S5 Ep60: A Journey of Storytelling and Resilience with Afros & Audio, FWD Movement & Vanguard Network CEO & Founder, Talib Jasir
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
5d ago
Talib Jasir is a lifelong creator and storyteller and his journey has been one of evolution and resilience. He takes us on a journey of how he was captivated by audio storytelling in the back of his mother’s car and from listening to audiobooks through the library dial up telephone. YES, it was a thing back in the day!   His narration of storytelling is profound through 5 generations of his family as lifelong storytellers through the women in his family, explaining the importance of keeping the family narrative together and passing it down to future generations. As POC keep moving throug ..read more
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S5 Ep57: Patrick Hill CEO of Disctopia A Content Creator Platform Changing the Landscape of Monetization
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
2M ago
How do you build a technology platform from the ground up with music as your first passion? Then, how to distribute that content is extremely important, especially today with all the digital platforms we have today that weren’t built by us. Our voices, culture and music give rise to creatives and platforms, but how we determine our monetary value is still something we can rarely control. However, Patrick Hill is providing this new engagement platform, Disctopia for content creatives and content owners to drive engagement and monetization,  where they can set their price on what they see a ..read more
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S5 Ep56: Women Building Socio Economic Change in Puerto Rico. Verónica Colón Rosario Executive Director of Fundación de Mujeres en Puerto Rico
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
3M ago
Veronica Colon Rosairio. Executive director of Fundacion de mujeres en Puerto Rico was founded by women in the Diaspora and within Puerto Rico, which promotes social justice and supports the economic security, safety, health, reproductive autonomy and general empowerment of women, girls and gender-fluid individuals in Puerto Rico. Why is this so important? The women and outer communities of PR have continuously been left on the margins, particularly women, since colonial times of the island and it has been a corporate tax free haven to exploit folks and keep them in poverty. Think Hawaii 2.0 ..read more
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S5 Ep55: Karina Martinez Co-Founder of Drafted, a sports platform for Latinas and Women's Sports
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
4M ago
Welcome Karina Martinez, Co-Founder of the first platform for Latina & women's sports, called  DRAFTED, where she is harnessing the power of the Latina Sports FANDOM, where more people feel seen and heard in the world of sports, by the heartbeat that pounds throughout stadiums, arenas, muddy fields, and playground courts with no nets. She is helping fuel the heroes of yesterday, and finding our future ones. The Women's World Cup has put us on the map... GLOBALLY. The opportunity for women’s sports and to INVEST in women’s sports is NOW.. Why? Our viewership is now everything.  W ..read more
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S5 Ep54: Kayla Castañeda CEO of Agua Bonita and Forbes 30 under 30
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
4M ago
Kayla Castenada, of Agua Bonita who has broken into the Beverage industry with her Agua Bonita drinks, a non-alcoholic beverage and saw an opportunity in the Non-Alcoholic Drinks market with a drink from our Latine community, Agua Frescas, that wasn't recognized as a viable option by global brands. The market opportunity for 2023  amounts to US$496.50bn! That’s a lot of BEBIAS! The market's largest segment is the segment Soft Drinks with a market volume of US$328.10bn. Kayla, being from the heart of the Central Valley, Hanford California, where most of America receives its food, saw the o ..read more
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S5 Ep53: "The Climate Change Economy is for Us" Michelle Romero Chief Strategy Officer of Dream.org
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
5M ago
 In this podcast episode,  We discuss the 369 Billion Dollar Inflation Reduction Act, from the Biden Administration… for  climate change investments, solutions to reduce the high costs of living, which can help with lowering costs for households that may not otherwise know they have access to such opportunities. Who is this green economy really for? We break it down with Michelle Romero, Chief Strategy Officer at Dream.org who is using policy for change. From early beginnings out of college fighting for immigration rights to seeing how we can we be the future for climate change ..read more
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S5 Ep52: Advancing Racial, Economic and Gender Justice with Beatriz (Bia) Vieira CEO of Women's Foundation California
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
5M ago
Welcome to Season 5 with  Beatrice (Bia) Vieira, CEO of The Women’s Foundation California, a  publicly supported foundation dedicated to achieving racial, economic, and gender justice by centering the experience and expertise of communities most impacted by systemic injustice. Their vision is to build a feminist future for California by investing in, training, and connecting community leaders to advance gender, racial, and economic justice. In this episode, we discuss heading into the 2024 elections and communities most at risk,  and how we can not afford to stand on the sidelin ..read more
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S4 Ep51: Elsie Escobar Latina Podcasting Pioneer and She Podcast CoFounder
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
6M ago
Closing out our season 4 with Elsie Escobar from She Podcast and Libsyn's "The Feed" podcast! Elsie is a podcasting pioneer with 17 plus years as a podcaster, El Salvadoran immigrant, Co-Founder of She Podcasts with 20K members and the Director of Community and Content at Libsyn- a hosting, distribution, and monetization podcasting platform. However, she did not start out in podcasting, it came to her after being denied multiple times in Hollywood for not looking like what should be a “traditional sterotypical Latina.” Why are we deemed to all look like Jo-Lo, Selma Hayek or a ganster chola, w ..read more
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S4 Ep50: Chicano Hollywood Founder, Johnny Murillo, Elevates and Unites The Chicano Voice
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
7M ago
Streaming platforms have created a whole new avenue, and revenue, for new content to be distributed, promoted and accessed. Covid shut down gave us a whole new avenue to search for our narratives, and our cultural dialogue.  Meet John Murillo, Founder of Chicano Hollywood, a media and film streaming platform based out of Los Angeles California, that brings their own narratives of the barrio and Chicano culture through their Chicano Hollywood App, ROKU, Amazonfire TV, AmazonTV, and through their website, Chicanohollywood.com. Chicano Hollywood is a movement born on the set of the feature ..read more
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S4 Ep47: "Latina Leadership is our future" says Marilyn Alverio CEO of Latinas and Power.com
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by Theresa E. Gonzales
10M ago
Marilyn Alverio, a corporate marketing strategist and community advocate who has spent decades dedicated to empowering women. Over the course of the past 19 years, the Latinas and Power Symposium, an annual event held in June, has created a network upwards of 10,000 women throughout the United States and in several countries around the world.  The Latinas & Power Symposium has now grown to become a global platform offering multiple hybrid virtual and in-person learning experiences for Latinas who want to lead in the their careers and navigate the corporate ladder. To attend her sympos ..read more
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