Rebecca Aguilar, creating a Wise Latina Sisterhood

Today, Latinas meet and connect every day on a popular Facebook group called Wise Latinas Linked (WLL).  It was a group I started in 2009 because I know Latinas have a powerful voice and vote, and we needed a place to speak up about issues, concerns and even to pat each other on the back.

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#WLLProfiles will be our way to let you know about amazing Wise Latinas around the country. We may not be famous or powerful like JLO or Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but we are leaders and innovators in our own way.

Today, WLL has more than 9,000 members, and there is another branch of the group on LinkedIn too. We talk about the latest trends to the latest in politics and along the way share hobbies, travel experiences and family traditions. We are Latinas of all backgrounds and ages.

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United, we can move mountains and make a difference. Today not only does Wise Latinas Linked have members all over the country, Canada, Mexico, but also abroad in Europe, Asia, South, and Central America.

I’ll always be proud to be a Wise Latina and glad to bring together Latinas to help us get ahead in this word.

-Rebecca Aguilar, Founder of Wise Latinas Linked

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Hispanic women who have changed the world

This Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15) we will be honoring Hispanic women who have worked to make life better for others, especially the Hispanic community.

These are women who have made an impact in education, politics, art, journalism, science, civil rights, tech and other fields. Some of these Hispanic leaders are still with us today and some are not, but their legacy lives on.

MARIA L. DE HERNANDEZ FOUGHT AGAINST SEGREGATION IN TEXAS SCHOOLS

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Read more about Maria Rebecca Latigo de Hernandez and her hard work.

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