In this episode of #CreatingEspacios we talk to Janel Martinez about how to make a profit while still being true to who you are, your culture and your passions. Growing up Afro-Latina, Janel immediately noticed the lack of representation of her identity in the media and so she started “Ain’t I Latina?” — a digital destination to highlight and uplift conversation about Afro-Latinidad in the media, society, and business world. In addition to “Ain’t I Latina,” Janel is also a full-time freelance multimedia journalist and Chief Content Officer at 2020 Shift.
Andrea Guendelman knows that as a Latina it’s hard to build a network around yourself. This is why she helped start BeVisible.soy, a website that helps Latina millennials network both in real life and online. Their focus is mentorship, fostering lasting connections, and giving all community members a platform to be seen. In this episode we discuss how to embrace your Latinidad and use that to create a network that will help you in your next career step.