when you enter a room.”
Check out the behind the scenes of the shoot here:
I’m awesome. That is all.