Maria Hernandez, PhD

91 Flips | 1 Magazine | 5 Likes | 500 Followers | @drmghernandez | First Generation Latina | Executive | Strategist | Mom

POCIT: 6 Latina Founders To Watch

Welcome to the second edition of POCIT! Consider this: 87 percent of VC-backed founders are white and 83 percent of the founding teams of those startups are all white, according to a 2010 CB Insights report. This week, we’re taking a look at some stellar Latina entrepreneurs in tech.<p>Who do you want …

Entrepreneurship

Maria Berriozábal: The first Latina to serve on City Council

The first Mexican-American woman elected to the San Antonio City Council fought for a range of issues from a dais in council chambers.<p>After a 10-year …

City Politics

Latina News Anchor Upsets Arizona Viewers by Pronouncing Spanish Words Correctly, Says She Meant No Disrespect

By Jose Serrano (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Sep 05, 2015 12:07 PM EDT<p>(Photo : 12 News screenshot)<p>Subscribe to Newsletter!<p>Anchorwoman …

Increasing health awareness in the Latina community

Girls Incorporated of Delaware: Latina Outreach<p>SEAFORD, Del. - Saturday Girls Incorporated of Delaware partnered up with Beebe Healthcare as part of …

Health Care

Gina Rodriguez on Haters and Why She's Excited to Have Britney Spears Join Jane the Virgin

Gina Rodriguez is gearing up to go back on set for the second season of <b>Jane the Virgin</b>, but before reprising her role, the star took some time to cohost the 2015 Teen Choice Awards and attend a Crest event for the launch of its new product 3D White Brilliance 2 Step ($15) — she has the best smile, …

Britney Spears

CODeLLA summer camp prepares Latina girls for futures in technology

A group of 20 young Latina girls, ages 9 through 12, have graduated from CODeLLA Summer Immersion Camp, which teaches them about technology, …

Summer Camp

My Life as a Latina Feminist

While growing up in Puerto Rico, I barely had any knowledge on feminism. I was always told that I should grow up to be an independent woman with her own career, yet that was the extent of any feminist ideals that were discussed in my household. During my childhood, all I knew about feminists was …

iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Announces Lineup: Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and More

Last year, iHeartRadio — the annual Latin music-focused mini-festival from the internet radio platform owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly known as …

Cameron Diaz Is the Only Latina on Forbes's List of Highest Paid Actresses

<b>Forbes</b> magazine released its list of highest paid actresses for the year with Jennifer Lawrence taking the top spot earning $52 million over the past 12 months. The list included other stars who held parts in big productions this year, like Scarlett Johansson in the second spot with $35.5 million, …

Cameron Diaz

Page Not Found

#HispanicGirlsUnited Teaches Twitter, Social Media World What it Means to Be Latina in US

Social media (Twitter, most notably) has been responsible for the incitement of countless trends and movements, and #HispanicGirlsUnited, a hashtag …

Social Media

Latina Actress Roselyn Sanchez Backs Out as Miss USA Co-Host Over Trump's Remarks

Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez is now the latest to back out of the Miss USA beauty pageant following Republican presidential contender Donald …

Donald Trump

California Latina grower to speak in Sunnyside

A California organic farmer and advocate for small farms will speak next week at a workshop for the Center for Latino Farmers.<p>María Ines Catalán …

San Francisco Bay Area

Six Latina Trailblazers Honored For Their Pioneering Careers

Latino<p>NEW YORK, NY -- Six Latinas over 50 whose important careers in the arts, community activism medicine and law paved the way for others were honored at a recent ceremony in New York City. The inaugural Latinas Fifty-Plus awards thanked these women for being trailblazers in their …

Springfield Fire Department welcomes 13 recruits, including 1st Hispanic female firefighter

SPRINGFIELD — When Yolimar Torres was looking for a new career choice, her father, Springfield Firefighter Jorge Colon, suggested she take the civil …

Western Massachusetts

Voices: Why I Call Myself Afro-Latina

Growing up, conversations surrounding identity always frustrated me. The seemingly simple question, “Where are you from?,”—<i>¿De dónde eres?</i>”—always morphed into an abbreviated history lesson where I was required to explain how I could possibly have a popular Spanish last name coupled with brown skin …

El Paso Times

Either someone gave you a bad link or there's something funky going on. Either way, we're truly sorry for the inconvenience.

Sabrina Sol on why Latina heroines need more romance

Sabrina Sol, author of <i>Delicious Temptation</i> (out now!), shares why she’d like to see more romance heroines who look (and eat) like she does.<p><b>Sabrina:</b> When breakout actress Gina Rodriguez won a Golden Globe this past fall for her portrayal of <i>Jane the Virgin</i> on the CW, I cheered. And then I cried.<p>They …

Los Angeles

Lancaster lawyer to be 1st Latina to head Pa. Bar Association

Lancaster attorney Sharon Lopez is used to finding her own way.<p>She’s done that with her career. Now she’s done that at the Pennsylvania Bar …

'It's a proud moment': Camden police promotes first Latina to commanding rank

Linda Alicea is used to leading the way. The Camden County Police lieutenant became the only hispanic female to reach the commanding rank in the …

Hillary Clinton Adds Another Latina to Her Staff For Media Work

Xochitl Hinojosa, former press secretary for Labor Secretary Tom Perez, has begun work with the Hillary Clinton campaign to oversee a division of her media operation.<p>Hinojosa, 30, was hired as director of Coalitions Press, further building the presence of Latinos in the Clinton camp. The coalition …

PopSugar Launches Blog Vertical for Latina Millennials (Exclusive)

Original and aggregated content will serve demo across categories like fashion, family life and food<p>PopSugar, the heavily trafficked blog network for …

Latina Business Expo in Rochester

The first Latina Business Expo will be held 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 15 at Jonathan Child House, 35 S. Washington St., Rochester.<p>It will feature …

Demonstration

One Chart Shows Just How Many Black and Latina Women in STEM Are Mistaken for Janitors

It shouldn't come as a surprise that ethnic minorities and women endure discrimination everyday. Bigotry is not only a social phenomenon, but in some …

2016 Election: Hillary Clinton Tapped Young Latina Xochitl Hinojosa to be Director of Coalitions Press

It appears Hillary Clinton was serious when in her presidential campaign ad placed a heavy focus on women and minorities getting ready to embark upon …

Loretta Sanchez for Senate 2016: Latina US Rep. Announces Bid to Win Barbara Boxer's Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., has officially entered the 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed incumbent Barbara Boxer's seat.<p>As Latin Post …

Senate Race