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Latina South

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Latina South podcast welcomes friendly conversations with Latina women who live, work and play throughout the American South. We'll learn about what Latinas are creating and how they are making good things happen for their families, businesses and communities. We'll enjoy some savory bits of wisdom … read more

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Part 2, Gigi Pedraza on Nonprofit Challenges and Living in the South

November 15th, 2021


"I always say, if you have a brain, if have a have a voice and you can be a leader. And we are all influential in our own networks. - Gigi Pedraza, Founding Executive Director of Latino Community Fund of …

Gigi Pedraza on Finding Her Power as a Voice for the Latino Community in GA | Ep. 25

November 8th, 2021


"The most important thing that someone can have, if they don't understand something, is curiosity. [If] people just ask why, I think we have already common ground. - Gigi Pedraza, Latino Community Fund of Georgia


Gigi …

Ana Baskharone on Investing in Yourself as a Leader | Ep. 24

October 31st, 2021


"It's important that you network with other leaders, directors - not necessarily just executives - so that they are advocating for you as well. It's not just a one of one, it's one of many conversations that you have to …

Dr. Betina Kaplan on Enabling Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Students | Ep. 23

October 24th, 2021


"Anger is the spark.  You know, anger is good sometimes. It's good if it moves you to action." - Dr. Betina Kaplan, Co-founder, ULead Athens


Dr. …

Ashley Garcia, Healthcare Hero on Caring for Others and Her Pandemic Wedding | Ep. 22

September 13th, 2021


“I said: send me, let me go, I want to do this." - Ashley Garcia, COVID ICU Nurse

Tejana and healthcare hero, Ashley Garcia, is a nurse who, early in …

Mariela Romero of Univision on her Journey to Journalism and Community Empowerment | Ep.21

August 9th, 2021


"The only thing we have guaranteed in this world is that we are going to face change. That, to me, has always been an empowering thought...all my life, I have faced change with optimism." - Mariela Romero


Mariela Romero …

[REPLAY] Marcie Chapa, World Percussionist and Tejana on Sharing Her Gift and Finding Happiness | Ep. 14

July 26th, 2021


Hopefully, like many of you, we are taking a break! We'll enjoy some summer vibes while working to bring you Series II of some of the most inspiring …

Women in the Arena Podcast: Dr. Lupita Hightower, Educational Leader

July 19th, 2021


Hopefully like all of you, we're taking a break! We'll enjoy some summer vibes while working to bring you Series II of some of the most inspiring …

Women in the Arena Podcast: Delilah Buitrón Arrebola, Flamenco Dancer

July 5th, 2021


"We get one ride..." - Women in the Arena Podcast Guest Delilah Buitrón Arrebola


Hopefully, like all of you, we're taking a break! We'll enjoy some …

The Suarez Sisters on the Business of Simply Latina | Ep. 20

June 21st, 2021


"What is being Simply Latina? It really doesn’t have to fit a narrative. It’s just YOU being whatever you feel like as being Latina....We each have our own perspective of what that looks like.”" - Nataly Suarez, Simply …

Denise Soler Cox on Being EÑYE and Belonging | Ep. 19

June 7th, 2021


"Your favorite version of you is who you can be every single day. And that is what my biggest lesson is from making the film, working on the next …

Bonus: Brenda Lopez Romero on Being Among the First and the Few in Georgia | Ep. 18, Part 2

May 24th, 2021


"One of the things that I would say was very important for me to run [for US Congress] was because...the reality is that no one else is going to come …

Brenda Lopez Romero on Being Among the First and the Few in Georgia | Ep. 18, Part I

May 17th, 2021


"As young people, your job right now is to put in a lot of work. And for me, I see that as the investment. You have to invest in yourself first, by putting in the work and by doing the best job that you can. And when …

Ish Gayle on her Afro-Latina and Asian Background and Serving Multiple Communities | Ep. 17

May 3rd, 2021


"Just because I am an immigrant, just because I am a woman, just because I am half Afro-Latina or half-Malay, I can still do it. You have the same power that I do." - Ish Gayle


Ish Gayle shares with us how she grew up …

Elaine Utin, LatinxEd Co-founder on Being Latina and a Learner in the South | Ep. 16

April 19th, 2021


"Being from the South and being Latina, at least my experience and in my journey...I felt like they were working against each other. And back to that feeling of 'Ni de Aquí o Ni de Alla,' as I look back I see so much …

Stefanie Diaz on Her Journey to Venture Capital and Empowering Others | Ep. 15

April 5th, 2021


“My words are specifically to the Latinas of the South: Your voice is so important, needed, of value, beautiful. You have a style and an energy that …

Marcie Chapa, World Percussionist and Tejana on Sharing Her Gift and Finding Happiness | Ep. 14

March 22nd, 2021


“There’s nothing more [important] to life than just being happy and being your true self and who you are supposed to be and who you are supposed to be with. If other people are not allowing you to have that, shame on …

Adriana Varela on Board Leadership, Mentorship & Sponsorship | Ep. 13

March 8th, 2021


“Not only seek mentors, but also seek sponsors. A sponsor is somebody that is a decision maker that will raise a hand...while you are not at the table, who will fight for a raise for you, who will fight for a change in …

Deborah Gonzalez on Making History as the First Latina District Attorney in Georgia | Ep. 12

February 22nd, 2021


“Don’t assume people are always against something...but also don’t assume that people are going to be supportive. You have to have logical arguments, you have to do your homework, you have to have the statistics and the …

Nury Castillo Crawford on Bilingual Books and How They Empower Bicultural Communities | Ep. 11

February 8th, 2021


“I still hold myself accountable for sitting at the table and having a voice at the table when others don’t. For me that’s a huge responsibility but …

Rita Bautista on Latina Podcasters Network and Being Catracha in the South | Ep. 10

January 25th, 2021


“I don’t necessarily believe in the idea we were fed that everybody is in competition with each other. I truly believe that with collaboration you …

Yehimi Cambrón on Art, Activism and Celebrating Immigrants | Ep. 9

January 11th, 2021


"It's important to me to be unapologetic about the stories that I'm representing through my work and even being unapologetic about the way that I …

Jennifer Salazar Hutcheson on Blogging, Family, and Living in the South | Ep. 8

December 14th, 2020


“Even in this past year… I’ve had the opportunity to just breathe for a minute. As a Latina, family has always been everything to me and it just made me realize again that I needed to focus on my family and I wanted to …

Blanca Catalina Garcia on Teaching Entrepreneurship and Building Bridges between Bubbles | Ep. 7

November 23rd, 2020


“As a Latina woman, my person in any given place is tied to so many other things. My identity as a mother, as a leader in my social and family network, all of those things are deeply connected and an important part of …

Janine Cabrera-Velde on Education, her Latina Roots, and her Time at Harvard | Ep. 6

November 9th, 2020


“My Latina identity is grounded in everything that I do. My parents always infused in me…you’ve got to really know your roots, you’ve got to know where you came from and that’s something that you can never forget” – …

Audra Agen on her Podcast, Hispanic Heritage, and living in the South(west) | Ep. 4

October 12th, 2020


“If it’s something that you want, then you just go and do it. Don’t let anybody or anything stop you or talk you out of it…even if that’s YOU.” - Audra Agen, inspired by her grandmother.

(1:35) Audra shares her vision …

Mimi Woodson on her Path to Politics: Faith, Military, and being the Candy Lady | Ep. 3

September 28th, 2020


About our Guest: 

Evelyn ‘Mimi’ Woodson is a pioneer in local politics as the longest-serving Latino elected official in the state of Georgia. She …

Mayte Peck on Pandemic, Pottery, and her Peruvian roots | Ep. 2

September 14th, 2020


About our Guest: Mayte Peck -  Mayte is an entrepreneur and owner of Mark of the Potter, a North Georgia pottery business. She previously owned local Atlanta favorite Peruvian restaurant, Sweet Devil Moon Cafe. A …

Rochelle Bradford on Latina Identity, Career and Feeling In-Between | Ep. 1

August 29th, 2020


About our Guest: Dr. Rochelle Bradford -  Rochelle is an accomplished scientist, inventor and project management professional with a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Georgia Tech. Originally from the Boston area, Rochelle …

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