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Maria Trusa Thanks Latin Biz Today [Video]

Maria Trusa is Partner and CEO of Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care and the author of I Say No More! a searing memoir...

Cuban-American Latina Champions Women’s Empowerment

Meet Mary Muniz-Pellicer a Hispanic Woman of Distinction, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc. “Today, Latino/Hispanic women mostly have integrated...

Colombian-American Latina Insurance Exec Fund Raiser Cyclist

Meet Luz Stella Rios, 2020 Hispanic Woman of Distinction , Ed.D, Managing Director, National Life Group   "Today’s Hispanic women no longer see themselves as “problem...

Cuban American Helps Homeless Families Get Back on Track

Meet Jennifer M. Raymond, 2020 Hispanic Woman of Distinction and Executive Director, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County “When Hispanic women unite all things...

Award-winning Public Relations Strategist Aiding Small Businesses

Meet Janie Flores, Hispanic Women of Distinction,  President, Buena Vida Media “The positive contributions Hispanic women have made to the growth of this country and...

An Accomplished Latina, College Chief of Staff and VP Communications

Meet Isabel M. Gonzalez, a 2020 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Communications and Community Relations, Broward College   “Hispanic women are a...

Florida’s First Brazilian Bank Manager for Major National Bank and Community Leader

Meet Monica Ribeiro a 2020 Hispanic Woman of Distinction  and Vice President – Business Relationship Manager, BankUnited   “The role of the Hispanic/Latina woman today is to...

Latina Cuban-American Animal Activist and Marketing Professional Gives Back

Meet Jennifer Diliz, 2020 Hispanic Woman of Distinction  CEO/Founder, Midnite Communications   “Not only are we responsible for paving the future for other Hispanics, we need to...

A Proven Latina Leader, Entrepreneur and HR Executive

Meet Rita Barreto Craig, the 2020 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Pioneer,  CSP, President, Top Tier Leadership “Hispanic women have an opportunity to integrate the traditional gender roles...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Lisa Carrington Firmin

I mentor and coach many active duty veterans and now those in the private sector.   Name: Lisa Carrington Firmin Title: Associate Vice President, Veteran and Military...

Meet the Chief Soul Officer – Susie Levan

Meet the Chief Soul Officer - Susie Levan   Company: Bee Hive Publishing/Susie Levan & Associates Major City Where You Live/Work: Fort Lauderdale Please, share your personal and...

Businesses the Make a Difference – Meet Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO of MBAF

Businesses that Make A Difference       Featured Company: MBAF Executive:  Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO Business Address: 1450 Brickell Avenue 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33131 Website: mbafcpa.com   Tell us about...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Angeles Valenciano, CEO, National Diversity Council

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Angeles Valenciano   Name: Angeles Valenciano Title: Chief Executive Officer Company: The National Diversity Council Major City Where You Work:...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Rixys Alfonso

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Rixys Alfonso Name: Rixys Alfonso Title: CEO and Chief Visibility Specialist Company: CauseMo Marketing, LLC. Major City Where You...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Antonio Uribe

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Antonio Uribe Name: Antonio Uribe Title: President & CEO Company: Terrabank, N. A. Major City Where You Work: Miami,...

Small Business Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

A small business owner's journey toward self discovery, prosperity, and success.     On October 2, 1995. 7:30 a.m. Ed stood at the newsstand in the lobby...

What Kind of Under Stress Boss Are You?

Four insights to identify your behavior as a leader on stress.   Editor's note: This is part  two of a two part article. Part one is...

Are You Causing Second Hand Stress Among Your Employees?

Stress can be contagious it is important that you manage your stress well in front of your employees.   Editor's note: this is part one of a...

Creating a High Trust Culture at Work 

You inspire trust from others when you practice these six behaviors.   Recently while perusing the book shelves at Barnes and Noble, a favorite pastime of...

Bob Dorf on Managing a Small Business Growth Workforce [Video]

Bob Dorf, "The Start Up Guy" author, speaker, shares his insights on the inflection when small business onboarding occurs.   When a small business owner begins...

4 Steps to Emotionally Realized Rational Decisions

Should rational decision making of intelligent business leaders include their gut feelings and emotions? As a business leader or manager you generally learn that decisions...

The Keys to Deliberate Learning for Business Agility

Three steps business leaders need to make a conscious and concerted effort to learn.   Staying afloat and staying ahead are concerns faced by many business...

Hispanic American Veterans

Hispanic American Veterans Return from War   Many Hispanic Veterans Turn to Entrepreneurship and Politics to Advance Hispanic Causes Veterans Day marks the day the “War to...

Leading and Managing Others…Constant Movement While Being Still

Never underestimate the power of your own abilities to lead others.   This is something I have been learning for the past 40 years and expect...

Michelle Martinez Reyes CMO Talks Leadership [Video]

Four leadership best practices for small Business owners. Editors note: This is  part 3 of  a multi-part video series. Part 1  highlighted Diversity business  benefits.    ...

Hispanic Heritage Inspiration Celebrated

Latin Business Today mentors share their Hispanic Heritage month insights by answering the question: who inspires you? It's Hispanic Heritage month. Look around you. Who...

Maintaining Focus in Light of Losing a Rock Star Teammate

Five leadership recommendations for small business owners   At one point or another, we've all faced this situation: a rock star teammate leaves the company. Whether it's...

A True Boricua Strategically Plots Her Career Growth One Industry At A time

As an entrepreneur she built resilience, endurance and strength of character.   I had the pleasure of meeting Aileen Hernandez Morales, Humana Process Improvement Professional and Communications...

AT&T CEO Creates a Thriving Environment Today for Next Generation

“Commit to lifelong learning. Skills to learn are more important than what you learn.” Thaddeus Arroyo   Thaddeus Arroyo heeded his father’s words: “Take advantage of...

5 Steps To Manage Conflict of Interest Scenarios

Understand and address work-life conflict of interest scenarios.   Help your brain Better manage competing needs in your business   When you are leading a business the...

Fighting Cancer in North Texas Hispanic Community

The Rojo Way promotes healthy lifestyle- Part 2   This is the part two of two of the first in a series of articles designed to highlight...

Latina Venezuelan-American Is Committed to Helping Students Succeed

Meet Amanda Laird Frey, 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Executive Director, Take Stock in Children of Broward County   “Hispanic women have an opportunity to integrate the traditional...

Easy Ways To Kill It With Effective Meetings

Many effective meetings by small businesses derail and outcomes fall short by not delegating. It takes fore-thought, timing and preparation to execute an effective meeting...

Rosa Es Rojo: Taking care of Latinas

Dallas organization teaches Latinas to care for themselves, families.   This is the first in a series of articles designed to highlight Latinas and the support...

Latina Puerto Rican Facilitates Health Services and Volunteers

Meet Jasmin Ortiz-Batir, 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Vice President and Administrator, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, Founder, I Am For You, Inc.   “I credit my...

Cuban American Latina Media Exec. Serves on Charitable Boards

Meet Claudia Puig, 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, President and General Manager of Local Media in Miami, Univision Communications, Inc.   “I am happy to see many of...

Many Leadership Styles, What’s Yours?

A global look at transformational and transactional leadership styles Business today is global as so is leadership. No one can escape it; what happens on the...

Cuban American Latina Bank Exec Helps Homeless

Meet Ana Castilla, 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Vice President, Florida Regional Community Development Manager,TD Bank “Strong values and principles together with a commitment to grow...

Latino Entrepreneur’s Path to Excellence in the Hospitality Business

Leadership is at the core of this Latino entrepreneur’s success.   Peter Herrero, founder/GM of the White Plains-based NY Hospitality Group, was able to hone his...

Latina Faculty President Committed to Education in South Florida

Meet Andrea Apa, Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Ed. D. President of Faculty Senate and Associate Professor , Broward College, South Campus   “To become a successful...

Latina of Cuban American Ancestry Develops Quality of Life for Families

As anyone who has ever succeeded at achieving their goal will tell you, it’s often as important whom you know as it is what you know. Betty Alonso likely had that thought in mind when she created ConnectFamilias (CF) in Miami-Dade County over six years ago.

Fight or Flight: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

The best leaders take responsibility for their emotions and reactions.   It is August 9th, 2010. You have just arrived at the Pittsburgh airport and you’re...

Latina “Talks Trash” and Helps “Toys for Tots”

Meet Aurora Ortiz, a 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Education Specialist and Translator, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County   “Women in our current society occupy many...

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Latina Photographer of Cuban-Spanish Descent Aids Disadvantaged

Graciela Valdes, a 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, CPP, Certified Professional Photographer, Graciela Valdes Fine Art Photography “Being a Hispanic woman in today’s society means we get...

Latina Chief Diversity Officer Supports Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Meet Myrna Maysonet, a 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Chief Diversity Officer Greenspoon Marder “With power comes responsibility to stand up for what is right and to...

Five Tips for Creating Motivated Employees

 Motivating employees drives success, increases productivity and motivation in the workplace   As a business owner or manager, you know you can’t force your employees to...

Latina Education Leader of Cuban Ecuadoran Descent Makes an Impact

Meet Belinda M. Leon, Ed.D, a Hispanic Women of Distinction Founder/President, Premier Educational Consulting, LLC “If we do not pay honor to those who came...

Puerto Rican Latina Humanitarian, Yoga Instructor and Orthopedic Surgeon

Meet Mirylsa Colon-Martinez, a 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedist-Owner, OrthoWellness   “We have an obligation to excel at anything we do, and represent our countries and heritage...

Latina CEO of Dominican Descent Gives Back To South Florida Community

Meet Marianela Collado, a 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CEO, Tobias Financial Advisors, Inc. “There are far too few women and Hispanics in the financial...

10 Ways Business Leaders Can Build Trust

10 components of leadership you can cultivate to build trust and effectively lead others   Who do you trust? It is a difficult question to answer. Trust...

First Generation American Of Cuban Descent Makes Mark On South Florida

Meet Diana Arteaga, a 2019 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Vice President of Government Relations & Community/Public Affairs Broward Health  “I believe Hispanic women are continuing to break...

Looking for a Leader for Your Business? Listen!

Three insight-gathering questions to help you identify leaders.   What makes a good leader? There are many traits that contribute to being a good leader, because there...

Lead With Greater Confidence Through Conviction

Six best practices conviction best practices which underscore confidence   An article in Nature Neuroscience led by Benedetto De Martino, a cognitive neuroscientist in the field...

Good Leaders Tap Into Emotional Intelligence

One of the most important ways leaders can build trust is by apologizing for mistakes   The qualities of leadership: this is part 2 of a...

The Qualities of Leadership- Part One

Can admitting your mistakes make you a better leader? Key leadership traits and 4 steps to address admitting your mistakes   Mistakes are impossible to avoid....

Your Employees Can Help Move the Needle

Here are 10 steps to engage your employees and increase your bottom line   Statistics show that companies with engaged employees enjoy a 27% higher operating...

Grace Under Pressure

Four Lessons We Learned From Principal Dancer Paloma Herrera     Is there anything that a businessman or woman can learn from an internationally recognized ballerina? Surprisingly, the...

6 Factors to Make Work Meaningful

Whether you're the employer or an employee, you need to put meaning into work.   In the developed world in the 21st century, work has a...

Successful Leadership Through Perspective

The source of leadership perspective can be found everywhere yet most of the time we only see our own.   Leaders like all individuals have perspectives...

What I Learned From My Dad…My Cuban Story 1959

 I recall my dad always being very proud to call me his “American Child”

The Life and Times of Latina Cruise Line Exec Carmen Corvos-Roig

I have a life mantra of “Carpe Diem,” which translates to “Seize the Day” to ensure that I do not take this life for granted, and the many people along the way who helped pave the way for my success and happiness. 

A Mexican American With Dual Citizenship Is Leveraging Her Expertise to Coach Others

"The mentee will either listen to me or not and that’s ok. I no longer get disappointed when someone doesn’t listen, it’s their life to live. But I must say when I see someone that I mentor, make the changes they need to make and create a new future for themselves I’m just honored to have had the opportunity to have touched that life." 

Hispanic Heritage Month, Dedicated to Les “Coach” Fernandez

Les "Coach" Fernandez inspired LatinBusinessToday, and many others before us. Dr. Leslie Fernandez ("Coach") amassed an incredible legacy and our mission to Inform, Inspire, Mentor & Empower. This...

Maintaining Control of the Small Business Workplace Culture

It's important to stay on top of who is having the dominant influence on the workplace culture   You hear a lot of information about the...

Purpose, Passion, and Pride: The Leadership Lessons of John McCain Purpose, Passion, and Pride: The Leadership Lessons of John McCain

Thank you, John McCain, for your years of unyielding service to others. We live each day knowing that your contributions in this world made a significant difference in the lives of so many. There is no higher calling.

Panamanian Latina Has Received Stellar Recognition From the Children Services Council

“We are the largest and growing minority group in the U.S. and, as such, have a responsibility to challenge the status quo. Education, parent engagement, economic parity and employment have to be highlighted as priorities for Hispanics in our community.”

Puerto Rican Latina Has Improved the Lives of Many Young People

“As I see others look up to me, I remain true to the qualities instilled in me by my Hispanic role models, hoping to be as inspiring and effective in developing tomorrow’s leaders as they have been.”

Latina at the Forefront of International Policy and Business

 “In Mexico I developed a 10-year educational development program where I learned first-hand about the many challenges in implementing a results oriented project. It allowed me to see how given the right tools, proper food and nutrition, warm clothes – and a little hope and encouragement – that even the poorest child facing the greatest odds can flourish, exceeding his or her own expectations and transforming a community's quality of life and more importantly, quality of spirit.” 

Cuban Latina Enables Affordable Housing and Education

“The core of who we are is our genetic mark, one that gives us not only the opportunity but the responsibility to be part of the transformation that our world needs today.”

Puerto Rican Latina Marketing and Media Exec Also Supports Healthcare Organizations

“In a society where there are so many conflicting messages to Hispanic women and the definition of success, we need to emphasize it starts from the heart and at home.”

Uruguayan Latina Business Development Leader Supports Education Initiatives

“I see every day the impact that women have in our society today and the consequences when we are not present.”

Cuban American Latina Is a Major Asset to Florida’s Law Enforcement

“I believe Hispanic women face a challenging responsibility in today’s society, not only as role models for our own children and families, but as conduit of values and traditions to be passed onto our younger generations at the same time that we change the perception of gender roles in the Latino family.”

Venezuelan Latina Psychologist Has Helped Many Find Happiness

Edith Shiro, 2018 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist   “I have a deep admiration for women who encounter severe traumas, losses and social and economic...

Hispanics Have Been Making Their Mark in the US Armed Forces

Memorial Day is a time of reflection.   This Memorial Day we’re revisiting four Latin Business Today articles covering Hispanic contributions from different angles.   Inspiration - Harvard,...

Peruvian Latina, Noted CPA, Outdoorswoman and Charitable Fundraiser

“As a growing minority, Hispanic women have led the way in business and have proven to be strong role models for other women as well as the next generation.”

Latin Business Today Spotlights Advisory Board Member Giselle Fernandez

Latin Business Today advisory board member Giselle Fernandez shares her career and brings her insights to empower Latino small business owners.

Ecuadorian Latina Has Made Great Strides As Director of Miami-Dade County’s Parks

“I believe the most important role of a Hispanic woman leader in today’s society is to serve as a role model, mentor and educator for the next generation of women leaders.”

Colombian Latina Nutritionist Small Business Owner Helps Women Be Their Healthy Best

Ingrid Macher, 2018 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Entrepreneur, Founder and President, Burn20™ LLC   When Ingrid Macher lost 50 lbs. in 90 days, she did more than lose weight....

Latina New Yorker of Colombian Heritage: Banking Executive/Community Activist

Natalie M. Alvarez, 2018 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, banking executive active in multiple charities.   “Hispanic women are family oriented, caring, compassionate and respectful to all, so when...

10 Examples of Conscious Leadership for the 22nd Century

Creating an Archetype for High Frequency Corporate Leadership   Archetype concepts are intriguing to me and I believe them to be extremely powerful in creating new...

Are You a Bully of a Boss?

Small business owners need awareness to stay true to your leadership ideals.     A small business owner's values are never to be over-rated. Recently a partner/vendor said to...

Linking Neighbors Through Integration and Cultural Training

Carola Otero Bracco helps new immigrants and host communities better understand and accept each other.     Often, when people immigrate to the U.S., it’s assumed they’ll...

Successful High Tech Latina Entrepreneur Re-invents Herself

After creating and selling two high tech companies Maria Elena Ibanez started a successful Hispanic food specialty business.     Maria Elena Ibanez often describes herself as...