EP15: Creating A Space For All
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2M ago
In this episode, we meet Claudia Lopez, a boss woman in music currently standing out in the label management sector within the Latin music industry. As a Miami native, she transitioned into the industry later in her career to focus her energy on the industry she was genuinely passionate about, music, transferring her skills and experience and establishing herself as an expert in growing Latin artists at a global level. Claudia opens up about the misperception that there is little room for women in music, highlighting the importance of creating more safe and welcoming spaces for all. Using her ..read more
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EP14: Taking Back Your Power
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
In this episode, we meet Marli, an independent Spanglish-Pop artist on the rise based out of Miami. Having a strong desire to pursue a career in music from a young age, Marli set out to carve her path into the industry. She quickly discovered the challenges of being an aspiring artist and a female in a male-dominated industry. Navigating through many difficult situations, Marli speaks on the importance of staying true to your vision, not giving into other people's desires or dishonest intentions, building mental tenacity along the way, and standing your ground. She encourages the next generati ..read more
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EP13: Resilience Through Hardship
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
In this episode, we meet Natali Nagles, a music and entertainment industry powerhouse. Recognized by Latin Billboard as one of the PR Women Behind the Latin Superstars, she has undoubtedly earned her seat at the table. Natali opens up about her journey, sharing how her biggest blessings were an outcome of her most difficult lessons. Going through a divorce did not stop her from showing up, excelling in a career she loves or providing for her biggest motivator, her son, proving that resilience through hardship is the best recipe for success. Natali encourages the next generation to find the one ..read more
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EP12: Trusting The Journey
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
In this episode, we meet María Laura (Lau) Quintero, an entertainment journalist, host, and content creator. Lau speaks about trusting the journey, touching upon self-doubt, societal pressures to get somewhere in life faster, and the importance of gratitude when your dreams become a reality. Sharing her journey, she highlights how being a "fan girl" from a young girl allowed her to gain success in media and communication. Today, Lau still pushes past her comfort zone, doing things that may feel uncomfortable to continue to grow, crediting this mindset as a result of being exposed to different ..read more
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EP10: Turning Pain Into Power
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
In this episode, we meet Vale Pintos, an inspiring independent artist making her voice heard and turning pain into power through her music. A Miami native, she is a complete artist who studied music, art, dance, and acting for over a decade. Sharing her never-before-told personal story, Vale Pintos preaches how she turned pain into power after recovering from a life-changing accident. This experience shaped her into an empowered woman, teaching her that opinions are not your reality and impossible is nothing once you learn to turn pain into power. Vale Pintos debuted as a soloist in the music ..read more
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EP09: The Power Of Representation In Our Communities
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
In this episode, we meet Portia Dunkley, a double bassist, an educator, advocate, entrepreneur, and arts administrator. As a Miami native, Portia shares her journey, speaking on discovering how music can be a creative tool that helps build a stronger socially and emotionally healthy community from a young age. She dives into the power of being intentional while pursuing personal and professional projects and giving back, highlighting the importance of representation and seeing others who look like us. Being honest about the ups and downs women experience, Portia encourages the next generation ..read more
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EP07: Balancing The Hustle
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
In this episode, we meet Andrea Galicia, an accomplished music industry professional and currently the Director of Marketing and Sales at EMPIRE Latino. Going down memory lane, Andrea touches upon the importance of balancing the hustle! A powerhouse woman in music, she helped develop Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, and Jhay Cortez and helped break records with Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" and J Balvin's "Mi Gente." While her hustle helped her achieve great success, it also taught her to prioritize taking care of herself, how to walk away from toxic environments, and that it is possible to find balance i ..read more
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EP06: Stories We Tell Ourselves
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
We meet Gigi Rivera, a Dominican-American host, content creator, and pop culture expert, in this episode. Recognizing the importance of the stories we tell ourselves, Gigi shares how words have the power to push us forward or hold us back. Using her journey to success, she highlights the importance of having faith and utilizing it to navigate the ups and downs that are so common in this industry. Encouraging the next generation, Gigi advises other women to take risks, be good to others, and, most importantly, be good to themselves as there is no better way to womenUP ..read more
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EP05: Becoming Role Models
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
In this episode, we meet Karin Harvey, Founder of T- Zero Media and full-time Artist Manager at Wide-Eyed Entertainment. As a multi-faceted entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, Karin highlights the need to find role models in music and the importance of becoming those role models for the next generation. Recognizing the need for allies, she also shares her personal experience with male mentors and the positive impact their guidance had as she found her path. Also touching on challenges women in music and entertainment experience, Karin stresses the importance of self-care, practicing raw ..read more
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EP04: You Can Have It All
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by The WomenUP Project
2M ago
In this episode, we meet Gabrielle Mella, a seasoned woman in music, artist manager, entrepreneur, and a true Latina jefa. Sharing her ten-year-long journey inside Latin music, she hits on the importance of saying yes to every opportunity, the courage to pursue different ventures, and finding life balance in an industry that never stops. Gabrielle recently launched studio 17, the first top-notch recording studios and content house located in the city center area of her home country, the Dominican Republic. A full-time Artist Manager for Empire Latino, Founder of Reversed Tornado, a digital mar ..read more
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