As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and commemorate the Hispanics who are making history and opening doors for the community, I thought it was important to take a closer look at those mujeres who are using social media to empower, mentor, and improve the life of other Latinas.
For those of us who are building our businesses with social media platforms, there are a few women who stand out. Thanks to their hard work and the belief that together we can go places, these leaders have helped develop a community of Latinos and Latinas that is constantly growing and thriving.
There are also the women who advocate for important causes, using their platforms to educate about special needs and other conditions that are surrounded by myth, lack of information, and stigma. Each one of these women have touched me, taught me, and empowered me in more ways than I could imagine. That’s the reason I want to recognize them here, even if in a small way.
As you can imagine, these seven women are not the only Latinas making an impact using online platforms; there are many others who are continuously improving and touching people’s lives. I’m sure you probably know other Latinas and Latinos that are making a difference in your own community — those heroes touching lives “behind the scenes” that you rarely see on TV or anywhere else.
To those who take us out of our comfort zone and make us reach new levels, I say ¡gracias! Thanks for making a difference and giving your time and effort for the greater good of Latinos in the United States.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!