What a fantastic event this past weekend at Pretty Smart Foundation first vision board fundraising party! 🥳 Thanks to our sponsors Samsung , Best Buy and our guest speaker Lizzette Diaz of Solo Mujeres Magazine We learned how to feel empowered, envision our aspirations, pursue our goals, and achieve success in our careers and personal lives. 🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏼‍♀️🧍🏾‍♀️ We hope you had as much fun as we did❗️ We're ready for 2020, are you?!🎊🎊🎊 *If I forgot to tag you please tag yourself! 😊

What a fantastic event this past weekend at Pretty Smart Foundation first vision board fundraising party! 🥳 Thanks to our sponsors Samsung , Best Buy and our guest speaker Lizzette Diaz of Solo Mujeres Magazine We learned how to feel empowered, envision our aspirations, pursue our goals, and achieve success in our careers and personal lives. 🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏼‍♀️🧍🏾‍♀️ We hope you had as much fun as we did❗️ We're ready for 2020, are you?!🎊🎊🎊

Last week we talked about the fundamental skills gap in STEM. Today, we want to talk about the geographical gap.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This gap refers to where STEM jobs are available and where skilled workers live.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The gap also relates to the difference in opportunities that can be found in a high-income neighborhood versus a low-income neighborhood.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This can be an obstacle for many qualified and passionate Latinas who do not have the resources to move to another city.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ La semana pasada hablamos sobre la brecha de habilidades fundamentales en STEM. Hoy, queremos hablar sobre la brecha geográfica.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Esta brecha se refiere a dónde están disponibles los trabajos STEM y dónde viven los trabajadores calificados.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ La brecha también se relaciona con la diferencia de oportunidades que se pueden encontrar en un vecindario de alto ingreso versus un vecindario de bajo ingreso.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Esto puede ser un obstáculo para muchas latinas cualificadas y apasionadas que no tienen los recursos para mudarse a otra ciudad.

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1 in 3 Americans are unaware of the latina wage gap.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If 33% of the population has no knowledge about an issue that affects the latino community, which is the second largest ethnic group in the country, it’ll be harder to change the system. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We need to keep raising awareness of the latina wage gap. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be a champion of equal pay!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1 de cada 3 estadounidenses desconocen sobre la brecha salarial de las latinas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Si el 33% de la población no tiene conocimiento sobre un problema que afecta a la comunidad latina, que es el segundo grupo étnico más grande del país, será más difícil cambiar el sistema.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Necesitamos seguir creando conciencia sobre la brecha salarial de las latinas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ¡Sé un partidario de igualdad salarial!

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Not much as changed ❤️ #growinguplatina   #immigrant   #swipeleft   #wildchild  

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In 2026 Latinas will be the majority but out of every board there is not even 1% latina representation. What can we do to change this ? It all starts with us! _ Here at Pretty Smart Foundation we want to see more Latinas at the table. Latinas deserve a seat at the table! Our next event we will be bringing awareness to the Latina wage gap and how to increase your value in the job market. _ Necesitamos más latinas en la mesa. De cada tablero no hay ni siquiera 1% de representación latina. Qué podemos hacer para cambiar esto ? ¡Todo comienza con nosotros! _ _ Aquí en Pretty Smart Foundation queremos ver más latinas en la mesa. ¡Las latinas merecen un asiento en la mesa! En nuestro próximo evento, vamos a crear conciencia sobre la brecha salarial de las latinas y cómo aumentar su valor en el mercado laboral.

Latina girls need mentors that will inspire and encourage them to pursue their dreams.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you would love to make a difference in a girl’s life through mentoring, send us a message!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We would love to have you on our team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Las chicas latinas necesitan mentores que las inspiren y las alienten a perseguir sus sueños.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Si te gustaría hacer una diferencia en la vida de una niña a través de la tutoría, ¡envíanos un mensaje!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nos encantaría tenerte en nuestro equipo.

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Sometimes life gets too overwhelming and we just want to curl into our beds and hide for a few hours. That’s totally fine!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are strong believers in taking care of your body, mind and soul.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mindset is everything. What you tell yourself matters.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Speak words of truth and positivity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t forget to love yourself today and every day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A veces la vida se vuelve demasiado abrumadora y solo queremos acurrucarnos en nuestras camas y escondernos por unas horas. ¡Eso está totalmente bien!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creemos firmemente en cuidar nuestro cuerpo, mente y alma.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ La mentalidad lo es todo. Lo que te dices a ti mismo importa.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Habla palabras de verdad y positividad.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ¡No te olvides de amarte hoy y todos los días!

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repost Literally my entire life until about 20 years old 😂. I have never seen a list so accurate. growinguplatina @latinaapproved

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Yes and yes!! What’s your favorite thing to be called? 😍 ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ // Tweet by: @alishaimendoza ⁠ #SpoilMe   #ChiqueadaForever   #GrowingUpLatina  

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Yup, never fails! #LatinaApproved   #Growinguplatina  

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"Maya Angelou was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet, and civil rights activist best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction bestseller by an African American woman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Angelou received several honors throughout her career, including two NAACP Image Awards in the outstanding literary work (nonfiction) category, in 2005 and 2009."

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This is what goes down at Latino family parties. Pásame la botella #CoupleGoals   LatinaApproved . . . #family   #familia   #growinguplatina   #meme   #comedy   #haha   #tequila   #friday   #tgif   #mood   #vibes  

Your hard work, passion, dedication and awesomeness is inspiring, latina!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Research has proven that mentorships have positive effects on young people in their personal, academic and professional settings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We encourage you to use your gifts to inspire and mentor others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ¡Tu arduo trabajo, pasión, dedicación y genialidad nos inspiran, latina!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Las investigaciones ha demostrado que las tutorías tienen efectos positivos en los jóvenes en sus entornos personales, académicos y profesionales.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Te alentamos a usar tus dones para inspirar y guiar a otros.

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Also me looking like a regalo en la sala on Christmas Eve. 🎁🔥 ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ // @badgalriri⁠ #Rihanna   #FIERCE   #GrowingUpLatina  

Meet Antonia Novello, a Puerto Rican physician, and public health official. Novello was the first woman and Hispanic to serve as Surgeon General of the United States. During her service as Surgeon General, Antonia focused on AIDS prevention, illegal underage drinking, smoking and women's health, domestic violence, among other issues. She also promoted the involvement of Latinos in health issues. "Being the first woman and minority surgeon general enables me to reach many individuals with my message of empowerment for women, children, and minorities", she said in 1990. In 1993, Novello was inducted on the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993. - Conozca a Antonia Novello, médica puertorriqueña y funcionaria de salud pública. Novello fue la primera mujer e hispana en servir como Cirujano General de los Estados Unidos. Durante su servicio como Cirujana General, Antonia se centró en la prevención del SIDA, el consumo ilegal de alcohol por menores de edad, el tabaquismo y la salud de las mujeres, la violencia doméstica, entre otros temas. También promovió la participación de latinos en temas de salud. "Ser la primera mujer y cirujana general de minorías me permite llegar a muchas personas con mi mensaje de empoderamiento para mujeres, niños y minorías", dijo en 1990. En 1993, Novello fue incluida en el Salón Nacional de la Fama de la Mujer en 1993.

I love the way a good shade of red lipstick looks on a woman. Glamorous. Confident. Sexy. Empowered. Funny thing is I didn't start wearing it till 3 years ago. Growing up I was always taught to be calledita. To not call to much attention to myself. Especially sexual. To not wear too much make up or dress a certain way because of how it would look to other people or what it would make other people think of me. At some point in my journey of self love and self discovery, I just stopped giving a shit about all of that. I was exhausted from caring so much about what others, even family, thought. I learned that dressing and expressing myself in a way that made ME feel happy, made ME feel good, was more fulfilling than any complement or other outside validation. 💖 So now I do that every day. And I use my creations to inspire other Latinas to do the same. 💋 To learn more about the story behind my brand, head over to @xecurepodcast and listen to her latest episode where Jackie and I discuss red lipstick, body positivity, authenticity, and other topics on self discovery. 💋 . . . @cinde_rella wearing the Salvaje Slip Dress available at AGAVESALT.com

How the tables have turned 😂 Ama a donde vas, con quien vas, a que horas regresas? LatinaApproved . . . #latinas   #growinguplatina   #mom   #mama   #mamalatinas   #meme   #videos   #comedy   #mexicanmoms   #latinamoms   #wcw   #haha   #explorepage   #latinaaf  

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